The ABC’s of TV

In order to dispel any lingering doubts that we are living in the golden age of television, I thought of at least one show that I love for almost every letter of the alphabet. You know, for science.

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Just Sitcoms

Good comedy always makes for great TV, which is why sitcoms have been around for nearly as long as TV has. Simply put, a sitcom is an experience, one that has quirky characters getting into whatever wacky hijinks the world has in store for them that day while delivering snarky one-liners. We enjoy them because we recognize the mundane situations (getting a new apartment, making new friends, traveling, etc.), but the fun comes from watching witty, clever, and odd characters deal with them in unconventional ways. We love sitcoms because they bring humor to many areas of life, making us laugh wherever and whenever. Continue reading

Just Extraterrestrials

You know what’s great about space aliens? They literally represent a whole new world of possibilities for a story. Whether they come in peace or come to destroy us, their presence represents thoughts and actions that are immensely different from our own, often coupled with rich Sci-Fi backstories that are out of this world. Close encounters with them usually make for some good entertainment and creative storytelling. We could fight them, learn from them, help them, or even teach them; the possibilities are nearly as vast as the stars in the sky. As a gesture of goodwill to any aliens who might be living among us, here’s a list of some of our favorite characters and races not from this earth.

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Just Moms

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this wonderful day, we’re paying tribute to all the great Moms from our favorite stories. Enjoy, and add your own favorites in the comments!

  • Helen Parr (The Incredibles)
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  • Clair Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
  • Vivian Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-air)
  • Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
  • Wilma Flintstone (The Flintstones)
  • Harriette Winslow (Family Matters)
  • Drew Saturday (The Secret Saturdays)
  • Martha Kent (Superman: The Animated Series)
  • Susan Storm (Marvel Comics)
  • Dexter’s mom (Dexter’s Laboratory)
  • Maddie Fenton (Danny Phantom)
  • Agent K (The Replacements)
  • Margaret (Adventure Time)
  • Suyin Beifong (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Ursa (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Kya (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Pema (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Linda Flynn-Fletcher (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Bunny Bravo (Johnny Bravo)
  • Joyce Summers (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer)
  • Linda Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)
  • Joan Holloway (Mad Men)
  • Betty Draper (Mad Men)
  • Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Jane the Virgin)
  • Naomi Bunch (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Lila Ames (Gilead, Home, Lila)
  • Melian the Maia (The Silmarillion)
  • Karen Tyler (Wonderfalls)
  • Rosa Hubermann (The Book Thief)
  • Dana Hartz (Happy Endings)
  • Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
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Just Vehicles


Needless to say (though I’m gonna say it anyway), having a classy ride is a bold statement, even for fictional characters. When our favorite characters drive by onscreen in their favorite rides, we can’t help but look on like a bunch of SoCal pedestrians, slide off our sunglasses, and think, “there they go again in their awesomely sweet ride. Looking good!” Characters always have somewhere to go, but, thanks to their iconic transports, they know they’ll always be riding in style. Here’s a list of some of our favorite vehicles, in no particular order. Continue reading

Just Teachers

You know what good teachers do? Well, yes, they teach, of course, but there’s more to it than that! They see the world-changing potential within their students and deciate all their time and effort into drawing it out as well as refining it. To our beloved protagonists, a skilled mentor offers valuable guidance and relevant tutelage to their respective journeys, helping them to grow and inspiring us to grow in turn. In honor of them, here’s a list of some of our favorite fictional teachers (in no particular order). Continue reading