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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #51: “Pokémon”

Small-Screen 66 – #51: Pokémon (Syndication / WB / Cartoon Network, 1998-Present) In my Film Favorites countdown, I briefly considered the question of what constituted the best “video game movie” of all time. But when it comes to TV series, there is no debate. With more than 850 episodes over 18 seasons (and counting), Pokémon is…

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Ranking All 20 Episodes of Party Down

There are no bad episodes of Party Down. In two seasons of ten episodes each, Party Down — one of my favorite shows of all time — landed a hit with each half hour. The blend of darkness with warmth, fast-paced scripts filled with raunch, fantastic relationships between characters, and great guest stars almost every episode makes Party…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #52: “MythBusters”

Small-Screen 66 – #52: MythBusters (Discovery, 2003-Present) “Don’t try anything you’re about to see at home.” “We’re what you call ‘experts.’” This admonition, in addition to being whole-cloth hogwash (if no one ever “tried this at home,” how could anyone BECOME an expert in the first place?) opens each episode of today’s selection. Fortunately, the…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #53: “Adventure Time”

Small-Screen 66 – #53: Adventure Time (with Finn & Jake) (Cartoon Network, 2010-Present) Let me start by saying that those who like this show tend to REALLY like this show. If I come across as an insufficiently devoted fanboy, I apologize in advance. Adventure Time originated as a seven-minute short produced by series creator Pendleton…

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The Top 15 Advertising Jingles

  Ah, the jingle. Brainwashing at its most palatable. Like all aspects of advertising, jingles are carefully crafted to instill a need in you, the consumer. Without the company’s product, your life lacks meaning, and you are an inefficient, unsuccessful organism. You loser, you. Better do something about it right quick. The most insidious (and…

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The Top 10 Characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender – Honorable Mentions

When we ranked our Top 10 Avatar characters, many of our favorites missed out on the final ranking. Here are several great characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender who didn’t receive enough votes to make the Top 10, but whom we still hold close to our hearts. Our honorable mentions. Appa Katy says: I must say that I expected more recognition…

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The Top 10 Characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Here at Earn This, many of us are huge fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender. And we all agree: It’s the characters and their development that make this show great. Six of us sat down and each made a list of our ten favorite characters. The results were often quite varied, but several names showed up frequently…

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The Top 10 Count Gauntly Episodes (So Far)

The 24th episode of Count Gauntly’s Horrors from the Public Domain will be running all this month on Fairfax Public Access. It’s hard to believe that two whole years have passed since we first started broadcasting from “the crypt” in April of 2013. Our second anniversary seemed like a good opportunity to take a look back…

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Ranking the Seasons of The Office

I have repeatedly proclaimed my love for the American version of The Office. It’s surely one of my favorite TV shows of all time. But — as with virtually any long-running sitcom — it does have high points and low points. One thing I’ve been meaning to do since the show ended in 2013 is to…