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10 Things Brian Likes – #6: Johnny Cash

Okay. Here’s the lowdown, ladies and gents. I know you haven’t heard from me in a while. My TV countdown is currently ongoing over at my Brian Terrill Movie Night page, but even there posts have been sporadic. The pace should pick up a bit come June. But I didn’t want the good readers of EarnThis to…

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ETCast, Episode 002 – Looking back on The OC, Season 1

For the second episode of the ETCast, Grant and I sat down to reflect on the remarkable first season The OC ten years after it first aired. We discussed some of the highlights and lowlights, and tried to decode what made this show so memorable and original. Download link (you may have to right click and “Save…

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Animation Evaluation: Introduction

Dan: While I was searching for images for a post I was writing for this site, I stumbled upon a blog called Taestful Reviews. I read through several of the reviews on the site, which focuses on animation, and really liked the voice of the writer, Kevin Tae. I reached out to him to see…

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Animation Evaluation: Disney 1989-1999

The Little Mermaid (1989) Kevin: Frozen is largely credited for creatively twisting Disney princess tropes, but for me, The Little Mermaid did it better. Although it returned to the animation Disney was known for in the golden days, The Little Mermaid should be known for innovating the Disney fairytale formula. Eric and Ariel fall in…

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ETCast, Episode 001 – Should Reviews Use Numeric Ratings?

Hello all – Colton and I recently sat down to record Earn This’s first ever podcast (Earn This PodCast = ETCast). We’re still working out the kinks of the format, but we’re excited to brave this new frontier. We make no guarantees about how frequently we post new episodes, but we’re going to give this a try…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #23 Eve 6

If you’ve been reading Earn This, you’ve known from the start that I have a minor obsession with this trio from La Crescenta-Montrose. The second article I ever wrote for Earn This was a (poorly written) review of It’s All In Your Head, which is still one of my ten or fifteen favorite albums in…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #24 Community

Some shows, like Parks and Recreation and Game of Thrones, remind me of summer storms. You know exactly what you’re in for as soon as you see the first gray clouds: First it’ll become overcast, then rainy, then windy, then you’ll get a few minutes of heavy thunder and lightning, then a pleasant post-precipitation humidity…