so this just happened
This totes happened. Leslie is thrilled.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer + foreshadowing
YOU DONT UNDERSTAND. THE TROPE FOR WHEN YOU MAKE A JOKE AND LATER DOWN THE LINE IT BECOMES PAINFULLY UNFUNNY BECAUSE OF TRAGIC EVENTS IS LITERALLY NAMED “FUNNY ANEURYSM MOMENT” BECAUSE OF THIS SHOW.
So I just found out that Laverne Cox has an identical twin brother, who played pre-transition Sophia in OITNB.
I was wondering how they found someone that looked just like her to play the role!
they were discussing Sophia’s back story and she told them “ya know, i have a twin brother.” they asked him to do it and he said yes! :D
fun fact Jenji Kohan told Laverne Cox that they were going to hire somebody to play her pre-transition because they didn’t want to traumatize her or trigger dysphoria by having her pretend to be a man and she was like “no no, I can do this, I’m an actress” but the creators of the show insisted on using her twin brother instead
The Mountain and the Viper
Yes, that exactly what happened, no one can tell me otherwise.
The eighties spy drama “The Americans” is sexier than many pay-cable shows, in part because it’s about life as role-play
Illustration by Studio Nippoldt for The New Yorker (31 March, 2014)
"An asteroid hit the Earth and that’s canon, no question about it. But what you didn’t know is that the Study Group survived the blast by hiding in The Eleven Herbs & Space Experience van (convenient, but good convenient, like ‘Indiana Jones’ fridge in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ convenient) and then remade themselves in the post apocalyptic wasteland, turning Greendale into a safe haven where everyone dresses like the extras in Mad Max. Still a comedy at its core but darker and edgier, kinda like a gritty Nolan version of the original. It may be reminiscent of The Day After Tomorrow, but it’s actually more like Zombieland without the zombies or Bill Murray, who couldn’t be reached to play a part in this production.” - Excerpt from the journal of Abed Nadir, Co Founder of the Independent Greendale Republic, to be added to the audio commentary of the movie he is planning on shooting once Hollywood is rebuilt.
HBO: In a previous episode, Oberyn is writing a poem for his daughter. Have you thought through his life in Dorne?
Pedro Pascal: I see him as an extremely contemporary, progressive and loving father. I think it’s so suitable that he had nothing but daughters to raise. He doesn’t shape ideas based on old conventions so his daughters are not limited by backwards, medieval morality.
HBO: He’s very emotionally intelligent.
Pedro Pascal: I think there’s a depth in the way that Oberyn perceives the world and the way he lives in it. I think there’s a lot of woman inside of Oberyn, which attributes to his strength.
HBO: Can you explain what you mean by “a lot of woman”?
Pedro Pascal: Perceptiveness. Intelligence. In the world of ‘Game of Thrones,’ which can harshly reflect some of the darker elements of our reality, I would argue that women are often forced to be smarter and more in touch with themselves because their circumstances are so ruled by men. Women’s survival skills kick in a bit earlier.
HBO: Would you say that Oberyn is a feminist?
Pedro Pascal: Absolutely. Without choosing to be. It’s just intrinsic and logical to him. Ellaria Sand is the love of his life because she is his equal, if not his superior, in certain ways. That’s part of what makes him such a fierce man because he knows who to take his lead from.
HBO: How do you hope that fans remember Oberyn?
Pedro Pascal: As a lover and a fighter. As a fun character who ushered in something new to King’s Landing and stirred some sh*t up: Big in, big out.
HBO: Fans are bound to be brokenhearted.
Pedro Pascal: As am I. As I have been all along."
I LOVE THIS
"Community has pulled off one the most patient easter egg: in one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word "Beetlejuice" was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline."