Archive for January, 2011

Parks & Rec was superb. Southland left me breathless. But the best new episode of anything I watched last week? Greek. It was, dare I say, charming?

I found myself laughing, and smiling, and getting a little sad. We saw all the characters go through a little something but it didn’t feel rushed or forced. Plus we got to learn more about Beaver, which is something I didn’t know I wanted, but I’m glad they did it. (Did we know his name was Walter?)

Anyone still watching this little gem? It used to be the darling of ABC Family, but now that no ones getting pregnant or kidnapped, they hardly talk about it. In fact this may be the final season. Get it in folks. You’re missing out on some truly strong television about an oft-forgotten population, college kids we didn’t meet in high school.

(Next chance to watch? Tonight, 9/8 central on ABC Family)

PS: Before you mention it, I don’t get DirecTV and therefore did not see the FNL finale. I’m guessing it would win hands down.



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Apparently I set it up to receive an e-mail the minute season 7 of Peep Show appeared on Hulu. That day is today my friends. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Never seen Peep Show? It’s a dry comedy from the UK about two terribly socially awkward roommates. You get to see the world through their eyes, with a little help from cameras of course. You also get to hear what’s going on inside their heads and it makes for some of the best comedic television I’ve seen in years. I watched the first 6 seasons on Hulu this summer in about a week. Granted it’s only 36 episodes, but I could not get enough.

And because I like you, here’s episode 1 to get you started. Be advised, it’s drier than dry. Give yourself two or three episodes to ease in.


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The New NBCUniversal Logo…

is not a logo at all. It’s a shitty font. This isn’t a 4th grade report on tigers, it’s a huge company right? Right? You there NBCUniversal?



There are thousands, literally thousands of out of work graphic designers out of work. I bet they’re fuckin’ furious right now. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have NBC. You want to be at the top of your game again right? This isn’t the way you go about it.

And in case you’re wondering what they were “improving” upon, here’s the old logo.

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Hello all edubbers and random, lonely blog browsers! Today we are announcing a very exciting, new initiative here at edub. We have decided to enact a brand-spanking new, weekly installment for your reading pleasure. What could it be, the overzealous, but very cute, reader asks? It is all your dreams and more.

We have decided to create an editor-to-editor, unfiltered, live-blogging TV show g-chat session! We’re officially starting with MTV’s controversial spin-off of the wildly successful and impressive series SKINS. Who’s excited?! Probably not the PTC! Who cares about those geezers anyway? (And if you haven’t seen season 1 of the UK version, there are a few spoiler alerts toward the bottom. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)

So to kick off this ridiculously exciting, mind-blowing gift to humankind, we present:


Tea stands for too many inane slang terms and a ridiculous amount of shock-induced commentary on persecution.

Ediddy: shall we “officially” begin

Slamwich: i heard the noise! I think I have to be in a different window. yes! I’m ready

Ediddy: but seriously MTV with the age limit… that’s just frustrating. ok i dont want to start of from a place of anger.

Slamwich: I wonder if they would’ve had that for undressed

Ediddy: you know i loved undressed

Slamwich: no one said anything about undressed

Ediddy: it’s the gay ep. of course they would do that.

Slamwich: The show was called undressed for gosh sakes

Ediddy: did you hear that taco bell pulled from advertising. mark that as a WIN for skins. those idiots and their law suits

Slamwich: It’s the first non-beef beef taco. You’re welcome PETA

Ediddy: it’s death in a shell

Slamwich: Mmmm a delicious crispy shell

Ediddy: haha right

Slamwich: TV-MA warning. Watching last week’s scenes

Ediddy: perfect

Slamwich: Theme song!

Ediddy: i want to take a busload of pills

Slamwich: Who doesn’t?

Ediddy: uk theme song is way better

Slamwich: I want the UK theme song to be my ringtone

Ediddy: most definitely. i will say they hit the “hot” part of “hot lesbian” right

Slamwich: What does Northern Soul mean?

Ediddy: #imapedophile

Slamwich: Is that a thing?

