FaceBranch? The Fourth Gradian? Finally someone on got around to collecting fictitious TV-made websites into one supercut!
Take something complicated like a painting or an artist and reduce it down to it’s most basic elements and you’ve got an interesting dynamic. But when you start with a basic source and try to boil it down…it just doesn’t go anywhere. Reducing TV shows down to their most basic icons & images just makes their all-ready-too-simplistic formula seem ridiculous. What… Read more →
Saturday was a day-long Girls Marathon on HBO where I was able to catch up on every episode back to back without the week-long wait and resulting romanticizing of story lines. After the #Girlsathon, which show creator Lena Dunham live tweeted due to (what looked and sounded like) a contractual agreement, I started surfing for some of the none-hyped responses… Read more →
I’m in the process of evaluating Girls‘ potential to be remixed. What’s difficult about mashing up a first-season series is that, as an audience, we’re not really sure of it’s original context: we’ve only had 10 episodes over the course of 3 months. We’re not intimately familiar with the characters either and there’s not a lot of footage to work… Read more →
This year, for the first time, in a long time, there wasn’t a drought of women-made-movies. Women created some of the most beautiful, provocative and complex films in theaters in 2011. Pariah, Written and Directed by Dee Rees We Need to Talk About Kevin, Co-Written and Directed by Lynne Ramsay The Whistleblower, Directed by Larysa Kondracki Higher Ground, Directed by… Read more →
I’ve never seen a super cut like this. Compiled solely from TV references made within existing TV shows, this remix follows the trail of pop-culture evidence, revealing that all shows inevitably lead back to SNL. Source materials include: Saturday Night Live 30 Rock Community South Park Hannah Montana Law and Order Beavis and Butthead Full House The Simpsons Scrubs Gilmore… Read more →
On Sunday, Neil Genzlinger argued in the NY Times that we are now entering the End of Comedy, citing setups and punchlines from TV history past which did not recycle well into the present. In the full page article, Genzlinger argues that penises, new technologies, babies, families and work-place idiots aren’t the comedic materials they used to be and as… Read more →