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All posts for the month June, 2012
Posted by CW on June 25, 2012
We laughed (when it was funny), we cried (when it was painfully pretentious), we watched two old people fuck in the shower (because East Lansing knows how to party). HBO’s freshman dramedy Girls inspired plenty of love of plenty of hate, but more than anything, it inspired discussion. Now, the PPC team chimes in.
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t seen Season 1 of Girls. You’ve been warned.
Posted by MR on June 23, 2012
What is it about delicious waffles that make us think Trailer Takes? I just absolutely demolished a pulled pork waffle and a wafflini with ice cream, so I’m sitting fat and happy right now. And there’s no better time to watch some movie trailers and hand out grades.
In this edition of Trailer Takes, we get Savage with some gratuitous violence and cap it off with some recreational drug use. Enjoy…
Posted by CW on June 21, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: This entry contains information through the most recent episode of True Blood, “Authority Always Wins” (Season 5, Episode 2).
Another episode of True Blood is in the books, and for the second consecutive week, our favorite vampire drama didn’t disappoint. Tara continued to lose her mind, Terry’s PTSD-induced nightmares intensified and Emma turned into an adorable, pajama-clad werewolf! It was everything we could have hoped for and more.
There was some pretty significant plot development, too. Here are five takeaways from “Authority Always Wins.”
Posted by BG on June 19, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t seen every single second of every single episode of Mad Men Season 5. You’ve been warned.
Posted by MR on June 15, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: This entry contains information through the most recent episode of True Blood, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” (Season 5, Episode 1).
Following last week’s Game of Thrones finale, I was crestfallen: It sunk in that I have wait 10 months until the Season 3 premiere. Life will have to go on without Dany, Tyrion and Arya, and I’ll have to cope with a dragon and Robb Stark hair-free existence. Though I’ll see less of Joffrey, I still went through the requisite stages of grief: Denial, uncontrollable rage, and finally, acceptance (It’s going to be okay. Isn’t it? ISN’T IT?!)
Thankfully, something happened to stunt my depression. True Blood made its Season 5 debut. And while shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men prefer slow burn tactics, steadily building toward late-season revelations, True Blood favors a start-with-a-bang approach, introducing chaos from the onset and making sense of everything (or at least a few things) later.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” was no exception. Here are five takeaways from our long-awaited return to Bon Temps.
Posted by BG on June 12, 2012
And, by extension, our blog name:
1. Lane punches Pete Campbell:
Posted by MR on June 11, 2012
SPOILER WARNING: This post contains details through the most recent episode of Mad Men, “Commissions and Fees.”
Two weeks, two bombshells. That’s perhaps the quickest way to sum up the most recent episodes of Mad Men. Following the latest developments, Season 5 has abruptly switched gears, exchanging Howard Johnson-sponsored vacations and glorious Roger Sterling acid trips for scenarios once unfathomable to even the most cynical viewers.
Peggy quit and Lane committed suicide. Just writing that sentence truly, devastatingly hurts.
Now that we’ve picked our jaws off the floor and finished our requisite mourning, however, the folks at PPC are finally ready to react. And there’s no shortage of questions. Namely: Entering Sunday’s finale, what does it all mean?
Posted by MR on June 9, 2012
Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, so if you’re like me, you’ll wait another 10 days, purchase the last semi-funny-but-mostly-corny card at CVS and pat yourself on the back. It’s a time-honored tradition on par with calling your college roommate the day after his birthday. That’s just the way things get done.
If you’re one of the overly ambitious types who wants to buy something early, however, I have the perfect gift for you. HBO IS NOW SELLING REPLICA IRON THRONES. For a paltry $30,000 (and an additional $1,800 for shipping), you can buy the greatest chair in the universe, a seat worthy of those screaming furiously at the TV while pondering how to kill Joffrey.
If you don’t want to spend $30,000 on good ‘ol dad, though, I’d still recommend acquiring one for yourself (or me). I’d also recommend using it in one of the following three ways, which you can view after the jump.
Posted by BG on June 7, 2012
Winter is coming … which is really shitty news, because it means another season of Game of Thrones is in the books and we’re facing a long, painful wait until Season 3 finally hits our screens. Before the grief really sets in, we Thrones enthusiasts at PPC wanted to share our thoughts on a highly entertaining second season.
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t seen every single second of every single episode of Seasons 1 and 2. You’ve been warned.
Posted by MR on June 6, 2012