Tag Archives: Parks and Recreation

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

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Eyes Forward: Movies, TV, and Video Games in 2015

Wazzup?

2015 may only be five days in, but there is a lot to look forward to as the year unfolds. Below is a list of the movies, TV shows, and video games that I’m most looking forward to seeing/playing in the next year. I’ll update this post as dates change or arise. Let’s hope none of them are delayed, eh?

Note: The green ones are the ones I’m particularly stoked for, and the HUGE GLOWING RED one is my raison d’être.

MOVIES

The Witch (January 27)
Jupiter Ascending
(February 6)
Kingsmen: The Secret Service (February 13)
What We Do In the Shadows (February 13)
Chappie (March 6)
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (March 13)
Ex Machina (April 10)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
Jurassic World (June 12)
Terminator: Genisys (July 1)
The Gallows (July 10)
Ant-Man (July 17)
Pan (July 24)
Pixels (July 24)
Fantastic Four (August 7)
The Man from U. N. C. L. E. (August 14)
Everest (September 18)
The Disappointments Room (September 25)
Victor Frankenstein (October 2)
Crimson Peak (October 16)
Spectre (November 6)
Friday the 13th (November 13)
The Hateful Eight (November 13)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (November 20)
The Martian (November 25)
Krampus (December 4)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18

TELEVISION

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (yesterday!)
Marvel’s Agent Carter (January 6)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (January 7)
Parks and Recreation (January 13) FINAL SEASON
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (January 14)
12 Monkeys (January 16)
The Flash (January 20)
Justified (January 20) FINAL SEASON
Backstrom (January 22)
Community (February 2) FINAL SEASON – I think
The Walking Dead (February 8)
House of Cards (February 27)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (March 3)
Game of Thrones (April 12)
Orphan Black (April 18)
Bates Motel (Spring, TBD)
Heroes: Reborn (Summer, TBD)
THE EXPANSE (Summer/Fall, TBD)
Halo (Fall, TBD)
American Horror Story (Fall, TBD)
Homeland (Fall, TBD)

VIDEO GAMES

Resident Evil Remastered (January 20)
Evolve (February 10)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (February 13)
Resident Evil Revelations 2  (February 17)
Total War: Attila (February 17)
The Order: 1886 (February 17)
DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (March 17)
Final Fantasy Type-0 (March 17)
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (May 19)
Batman: Arkham Knight (June 2)

The following video games are confirmed for 2015, but do not have an official release date yet:

Below
The Division
Halo 5: Guardians
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Mighty No. 9
Mario Party 10
No Man’s Sky
Persona 5
Roller Coaster Tycoon World
Star Fox (Wii U)
Xenoblade Chronicles (New 3DS)
Xenoblade Chronicles X

EXTRA: MUSIC

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists (January 20)
Policy
, Will Butler (March 10)
Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie (March 31)
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes (April 14)

The albums below do not yet have a release date:

Gracetown, by San Cisco
Untitled Album by
Django Django
Untitled Album by Florence + The Machine
Untitled Album by Muse
Untitled Album by Passion Pit
Untitled Album by Tame Impala
Untitled Album by Adele
Untitled album by The xx

Did I miss anything? What are you most looking forward to in 2015? Let me know in the comments!

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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