Stranger Things returns to Netflix for season 3 on July 4, a fine date to celebrate the Dungeons & Dragons-loving kids of Hawkins, Indiana. The monstrously popular show has more Upside Down ground to cover in season 3, having spent season 1 opening the gate to the opposite dimension filled with Demogorgons, then seemingly closing it in season 2.Before we see if that rift was locked shut for good -- let's face it, probably not -- let's go back and remember the key moments in the bike-riding adventures of Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas -- and Eleven. We can't forget the Eggo sales influencing lab experiment cuter than ET.Season 1Will disappearsCast your mind back to the very first episode, when we first heard Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein's swirling synth soundtrack and met the aforementioned Dungeons & Dragons-playing best friends. The nerdy but cool Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas slay imaginary monsters from a saturated brown basement in '80s-set Hawkins, Indiana. More Strange … [Read more...] about Stranger Things recap: Everything to remember before season 3
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AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. As we wind down 2018, our best-of coverage continues with the following question: What’s missing from our list of the year’s best TV? Kyle Fowle There’s hardly reason to argue with almost any year-end list these days because of the sheer number of good TV shows out there, but I’m genuinely surprised that HBO’s High Maintenance didn’t make our list. The second season of the HBO run keeps with the anthology-esque spirit of the show, but it goes deeper in ways surprising and touching. So, there’s still the random characters that populate New York and The Guy’s life, but what’s different this time around is a narrative through-line involving The Guy’s ex. That character arc, one of pain and … [Read more...] about What’s missing from our list of 2018’s best TV?
Funbag Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto:[email protected]). Today, we’re talking about couples therapy, rude coaches, Charles Dickens, food gentrification, great feats of acting, and more. Drew Magary is out this week doing god knows what (DEADSPIN AWARDS, DECEMBER 5, IRVING PLAZA, NEW YORK CITY) and has for some reason allowed me, editor in chief of Jezebel, to fill in. He’ll be back next week, so if you hate my shit, I don’t want to hear it! If you love my shit, I don’t want to hear that, either! I am an emotionless cyborg, crafted purely for the purpose of contemplating all the profound questions you transport my way. I feel nothing. Strap in, smokers, because I just popped three CBD gummies and am here to be the interim advice administrator/question-answerer in your life (today). Jason: Sad that civility and common sense don’t reign at my place of employment. … [Read more...] about What’s The Worst Thing People Do In Office Bathrooms?
Although I am known mostly for my groundbreaking research in wypipology and the cookout studies, my family background has given me extensive experience in Thanksgiving-related arts and sciences. Seriously. Because I was raised in a family of women who love to cook and are saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost, we never had family dance parties. None of my aunts know how to do the Wobble (Well, my aunt Joyce might, but everyone knows she’s a heathen). Most of my family traditions revolve around thanking Jesus for his many blessings and potlucks. While most people only celebrate the holiday once a year, my family averages about 6-12 Thanksgiving every year. Every birthday, religious holiday and anniversary served as a potluck supper complete with passed-down potato salad recipes and multiple flavors of Kool-Aid. I was a grown man before I realized it was a holiday. I still get texts from family members that say: “We’re having a Thanksgiving on March 20th at … [Read more...] about The Survival Guide To Black Thanksgiving
We’ve met God before, of course. He of the four fingers, and the booming voice, and the seriously requited love for Ned Flanders (except when he let Ned’s house get wrecked by a hurricane that one time). In The Simpsons’ universe, there is, objectively, a God. Specifically the Judeo-Christian variety, as worshipped with great ineptitude and opportunistic selfishness by the people of Springfield. There are other gods out there, too, apparently, who appear just as real, depending on the episode, writers, and what size filter is applied to the series’ show bible that week. So “My Way Or The Highway To Heaven” isn’t especially revolutionary, even though it’s told from the perspective of God and his right-hand angel, St. Peter, as they mull over the dwindling number of people admitted to heaven these days. Mostly old ladies and Promise Keepers, the latter of whom God admits, creep him out with how fervently they try to push religion on people … [Read more...] about A trio of sweet religious tales sees