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I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

The big news this week is not that Donald Trump is still an actual candidate for president, but that Saturday Night Live let him host last weekend. I mean, I’m as grossed out by Trump as the next woman, minority, immigrant, democrat or human with a brain, but I sure as hell was not going to skip the trainwreck to participate in some fruitless protest. Shouldn’t people be more upset that he’s running for president than that he appeared for probably 30 minutes total on a late-night sketch comedy show? Anyway, the best part of the night, yet again, was Larry David. The reprisal of his impeccable Bernie Sanders impression set the show off and SNL even used David to joke about the protest — rumors swirled that one organization would pay $5,000 to anyone in the studio audience who yelled “racist” at The Donald during the show. Larry David is the Tina Fey of this presidential election. Beyond that, most sketches poked fun at Trump in various aspects and many didn’t feature him at all. I was honestly more offended by the Trump-less, dated skit spoofingof M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” video — which came out almost four years ago. Highlights that don’t include America's Daddy Warbucks: Jay Pharaoh’s Drake impression in the “Hotline Bling” skitSIA!Trump’s daughter Ivanka’s applause-less cameo. WOMP WOMP (she so pretty tho)Drunk UncleMartin Short’s Ed Grimley randomly showed up in the Drake sketch. This just in: “Hotline Bling” is the new “Uptown Funk.” IT’S OVER.Anything Beck Bennett did — he and Kyle Mooney need their own weird show. And the publicity stunt brought the show higher ratings than it’s had in years. I like pugs. I also like TV. So... A local ice sculptor (#professiongoals) is competing on Food Network's Christmas Cake Wars. Aziz Ansari ‘s new Netflix show, Master of None, is amazing. A true gem. Watch it now. You will accidentally watch the entire season, but it’s OK. Playing a version of himself, the show goes into a lot of race issues — casting minorities, minority actors stuck in stereotypical roles, stuff like that. One conversation Dev (Aziz) has with a fellow Indian actor touches on Fisher Stevens’ brownfaced role as an Indian in the Short Circuit movies, and how even when there are minorities represented on TV, it’s often by someone of another race. But I swear, it’s really hilarious… This week Aziz wrote about the topic of race in Hollywood for the New York Times and even interviewed Stevens about the now-controversial role. We’ve been waiting for this ever since her surprise performance at the Super Bowl, and now, Missy Elliott is BACK! Snoop Dogg getting his own brand of weed products.Oh, and about the not-controversial Starbucks cup controversy, D.J. Tanner says they aren’t offensive. So I think we can all move on now. (function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;  js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3";  fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Starbucks War on Christmas?It's a red cup, folks. Until Starbucks puts a baby Jesus or nativity scene on the cup...Posted by Candace Cameron Bure on Monday, November 9, 2015
 
 

Comedy: Brooks Wheelan

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?  

Brooks Wheelan’s Post-‘SNL’ Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?   

Fall TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Labor Day weekend means two things for television viewers — basically none of your shows are on this week, but Fall TV is right around the corner!   

Hypothetical Endings for the 'Mad Men' Series Finale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story itself.  

The Struggle Is Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains.  

Survival of the Averagest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things.  
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I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show sometime later this year, and now we know who will be taking his spot: 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah. He joined The Daily Show as a correspondent last December. As to be expected, people scoured his Twitter feed to find something to be offended about see a sampling of his work, but despite some “controversial tweets,” overall Noah seems to be a great fit for the show. Watch some of his stuff here. The Walking Dead fans got their first peek at the series’ spinoff show, recently titled Fear the Walking Dead (yawn), during last week’s super-packed, super-long, intense season finale. While details like these are just now being confirmed, it was revealed that the show will premiere this summer, meaning basically 365 Walking Dead. If the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it trailer is any indication, the series will explore the early days of the zombie outbreak, which is very exciting for fans of the original or just the genre (It’s almost an unwritten rule that zombie media focus on the fallout instead of the cause.) Gone Girl’s Kim Dickens (who also had recent stints on Sons of Anarchy and House of Cards) will star. Who doesn’t love a good pop culture map? Thrillist compiled all the real locations from Broad City’s second season into one convenient map so you can make like Abbi and Ilana the next time you’re in NYC. LEGO may soon be making a Golden Girls-inspired toy set complete with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and their iconic kitchen. On the heels of HBO’s Scientology documentary Going Clear, SNL offered hilarious commentary in the form of a fake 1990s music video for fake religion Neutrology. This actual Scientology video appears to be the inspiration. Which is real, which is a parody? Game of Thrones is coming! Season Five premieres Sunday and by the final episode this year, the show will be completely “off books,” meaning this is the time to get your revenge on any Song of Ice and Fire-reading friends who’ve spoiled anything for you. No one is safe! Check out this week’s television column for a look at the season plus TV picks for the week (Veep, Silicon Valley and Louie are back, too!). Further reading to get in the Thrones mood: Jon Snow as a terrible dinner party guest; The Gang of Thrones?: Mac and Charlie may be coming to Westeros; Gay of Thrones — the Funny or Die GOT recap show I can’t believe I missed out on until today (Thanks, Kenneth!). If people left parties the same way they quit Facebook: Looking for a Netflix offering to binge on/obsess over? Watch Black Mirror stat. The British mini-series (as in only three episodes per season — so binge wisely) is like a modern approach to The Twilight Zone, with each episode taking on a different cast and story loosely based around technology and a not-so-distance dystopian future. Serious mind-blowing stuff. Speaking of Netflix, 17 new episodes of cult favorite Arrested Development are supposedly on their way to the streaming platform. Start saving those vacation days now! Also, the Orange Is the New Black Season Three trailer is here: File this under: Tricks to Make Me Pay Attention to Politics: Rand Paul’s Drag Race.
 
 

'Game of Thrones' Progresses into Uncharted Territory

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
As many know, Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But what happens when the show’s progression surpasses that of the source material?  

End of an Era

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general.  

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