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  1. The New Who Yearbook

    March 26, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    I love everyone on this TARDIS

     Posted by Kim and Sage

    Ten years ago today, the Ninth Doctor grabbed Rose Tyler’s hand and told her to run for her life.  For those who had grown up with the classic series, it was a thrilling new beginning.  For those of us who had never heard of this time traveling alien in a big blue box, discovering the adventures of the Doctor and his companions was life changing.  So how do you celebrate this momentous occasion?  If you’re us, you imagine a ten year high school reunion and then you make a yearbook of all the modern Doctors and their companions and friends, of course.   If all of these characters went to high school together, who would have been the class clown? Prom Queen?  Most likely to succeed?  Read on to find out!  You’re getting a serious look at our head canons here…

    – Kim

    Best Couple: Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor

    Rose Tyler
    Senior Quote:
    “So what happened after he climbed up the tower and rescued her?” “She rescues him right back.” – Pretty Woman

    Activities: Head Cheerleader, Prom Queen, Cross Country team, Glee Club, Soup Kitchen Volunteer, Chips of the Month Club

    The Tenth Doctor
    Senior Quote:
    “Love? Above all things, I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” – Moulin Rouge

    Activities: Physics Club, Model UN, Track & Field, French Club, Prom King

    Biggest Flirts: Captain Jack Harkness and Amelia Pond

    Amelia Pond
    Senior Quote:
    “I know what boys like.” – The Waitresses

    Activities: Detention

    Amy Pond Kissogram

    Captain Jack Harkness
    Senior Quote: 
    “It’s called chemistry, I have it with everyone.” - Jeff Winger, Community

    Activities: Track Team, Captain of the Innuendo Squad, Handsome Men’s Club, Homecoming King, President of the Gay-Straight Student Alliance

    Captain Jack Harkness Naked Ladies

    Class Clown: the Eleventh Doctor

    Senior Quote: “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams” - Arthur O’Shaughnessy and Willy Wonka

    Activities: Captain of the Football Team, Modern Dance, Millinery and Haberdashery club, sole member of the Giraffe Appreciation Club, National Forensics Champion in Storytelling

    Wittiest: Donna Noble

    Senior Quote: “No one’s ever gonna shag you if you cry all the time.” – Love Actually

    Activities: School Newspaper, Junior Detective’s Club, Typing, Improv Team, Library Assistant

    Donna Thin Air

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  2. “Weird, passionate, and gross.” – Community Recap

    March 23, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    Community Season 6, Episode 1
    “Ladders”
    Posted by Kim

    “Welcome back to Greendale!”

    I’m not going to lie, I teared up when that was the first sentence of Community‘s season six premiere.  Against ALL odds, Community has made it to its destined sixth season.  The Human Beings lived perpetually on the bubble at NBC.  We lost our showrunner and then we got him back…only to lose Chevy Chase and Donald Glover.  We were ACTUALLY canceled and then Yahoo swept in and saved the show at the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute.  We lost Yvette Nicole Brown in the interim.  At what point does Community no longer resemble the show we all fell in love with and fought SO HARD for all these years?  Dan Harmon and company address this question full on in “Ladders”.

    Much like the pilot, “Ladders” opens with the Dean thanking the “Save Greendale” committee over the PA while we check in with the 4 remaining members of the Study Group.  HELLO EXTERIOR SHOTS. We haven’t seen those in forever…thanks for that money, Yahoo.    However, like Garrett, Greendale can never TRULY be saved, right?  When Dean Pelton says they saved the school from 534 critical emergencies, Annie pauses. She runs to their board in the study room and finds a star that had fallen behind the cabinets: “Frisbees on roof”.  Outside (OUTSIDE!! Not over it) an errant frisbee lands on the roof joining a massive pile of them.  It’s the straw that breaks the camels back.  The roof in the cafeteria collapses under the weight of the frisbees, nearly killing Fat Neil…erm…Garrett.  Welcome back to Greendale indeed.  It’s still a toilet, but it’s OUR toilet.

