Love & Binge-Watching

Modern relationships are all about communication, compromise, and content consumption. You’re going to be watching a lot of things with someone as you either fall in love with them or learn to hate them, and your viewing choices often match the evolving or deteriorating status of your relationship. To demonstrate,… [Read More]

3 Difficult to Conceptualize Reasons to Watch Rick and Morty

Obviously we’re living in a golden age of television. 30 years ago in a world of cheesy-looking apartment living room sets and overly enthusiastic studio audiences, television producers never would have dreamed that the plotlines and characters we consider so casually would grace the small screens in our homes. High… [Read More]

Mad Men Probably Got Me Into Advertising

I started Mad Men in June of 2010. I forget who told me I needed to watch it, but I had the show marked on my must-watch list for some time. After finishing up my sophomore year of college, this would be the summer I caught up. I spent that… [Read More]

Pop Culture Winnows Out the Chaff

I have this friend* who, in response to anything she finds extra, vehemently asserts, “girl, do less. Just do less.” Though our friendship is rather nascent—we originally became friends drunkenly bonding over Kanye and grapefruit beer Homecoming weekend, as one does—she has had a sizable effect on both my Weltanschauung† and vernacular…. [Read More]

Abandoning My TV Queue: The Aftermath

There was a brief period of time in my life, spanning roughly 12 years, where television dictated every social and professional decision I made. When I was nannying at 16, the kids were in bed before American Idol was on. In college, I spent more time during finals week binge watching… [Read More]

High Art: Weird is the New Good

I’ve always been a fan of the absurd. I spent most of my high school Saturday evenings sprawled across living room floors with friends watching terrible ’80s horror movies like House IV  and kids movies like Going Bananas. Whether it was a woman fighting a demon-posessed talking pizza or a… [Read More]

Themes to Watch for in Don Jon

Hipster heartthrob turned A-list celeb Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently finished writing, directing and starring in Don Jon. I was lucky enough to be invited as a fellow Thelma contributor’s guest to an early screening of the film (shoutout Victor’s Klout score) at which JGL appeared to give this quick introduction. I… [Read More]

‘Game of Thrones’ and the “Now What?” Syndrome

Okay, so the Red Wedding went down earlier this week, along with Catelyn, Robb, Talisa and one of maybe six hundred major plotlines. You’ve had a few days to decompress, reached out to those you care about, and resolved to stick with them and get through these hard times in… [Read More]

TV Nostalgia Hits a High

With just a few days remaining before the release of 15 brand new Arrested Development episodes on Netflix, the hype built up over the last year is raising into a crescendo. All fans of the show—whether they watched the series when it first aired, binged on its DVD/Netflix availability long… [Read More]