Ediddy: northern soul is a type of music…ya, like mod music, like fast paced r and b, aka this song

Slamwich: Were those pills or candies?

Ediddy: hahahahahah. pillz. im guessing speed. oh shes sassy. i also wish i was cool enough to do that with my laces and converse. shown up by a teen again

Slamwich: This girl likes EVERYBODY! She’s a Papi in training.

Ediddy: i just spit out a pasta. and they are having sex

Slamwich: Did she just go home with that woman? Whhaaaaa?!

Ediddy: ok wait up. are they in high school?

Slamwich: Oh that girl looked much older at night

Ediddy: hahaha ya. no thats the kid from her class. oh hay shes a jewish lesbian

Slamwich: The dad looks just like Tony’s dad. I think they’re saving on “dad looking” actors

Ediddy: “werent you the tomboy that liked to climb trees”

Slamwich: That screams young teenage lesbian

Ediddy: right, who’s young white son is that

Slamwich: “The L Word upsets grandma.”

Ediddy: in more ways than one. the straight girl called her boobs puppies. just sayin

Slamwich: Does anyone actually say that?

Ediddy: i dont

Slamwich: LOTTA LICKIN?????

Ediddy: HAHAHA. That dad is awesome. i like daisy – they are cute as friends

Slamwich: She seems nice. A little heavy with the innuendos and puns.

Ediddy: A LITTLE

Ediddy:  i love this music. this “northern soul” hahaha. but really

Slamwich: Oh is that what this is? I’m learning new things.

Ediddy: cadie is by far the best character

Slamwich: I’m calling her Black Cassie. Blassie

Ediddy: yea thats what it is – like upbeat, dance r and b – it’s a brit thing. oh yesssss. blassie it is. i can’t get over how much Tony looks like Bruno Mars. i love blassie

Slamwich: Finn from Glee +Bruno Mars = That kid that plays Tony

Ediddy: hahaha


Ediddy: chris and his hair. also, i think chris tries to look like a rainbow. oh teenagers and bright colors

Slamwich: These kids were 9 when that Super Bowl happened. That joke was a reach.

Ediddy: definite reach. also the make out sesh. foul


Ediddy: i sort of love this teacher

Slamwich: I love this cast of nuts he gathered.

Ediddy: right. what a gang

Slamwich: This just got weird.

Ediddy: seriously

Slamwich: Oh wait, that’s the drug dealer

Ediddy: yea. still weird

Slamwich: Totally forgot what he looked like.

Ediddy: i have that hoodie that stanleys wearing. you know just smokin a cig in the bathroom

Ediddy: also, can i just say, im really glad they put the straight girl in the argyle sweater and not tea

Slamwich: Tea dresses like Uncle Jesse

Ediddy: HAHAHA. she kind of does. it’s part of her nothern soul. did she just pull out a mini bottle of alcohol? that was awesome.

Slamwich: Is she drinking at school?

Ediddy: haha

Slamwich: I knew kids who made vodka lemonades in Math class senior year.

Ediddy: bettys scarf is unacceptable. yeah, my friend was big on vod in her evian

Slamwich: Betty may be president of the Junior League in her free time.

Ediddy: tea has that woozy look DOWN. Hahahahahahaa. totally

Slamwich: Is that supposed to be her sister?

Ediddy: i have no idea. she looks out of place. oy nana. oh man, i had that audrey poster. this is not happening

Slamwich: To Audrey freakin’ Hepburn….and NANA. REALLY SKINS??!

Ediddy: hahahahaha  skins just went black swan on us. “i want the sex” is hands down the greatest line ever.

Slamwich: Who talks like this to their grandma?

Ediddy: i think it’s cause she’s a bit cuckoo

Slamwich: What is this music

Ediddy: NOT northern soul. im snoring too nana im snoring too. jk that was deep


Ediddy: i dig this relationship. dad and daughter. this is nice.

Slamwich: He seems like a nice guy. I think I like Maxxie’s dad better. He taught dog’s to dance.