    The Save Greendale Committee gathers in the study room where Annie reluctantly informs Abed that Shirley has moved to Atlanta to take care of her father and Chang worries that white people are taking over the group.  Right as Jeff, the leader of the White People, assures him that’s not true, the Dean strolls in with “New Shirley” Frankie Dart…a very white Paget Brewster who will always be Cathy from Friends and therefore cannot be trusted because she will definitely come between two best friends.  Frankie has been hired to evaluate how to ACTUALLY save Greendale.  Frankie is by-the-book.  She believes in rules and order.  She’s evaluated the core members of Greendale and found them to be “weird, passionate, and gross” (best compliment ever).  Her motto is “Someone needs to say I’m in charge and that person is me”.  She carries plain black binders.  Naturally the Study Group hates her on sight (“Who in the crazy bitch?”).

    Frankie goes about whipping Greendale into shape.  She goes through the class schedule and gets rid of the nonsense (I get that the “When it is okay to shake a baby?” class had to go but getting rid of “Magic Wands” is unforgivable).  She questions Britta’s poor management of Shirley’s Sandwiches, saying it’s “consuming your happiness and turning it into burned bread and debt”.  She gets rid of booze in the teacher’s lounge.  She checks off a season’s worth of emergencies in Annie’s binder in a matter of seconds.  It all leads Jeff to ponder how much you can improve a place before it doesn’t resemble itself anymore (META!). Frankie didn’t suffer for Greendale, after all.  What right does she have to make it better?

    As they tend to do when their world and their routine is threatened, the study group reverts to their basest selves and they cling to their normal with a blind ferocity.  Everyone except Abed, that is.  It’s funny that Abed is the one perpetually treated with kid gloves when it comes to massive change because out of all of them, Abed WANTS to be open to change, even if he’s not capable of it.  (A great example of this is how he was the first one recruited for the glee club in “Regional Holiday Music”.)  Abed doesn’t see Frankie as a threat, he sees her as a new character in his show.  He does worry that it’s the end of “our show” and isn’t sure what Frankie has to offer because she is too similar to Annie physically and she seems to be too grounded to fit in.  To her credit, Frankie tries to speak Abed’s language (sure, she does it for somewhat nefarious and manipulative reasons, but this wouldn’t be Community if she wasn’t hiding SOMETHING).  “I myself am exceptionally boring, and I am quite proud to be that way, because it allows me to help the less boring people turn quirks into results.”

    She also says that she assumes (because she doesn’t own a TV) that good shows are capable of change, so she shouldn’t be a threat to him.  “I think you scare people because you live in the real world and not up your butt,” Abed ponders as he meets with Frankie and Chang the next day.  Living in a world of drama and conflict is exciting and easy, but to quote our friend Ron Swanson, we shouldn’t confuse drama with happiness.  Unlike his friends, Abed is at least WILLING to give Frankie’s reality a shot…even if he can’t resist spicing up her reality with some “Improving Greendale” and “Sending emails” montages. (“If you change your clothes one more time, you’re fired.”)

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  3. “The United States of Kink” – Scandal Gif-Cap

    March 22, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    you're olivia pope

    Season 4, Episode 16
    “It’s Good to Be Kink”
    Posted by Sage

    Lena and her wig are having a moment. I’m so glad this episode fell on my turn. Let’s gif busy. (You heard me.)

    “I did nothing illegal…I’m human. I’m a man.” “You’re disgusting.” Leo did a thing. A thing that Abby finds “disgusting.” With a lady, perhaps?

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    “You’re not a saint. I’ve been between the sheets with you. You’ve taught me some things.” This is not the right route to take in this argument Leo. Abort. Abort.

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    “I will take care of it…I AM IN CHARGE NOW.” And you should always be, Ms. Whelan.

