Any concerns of this season being boring (the main complaint from last season) were totally erased in the first episode. VAGUE SPOILER ALERT: I’m going to try to not go into specifics, but there will be hints of what happened in Sunday’s season premiere so if you really don’t want to know- skip ahead. First and foremost, all children are accounted for and now bear arms. That’s enough to improve this season leaps and bounds over where were last year. Goddamn Sophia. Any way, the last five minutes of the premiere had me in convulsions. I needed my smelling salts because I nearly went into full on lady vapors. I wouldn’t say I screamed per se, but sounds of shock and horror were emitted from my mouth. This episode was one of, if not the best episode of the series. Holy leg hack, batman. If you fell off last season, watch this premiere and get back on board. It’s a fun ship. I mean, I’m there.
Goodness gracious, people from movies and TV love alcohol. I’m one of those nerds who scrutinizes any scene with drinking to figure out what specifically characters ordered (my friends got angry when we went to see “Friends With Benefits” because I was the guy saying “Oh, they’re drinking Shiner Bock. I like that beer!”). But you don’t always have to study beer labels or examine a cocktail glass to deduce what characters are drinking; sometimes they order stuff so often, their drink becomes a character trait. Here’s a look at what some of our favorite on-screen heroes drink over and over and over again. Hit up the comments section to let us know what drinks of choice we missed.
Bad News Human Beings
NBC has announced the premiere of Community has been postponed. The network has actually been doing well this season (which is a change for them) and they said they want to continue heavily advertising their
shows they still believe in new shows. I know this isn’t the case as they would be insane to pay for shows they have no intention of airing, but if I were to sneakily cancel a show this is how I would do it. And to be fair, in saying they want to continue to support their new shows, they also said that the postponement will allow them to focus on Community if/when they decide to do that.
Throughout the week, I try to catch some sort of pop-culture phenomenon that can help lead off my review. In order to make the cut, the idea needs to be equal parts strange, funny, quirky and somewhat relevant to interesting events in entertainment. So, luckily during the presidential debate, the folks at Touchstone Pictures decided to air this trailer. Watch it.
So I’m pretty sure we’re all over the Emmy’s at this point.
Many of you may be thinking, “Oh yeah, I forgot that just happened.” And I don’t blame you because they were a total snooze. Here are the only important parts:
One of my favorite conversations, and I think one of the most contested arguments throughout history, is that of the best action movie of all time. I have watched friendships end and new ones begin during the heated exchanges of Running Man versus Commando; Predator or Die Hard; Lion King or Aladdin?
TV Is Back! … I Didn’t Say Good TV.
This is actually my scaled back fall TV preview. I was lucky enough to participate in PorchDrinking.com’s first ever Google hangout, where our pop culture team discussed fall TV at length. I’ll spare you most of the things we said there and end my plug with that.
Know, dear reader: we live in trying political times. The right hates the left, the left lampoons the right and between the destructive forces of the two-party system lay the twitching corpse of the American electorate, tragically caught in the crossfire.
My dreams are coming true
Upfront apology—this is a bit sad. Today, in my regular podcast listening I found out that comedian Tig Notaro was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I would like to first (well, I guess, second) say that I don’t know this woman. I find her absolutely enjoyable but I don’t actively follow her career. That said, when I heard she was diagnosed, it was as if a close friend or relative of my very own had been given this news. I know a lot about her from the various podcasts she’s done and she’s had a string of really, really awful things happen in her life. Notaro was hospitalized with pneumonia that developed into a bacterial infection and lost 30 pounds. A few days after she was released from the hospital, her mom died after falling and hitting her head. Then, her girlfriend broke up with her. And now she has cancer. Oh, and all that happened in the last FOUR MONTHS. I just cannot understand how all that can happen to one person. I’m a little ball of emotion right now but I highly encourage you to check out her comedy and laugh through sadness.
In between Shark Week marathon-ing and mundane activities of “life,” I managed to sneak in “Harry Potter 7: Part 2” again this week. It was then I realized that every Pop Culture Review should begin with “I open at the …
* Editor’s Note: The PorchDrinking Playlist will feature weekly post to help aid in your porch drinking sessions. Some like the one today, will be themed toward specific genres.
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Today we introduce our new weekly installment to the site: The PorchDrinking Playlist. This recurring post will feature a playlist to help aid in your porch drinking sessions. Some will be themed toward specific genres, but each month I’ll present …
UPDATE: Check out the 2013 Universal Drinking Game!
When friends are gathered, the TV is on and alcohol is present, there’s a good bet a drinking game is just around the corner. For any given movie or TV show, there’s …
Everybody knows a good playlist is key when engaging in some PorchDrinking. Here’s a playlist I’ve been loving this summer—mostly old favorites with a sprinkle of new (to me) tracks. Click here to listen to it on Spotify!
*EDIT: Some …
Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland Mad Men
This is an extremely tough category. While I really think Justified and Sons of Anarchy deserve more love than they got, I think both …
As I’ve noted before on PorchDrinking, there are many simple statements that can spark pop culture conversation and debate on your porch. But for us introverts out there, you can still sit back and wait for certain things to come …
Hey y’all. I know you have all been dying in anticipation for my Emmy nomination reactions. Since they are abundant and I’m going to be on vacation this week, I’m rolling them out in three chunks: Comedy, Drama and Riff …