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“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,…

In a weak episode, The Orville tackles social media for no good reason  

Even if you haven’t already seen the Black Mirror episode “Nosedive” (or really any episode of Black Mirror), or the Community episode, “App Development and Condiments,” or had a passing, idle conversation with a friend or relative about how folks really have their noses buried in their phones these days, it’s…

Dr. Ken’s latest Community reunion will also feature Alison Brie

Last month we learned that Dan Harmon would be visiting Dr. Ken to play one “Dan Harmon, the creator of a new community college-set TV series.” Sound familiar? Now he’ll be joined by Alison Brie as, according to Entertainment Weekly, “Alison Brie, an actress who has been cast on Harmon’s new comedy that’s set at a…

Dan Harmon’s universal theory of storytelling gets an animated explainer

Grand, unified artistic theories don’t get much grander and unified than Dan Harmon’s storytelling process. As detailed in an article on Wired some five years ago, Harmon boiled down Joseph Campbell’s monomyth of the hero’s journey into a simple circle. And once he grasped this storytelling principle he couldn’t stop…

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