Is Selfie the first show that actively engages in social media?


by Vivian Obarski The Internet and television have had a history of odd interactions. While there’s been attempts to engage with Internet culture with blogs — Gossip Girl’s entire plot centered on a blog and instead of writing stories in a diary, John Watson on Sherlock uses a blog to recount his adventures — it’s […]



As-I-Play Borderlands 2: Following Directions (Part Three)

by Kristin Bezio Today’s mission – hunt down Roland’s missing soldier. Shockingly, he’s still alive when I get to him; not shockingly, he dies after about ten seconds of blathering at me about how a Psycho ran off with the power core that I now need to go fetch. Off I go to fetch. This […]

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The WORST. Worst than a guy that shoots people in the face for his job.

Scandal Chat: Season 4, Episode 4

VO: You know, if you’re a paranoid dude, parking your car in abandoned lots is probably not the smartest idea in the world, Jake. And of course Papa Pope would try and make a move. KC: He’s slipping. VO: HOLY SHIT. OLIVIA POPE IS EATING FOOD. AND RED WINE. KC: This may be the first […]

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TLF Does PCAS – Gamer Style

Over the first weekend in October, three intrepid TLF women set out on separate journeys for New Orleans for the annual Popular Culture Association of the South conference. On the way, they encountered challenges and hurdles in the form of storms, giant metal beasts which blocked their ability to fly, and luggage-chewing serpents hiding in […]

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DC is *never* this cold, Liv.

Scandal Chat Season 4, Episode 3

Guess who’s coming to dinner! VO: You know, for a guy who says he’s not her boyfriend, Jake sure acts like one, despite his objections to dinner with Olivia’s dad. Jake and dinner with Papa Pope is one of those awkward moments. even more so than if the parents caught you having sex. KC: Why […]

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Start the speculation: All-lady Ghostbusters 3 news fires up fandom

by Vivian Obarski A few days ago, my Twitter feed alerted me that the rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters 3 was pretty much a go. Directed by Paul Feig — who has done right with the great Bridesmaids and The Heat (one of my favorite movies of 2013) — the most recent news said that […]

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As-I-Play Borderlands 2: Oops (Part Two)

So the theme of this post is about me making mistakes. First mistake – not remembering (like a total n00b) to check what the buttons on my controller do every time I level up. Turns out, I have a fun power that I didn’t realize I had and that I’ve probably been able to use […]

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Our Wishlist for 2NE1′s Potential Domination of the U.S. Pop Scene

The TLF executive offices have been writing about how much we like 2ne1, the Korean K-pop girl group for some time. For example: The Learned Fangirl Discusses 2NE1; ‘Cause I’m So Bad, Bad, But I’m So Good, Good: Minzy; Guide for the Perplexed: Kpop; and Guide for the Perplexed: The Baddest Female Seoul City Ever […]

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Scandal's Season 4 OTP

Scandal Chat: Season 4, Episode 2

Editor’s note: You see, what happened was…We at TLF had every intention of getting this done in a timely manner. We were even thinking about doing an audio recording since we were presenting at the Popular Culture Association conference in New Orleans together.(More on that later) But… NOLA: VO: wakes up and digs self out […]

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Mastodon, Music Video, and Twerking as Punchline

by Keidra Chaney Here we go again with Mastodon and disappointment. The last time I wrote about Mastodon was last year, when the band sold a stunningly offensive shirt for Thanksgiving, and then proceeded to defend themselves against charges of racism and sexism by trotting out the old “satire” softshoe. Not gonna rehash that again, […]

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