Monthly Archives: July 2012

Teen Wolf – How to get your friends to watch (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

Maybe you’ve heard the buzz about this new show called Teen Wolf. Maybe you’ve already succumbed and are a hardcore fan of Teen Wolf, but can’t convince your friends that it’s actually The Greatest Summer Show Ever (which it is). As someone who’s fallen headlong in love with it, I want everyone to watch it with me, which is why I have prepared this handy guide to rebut the most common reasons I hear people give for not watching this magnificent show.

The Pilot kind of sucks.
Yes, the initial few episodes of Teen Wolf are a little rocky. The actors (with the exception of Dylan O’Brien as Stiles, who is forever one of the greatest television characters of all time ever) take a bit to settle into their roles and you will several times wonder if they were chose more for their looks or their talent. All I can say is stick with it. Read recaps, if you have to. Because things start picking up around episode three and the awesome keeps snowballing exponentially from there. By episode five there’s a parent-teacher conference montage (you’ll know it when you see it) that’s going to make you go “goddammit, I love every single one of these terrible losers!”, and you won’t even mean it ironically.

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The Olympics are Fabulous (Sometimes)

In case my excessive tweeting hadn’t tipped anyone off, I fucking love the Olympics. Love them. I spent the entire afternoon enraptured by fencing. (And looking up lessons, because nothing says “good idea” like me and sharp objects, am I right?) I also love making bitchy, sarcastic commentary on things I probably have no business critiquing, and because I was bored today, I decided what better to do than semi-belatedly (and only on the internet can “24 hours after” be considered “belated”) critique the fashion from the Parade of Nations? That’s right. Nothing could be better. After all, coming together as a world to mock countries that aren’t ours is what the Olympics are really about.

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Parks and Recreation Character Sketches

I don’t know why it took me so long to combine my love of doodling faces with my love of TV shows, but for some reason it never occurred to me until I was idly scribbling while watching old episodes of Parks and Recreation, and next thing I knew these three faces were staring back at me.

It was a pretty fun little project, I must say. I think I might have to try doing it more often, if only because then I can watch all my favorite TV shows and be like “I’m working, goddammit! Totally working!”

CliqueClack Goes to the Emmys – Best comedy series (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

Well, my friends, the time has come. It’s the final category of my dream Emmy nominees. I put it off until the Comic-Con furor died down, but by Thursday we’ll know what the (inevitably disappointing) nominees are. But until then, let’s live in the magical world where good comedy is actually rewarded. The nominees for Best Comedy are…

30 Rock
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
Raising Hope


Normally, at this point I’d go through the highs and lows of each show, play a few clips, and crown a winner. But I am not going to do that in this category for a simple reason — going through the highs and lows is impossible to do until you know what specifically the Best Comedy Emmy is designed to reward.

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Lead Actress in a Comedy – Clique Clack Goes to the Emmys (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

Ah, lead actresses. Finally, a competitive race after last week! And what a race it is. My nominees are:

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Levy, Suburgatory
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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