Ediddy: thats true. hard to top that… creeeeeepy apple man. mob ties are so clutch

Slamwich: I wish my mom would pay me to go on dates.

Ediddy: seriously – im not digging this new effy

Slamwich: Haven’t seen much of her

Ediddy: yea. playground drunken fun with adr laughter, this is too much. omg she puked

Slamwich: Just watching this makes me want to ralph

Ediddy: hahahaha

Slamwich: and then she did!

Ediddy: yea the spinning could stop. although it’s cool visually

Slamwich: The actors had to hate this

Ediddy: haha. i love tea

Slamwich: Pluck the lady harp… this Tony is something else. No one thinks of this stuff at 16

Ediddy: i know – the slang/puns/words. not workin. what’s going on here. what are they even talking about.

Slamwich: it’s lke code


Ediddy: oh dear, are they NORTHERN SOULING?


Ediddy: yea i can dig this

Slamwich: No one dances to slave songs and gets away with it

Ediddy: hahaha good call. semi-inappropriate. this is actually why taco bell backed out. oh hay cartwheels in dresses. he is trying a little too hard to hit his moves

Slamwich: 4-year-old style

Ediddy: gross. this hook up

Slamwich: You know who could’ve done Tony’s roll 5 years ago? Penn Badgely

Ediddy: ya good call… um hold up

Slamwich: Really Tea? Respect Yo’ Self

Ediddy: hahaha. no joke. oh thank god. laugh it off girl. we all make mistakes

Slamwich: That was…30 seconds long

Ediddy: wait im confused. they actually had sex? or did they stop?

Slamwich: I thought they did. Should I rewind or is that pervy?

Ediddy: let’s do it. for the sake of research. i went back to the kiss

Slamwich: Okay, we’re dancing, we’re dancing,

Ediddy: yeah i think the face pain is supposed to indicate that they did it, but woah, that was fast

Slamwich: No wonder she complained.

Ediddy: that was a cute moment, the “they must be stupid.” “sometimes” bit… so they just bumped and did it. shes gonna get preggo. hello spinoff

Slamwich: Ooh I hope not.

Ediddy: lesbian and a baby

Slamwich: Teen Mom Skins. It would combine the best of MTV

Ediddy: lesbian teen mom. Seriously. i cant take this drug dealer seriously. /still creepy

Slamwich: The Dad just scored some points with me.

Ediddy: yea dads awesome

Slamwich: Good job Super Dad

Ediddy: oh audrey

Slamwich: Did she just talk to Audrey?

Ediddy: you know it. this audrey-nana-tea thing, im sensing a theme, uh oh this is gonna be serious

Slamwich: Negro Spirituals AND Holocaust stories??? #superbowlofsuffering

Ediddy: gay holocaust stories. nana just said queers

Slamwich: Oh no way! They are laying it on thick.

Ediddy: (best hashtag ever, btw)

Slamwich: If she dies in this bed, I won’t be surprised.

Ediddy: no joke /this is poignant

Slamwich: Nana’s love is in Wisconsin

Ediddy: a farmer  of course

Slamwich: I will find her when I’m home next week.

Ediddy: i have to say they are finding new ways to talk about old themes i guess…and with the DAGGER… RUTHIE

Slamwich: It would’ve been more poignant if we hadn’t just seen two teens swing dance to negro spirituals

Ediddy: ya that put you off for sure

Ediddy: rocking the letterman. oh of course, tea and michelle are bffs. Did she just say it’s nice to “be jumped like that”?

Slamwich: I thought she said “Boys can be dumb like that” sometimes. Betty FTW!

Ediddy: word… good, follow up the homophobia with a fag joke

Slamwich: Yeah, that wasn’t the best approach.

Ediddy: oh jesus. k word. our n word. should i be angry?

Slamwich: This episode is running on all the persecution cylinders tonight

Ediddy: seriously. what just happened

Slamwich: They wrapped up the Stanley story line

Ediddy: hahahahahha. “i matched you” is not a thing. NOT a thing

Slamwich: Ahh my recording cut off!