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    “Some woman…who slept with a large swatch of DC power players.” “Claims to have slept.””It’s not fake. You saw the part about the guy she calls the ‘Dustbuster’?” OH, YOU LIKE IT LIKE THAT, DO YOU, LEO? Has anyone fanfic-ed this chapter of Sue’s memoir yet?

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    “I need you to stop this book. I need you to shut it down.” Booooooo.

    shutting this bitch down

    “Oh my god, you’re Olivia Pope. Hold on, am I in trouble?” It’s Lena Dunham in some horse hair pigtails! And she might liked to be punished.

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    “I mean, define ‘violate,’ for you.” Her delivery of this was very Shoshanna.

    sherlock stick to the facts

    “Make that book disappear from the planet.” Do we have to round up the guys? Please say we have to round up the guys.

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    “Thank you, Liv. I’ll have Leo send over a check.” “Tell him it’s on the house.” I feel like this is the only time I’ve heard mention of OPA actually getting paid for their work.

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    “I need immunity from prosecution.” Huck demands immunity from David as they go after B6-13. He won’t give up his family again.

    shaggy it wasn't me

    “Where have you been?” “Dentist.” “The DENTIST.” Lie better, Huck.

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    “I grew. I came here to tell you in person that I won’t publish the book. If you give me 3 million dollars.” Yesssss, play the game, Sue.

    i know things cookie

    “You mean a ‘whore’? When did you become so weak?” Well, this got interesting.

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    “The power you wield in this town, Olivia, it’s legend. You used to exude it. It came out of every pore. It gave other women a contact high. So I must admit I’m a little disappointed by your behavior towards me.”

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    “As if picking up a hot stranger in a bar for a dirty screw is a crime…I’m not ashamed.”

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    “I stood in this office and I promised Clarence Burk a change.” Fitz thinks he can get mandatory body cams for police officers through a Republican Congress. Also, he’s actually President-ing. This is new.

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    “I’m running for senator of Virginia.” Sign me up for the United States of MELLIE.

    mindy now we're talkin

    “Wow, that’s history making. Good for you and good for Virginia.”

    you win forever josh hutcherson

    Mellie wants Leo to run her campaign (smart lady); Abby makes up some bullshit reason why he’s not available, leaving out the words “dust” and “buster.”

    “But she’s most active on Land-O-Kink.” “Two million members and counting.” “The United States of Kink.” OPA logs in to sift through the guys on the database.

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    “To keep it from being hacked? That’s old school. Respect.” Sue typed her manuscript on a typewriter and Huck is impressed.

    fist pound it crown

    “Hi, Colt?” “You must be Sue.” Quinn and Huck send Sue out on a date with CHARLIE. Also, “COLT”?

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    “I’d tie your arms to the rafters then I’d nail your feet to the floor.” Um, pass?

    reasonable hour friends

    “Mentally, she’s a mess. She carries her gun with her everywhere she goes. Won’t go out at night. Won’t even order take-out. I have no idea how she’s surviving.” Fitz and Jake have creepy boys nights where they gossip about Olivia’s fragile mental state.

    i don't know why friends

    Time for a “reading the book” montage! Let’s meet Sue’s conquests.

    gentlemen donna parks

    “Joystick.” “Thruster.” “Sit and Spin.” You forgot one.

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    “Only one left: The Doctor.” HE WOULD.

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    *Only the “this is my dick” gif would have been appropriate here.

    “It’s not his occupation, it’s his initials. D.R, Liv. D.R.” David Rosen also tripped the Sue Fantastic. I need all of the details.

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    “I was dead inside, I needed to feel.” “DISGUSTING.” But really, poor Abby. Two dudes she’s been in serious, real relationships with.

    don't tell me you're sorry

    “Let me remind you: after your little failed coup. You work for me. Your time is my time. So get your ass off the swings. Get up on the hill. Get me my votes. Understood?” Cyrus has Lizzy Bear in his pocket and he’s putting her to work on body cams. Could be a worse mission though.

    things happening doctor who

    “Gentlemen, please, if you’ll just calm down.” OPA gathers all of the men Sue wrote about. If they each contribute $175,000, they can buy the book. There’s a lot of yelling and people being VERY IMPORTANT.

