So, it occured to me: In terms of sheer quantity, Critical Role is basically the longest I have ever spent watching a show.
Goblins and O’Brien specials aside, there are 76 episodes. Which in a normal show would be three seasons.
But this isn’t a normal show. The episodes are over three hours long.
A regular TV show has 42 minute episodes.
Total runtime on the series so far is 236+ hours (15 HOURS LONGER THAN THE SIMPSONS), which doesn’t include breaks, Critmas and the Q&As (thanks @critrolestats).So if Critical Role was a ‘normal’ show, it would have 337 episodes. An average television season is 22 or 24 episodes. Assuming 22 episodes to a season, we’re a third of the way through Season 16. 24 episodes a season, we’re watching the start of Season 15.
What other show have you watched 15 seasons of? Because according to Wikipedia,there are only nine scripted primetime shows in the US with 15 or more seasons. Four of those are ‘half-hour’ (22 minute episodes) programs. So really, only Gunsmoke, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, CSI and ER are longer. And by the end of the year, it will only be Gunsmoke (which is around twice as long right now) and the Law and Orders left. SVU will be left in the dust by mid-year, and Gunsmoke will be last show standing by the end of the year.
And while I’m here, Critical Role is around twelve and a half times longer than Harry Potter. Ten times longer than The Hobbit/LOTR. Five times longer than Game of Thrones (so far). It’s more than two and a half times longer than all of those combined. And how attached are we to the charactersand story in those? The defining fantasy media of the 21st Century. And we’ve had two and a half times the world building, the character development, the action, the drama, the comedy. Even if you cut the combat mechanics out, it’s still close to twice as long as long as those three series.
consider: diana prince and steve rogers working together durin wwii………… being good friends……………. mourning together abt war……….. big hearts……… her being reminded of Someone Else and then when steve goes down in the plane…………………. BUT THEN them meeting each other again in the 21st century
Shepard: Girl of the 21st Century (Released January 29, 1999 on VHS)
The crossover that no one wanted, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Mass Effect. Anything space related I immediately think of Mass Effect, so when I watched Zenon with my friend last semester, well…
China has come up with a tern for SJWs:白左 (literally "white left")>白左 is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values...
Yeah I read about that too. The Chinese generally have a much firmer grasp on reality than Westerners do, which is why the second half of the 21st century will unambiguously be China’s. Their analysis of what we would call “liberals” or SJW’s is spot on, “white left” is a great insult and very descriptive. The Chinese are much more aware of Jewish power than we are, so a good understanding of the jewish left (the driving pseudo-intellectual force of the left) is theoretically much easier for them.
Hey, gorgeous people. I'm planning to make an rp blog of deaf character (not deaf and dumb, he speaks, although with difficulty, of course). Can you help me with resources, bc I'm just starting to know about a sign language and stuff. Thank you!
A masterlist of categorized links on D/Deaf/HoH information including terminology, communication, and a list of YouTubers’ personal stories!
I couldn’t sleep therefore Ultimate Post-TWS Stucky headcanon. This got long like almost 2k what the fuck brain can I at least sleep now.
So imagine that Bucky just can’t remember anything, even after weeks of therapy and recovery, after reading every book about the Howling Commandos, watching all the videos, listening to any story Steve is willing to tell (Steve doesn’t tell him much, the stubborn bastard, insists he should have patience, it’ll come to him.)
And he’s frustrated but he trusts Steve (don’t ask him why) (it’s the puppy eyes probably also Steve’s a terrible liar) but then Steve needs to attend important Avenger business so he’s away a lot and Bucky’s alone and watches a lot of crap TV and then one night he’s watching one of these home video shows and there’s this one kid stepping on a skateboard, falling flat on his face, cue the laugh track. Bucky’s not sure how that’s funny but then again he once spent an entire afternoon laughing instead of renovating their tiny apartment after Steve had tripped over his feet – which is impressive, considering how tiny they were – and stepped right into a bucket of paint so maybe this stuff being funny was a case of you had to be there.
My Top 14 Romantic Comedies From the Last 14 Years
It’s that time of year again where half of us are hugging their special someone while the other half are hugging their pillows. But have no fear, romantic comedies are here. These are my favorites from the last 14 years.
14. Hope Springs (2012)
One of 2012’s most overlooked comedies starred Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an older couple who seek to revitalize their marriage with the help from a marriage counselor (played by Steve Carell). It’s nice to see Streep play a lighter role every once and a while and even TLJ’s deadpan humor gets you laughing.
13. Warm Bodies (2013)
One of last year’s most overlooked comedies was a zombie take on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. Nicholas Hoult stars as the very-dead “R”, whose continuous narration gives his corpse some life, comes across the very-alive Julie, played by Teresa Palmer. I was actually quite surprised by this film as it is one of the best entries in Hollywood’s current zombie trend.
12. Ruby Sparks (2012)
Ruby Sparks is a creative take on the romantic comedy. This indie flick is about a struggling novelist who begins to write about the girl in his dreams and she inadvertently comes to life. Stars Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (who also wrote the film) have so much chemistry as they are also a real-life couple. If you’re looking for a quirky romance, you’ve come to the right place.
