Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.13 – The Anxiety Optimization

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No, I could not resist this picture of cat-Richard Feynman. After too long a hiatus, we are back in nerd country. Enjoy it!

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Worldly Distractions: Girls 4.3 – Female Author

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Oh, boy, more pretentious literary adventures in Iowa! Who’s up for it?

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Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.12 – The Musk Who Fell To Earth

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Yes, this is an episode where Elon Musk guest stars as himself. It’s okay, you can cry. Let it out.

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Worldly Distractions: Call the Midwife 4.3 – Episode Three

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This week, while the show appears to be hemorrhaging characters, we join what few midwives are left for the usual life, death and ’60s haircuts. What’s up for the residents of Poplar this week?

(No recaps for Girls and The Simpsons until tomorrow – I’m only human and no one watches either of those at the moment.)

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Worldly Distractions: Girls 4.2 – Triggering

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Well, with a title like that you just know this is going to be weird and satirical and probably navel-gazing. I’m mostly here to see Hannah’s precious work get torn to bits by her fellow students. Who’s in?

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Worldly Distractions: Call the Midwife 4.1 – Episode 1

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Well, well, well. After all the changes of the last season and Christmas special, how exactly are these new dynamics going to work? I hear rumours that they’re bringing in new blood – does this mean we’ve officially reached the stage of a TV show where everyone is interchangeable? You decide.

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.12 – The Big Guns

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As we know, every good American family has a cabinet full of guns. I look forward to Modern Family’s trenchant commentary on gun control. (Oh, who am I kidding, it’s probably about Gloria’s breasts again.) Carry on.

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Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.11 – Bart’s New Friend

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I’m still wary after last week’s abomination of an episode, but I will soldier on. Lend me your ears, fellow FreeJingerites. And let us pray, fervently, that this episode written by pre-Freaks and Geeks Judd Apatow can heal our broken fan hearts.

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Worldly Distractions: Girls 4.1 – Iowa

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We closed last season with a new adventure for our protagonist, and the potential for some interesting new developments. Most importantly, we have more Adam Driver. Let’s do this.

(I am also happy to report that this year Girls eschewed the two-episode premiere currently plaguing today’s networks. This recapper is very, very grateful.)

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Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.12 – The Space Probe Disintegration

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Welcome back to the Big Bang from our Christmas hiatus! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start a new chapter with this show. Season 8 has been pretty fun so far – but where will it lead?

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