“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…

Advertisement

What’s a TV theme song you like on a show you don’t?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The three-pronged approach once again works well for BoJack Horseman 

Four seasons in, it’s safe to say there’s a pattern to each season of BoJack Horseman, a few episode structures that it likes to deploy each year and that you can expect will appear at some point in the stream. We’ve already seen this year’s topical issue episode, with “Thoughts And Prayers” following “Braap Braap Pew…

There's personal and narrative backsliding all over BoJack Horseman

After a season where all of BoJack Horseman’s characters are trying to forge new identities for themselves—parent, candidate, blogger, asexual—“The Judge” represents a fair amount of backsliding for everyone. They’re falling off the self-improvement wagon, back into the bad habits and bad business ideas that they’ve…

BoJack Horseman takes a wild journey to the center of the Earth

You have to give BoJack Horseman credit: it’s hard to think of a weirder way for a show to be consistent. The previous episode “Stupid Piece Of Sh*t” was a journey into the deepest parts of BoJack’s psyche, and it was one of the darkest episodes the show’s ever produced. Now with “Underground,” there’s a journey into…

Advertisement

“Skip intro”: Netflix could’ve saved TV title sequences, but now it’s killing them

GLOW opens with a dynamic and evocative introduction to the world of women’s wrestling. Set to Scandal’s “The Warrior,” the title sequence uses rotoscoped, neon imagery to visualize the distinctly feminized spectacle that the Netflix series both captures and subverts over the course of its first season. I was already…