If you’re in your early 20s and already financially stable, I have one thing to say to you: GO AWAY.
Being in your 20s is a confusing time for anyone: you just passed through the hellish, pimply phase that is puberty and have been thrust headfirst into adulthood and handed–*gasp*–responsibilities. You’re paying bills left and right and expected to earn and save money when barely a few years ago, you had to ask for permission to go to the bathroom.
So okay, we have all these obligations and responsibilities, and we’re broke as hell. Here’s a few things I’ve realized as a member of this exclusive club:
While looking for a topic to write on, I remembered a few days ago when a friend ask me if it was okay for someone to go to the movies alone. I asked her why she was asking, and she said because she wasn’t sure if going to the movies alone was fine or if it’s considered sad and/or pathetic. I just shrugged, using a considerable amount of willpower to stop my lip from quivering.
I’ve been going to the movies alone for years now.
Apparently, I am seen by many of my friends as some kind of TV show and movie guru. That might seem like a compliment when it is presented like that but in truth, it is a euphemism for them thinking that I spend my days sitting on my ass watching TV (which isn’t that far off from what I actually do).
Because of this, I am always asked to recommend TV shows for them to watch. And because I am a lazy bastard, I am going to condense all my usual answers into this one blog post and just refer them to this when they ask. It’s just more efficient (and requires a lot less energy) this way.
This post is going to be divided into two parts: shows that are still on the air, and shows that have already ended/been cancelled/in network hell/just isn’t on TV any more.
Take my hand and let’s jump down the rabbit hole together.
Those two words never fail to strike fear into the heart of every man. It means another boy-meets-girl movie. Or ‘girl moves into small town and happens to sit next to a sparkly vampire with the hots for her’ movie. The kind of movie with like thirty minutes of sappy dialogue and silent staring-into-each-other’s-souls moments. The kind of movie that might just star *shivers*…Hugh Grant.
If you’re even the most casual of gamers, there’s been that moment when you were minding your own business and just playing a video game and someone walks up to you, sees you sprawled on the couch with Cheeto stains all over you, and starts lecturing you on how you’re wasting your life and how you should start dealing with the “real world”. And, if you’re like me, you might have wanted to throw the controller at them.
Even if you’re the most casual Doctor Who fan, you’d have heard by now of the news that the next Doctor might be a woman. This could be anyone from comedian Sue Perkins, to movie star Emma Thompson and—the person the Internet is most clamoring for—Sherlock’s Lara Pulver.
I think we all remember her.
But, since this piece of news is still unconfirmed, I’m going to assume that the next Doctor would still be a dude and, if tradition holds, he will not be ginger. In that spirit, the lists I will be presenting in this post will be a collection of British dudes who I think might be awesome if chosen to play the Doctor. Yes, I said lists. Two. One for those I like but not that much (in short, the honorable mentions). And two, the actual list.
Here we go.
For a while now, I’ve belonged to that group of people in fandom hell—those who aren’t sure just how they feel about a certain TV show. How I Met Your Mother (which will henceforth be referred to as HIMYM) has been on the air for eight seasons (around 7 years), and still no mother has been introduced. Don’t get me wrong, I love the show with all my heart, but there is a certain part of me that yearns for closure.
I’m not alone in this, mind you–there are even ex-fans who slowly became bitter and just wanted the show to end already. Regardless of all that, however, there is no denying that HIMYM is a great show, just like FRIENDS was in its heyday. And, like the awesome concepts that FRIENDS made up or popularized–who can forget the lobster theory or that shark porn episode?–HIMYM has also been a treasure trove of great ideas.
Here are some of my favorites: