Rants and Reviews

BoJack Horseman, The Good Place, and intra- and extratextual goodbyes

What is this, a crossover episode?

Two critically acclaimed shows about bitter, cynical people struggling towards redemption ended this week and, after watching them both, what stood out was how the ways the characters say goodbye to each other mirror how we as an audience say goodbye to them. Here be spoilers.

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Rants and Reviews

a completely objective and overarching ruling on the quality and value of bbcs Dracula based on watching one episode and then rage quitting

Vampires are a metaphor. What they’re a metaphor for – the parasitic aristocracy, predatory sexuality, Mormon celestial marriage – may shift with the anxieties of the era, but they always represent something.

When Sherlock Van Hellsing asks a cadaverous, sore-covered Jonathan Harker if he has had sexual intercourse with Dracula, you can only wonder if Moffat and Gatiss have made a horrific and tasteless AIDS analogy.
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Take Your Inspiration Where You Find It

Sometimes it’s hard to know where and when an idea that transforms your work – transforms your life, even – had its genesis.

Sometimes you can go back over your Google hangouts history and see exactly why you did that, laid out in black and white.

And then sometimes you decide it’s not embarrassing enough that you know; the rest of the world should know too.

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