11. 50 First Dates (2004)
Back in the day when Adam Sandler starred in fairly decent films, he and his Wedding Singers co-star Drew Barrymore reunited for this Hawaii-set RomCom. Sandler is an animal trainer who tries to win the heart of a school teacher, except she has extreme short-term memory loss. It’s not necessarily a deep film, but it’s full of laughs and The Beach Boys.
10. Tangled (2010)
When you think about it, Disney’s Tangled is really a romantic comedy. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi) use each other to get ahead, but in the end they fall in love. Filled with colorful characters and enjoyable music, this film sparked a resurgence of Disney animation greatness.
9. Love Actually (2003)
Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, Rowan Atkinson, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Lincoln are some of the many faces that appear in the widely popular Christmas movie. Love is in the air (well…in Britain really) in Love Actually.
8. Don Jon (2013)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, produced, wrote, directed, and starred in one of the sexiest romantic comedies in recent memory. JGL plays a womanizing, porn-addicted gym nut who falls in love for the first time. He and Scarlett Johansson give some of their best performances to date. And sorry ladies (and gentlemen for that matter), no nudity from either of them.
7. Legally Blonde (2001)
Definitely the most “girly” on the list, Legally Blonde is really a well-made film. Reese Witherspoon goes from the pretty sorority sister to a law student to win over the man she thinks is “the one”. Legally Blonde has an array of wonderful characters and big laughs. My advice, stay clear of the sequel.
6. Enough Said (2013)
Enough Said is one of the most down-to-earth films I’ve seen in a long time. Television icons Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini star as divorcees whose relationship becomes complicated. These characters, dialogue, and emotions all feel real. And being one of Gandolfini’s last performances, it is certainly one of his best.
5. Shallow Hal (2001)
You can learn a lesson or two from Shallow Hal. In one of Jack Black’s best movies, he stars as a womanizer who after unknowingly being placed under a spell falls in love with a 300-pound woman as he only sees her inner beauty. That 300-pound woman is played by the gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow. This is definitely a feel-good romantic comedy.
4. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon, and Marisa Tomei star in one of the most well-written romantic comedies of modern times. While Carell tries to save his marriage, Gosling struggles to impress a girl who has stolen his heart. With great humor and interesting plot twists, Crazy, Stupid, Love is a real treat.
3. Midnight in Paris (2011)
Midnight in Paris is one of my favorite Woody Allen films of all time. Owen Wilson fills in the shoes of a Woody-type character who accidentally travels back in time to the 1920’s Paris and falls in love with a woman from that era. Did I forget to mention that he’s already engaged? This film is a love letter to Paris, enriched with the culture of yesteryear. The ensemble cast includes Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll, Adrian Brody, Tom Hiddleston, and Kathy Bates.
2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This romantic comedy reenforces an unwritten law of marriage: when you marry a woman, you marry her family. When a young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek man, she struggles to obtain her family’s approval. This type of dilemma occurs through multiple cultures, certainly not as funny though. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is fun, romantic, and absolutely hilarious.
1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook is everything you want in a romantic comedy: great performances, big laughs, and lots of lovin. Bradley Cooper stars as a man recently released from a mental hospital and attempts to win back his ex-wife with the help of a not-so-levelheaded widow, played by the Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence. Moving, charming, down-to-earth, sexy, and funny, Silver Linings Playbook is wonderful in every sense of the word.
Now if you excuse me, I’ve got some movies to watch.
The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock artists who ascend to the major leagues, but there’s something different and specific about the Strokes. They were a vicious, new thing that also held more in common with the rock mythos of the past. The youthfulness, the leather jackets, the partying. Most of our biggest rock artists are too self-conscious or self-deprecating or self-aware to have the kind of magnitude of the Strokes and buy into it entirely. Which they did, under all that detached cool. They were a rock band in the classic mold. They burned out, faded away, and returned as classic rock — and given this is the 21st century, that all happened within about half a decade. Sure, the War On Drugs signed a two-album deal with Atlantic, but it’s hard to envision any of these other rock bands embodying the classic ethos of the genre in the same kind of big-screen fantasy as the Strokes. They have an aura. They’re the kind of band where they walk onstage and you have to process the fact that you’re in the presence of them. That’s the stuff of bands that define a generation. They don’t feel human.
I’m a birdwatcher. Granted, I’m not too
organized about it. I don’t keep notes or anything. But let’s say, I run into Bob Dylan behind
a movie theater and a sparrow lands on a tree branch behind him. Dude, I’m totally
fixated on that sparrow the whole time. I just like watching birds. I think they’re funny.
I remember one time while laying in the backyard on acid, squinting at a bird on
a fence, I realized I needed glasses. Jesse was there. I even said to him, “Dude!
I think I need glasses cuz I can’t see that bird for shit.” And a couple of
weeks later I had glasses. And Jesse thought that was hilarious. Of course he’s
gone now. So, it’s just me and the birds and a different kind of looking glass.
I’ll see a weird bird I’ve never seen before and I’ll look it up. Not for
science or a hobby. I just like to read about their little bird lives, like where do they live and what kinda music are they into?
These stories I write are weird birds too, I guess. People I
see on the street and in the mall keep asking me the same question, “How ya
doing?” and I can’t for the life of me figure out the answer, so I write these little stories like
descriptions of little birds I know nothing about. I write them to the trees
and the Walmart parking lot. It’s something to tell myself so I don’t go crazy perhaps. It’s some kinda song to sing to the first half of the 21st century.