Breakfast At Tiffany’s is so much more than a fashionable proto-Sex And The City

In a 2017 essay, Erin Horáková describes a phenomenon she calls “Kirk drift.” She argues that our commonly accepted pop culture image of William Shatner’s Captain Kirk as a suave womanizer has very little basis in the actual Star Trek canon. As Horáková puts it, “Macho, brash Kirk is a mass hallucination.” Yet once…

Grey’s Anatomys lengthy existence isn’t a joke, it’s a strength

In a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy titled “Cold As Ice” (the penultimate episode of the show’s 14th season and its 316th episode overall) one of the doctors arrives in the ER hypothermic and seemingly dead. “We’re not gonna lose her,” announces Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). “The same thing happened to me and I was…

In a sea of unintentionally creepy rom-coms, the original Overboard goes, well, overboard

The strongest real-life romantic relationships are built on trust, mutual respect, and clear communication. In the world of rom-coms, however, all you need is a case of amnesia, a crude man with questionable morals, and a hoity-toity woman who needs to learn that her real value lies in being a wife and mother. At…

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Even without a resurrection, John Legend rises in NBC’s electrifying Jesus Christ Superstar Live

After spending the past five years trying to turn live musical theater into a TV movie, NBC finally figured out that the best way to present live musical theater is as, well, live musical theater. Billing Jesus Christ Superstar Live as a “concert” turned out to be something of an April Fool’s Day joke. This Easter…