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    “You think this is funny, Bergen.” “A little.” Never leave me, Leo.

    cinderella story why i love you

    “STILL IN.” Just stay here forever.

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  4. “The person in the mirror.” – The Mindy Project Recap

    March 21, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    mindy im done.gif
    Season 3, Episode 20
    “What to Expect When You’re Expanding

    Posted by Sage

    In January, my friend Brittany invited a group of ladies (including me) into a health and fitness support group. Not the kind of support group with burnt coffee and a moderator named Milton who has a pre-teen’s wispy mustache and alimony issues, this one takes place mostly over e-mail and a lifestyle tracking app. It’s a built-in cheering section and resource center for a handful of busy humans who are just trying to handle things. And unlike those humiliating public weigh-ins that serve as a front for pushing so many Weight Watchers branded plastic snacks, this group approach doesn’t feel like our punishment for being born women.

    Like Mindy Lahiri, so many of us (women in general) can’t remember a time when we weren’t planning on losing a little weight. We put our lives on pause until we can hit a goal that we never reach. We’ll start running or reconnect with that high school friend or go on a beach vacation or start dating only when we’re perfect, and not a second before. What this does is set us up for a never-ending cycle of disappointment and, at the end of our days, a bucket list with nary a check on it. THIS IS NO WAY TO LIVE.

    mindy project what

    Mindy’s confidence has inspired me from the get-go with TMP; I love how loud and unapologetic it is. Mindy Kaling is fucking gorgeous. Dr. L’s wardrobe is to die for. There’s no reason for her swag not to shine like the damn sun, except for the long-standing television rule that female characters who don’t fit into the size spectrum of a Limited Too store must be ashamed of their bodies and constantly bitching about the “last ten pounds.” A woman who doesn’t hate herself shouldn’t be a sitcom revelation, but she is.

    In this episode, Mindy’s self-love is addressed head-on when she pregs right out of her normal person clothes and quite nearly loses it. None of her fabulous frocks fit and she’s already had it with the bullshit maternity compliments. (“If one more person calls me frickin’ radiant, I’m gonna kill someone.”) Worst of all, she’s not in the mood to “take the D-train into Seduction Junction”, aka have sex with her matinee idol of a boyfriend. (Guys, she’s broken.) In fact, Danny’s good looks aren’t doing him any favors at the moment. His George Clooney-style advancing sexiness is reminding Mindy of her Rosemary Clooney-style expansion. And not even “Mambo Italiano,” known sonic aphrodisiac, is of use when Mindy feels so damn unpretty. (“That is a hot song, babe. Want me to put it on?”)

    babies are shady mindy

    “TAMRA. GET ME MY JUICE.”

    Enter Tamra’s oft-mentioned cousin Sheena, to get both Danny and Mindy’s minds right. I haven’t watched Orange Is The New Black – I haven’t forgiven Jenji Kohan the slow, sad deterioration of Weeds – and so my life has a serious Laverne Cox deficit. Thank you to Mindy K for casting her, and especially for casting her as an actual transperson. (So very believable that Mindy – or anyone – would be too dazzled by her beauty to notice.)

    mindy too hotmindy too hot
    Sheena is an “aspiring stylist,” but her inspiring philosophy of self-image make her more of a life coach. “You look fine,” she tells her new client. “It’s your attitude that’s terrible.” She stands behind Mindy as Mindy considers her body. Sheena asks her if she’d ever talk about a friend the way that she talks about herself. Of course, not. An enemy, sure. This is Mindy Lahiri we’re talking about. But not a friend. “You ARE talkin’ to your best friend,” Sheena explains. “You.”

    as any other bitch in the room mindy
    Which brings me back to my little group of motivators. Women crap out at losing weight for a lot of reasons, and none of those have anything to do with willpower or strength of character. It’s because we’re doing it for our husbands or our moms or the judgey ladies at our book group instead of us, or because we’re so very terrible at forgiving our humanity that any one setback can lead to an emotional implosion. We save our most cruel judgements for ourselves. And that’s why we need our Sheenas. With my team of Sheenas on call, hiccups that would have sent me straight down the barrel of a sleeve of Thin Mints were quickly rationalized and forgotten.

