Winners and Losers, 2016

Well, as John Oliver rightly noted, 2016 was not a good year. And while I’ll do my best to keep updating this space, regular readers (if there is such a thing) can vouch that I’ve been lacking in posts; mostly because it feels like the world is falling apart. (I say this not as a wholly political statement; for instance, Alan Thicke and Florence Henderson and George Michael have passed while I’ve been working on this draft. Update: Carrie Fisher, too.) But with that said, entertainment is often a good way to express discontent with the current political and social climate, and can often serve as a distraction from, well, our impending doom. So enough prologue: I humbly submit the winners and losers of the entertainment world that were on my radar in 2016.

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If I had an Emmy Ballot 2016

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Emmy nominations are nearly out for the 2016 telecast, so I thought I’d make a quick post for what shows and actors I would nominate, if I were lucky enough to have a ballot. Feel free to disagree or make suggestions in the comments. Continue reading

Before Midnight, as Reviewed by Before Sunrise

What would "Before Sunrise" Jesse and Celine have to say about their present-day counterparts?

What would “Before Sunrise” Jesse and Celine have to say about their present-day counterparts?

[Spoiler Alert: This whole post is a way for me to react to how I felt about “Before Midnight,” by using quotes from “Before Sunrise” to justify THE actions the characters take in the third movie. Do not read if you haven’t seen any of the “Before” movies, and don’t want to be spoiled. Alert over.] Continue reading