Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to top

Top

Pop Culture

Pop Culture Week in Review 10/12-10/19

October 19, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Walking? Dead

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. Read More

Drink Like A Fictional Character

October 18, 2012 | 4 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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. Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 10/5-10/12

October 12, 2012 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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. Read More

Pop-Culture Week in Review – September 29 – October 5

October 7, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

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.

Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 9/21-9/28

September 28, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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:
Read More

Ultimate 6er | Greatest Action Movie of All Time

September 26, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

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?

Read More

Pop Culture Week-In-Review 9/14-9/21

September 21, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

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.

Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review: 9/1 – 9/9

September 9, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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. Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review for 8/24-8/31

August 31, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

My dreams are coming true

If that didn’t get your nerd engine revving juices flowing excited bits excited, this should. Joss Whedon is returning to television. I’ll give you a moment to parade through the streets.  ABC has ordered a pilot episode of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review for 8/17-8/24

August 24, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

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.
Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 8/11-8/17

August 17, 2012 |

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 … Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist: Folkin’ Around

August 14, 2012 |

* 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.

Going forward, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter or post comments to recommend songs … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review

August 10, 2012 |

It’s Time For Shark Week

I do not want to diss Shark Week. I want to be clear about that. But at this point, is there really any new ground to cover? Sharks are terrifying. They are the most … Read More

PorchDrinking the Playlist: July 2012 Recap

August 7, 2012 |

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 … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review

August 4, 2012 |

Oh here we go, here we go, here we go again: it’s another week in pop culture. Time to fill up your delicious, zombie-food cranium with all you need to sound like a worldly phenom of entertainment media to your … Read More

The Universal Drinking Game

July 26, 2012 | 2

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 … Read More

PorchDrinking Tunes: Summer Edition

July 24, 2012 |

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 … Read More

Emmy Nominations – For Drama categories, they sure are boring

July 22, 2012 |

Best drama

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 … Read More

Pop Culture Bingo

July 21, 2012 |

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 … Read More

Emmy nominations – Comedy … kind of

July 21, 2012 |

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 … Read More