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6 TV and Book Bad Boys That Make Us Feel So Good

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Ever since I first watched My So Called Life when I was only a preteen, I knew I was in trouble. Jordan Catalano kept leaning against things. In flannel. With those bangs flopping over his forehead and that brooding look in his eyes. It was official: I was hooked on bad boys. Years later, I still haven’t beaten my addiction. There’s just something about that boy from the wrong side of the tracks who didn’t have the best upbringing but still manages to have a soft side. A soft side that only comes out around his true love, naturally. Luckily for me (and all of you), there are tons of awesome television bad boys to drool over. Here are my…

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Whodunnit: 4 Quirky Detectives from Books and TV

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Detective shows are pretty common, and we’re used to the age-old stereotypes. We have the gruff old cop who knows the ropes, the young new upstart who wants to buck the system. There’s the serious female detective in pantsuits and the family man who drinks a little too much and can’t quite let the job go at the end of the day. But my favorite type isn’t too serious or tortured – no, I love a good quirky detective. There have been a surprising amount of detectives who use humor and clever deducting skills to solve crimes. Here are three of my favorite – and one book! – that you should definitely be bingeing on: Sherlock   There have been…

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TV Pilots: Two that Nailed It and Two We Wish Could Have a Do-Over

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The new television season is upon us and we’re looking forward to some of the hyped new shows. But let the viewer beware—a pilot can make or break a TV series. I usually know within minutes if I’ve fallen in love or if I’m wasting my time. Which seems a little unfair: some of my favorite shows have terrible pilots, while some hooked me from the very start. So, based on extensive research (i.e., years and years of being a TV junkie), here are two of the best pilots ever—and two of the worst. The Best: Veronica Mars This pilot will go down in history as my favorite. Actually, so will the entire first season. Veronica Mars was pretty much…

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The 6 Beloved Couples In TV and Books That We Continue to Adore

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I’m not going to lie, this might have been the hardest article I ever had to write. As both a TV addict and a romance junkie, I have a laundry list of on-screen couples who I worship. Depending on the day or time, those couples fluctuate from, “Oh my god, I’ll die if they don’t get together,” to “Look at them kissing! I have so many feeeeeels.” In the spirit of journalistic honesty, I’ve done my best to narrow down my top five (So. Hard.). Couples who just barely missed the boat include, Buffy and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl, Lee and Kara from Battlestar Galactica — I could go on and on. So, from both canceled…

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3 Favorite Shows Back from the Dead and a Book

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Any TV addict will tell you: there’s nothing worse than our favorite show getting canceled. We spend hours watching and obsessing, becoming devoted to characters and storylines. So when they’re suddenly ripped away from us, it feels like an open wound that never totally heals. But thanks to new networks, new media, and crazy fan interest, canceled shows are suddenly seeing the light again. Just look at the buzz around Veronica Mars when creator Rob Thomas used Kickstarter to help fund a movie—and prove to executives that fans cared enough to pay up. Since then, it seems like a flood of long-dead shows are coming back: from Lisa Kudrow’s cult classic, The Comeback, to an X-Files six-episode miniseries set to…

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Shipping fuels love and war in the fandom universe

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“What are your thoughts on Arrow?” a friend of mine recently asked. Being an all-around geek and TV fanatic, I, of course, have a lot of thoughts on Arrow. But I told her the most important one: “I ship Olicity so hard it’s not even funny.” “Um, what was that?” my friend asked, and I realized that I had just used Internet speak in everyday conversation. She was looking at me like I was crazy—and maybe she should have. From shipping to cute pet-names for fandoms, the Internet is a strange and singular place. I first heard of shipping when I was in high school and developing a slightly unhealthy obsession with Liz and Max from the alien teen show,…

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Save our show! Fans unite to save our favorite TV programs

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I’ll admit it: I donated to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. My $30 bought me a digital copy of the movie, a T-shirt and the satisfaction of seeing my favorite TV show brought back to life. Which, as far as I’m concerned, is basically priceless. I realize I might be in the minority for thinking this way. Plenty of my friends and family have no idea what it’s like to fall in love with a show, to be consumed by it, to care so much you’re willing to spend your hard-earned money to keep it alive. I don’t simply watch my favorite shows, I scour the Internet for spoilers, I watch endless YouTube fan videos, I dream about them. And…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts (Agents of SHIELD edition)

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Hail Hydra! No, just kidding. We’re on the SHIELD team all the way, although to be technical right now it’s more like Agents of NOTHING. When we last left our heroes at the season finale of Marvel Agents of SHIELD, Phil Coulson—agent extraordinaire and their fearless leader—had gone all Sheldon Cooper and was writing on the walls. We’d like to tell you it was a scientific formula except we have no idea. We also have no idea just what alien secrets lurk in agents Coulson and Skye, whether sudden mega-human John Garrett will stay dead, if engineer Leo Fitz will ever be himself again and if Melinda “the Cavalry” May will ever admit her affection for Coulson. And what about…

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