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  5. Gimme Kimmy Schmidt’s Fuchsia Lip!

    March 20, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    kimmy schmidt

    Posted by Lacroix

    HOF is proud to welcome another fab contributor, Lacroix of Lacroix the Beauty Blog to give us tips on recreating looks from our favorite shows!

    Gimme. Kimmy. Schmidt. Spring. Lip. (say that 3 times fast).

    After managing to wind down to 7 tv shows this season (Broad City, Mindy, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, Empire, Fresh Off the Boat, Blackish, Better Call Saul, Helix), I finally gave into adding yet another show onto my queue. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I burned through Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt this past weekend.

    kimmy schmidt head nod
    I’m sure you heard about Unbreakable in some way, shape or form. Whether it be Kimmy’s disdain for velcro or your colleague at work who bursts out with “PINOT NOIR” at the desk next to you…oh wait – that’s me.

    kimmy streets

    These streets have me like…

    The blatant display of Spring in every aspect of the show is so aptly illuminated through Kimmy’s style, from her canary yellow cardigan and peter-pan collared shirts to her matching fuchsia pants and lip look.

    While Titus Andromedon’s radiance can be achieved naturally (my confidence shines when it’s at least 60 degrees), I need/want Kimmy’s fuchsia lipcolor now!

    I did some research, and here are some lipsticks that I recommend:

    MAC Cosmetics Lipstick – Flat Out Fabulous

    mac fuchsia

    Described as a “matte bright plum.”

    Chanel Rouge – Coco Jean (454)

    chanel fuchsia

    Described as “Deep Fuchsia”

    Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes – Faint For Fuchsia

    maybelline fuchsia

    The colors presented are mere suggestions, in no way shape or form do we profit from the links provided to the product. Feels tested and approved!


  6. “How’d you like to live with Uncle John?” – Gallifrey One 2015, Part 3

    March 18, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    gally tardisPosted by Kelly

    Just before we left for Los Angeles, Sage sent us the following gif. Caption? “Us by day three.” Accuracy? Astounding.

    Con life is a commitment. If you don’t throw your body and soul into it, you’re not doing it right. This is as true for guests as it is for attendees, because while we were “Uptown Funk”-ing you up to the bitter end on Saturday night, John Barrowman was stuck in a bathtub. If he could wake up the next day and command an auditorium full of Whovians, we could certainly get out of bed to watch him. So we did. And when we turned on the television, Burn Gorman was there. You know you’re at Gally when real life is better than your dreams.

    Every Christmas is “Last Christmas”

    Our day began with “Last Christmas” playing in the big auditorium, which was a nice way to ease gradually into the morning with DEBILITATING FEELS OH HELP CLARA’S OLD BUT SHE’LL NEVER LOOK ANY DIFFERENT TO THE DOCTOR. IT’S TOO EARLY FOR THIS.

    “Mummy on the Orient Express” live commentary 

    New honorary member of our club Jamie Mathieson took the mic first for a live commentary on his rollicking, Agatha Christie-inspired train adventure, also known as Sage’s entire bucket list. He was moderated by Who’s 50 author Robert Smith?, who stepped up and knocked it out of the park when writing partner (and, yes, one-time Head Over Feels guest contributor) Graeme Burk came down with a cold. (Feel better, Graeme!) Our sparkling kaffeeklatsch conversation with Jamie obviously helped him prepare to discuss the episode, because he hit on a lot of the same points, but with added shippiness.

