*It’s great when it’s weird.
*Holy crap, Kate Aselton.
*It’s not great when it’s just homophobic/bullying.
*Dirty Randy is my spirit animal.
*Kyle Mooney is insanely great. Just so great.
*The plot is nearly identical to that of Extras, only the focus is attaining a woman rather than an acting career (relegated to the B story). Every episode Stuart nearly gets what he wants, only to be smacked down within sight of his goal. It’s extremely familiar feeling.
*That said, HL has a nice emotional core.
*Also, it’s very funny.
*Jenny Slate is criminally underused as generic dick.
The Stand By Me ending almost killed me. Honestly, Danny McBride, is the king. If they don’t put Stevie’s chin in the Smithsonian, I’m going to stop paying taxes.
Anyone know if Timmy Pacino can rock the ones and twos? Asking for a friend.
“Mandrake, I mean Jeb, have I ever told you…”
all you have to do, apparently, is post a long unbroken string of text to offset the posted comment.
“What You’re REALLY Drinking In Your Damn Pumpkin Spice Latte”
Um, pumpkin spices? As in the spices used for pumpkin pie?
NOT CHEMICALS! I just took a shower under chemicals THIS MORNING!!!! AM I GOING TO DIE?????? My body is 100% CHEMICALS, you guys, holy shit!
Do you know what the most unhealthy part of syrups are? The lovely all natural sugars and corn syrup within them.
Natural does not equal safe. And flavors and shelf-stability are a good way of keeping food waste low. It also reduces the risk of food-borne illness — most of which is caused by unprocessed all-natural fruits, vegetables and meat products.
And anyone who thinks a pumpkin spice latte is in any way akin to eating pumpkin probably is also demanding to know when Obama will release his real birth certificate.
“Fuck science.” -America
So THAT’S how lady parts work! Thanks, sex ed!
Mystery solved: Watson ate the whole fucking pizza himself and is also the one farting.
Also, Loki is the least scary villain ever. More like Bore the Dark World.
In other news, Amanda Peet, age 41, will be the new face of Ensure.
Speaking of slow days, I made something stupid. You should join in if you want.
See, China? Two can play this game. We are going to take all your panda jobs! #USA
Maybe the best season so far.
It’s not the 80s anymore, you can’t just sit on a toilet seat and get AIDS!
I saw that episode. He threw the party there so his own house wouldn’t get messed up.
But the problem is he once again found his lack of consideration for others, his insistence on trying to be what he thinks others want him to be, to be his Achilles heel. But he already knew that!
He found himself exactly where he was at the end of the previous episode. And the one before that. It just feels so predictable. Every episode you know he’s going to end up alone and defeated — and none the wiser.
LEGO movie looks a little too intense for me. I’ll stick with The Duplo Movie, thanks.
YOU ARE WRONG IT WAS CAPTAIN VON RED HAT.
I might be the only person watching Hello Ladies.
It’s funny, especially the scenes with Kyle Mooney (that dude has been a favorite since his time on Norm Macdonald’s old sports comedy show). But it’s hollow.
Lee Eisenberg, Stephen Merchant and Gene Stupnitsky are killer writers and they’ve been involved in the writing/directing of every episode. But Merchant’s character is like Michael Scott/David Brent if those characters had never learned anything.
Each episode just resets the characters where we saw them from the start, so there’s no cumulative emotional growth or insight.
I’m all over the place on it.
It’s used to show how inappropriate Mac is, how out of touch he is. But it’s also an indication of how much he adores Lethal Weapon. He wants to be Murtaugh. The blackface and hair and everything are indicative of this. It’s a perversely sweet gesture that obviously comes off as anything but.
Does that mean it’s OK? I laughed at Dee even as I cringed. The “it’s funny because it’s offensive” comedy trope has certainly run its course, but I’ve always felt Sunny magically walked that line well and never used it as an excuse to make fun of minorities, the handicapped, etc. Maybe it’s because the characters are 1) so insanely naive and 2) clearly running critiques of American society and its many, many flaws.
This still doesn’t really resolve the blackface. I mean, don’t we all already know it’s wrong? And haven’t we already seen this Lethal Weapon thing from them?*
*Lethal Weapon, along with Die Hard, is the movie I will stop and watch if I come across it on cable. It’s just hardwired in me, so I appreciate their tributes, especially the endless saxophone punches in response to every line of dialogue. That was just great.
THIS Public Marriage Proposal Is The Worst One Yet
Michael Keaton is having some sort of weird moment. I feel like he’s in the zeitgeist again? He’s like that person you’re all like “hey, when did that guy just up and stop being famous?”
Honestly, Multiplicity is fuckdiculously bad, but wonderful. You can see the perhaps amazing film it could have been.
It was Harold Ramis’ sort of philosophical followup to Groundhog Day — only this time he was looking at persona, what it is that makes a person who they are. But since Ramis had fallen out with Bill Murray, he had to get a different lead. Keaton, in a way, has a lot of Murray’s general vibe.
I can imagine Murray in Multiplicity, especially reteamed with Andie MacDowell (I am NOT even going to check if that is spelled correctly). Worth watching.
Jeb, what is this comment EVEN ABOUT?
“Though something that was a bit off was how dumb the Waitress seemed in her encounter with Charlie.”
Actually, I thought it was pretty great because we could only conclude that a) she really has been dumb the whole time and it took Charlie’s arrogance to unmask her as such (and thus for the viewer) or b) what we “saw” was really just Charlie’s arrogant POV, which viewed the waitress through a warped lens of assholery.
Stop trying to make boo happen.