Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet Old Lady Emrick

This is Julie Emrick. She is Felicity's first and sort of best friend when she moves to New York. She could also be called The Friend You Make Your First Year of College Because You Are Desperate for New Friends, otherwise known as The Friend You Knew, That Time, In College. Or, you could call her The Soulful College Student in Search of Her Biological Mother That Likely Will Reject Her. Julie also carries the titles of Backstabbing Ho That Seduces Your Unrequited Crush and Mediocre Singer-Songwriter/Poor Man's Jewel. To top it off, Julie suffers from Andrea Zuckerman Syndrome, a condition that is caused by late twenties actresses weirdly being cast as eighteen-year olds on teen dramas. We could also call this, Who Are You Trying to Kid?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Hair

A lot of people said a lot of things about the great Felicity hair debacle of Season 2. The cut was blamed for the show's sudden ratings drop, despite other, more legitimate contributing factors. It has since become an oft referred to pop culture moment signifying poor decision-making. As a Felicity enthusiast, I understand that in the moment, Felicity was not thinking rationally. And I'd like to argue, for the record, that watching Keri Russell grow out the unfortunate haircut on TV was in fact more unfortunate than the cut itself.

Exhibit A: Pre-cut curl-a-riffic shampoo ad hair:

Exhibit B: Post-cut:

I personally wouldn't have gone for the middle part, but it's really not that bad.

Exhibit C:

Awkward mid-length growing-out stage with strange extra-long mullet tendrils. I understand that following the haircut backlash the impulse would have been to grow it back as fast as possible, but did she need to neglect maintenance cuts to even out the length? Did she need to apply so much hair mousse? This cut is the real travesty.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Heart of Gold never gets old.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


When did Andrea Zuckerman turn 50 years old?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When young actors grow up to play awkward stoner dudes who hallucinate animal relationships.

In the new FX series Wilfred, Elijah Wood plays a depressed, formerly suicidal man who has a crush on his neighbour and is left to take care of her dog, Wilfred. While everyone else sees Wilfred as a dog, Wood sees him as a man dressed in a ratty dog suit. The dog man somehow acts as a misguided mentor to Wood, teaching him lessons through extreme and compromising situations. It's a real dude romp.

Based upon my interests in mini doughnut pans and dogs dressed like pin cushions, you can assume that dude shows generally aren't my cup of tea. But this one was at a disadvantage from the start - it stars Elijah Wood. And that guy is the worst.

I know, everyone loves Frodo. He's got soft eyes and an aw shucks face. But do you remember the time he barfed off the side of a boat in Flipper? Admittedly, this opinion is in no way based upon his acting skills. It might, however, be partly based on his squeaky voice.


According to my husband, resident expert in prog rock, "Goblin is like a weird cross between CAN and Hawkwind and Vangelis." All I know is I like to bust out the Goblin rock around Halloween times:

Sidenote: If you haven't seen Phenomena, you are really missing out. Pop that collar, Jennifer Connelly.