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Just watched ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and I’ll tell you what I think about it

Remember when I said “Fresh Off the Boat” won’t last past a season? I still stand by it. At least that’s the impression I got after the first two episode aired tonight.

Here’s the thing. The show is good. There are a lot of things I enjoy and that’s only because I enjoy these things. The 90s references, the hip hop, the entire idea of being a minority in a white man’s world. That stuff is great. In fact, there are a lot of things about this family that I recognized because I went through them as a kid myself.

Studies outside of school always happened. Chinese food brought in for school lunch. Refusal of expressing love through words. All of that I knew. (My dad never assimilated to American culture, so that’s one thing that isn’t the same.) So for me, as a Chinese-American who grew up in the States, that all made sense to me.

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Watching ‘Agent Carter’ reminded me how shallow we’ve become towards women

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter.

When I watched the first Captain America movie, I was crushing on Agent Peggy Carter. I don’t know if it was because Hayley Atwell was a new face to me or it was her British accent. But I really enjoyed her in the movie and I was heartbroken that it would be her only major role in the movie series. But when I found out that they would be making a mini-series of her character, I was so excited.

So this morning I finally got to watch the show and I loved it. It was a great story of her trying to prove to her sexist co-workers that she is more than just a pretty face. And she did prove that she was more than just that. In fact, she kicked ass.

So when I decided to go to the show’s Facebook page to catch up on updates, I saw this one comment that made me stop dead in my tracks.

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‘Agent Carter’ could be wonderful

When I saw the Captain America movie, I was crushing so hard on Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter. I don’t know if it’s the accent or what, but I liked her. I was sad when I realized that she would only make her appearance in the series in that movie.

However, we get this new show and I am excited again. Oh yes! I didn’t watch any of Agents of the SHIELD and I hope that doesn’t hurt my watching experience. After all, I’m just in it for Captain and Agent Carter.

I hope this is good. Reviews seem positive and I am a sucker for sucking into these things.

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Lorde responds to being featured on South Park

So after this fiasco happened last night and last week, music artist Lorde responded on Twitter.

It’s true. The two episodes actually were very endearing to Lorde. Her music is well-liked by the characters on the show and her drive of passion is very admirable. Good job, South Park.

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South Park returns the favor and mocks SPIN magazine, Brennan Carley for their Lorde article

South Park just aired an episode about transgenders and society’s acceptance of them. A subplot to the episode was about Randy Marsh living a double life as a geologist and pop star Lorde. This was a response to the very poorly written SPIN magazine article created by Brennan Carley. You can read about it here.

Last week, Carley wrote about a small scene in South Park’s episode based solely on a screen shot. The information he provided was completely wrong since he didn’t watch the episode. This week, South Park decided to put the writer and the magazine on blast for publishing the article of lies.

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Writer doesn’t watch South Park, then writes about the episode he doesn’t watch

Here’s the thing. The writer, Brennan Carley, wrote this article about how South Park made Lorde look like a middle-aged man. That man was Randy Marsh. The writer said that in the episode, South Park did this to make fun of Lorde’s appearance.

I watched the episode last night. None of that is true. Carley, however, writes it as if it were true.

In context, the boys were trying to get Lorde to perform at their party because Randy knows her uncle. When they were unable to do it, Randy stepped in as Lorde to help save the party. None of this was to make fun of Lorde. It was just a throwaway joke to further their story.

But Carley would tell you otherwise. Instead, he tells you something completely different. Something that didn’t even happen in the episode. And in the article, he suggests that you skip all the way to the appearance or Randy as Lorde, not watch any of the episode that builds up that appearance and explains it. The writer even tells you not to watch the entire episode. The same thing he must not have done himself.

As much as I like Spin, how can they allow a writer to write about something that happened in an episode when it’s very clear the writer didn’t even watch it? You can’t base an article off one screencap.

Don’t lie to us. You didn’t know.

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The Simpsons Kills Off Krusty’s Dad in Season Premiere

Samuel:

I think there were two deaths. At the end, while in heaven, Rabbi says he’ll see Krusty next week. That must mean…

Originally posted on TIME:

Fans of The Simpsons will be sitting shiva tonight for Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, father of chain-smoking children’s entertainer Krusty the Clown and the first fatality of the show’s 26th season.

Voiced by comedian Jackie Mason, Pa Krusty died on Sept. 29. He was born and raised in the Lower East Side of Springfield, where he became “the most respected man” in the community. It was there that he raised a son, Herschel.

Rabbi Krustofski intended for his son to become a rabbi like himself and Herschel’s grandfather, but the boy’s desire to become a clown came between the two. Herschel grew up to become Krusty the Clown, a figure of joy to kids in the town of Springfield (State Still TBD) and beyond. But the Krustofskis were estranged for many years, and only reunited with the help of a couple local children: Bart and Lisa Simpson.

Late in…

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