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What The Good Place Can Teach You About Morality

Despite its quirky humor and overly lit sets, The Good Place manages to tackle some of the biggest moral quandaries life has to offer each episode by teaching lessons with some very real philosophy. Watching through it, I can’t help but feel like the show makes for an excellent, if basic, intro to moral philosophy…Read […]

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What Cordcutter TV Service Should You Get?

Cord-cutting has always been the promise of streaming video, and we’re finally getting to the point where streaming the boobtube is better than paying for a cable subscription. Indeed, according to a recent report, 61 percent of young adults use streaming as their primary method of watching TV. But with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Cordcutter TV Service Should You Get?

Cord-cutting has always been the promise of streaming video, and we’re finally getting to the point where streaming the boobtube is better than paying for a cable subscription. Indeed, according to a recent report, 61 percent of young adults use streaming as their primary method of watching TV. But with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Bechdel Test, and Other Media Representation Tests, Explained

In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that’s not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel’s FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sense of “Rick and Morty” With This Character Timeline Chart

After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty is complicated enough that you might need to consult this character timeline chart. It tracks every significant or named character from the series so far, marking their appearances and deaths.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Your TV Over Your Fireplace

It seems so logical—you want your couch facing your fireplace and your TV, and right above the mantle there’s a beautiful, wide stretch of wall. So you hang your flat-screen right above the fireplace. And you’ve just made a TERRIBLE MISTAKE.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Horrible Rick & Morty Fans Demonstrate How Not to Be a Fan

Why does everyone hate fans of the sci-fi cartoon Rick & Morty? It’s a question that spawned two massive threads on the Rick & Morty fansite known as Reddit. A Twitter search for “Rick & Morty fans” shows that yeah, a lot of people do hate them, calling them obnoxious and elitist.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Horrible Rick & Morty Fans Demonstrate How Not to Be a Fan

Why does everyone hate fans of the sci-fi cartoon Rick & Morty? It’s a question that spawned two massive threads on the Rick & Morty fansite known as Reddit. A Twitter search for “Rick & Morty fans” shows that yeah, a lot of people do hate them, calling them obnoxious and elitist.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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11 Superhero Costumes That Deserve to Be Seen in Live-Action

We’re inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we’ve been in the age of the “practical” hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery Before It Premieres

Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to […]

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How Insecure Properly Lights Black Actors

For decades, photo and video equipment was designed and tested with only white subjects in mind. Lighting darker skin tones takes a different approach than lighting pale ones. Ava Berkofsky, director of photography on HBO’s Insecure, tells Mic how her team beautifully lights the show’s black actors, and Mic reporter…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Record Live TV When You Don’t Have Cable

The latest craze among Millennials is the old school TV antenna—at least according to a piece last month in The Wall Street Journal. Combined with standalone services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now, adding a $20 over-the-air antenna to your arsenal makes cutting the cord easier than ever. There’s just one problem:…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Tick Brilliantly Deconstructs Our Modern-Day Superhero Obsession

I thought I knew what to expect after seeing the pilot and, months later, the second episode of Amazon’s re-imagined Tick TV show. But, having now seen the initial six chapters of the series’ first season, the show still amazed me with how cleverly it cuts into the hyperdense muscle of superhero genre conventions. …Read […]

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