Babu Bhatt: An Appreciation for The Minor Characters of [Seinfeld]

My favorite of the minor Seinfeld characters is Babu Bhatt. His lines were good enough (“You bad man. You very very bad man.”) his actions replicable enough (that finger wag though- challenging Mutumbo for the finger wag heavyweight title), the episode funny enough, and my exposure to it early enough that I haven’t shaken it from myContinue reading “Babu Bhatt: An Appreciation for The Minor Characters of [Seinfeld]”

The Language of [Seinfeld]: 22 Years Later

Seinfeld went off the air in 1998. That is officially 22 years ago. And yet, Seinfeld-isms abound in our modern lexicon- words and phrases that were either invented or given a boost into the realms of common slang by the show.  Language changes rapidly. Just imagine if someone was saying ‘groovy’ or ‘square’ or ‘far-out’Continue reading “The Language of [Seinfeld]: 22 Years Later”

Why Did Kendall Steal The Batteries? [Succession]

In the midst of the delay of shooting the third season of Succession, I have been wandering the internet realm of Succession discussions. In that wonderful world of Tom quotes, Roman/Gerri memes, and “Fuck offs” there is one topic of conversation that recurs frequently- Why, in episode two of the second season, did Kendall steal and throw awayContinue reading “Why Did Kendall Steal The Batteries? [Succession]”

Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]

Bugs Bunny deleted interview for The Last Dance, about his time playing basketball with Jordan. This period of Jordan’s life is also covered in the documentary Space Jam. Hey Bugs. Ehhhhh. What’s up Doc? Thanks for doing this interview. You knew Michael at a tough time in his life. What was it like first meetingContinue reading “Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]”

Best Insults In All Of [Succession]

Insults in Succession are a microcosm of the dark comedy culture the TV show creates. Some are hilarious, others are devastatingly cruel, lots are both. But they are enmeshed in the fabric of the show and the characters complex relationships to each other.  Most of the characters in Succession do not have the time, desire,Continue reading “Best Insults In All Of [Succession]”

Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads

There is something about the role of the ‘father’ in television that is rife for conflict and mistakes. TV Dramas capitalize on those conflicts and create terrible dads in their series all the time. Maybe it is the battle of the patriarchy, the growing disillusionment with family, the absence of the American dad, or theContinue reading “Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads”

Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

If you are wondering where the major characters are, we ranked them here. Minor Characters 1. Robb Stark As a fantasy fan first, I believe Robb Stark’s storyline is the most intriguing one in the book and was fresh and new in fantasy epics. He was the main character we observe from afar, the boyContinue reading “Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

Let’s get the Game of Thrones conversation out of the toxic sludge of the last season and onto a healthier bedrock with a simple ranking of the top ten major and minor characters (show and books). Deciding whether it is a Major or Minor character… If they had more than five chapters in the booksContinue reading “Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]

As Bob Durst sits down for his interview at the end of the first episode of The Jinx, which detailed all of his misdeeds- being accused of killing his wife, running from the law in an investigation into a different murder, stealing a sandwich when he had thirty thousand dollars in cash, ya’ know, the usual-Continue reading “Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]”

The Many Kendalls [Succession]

Secure on the back of Jeremy Strong, Kendall, as a Succession character, goes through many transformations- becoming many separate and unique ‘Kendalls,’ if you will- in only these first two seasons. These evolutions are a mighty feat of acting, and the bedrock upon which the storyline of Succession, not only stands, but evolves and thrives. EveryContinue reading “The Many Kendalls [Succession]”