Once upon a time, in a mythical time long ago known as “the ’90s,” I remember being warned about tattoos.
Thankfully, Tina Fey’s new comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, debuted on Netflix last Friday, taking all of the insanity and quirk from 30 Rock and combining it with the blinding optimism that made Parks & Rec such a pleasure to watch until the very end.
Putting it quite simply, Net Neutrality, and the internet at large, won a major victory in the fight to keep information free.
There was a time, though, when telling someone you met your significant other online meant one of two things; they didn’t exist, or you were dating an old man in masquerade.
In the history of television, there hasn’t been a show that so accurately captures the dynamics of a large family as “Parenthood” does. For the last six years, we have watched the Braverman clan grow and live, which all came to a fitting end last week.
While everything was happening in Paris, Boko Haram, the terrorist organization and Al-qaeda affiliate, was carrying out one of the worst and bloodiest attacks in their history, leaving an estimated 2,000 people dead, though the real number may well never be known.
People across the world have once again united under a common cause in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France.
It’s been quite the year for the small screen. This last year we’ve seen network television stick to their archaic insistence on using the antiquated Nielsen system to find ratings, and we’ve seen them break away from tradition and point their wagons toward the wild west of the internet.
The country has been torn in half again.
I’ve spoken a few times now about Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance. I covered the first city council meeting, where Sarah Marsh was booed. I live-facebooked the entirety of the 10-hour follow-up meeting. I even wrote a bit about how shaming the opposition is not OK. This is going to be a little different. I’m going…