    • Jamie on the Doctor and Clara’s early conversation in the corridor (but really any scene): “They said there was gonna be no flirting, but you look at this, and it’s sizzling.”
    • He didn’t specify in the script that Clara would wake up on that beach so far from the TARDIS, but obviously the Doctor carried her until he found the perfect spot.
    • Clara’s “I love you” was also not scripted toward the Doctor, so we can thank the director for that glorious moment of tension, and we can thank Kim for asking about it at the kaffeeklatsch in the first place.

    In conclusion, Jamie Mathieson is one of us, Jenna and Peter know exactly what they’re doing, the directors ship it, get on this literal space train.

    An interview with John Barrowman

    We were already girding our loins for Barrowman’s arrival when we saw his tweets.

    No objections.

    For all of Barrowman’s panel antics, our official theme song courtesy of Eve Myles and Burn Gorman, and the rest of our final day at Gally, head on over to The TV Mouse!


  7. “You could use something good right now.” – Scandal Gif-Cap

    March 17, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    Scandal Season 4, Episode 15
    “The Testimony of Diego Munoz”
    Posted by Kim

    After a brief detour into “very important episode” territory, Scandal (and thus our gif-caps) returned to soapy and scandalous form this week.  Just how we like it.  Not that we didn’t like “The Lawn Chair”, BECAUSE WE DID, it just felt a little icky snarking on that one.  And what is Head Over Feels and Scandal without snark and animated gifs?  Very little.  Let’s get right to it!

    Susan Ross preps for her Vice Presidential Confirmation hearings. 

    “As a single mother, I have a unique perspective.” 

    Susan freezes for what feels like an eternity.

    “A little odd, isn’t it, that I’m going to tell you a cute little story about my daughter…” Abby and Cy’s faces say it all: “ABORT! EVERYBODY PANIC!”

    Susan loses it and starts laughing hysterically.  One might call it panic laughter.

    “So that happened…”

    Liv drinks alone in her apartment, clutching a gun and her phone. 

    “I’m not coming back.  There is no back.” Someone needs to run off to an island again and her name is Olivia Pope.

    Liv hears the “Where’s the black lady?” lady arguing with the super across the hall.  She eavesdrops Boo Radley style.

    “You can’t change the locks for five more days,” Liv says through her peep-hole.  Olivia Pope, creeper defender of tenant’s rights.

    The lady’s name is Rose and she insists that Lois would never leave without telling her. 

    Olivia puts Huck and Quinn on the case of finding Lois’ body. 

     
    Huck’s ex-wife shows up saying her husband Diego Munoz worked for B613 and she has files.  Did we just learn Huck’s real name?

    “The laugh heard round the world.” 

    “My job is simple: to take away the questions.” Leo, my treasure.

    “Got it. No more laughing. How do we begin?” “More laughing.” Yes, I support this strategy.

    They send Susan on a talk show tour regarding the laugh.

    “You need to be one with the core conservative base.” I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM MY HOUSE!

    “Who doesn’t love a gay wedding?” “You, Susan. You.” Petition for Leo to be a series regular in season 5.

    “STOP TELLING THE TRUTH.”

    “I do love the Bible.” 

    “Please don’t break out the freshman psychology.”

    “This is fun.” “I know.” Leo and Abby turn each other on so much.

    David goes to Jake and Huck about the files and starts rattling off movie lines. 

    “Don’t speak about murder in front of the Attorney General.”

    “Fine let’s just find the guy I’m NOT going to kill.”

    “Being President is an exhausting job.” You have to do lots of things.

    Susan quits.

    “This is just theatre! Play acting.”

    Huck and Quin talk about the ways that they would have gotten rid of Lois’ body and it feels like weird foreplay.

    “You don’t just tell anyone about B613.”

    (more…)


  8. “Bible’s on fleek.” – The Mindy Project Recap

    March 16, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

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    Season 3, Episode 18 & 19
    “Fertility Bites” &
    “Confessions of a Catho-holic”
    Posted by Sage

    Compared to the last two episodes, “Fertility Bites” and “Confessions of a Catho-holic” don’t make for a cohesive pair. But I’m still strangely glad that I’m recapping them together, if only to highlight the differences between a lukewarm Mindy and a pretty great one.

