Sticking their noses in other people’s business: 16 TV Cyranos

You know Cyrano de Bergerac even if you don’t know Cyrano De Bergerac. The protagonist of Edmond Rostand’s century-old play—based loosely on the life of an actual French polymath—is a canonical figure, his romantic plight, panache, and prodigious proboscis immortalized in countless stagings, adaptations, and lit-class…

How filming their shows almost killed The Brady Bunch, Gilligan, and Aaron Paul

Movie shoots naturally seem like a risky business, what with all the harnesses and green screens and car crashes. But it turns out that filming a TV series also poses some inherent dangers. Today Whatculture posted the short video “10 Actors Who Almost Died Filming Major TV Shows.” With Whatculture being based in the…

It’s a little-known fact that Cheers will soon be a live stage show

While many of us watch Cheers reruns from the comfort of our homes—either on Netflix, Hulu, or just about any channel above 20 on the cable listings—that isn’t enough for die-hard fans of the bar where everybody knows your name. Not since that time Gary’s Old Town Tavern pranked them but good has the Boston watering…

What pop-culture prom would you want to attend?

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…