Wednesday, January 29

There Can Be Only Pun: TV Teams

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: TV Teams!

In honor of the big game coming up, we're looking for sports team TV shows. The teams don't have to be football teams; they can be any sport. The TV shows can be any genre. Here are few examples:

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Wednesday, October 09

There Can Be Only Pun: Crappy Cop Dramas

by Sean Adams

You guys, I have an addiction. I'm addicted to puns. I need them. I can't get enough of them. I HUNGER FOR THEM. That's why I've set up this weekly blog feature: so you guys can feed my addiction. Every week, I'll name the topic, give you some examples, and then you'll pun away in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter. I'll choose the best ones and post them here next week. Sound good? Good! Let's do it!

THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Crappy Cop Dramas

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Tuesday, October 04

Let's Get Grim!

by Randall Cleveland

The Walking Dead, AMC's hit TV series based on Robert Kirkman's comic book of the same name, made a big splash last year in its debut season, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series Drama that helped convince the network to renew the show for another 13 episode season. That new season is going to start up October 16. And to get you primed for more savage zombie action, AMC has released six webisodes showing brief glimpses into the lives of ancillary characters and zombies before and during the disaster that left the entire world decimated.

If you're not familiar with The Walking Dead, it's a series about a group of people just trying to survive in a bleak, horrific world ruined by a zombie apocalypse. It is possibly one of the most depressing literary works in history. Every time you think to yourself, "well, it IS a comic book, so I'm sure they'll come out of this scrape a little bruised but no worse for wear," a beloved character ends up getting torn to pieces by zombie claws or worse, gets their head lopped off in a field as part of a stalemate against a rival group of survivors.

(That was my very-long-winded way of warning you that even though it's a TV show the videos are scary, gory, and maybe NSFW. Watch at your own risk.)

 


So what are your thoughts? Are you excited for another season of zombie-fueled despair? Sick of the zombie thing altogether? Wondering why the show differs from the comic book so much? Post your thoughts in the comments, ESPECIALLY your predictions for plot points you expect to see this season.

 

 

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Wednesday, September 28

Turns Out In The Future, Some People Are Famous For SIXTY Minutes

by Scott Lydon

This weekend, a man is leaving television. A man who did many things in his life, and yet, will always be remembered for essentially filling time. A man who saw what was a traditionally serious niche and said "No! I'm going to bring humor instead! But not edgy humor that could offend people! Instead I'm going to take the much harder route and keep things PG-13, and keep going even when everyone on the planet makes fun of me and calls me lame! And only when they've given in and I've outlasted like everybody on the staff, only THEN will I walk away! As a champion!"

 

 

Andy Rooney. Today we Woot bloggers name you our brother. More inside.

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Monday, August 01

Woot Watches: Peep Show

by Jason Toon

For reasons that are probably obvious, the comedy of embarrassment and social ineptitude really resonates with me: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, that sort of thing. And I'm also way into the better British sitcoms, like Saxondale, The Thick Of It, and The Office again. So how come, even though it's been on since 2003, I never knew about Peep Show until a few weeks ago?...



While it offers certain logistical advantages, it's not generally a good idea to do your grocery shopping on your way to a party.

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Tuesday, July 19

Woot Watches: Season 4 of Breaking Bad

by Randall Cleveland

Yes, I know, it's Wednesday and the show aired Sunday. I'm lazy. So sue me.

If you haven't seen the show Breaking Bad, you're missing out. I also don't know why you clicked on this article, but thanks all the same. Anyway, the show follows high school Chemistry teacher Walter White as he begins producing methamphetamine to sock away enough money for his family to live on after he passes away from the cancer that's slowly killing him. It's a frenetic descent into a dark world while he clings desperately into his rapidly-diminishing morals. Season 4 just premiered Sunday night on AMC, and if you haven't seen it you should go away right now before I spoil it for you because I want to talk about a few things...

 

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