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    The former occurs, we learn, when a half-baked storyline butts up against subject matter that’s a little icky. The Mindy Project has never been all sweetness and light – there’s an archness and an edge that’s appropriate. At its best, the show dances that line joyfully and adeptly. But it’s a tall order to create zany comedy from fertility issues, even if the joke is on Mindy and – to his dismay – Danny. I didn’t find the episode offensive in any way – just not entirely successful.

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    With San Francisco long forgotten, Mindy’s Manhattan fertility clinic is almost up and running. The interior looks like an Oprah magazine spread; Morgan is prepared to open up a vein to help Mindy make her venture a success; and subway commuters are being treated to ads featuring a blue-eyed Dr. Lahiri. (“You look like a werewolf.”) The only element missing is a clientele.

    Even in The Mindy Project’s candy-colored New York fantasyland, I can’t believe that neither Mindy nor Danny would be concerned about wrangling a patient base first. With no experience other than the fellowship, Mindy expects that the women will come a-runnin’. But fertility treatment is not a Groupon business. No hopeful parent-to-be wants to bet on the newest game in town, even the one with the plushest waiting room sofa. So Mindy starts to lie.

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    The defining rule of the comedy behind Always Sunny is that it’s always The Gang who end up looking like assholes. This way, they can set their episodes at Pro-Life rallies, welfare offices, and bath salt rampages and still boast a level of sensitivity. “Fertility Bites” proceeds in the same fashion. Mindy’s bold-faced lies about her level of experience illuminate her desperation and wonky moral compass. At no point is the show making fun of families who have these kind of issues, except perhaps Cousin Lou, whose issues may result from his refusal protect himself from radiation at the dentist because “aprons are for girls.” Danny is unwittingly pulled in to the lie when Mindy claims that her own pregnancy is one of her success stories. From there, the episode spirals into a series of dick jokes. (“How she pulled this off all on her own, I can’t even conceive,” Danny failing to pop the champagne cork.) And I love a good dick joke. Mallrats is in my top 5 favorite movies. I just think we could have done better here.

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    What this episode does give us in character development is more proof of the humiliation that Danny will endure for (and because of) Mindy. He’s so easily embarrassed (never forget his horror at Christina’s gallery show); “Fertility Bites” was at its best when Danny strutted around the cocktail party, totally unaware that his lack of virility was the evening’s main topic of conversation. Back at home, he sulks for exactly one hot second. (I timed it.) And then all is forgiven when Mindy declares her intention to move in. Ugh, look at this. His crooked smile, her ombre highlights. It was almost enough for me to forgive the rest of the episode too. Almost.

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    But let us not dwell on what was lacking. Let us dwell instead on stunt-casting Stephen Colbert as a hunky priest. That beard. That intensity. Have you read The Thorn Birds, by any chance, Father Michael? Just wondering.

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  9. “Have fun! Get drunk! Kiss boys!” – Gallifrey One 2015, Part 2

    March 13, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

    Barrowman Grope

    “I’m going to have to grab them.”

    Posted by Kim

    Well, two out of three ain’t bad.  Unless you count being groped by John Barrowman, which we very much do.

    After turning in (read: passing out as soon as we queued up “Galentine’s Day” on Sage’s computer) at a decent hour on Friday night, we woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to take on Saturday.  Note to future Gally attendees: you may feel pressure to stay up until the wee hours of the morning (many DO every single night of the con) but don’t be afraid to go to sleep.  Seriously, the minute I made peace with the fact that it was okay to go to bed, the happier I was.

    After I spent a couple of hours studying the schedule when Gally released it a few weeks before the convention, it turned out that Saturday was our lightest day when it came to official panels and interviews. (Me in an email: By no means do you have to do everything I say but I’m pretty certain this is what everyone will want to do. #Monica)  But that’s the wonderful thing about this con: even when you DON’T go to panels, there is an abundance of things to do.

