Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.8 – Covercraft

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Hello hello, people of the Simpsons universe! In our penultimate episode before the Christmas break, we ponder the nature of music and aging. The show has tackled this subject with aplomb before, so it’s not like they’re going to screw this one up. Right?

…right?

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.8 – Three Turkeys

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Yes, some of you out there might be aware that Americans have this strange little holiday called Black Friday Eve, or as it was known until 2006, Thanksgiving. It involves Pilgrims and Native Americans and football. So how is this going to work as an episode, you ask? I don’t know, but we’d better set up some odds. Phil dropping a turkey on a sensitive body part, either his or someone else’s – 2-1. Cam screwing up a big football game – 8-1. And quality writing for all the storylines in the episode? 1,000,000 to 1, folks. Let’s see if they deliver.

And yes, I know I’m two days late on this, but this week has been hellaciously busy, so bite me. I mean, it’s not like any of you still watch this show.

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Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.10 – The Champagne Reflection

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CFK emerges from too much work to bring you this week’s episode.  I’m up for anything that puts Sheldon in drag. But what kind of convoluted scenario will lead to it? Let’s find out.

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Once Upon A Time, Episodes 408-409: Smash the Mirror

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It’s a two-hour extravaganza people! Rumple is on a mission to rule the world and Robin is on a mission to ruin one of the greatest stories of all time. Let’s jump right in!

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Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.7 – Blazed and Confused

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Oh, boy. Is Homer going to get into weed – again? Is Bart going to commit arson – again? Come on, show, try and thrill me.

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Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.9 – The Septum Deviation

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Welcome back, folks! We start this week with some sad news – the actress playing Mrs Wolowitz, Carol Ann Susi, has unfortunately passed away. As one of the funnier characters in the show, she was a very memorable performer and will definitely be missed. For tonight, let’s watch this episode and have a laugh. I cannot think of a better way to honour all the talents who have worked to bring us this series.

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.7 – Queer Eyes, Full Heart

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Okay, it’s late and CFK has to work in the morning, plus CFK really should be working on her graduate school applications instead, but CFK is lazy and if she thinks about the applications for one more minute she’ll probably explode, so here goes. Can this review be finished in forty-eight minutes, at midnight PST? Let’s find out.

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Once Upon A Time, Episode 407: The Snow Queen

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This week, we begin in Arendelle past , where it’s  a gorgeous day. Ingrid, Helga, and Gerda (who will grow up to be Elsa and Ana’s aunts and mother) are little kids flying a kite. The kite breaks and the girls fight over who would look prettiest in the yellow ribbon that’s attached to it. The eldest, Ingrid, wins because she’s going to be queen and the other two better get used to losing out to her. A man steps out of the bushes but this doesn’t scare our girls. (Does ABSOLUTELY NO ONE in the fairy tale realms have a sense of self-preservation?) He tries to kidnap them. It’s three against one and he can only hold one at a time, so I’m not sure he thought this plan through. Continue Reading

Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.6 – Simpsorama

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Well, if this isn’t the season of crossovers! For someone who griped endlessly about “A Star is Burns” because of its crossover with The Critic, Matt Groening seems awfully beholden to his corporate superiors these days. But no matter – let’s enjoy this animation combination for what it is. Some of you probably watched this season’s crossover with Family Guy, a lark one could describe as amusing but not exactly groundbreaking. Now, welcome to the Simpsons-Futurama crossover, which roughly eight of you have been anticipating for over a decade.

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Worldly Distractions: Downton Abbey 5.8 – Episode Eight

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Well, here we are, at the end of Series 5 already. And there’s good news – we’re already confirmed for Series 6! Now, presumably half the cast will desert and be killed off in the Christmas special, but that’s neither here nor there. Everything is set up for a dramatic finale. Will the Downton crew live up to it? Let’s find out.

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