Author Archives: Alex

The Best Worst Antagonists of Parks and Recreation

The Best Worst Antagonists of Parks and RecreationParks and Rec, hands down one of the greatest sit-coms of our time (along with 30 Rock and Arrested Development) has ended recently. This has inspired a binge viewing of the entire season, … Continue reading

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Most Metafictional Episodes of Nerdy TV

Metafiction (metəˌfikSHən)–Noun: Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (especially naturalism) and traditional narrative techniques. -From the Oxford English Dictionary Meta Fiction (“meta” meaning “beyond”) … Continue reading

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The Best Platonic Friends from Nerdy TV

I think it’s a generational thing: My generation, those born in the 80’s and those who came after, are lucky to live in a world where gender doesn’t define our relationships. We’re allowed to be friends with members of the … Continue reading

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The Winter Hiatus Has Ended

Having a birthday in the middle of December strengthens the relevance of the new year for me. December 17th is the beginning of the holidays for me, a week from Christmas, which is a week from new years. Two weeks … Continue reading

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Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. “FZZT”

  Well, someone in charge of Agents of SHIELD has clearly been reading my blog, because this last episode was the best so far, due mostly to the raise in stakes. Joss Whedon said that the Buffy episode “The Pack” … Continue reading

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Note: I wrote this entry before viewing episode 5 of SHIELD. There’s an addendum added to the bottom.  Entertainment, by its very definition, is supposed to be enjoyable; you are not expected to convince yourself that something is enjoyable, unless … Continue reading

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Top 5 Neil Patrick Harris Musical Numbers

I wrote a list of Top Five Musical Episodes of Television, and realized I had to develop some stipulations to keep Neil Patrick Harris from dominating the list. Here’s a separate list of NPH’s top five musical numbers, in a … Continue reading

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