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“Killjoys”: Filling the Void in Science Fiction Television

The science fiction genre has its own, weird little niche in the television world. Despite the increasing mainstream success of Game of Thrones, which, let us be clear, falls under the purview of “fantasy,” shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Battlestar Galactica remain stimuli for scoffs and sneers by losers with no taste average persons. “It’s cheesy!” they’ll say, or “It just doesn’t make any sense,” they’ll say, decrying a particular show’s sorry special effects or stilted acting. These are understandable reasons for avoiding science fiction TV. But stay with me here. I think I might start actually saying something.

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Be Mine, Valentine: Looking to TV’s Best Couples

If this Valentine’s Day isn’t particularly special for you, no worries. Why let one day of the year dictate how you treat your significant other? There are other days that you genuinely feel love for him or her, right? ( . . . Right?) And no one says you won’t be currently working through a disagreement of some kind when February 14th rolls around.

Oh. You’re single?

Weeellll, that’s what the Pikachu’s above are for: moral support, general fluffiness, and Pokemon solidarity. (PI-KA!!!) I hope it brightens your day, if it needs brightening.

Want more? We ASV-ers have spoken and below, we’ve compiled a list of the best couples in television. These are the pairs that just work better together, the relationships that you watch on-screen for nostalgia, for laughs, and for inspiration. (Well, that’s the first list at least. The second list includes. . .scarier duos.) They’re so memorable, thinking of one naturally leads to contemplating the other.

Aaaand apparently, we turned our descriptions into a commentary. Y-ep. Enjoy! Continue reading Be Mine, Valentine: Looking to TV’s Best Couples

Showstoppers, Showstarters: My Top 10 Television Intros

You’re sitting in the library, quietly not studying. All around you are towers of faded-yellow books, standing–leaning–in ways that aren’t full-on Pisa, but definitely precarious. Suddenly, a familiar tune finds its way to your ears despite the drone of far-off conversation. You know this song, of course you do, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. And then you do, of course you do, because how could you forget? It’s time to start the show.

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