How to Talk Shit Online

How to Talk Shit Online

16 Views“People are just as allowed to dislike things as they are permitted to enjoy them,” writes cultural critic Kate Wagner in the Baffler essay “Don’t Let People Enjoy Things.” Wagner (creator of the architectural critique blog McMansion Hell) shuts down one of the dumber memes going around right now, where fans bravely defend Game … Read more

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As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

20 ViewsEven as Quibi, the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials. The Los Angeles-based company has already launched a beta version of its streaming service, Ficto, and yesterday announced a host … Read more

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You Should Be Able to Stream Exactly One Thing

You Should Be Able to Stream Exactly One Thing

16 ViewsAre we living in a golden age of television? Quite possibly, if your idea of TV is “a piece of visual entertainment to be watched alone, enjoyed, and never thought about again.” Personally, I find shows themselves less interesting than talking about them—even if it’s just complaining about why bad episodes were bad—and the … Read more

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Why the Writing in Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’ Feels Off

Why the Writing in Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’ Feels Off

22 ViewsTyrion is one of several characters that fans complain is poorly written in season 8 of Game of Thrones.Helen Sloan/HBOWith each new episode of Game of Thrones, complaints about the hurried and inconsistent writing seem to mount. Long-standing threats are being dispatched too easily, and plot threads we thought would matter have been quietly … Read more

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