Ediddy: OH NO. where were you

Slamwich: The last thing I got was ” I matched you.”

Ediddy: oh ok.  betty called. Tea said she had to go to tony. then ignored betty. and is now dancing to slave music. music is her anti-drug. and tony looks sad

Slamwich: NOBODY WINS!

Ediddy: that’s it. Wow. what an episode

Slamwich: Tea is too hard to please

Ediddy: next week is Chris. looks 100% the same as the UK one. his mom leaves and he stays with the teacher

Slamwich: Which I am okay with. I liked that storyline.

Ediddy: agreed. chris is cool.

Ediddy: so final thoughts?

Slamwich: The acting is by no means strong. But this week’s episode was definitely better than last week’s.

Ediddy: thats true. i stick to the point that cadies will be the best. teas interesting at least

Slamwich: Yeah she has a lot of layers. I don’t know if we needed all of them crammed into one episode or not.

Ediddy: thats the problem. it’d work as a series. exploring her life id say. but so much for 40 minutes, it short changes everything

Slamwich: Yeah she could hold her own. Which I don’t think I’m going to say for all the other ones.

Ediddy: yea thats true. im already bored of tony

Slamwich: Yeah I was kind of happy when he got run over by the bus in the UK version. I would be alright if that happened again. He could die this time. Put Effy in sooner. Make the friends struggle a little bit. If they drink this much now, just wait until their ringleader dies.

Ediddy: thatd be interesting. haha

Ediddy: well you think you’ll stick with it? im all for it

Slamwich: I’m 2 eps in now! I’ll probably keep watching.

Ediddy: they certainly tried to pack the shock in. hahahaha. we were both attacked in that one

Slamwich: They did. We get it Skins: You’re bold.

Ediddy: ha. i am obviously taking this show personally. it was a blatant attack on jewish lesbians

with black friends

Slamwich: I’ve already started my strongly worded letter

Ediddy: on nice stationary i presume

Slamwich: And speaking of which, these kids are living in Baltimore: Where are their black friends???

Ediddy: haha. Word. blassie does not count

Slamwich: Neither does racially ambiguous Betty.

Ediddy: hahaha. do you think she’ll be back?

Slamwich: I originally thought yes, but now that I think about it, probably not.

Ediddy: i know it’s weird – because in a normal show she would. but since they obviously change the story so much.  she probably wont

Slamwich: Yeah. But she won’t have a place in anyone else’s episode.

Ediddy: exactly.


Ediddy: well a+ for queer identity on tv. c for story. f for slang

Slamwich: F for the use of wade in the water, B+ for the use of the word “puppies”, A for supportive dads



And there you have it folks. Did you make it through? Did you care to even look?

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So cute! I might cry and giggle uncontrollably. And by might, I mean I already did.

This is Kevin Clash. He’s the man behind Elmo. You can see him in this clip, and yet, you can’t. Once I see Elmo, all signs of the man that brings him to life are thrown to the wind.

That’s one lucky baby. This should be the trailer for Being Elmo. Boom Done.

[H/T The Daily What]

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I’m back nerds. Sorry for the whole “Erin takes 3 months off thing after coming back hard.” There: Apology complete.

Can we talk about Southland? If you haven’t seen this week’s episode, look away. Alan Sepinwall, one of my favorite TV critics was a bit miffed about the shocker of and episode this week. He prefers the beat cop storylines to the detective storylines. While his reasoning is just (go ahead and read it yourself) I personally prefer watching Sammy, Nate and  Adams. They’re more invested, they show a bit more range and we see more of their family drama play out. I was a bit misty eyed at the end of this week’s episode. It was sudden, bold, and aggressive. It was 5 minutes of HBO shoved on TNT. It’s a shame more people aren’t tuning in. This show is something special. (Side note: Anyone else wishing AMC had picked up Southland? TNT doesn’t deserve it.)

I promise I’ll come back this time.

Photo: TNT

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