The Most Nuanced Moments of The Carrie Diaries

With series writers that include former Sex and the City veteran Amy Harris and Candace Bushnell herself, it’s no surprise that The Carrie Diaries is as well-thought out and nuanced as the original show about “sexual anthropologist” Carrie Bradshaw. With season one beginning in 1984, the show is rife with precise allusions. Some episodes …

All The Times Christina Ricci Tried to Play “Normal (or Semi-Normal)” Girls and Failed

Christina Ricci is categorically known for her offbeat film roles and, for this reason, it almost doesn’t make sense when she chooses to play someone who is “normal” or non-camp. Her forays into the status quo have never typically been carried off that successfully. Appearances in shows such as Ally …

If The Ashlee Simpson Show had Continued…

On the laurels of her appearances in Nick and Jessica: Newlyweds, Jessica Simpson’s younger sister, Ashlee, landed her own reality show on MTV in 2004, entitled The Ashlee Simpson Show. Considering Ashlee Simpson had never before released any material and had only been known vaguely as “the girl on 7th Heaven,” …

Friends Didn’t Fuck You Up. You Did It To Yourself.

VICE’s recent article in anti-celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Friends‘ debut is an all-out assault on the now classic TV show that, as much as I hate the term, defined a generation. In the campaign against it, Friends is accused of, among other things, having “a negative impact on our generation” …

What We Learned About Economizing from Carl Weathers on Arrested Development

Carl Weathers taught us a lot on Arrested Development–which is more than one can say for what he taught Tobias Fünke (David Cross) about acting. A frugal, enterprising man, Carl Weathers’ true skill lies not in performance but in perspicacity. His attention to detail allowed him to see potential in things we …