That’s something that we do a lot in the show is, we take relationships that maybe should be fraught with annoyance and we try to put love in there because it’s funnier. I’ll give you an example, and this is something that has been interpreted in many different ways, but when we came up with the cops in town, Blubs and Durland, it was this thought of: okay, everybody knows the trope of, you’ve got an old hardass sheriff and his idiot rookie and he’s always saying ‘Damn it, rookie, get your head in the game.’ And we thought, 'What if every time the rookie screwed up, instead he said, “Well, you are a delight” and threw him a piece of candy?’ Like, what if the sheriff was just…endlessly just overjoyed every time his subordinate was inept? That is such a weird way to play it. So sort of similarly for us, it was like, 'Okay, what if Soos sees the world’s worst boss as the world’s most perfect man?’ You know, sometimes being kind and sweet is a much more unexpected punchline.
School is out for a few weeks (or you’re home for the holidays), and all of your current favorite TV shows will be on winter hiatus for a little bit, so right now is clearly the perfect time to start (and finish) a new series. Bless that Hulu Plus subscription. Hulu may not have as many original series as Netflix does, but they make up for quantity in quality. Hulu is low-key killing it in their original content department, also nabbing some hidden gems for exclusive streaming rights and amazing British series we otherwise wouldn’t be able to watch in America.
“Frank Sinatra does not know why the Frank Sinatra records no longer sell. Frank Sinatra cannot fathom why Lana Turner is on the 200th episode of The Love Boat. Frank Sinatra is not even sure what the fuck “The Love Boat” even is. Or what the fuck “Menudo” is. Frank Sinatra knows one undeniable fact: Lana Turner and Menudo are on the 200th episode of The Love Boat, and Frank Sinatra is not.”
From “Captain Stubing Has Collapsed” by Rob McCleary for Recommended Reading’s 200th Issue, “The 200 Episode Club,” with original artwork by illustrator Chelsea Martin.
A lot of what we read and watch comes to us through
recommendation algorithms, and we welcome our new robot
But this summer, we’re going old school — because
we haven’t found an algorithm that says: If
you loved this movie, you’ll devour this graphic novel. (Or like this
podcast, enjoy this short story … you get the idea.)
So we’ve called in some human help. Here are more
than 100 recommendations, courtesy of the living, breathing staff and critics
• Crush advice
• Embarrassing stories
• Recommend me tv shows/bands/movies
• Unpopular opinions
• Questions - any type
• About your pets
• Have you evers
• Would you rathers
• Tell me a fun fact about you
• Top 5 of anything
• Concert stories
• Just anything really, I just want to listen to you ✨💫
I thought to compile a list of some TV dramas that are similar to/might be enjoyed by those who like Home Fires. I’ve broken it down into periods but some do overlap so I have put them under the category they first start off in.