Four years ago, my then girlfriend, now wife, Katelyn and I were looking for ways to occupy the so called dog days of summer that were dragging along in Oxford, MS. She was a student; I was a chef/mover/waiter/blogger/beer drinker. (Man. Life was easy then.) Aside from the usual pool going, there wasn’t a whole heckuva lot to do. Netflix hadn’t yet hit its streaming stride and neither of our lives were very demanding, so we sat around and watched a lot of daytime TV. (Neither of us had DVR.)
One day that summer, while she was vacationing with her family and I was hitting the nadir of boredom (which I would KILLLL for now), I suggested we “start a show.” Neither of us had gone back and watched a show that had already been on or caught up to a show that was currently on, as is popular to do now, so we started discussing shows we might want to watch. The Wire, The Sopranos, and West Wing were all quickly dismissed. We were both Lost watchers so the easy, culturally relevant choice of 2009 was out. The decision was proving to be harder than we anticipated. Read more
HBO’s Girls is taking the world by storm, and Lena Dunham (on the show Hannah Horvath) is the thunder and lightning behind it all. And to be quite honest, I think it’s a very funny, entertaining, and well-written show. I have seen the 1st season in its entirety, and at this point have seen all of the episodes of the 2nd season, so I feel I have a right to make some general statements about my feelings towards it. Read more
Shortly after my wife Katelyn and I married we embarked on a journey together with the lovely folks of Dillon, TX. We were there for the wins, the losses, the divorces, the job changes, the births, the break-ups, the deaths, the murders, and the championships that comprised what is maybe the best show of the 2000s, Friday Night Lights. Since both of us worked and had other obligations that required our time, we managed to drag out five seasons of greatness over the span of about 10 months. * Read more
January 11, 1993 would mark the day cable television would forever change. That Monday, viewers watching USA Network’s nightly programming would witness the very first installment of what would become the longest-running professional wrestling series in TV history: ‘WWE Raw.’
Happy 2013 Wise Guise Family! We hope the holidays treated you well and you, too, are excited for everything the new year always brings!
Like many years before this one, we’re immediately thrown into the dog days of the NBA season, postseason football, the Oscar movie season, and the return of many of our favorite TV shows. With the return of ABC’s dating reality show extravaganza this week, Liz Riggs will be returning with her hilarious weekly coverage for everyone, enjoyable for both fans of the show and those of us who don’t have a clue what’s going on.
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. Clayton has commissioned me, as King of Christmas Joy, to write a good number of Christmas posts. And that is going to happen. I’d planned on starting on Friday before leaving for a few days experiencing Christmas time in New York City. While I was beginning this post, the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut happened. As I was plugged in, absorbing the news (true and false) as it rolled in, I was in no place and it was no time to post about Christmas joy during the holidays. It was one of the most tragic days I can ever remember in our country in my lifetime.
If the modern-day prophets who swear by the Mayan calendar are correct, then we only have a few days remaining on this wonderful paradise of a planet called Earth. Sad I know, but you couldn’t have asked for a better year from a pop culture perspective to bring things to a close. Every aspect of the arts – from music, to theater, to film, to gaming – was firing on all cylinders throughout the year. Read more
The Golden Globe nominations came out this morning. For the complete list of nominees along with analysis and thoughts from Palmer, Clayton, and I, check out this post. There were some worthy nominees that give you a good idea of what movies to see and TV shows to watch. Then there were some other nominees which, according to the three of us, would much better belong on a list of the Worst of the Year. Regardless, enjoy and join in on the debate!
It’s Monday morning. You’re back to school or work after a weekend of football, family, friends, and all sorts of other fun. Today probably isn’t so much fun. That’s where the Monday Mailbag comes in!
Ah, the 1990s. For today’s generation of youngsters, it’s probably an era akin to the digital Stone Age. Internet was dial-up, cell phones were attached to bulky bags in our cars and Google was some search engine weird people used (all the cool kids in computer lab were on Yahoo! or Netscape). Read more