Sitcom

October 26, 2014 - 9:09pm
Review: Two more episodes in the series' inaugural season find it sticking to its shallow routines while once again showing promise for poignancy underneath.

Making friends as an adult is weird.

As a kid, your world is small. You sit next to other kids on the bus. You swing on swings. You play in the sand. Your moms drink wine on the porch while you ride bikes in the driveway. Friendship.

As a teen, you pick a category and define yourself. Jock, geek, goth, theater kid, music nerd. These are your people. Stick to them like glue, and enjoy the same things as far as your minimum wage part-time salary from the grocery store will take you. Friendship.

October 13, 2014 - 8:03am
Through its social-media caution tales, 'Selfie' has the power to be relevant -- if it can control its self-destructive impulses. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

Haters gon' hate. But in the Twitterverse, haters mean you've "made it." You're famous. And favoriting their hateful tweets is a way of showing it doesn't hurt you. But we can't favorite away real life haters. We should change to better fit their expectations of us.

April 1, 2014 - 1:17pm
After nine seasons and countless stories of friendship and relationships to cherish, the series finale to HIMYM was upsetting to a vocal faction yet legendary to all. Warning: Spoilers Ahead.

The hour-long series finale of CBS’s hit romantic comedy How I Met Your Mother aired Monday night, ending with a twist that many didn’t see coming. It was a curveball met with howls of frustration on Twitter and downright vitriolic critical outrage. But as the episode concluded, it wasn’t the television screen at which I sat staring, mouth agape, dumbfounded. It was my Twitter feed.