    We took advantage of our free morning to both mentally prepare ourselves for our photo-op with John Barrowman and to make the rounds of the autograph tables.  The great thing about the autograph tables, as opposed to photo-ops, is that you get the chance to have an actual conversation with them.  Our first stop was the LOVELY Naoko Mori.  We caught Naoko when she didn’t have a line at her table, which lead to us being able to chat with her for as long as we wanted.  We congratulated her on unbuttoning her pants in the middle of her interview on Friday (“Guys, I had to.”) and commiserated about the weather on the East Coast, regaling her with the story of our dramatic race to LA the previous year (it never gets old).  Sage promised to make a shrine for Tosh when she visits Cardiff later this year prompting Naoko to once again throw shade at the Torchwood-ian devotion to Ianto.  (I genuinely wish that we had audio of the way she would say “Iantoooooooooooooooo.”)  She signed Sage’s photo with a “Saaaaaaaage”, so clearly she knows how Paul McGann pronounces Sage’s name.  As we said goodbye, Naoko chirped some incredibly sage advice, proving that she really knows what cons are all about.  “Have fun! Get drunk! Kiss boys!”  WE’RE DOING OUR BEST, GURL, BELIEVE ME.

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    These two were thick as thieves all weekend.

    Next, we moved on to Eve Myles’ table, where naturally we did some flailing over her work in season two of Broadchurch (SHE IS SO GOOD ON IT).  Strangely, we did not ask her things like “Tell us EXACTLY how David Tennant smells” (HOW? We are failures).  Instead, we spent most of our time gushing over James D’Arcy, who had been confusing/enticing us on a weekly basis with his dual performances as the shady Lee Ashworth on Broadchurch and the bumblingly adorable Jarvis on Agent Carter.  She assured us that he is a delightful man and also thanked us for reminding her to watch Agent Carter.  Our work is never done.   She signed the Torchwood cast 8x10s by putting a halo over Gwen’s head and WANTING to draw devil horns on Jack (she also commented that Naoko’s signing of Sage’s name looked like “sausage”), so essentially, she’s a perfect human being and we want to be best friends with her.

    Then it was onto the table belonging to our official con crush (aka the “Paul McGann Award”), Burn Gorman.  This is why the Torchwood trio is perfect: Burn unknowingly landed the punchline to the joke unknowingly set up by Naoko.  As Sage handed him her picture, he also read the way Naoko had drawn out writing her name.  “Eve said it looked like she wrote ‘sausage’ instead of ‘Sage’,” Sage said.  “Well, you know—” Burn began.  “Oh no, this is boring.” “TELL US,” we shouted, and it’s a testament to his character that Burn did not flinch.  “We’re anglophiles, we promise we won’t be bored,” Sage implored.  “Well, we DO put sage in our sausages, so it’s very fitting,” he said bashfully, earning our love for life.   After that, we geeked out about theatre with him, as he’s been living in New York while shooting Forever (and to THINK I quit watching, sigh) and seeing a good amount of shows.  Sage continued her campaign to get every Whovian actor to do New York Theatre, while I commented on his somewhat unconventional casting as Bill Sikes in Oliver! on the West End.  “Yeah, Cameron (as in McIntosh) wanted to go a whole different direction with the show and about halfway through changed his mind.  I did bulk up quite a bit for that part though.”  Then I told him that I had played Nancy in high school, and his response was “Of course you did!  Look at you!”.  I may have to get that compliment etched on my tombstone.

    Lastly, it was off to Hurricane Barrowman’s line. We got to the table right as he was taking this picture. His assistant made fun of him because his tummy was hanging out…to which he retorted “HOW DARE YOU!  I DON’T HAVE A TUMMY!  IT’S FLAT!!” Because of course. We listened as he started composing his tweet, pondering exactly what to say. He settled on “I have a really long one but I want it longer.” Then *I* said, you should hashtag it “RibbonWhore”. He laughed and did that very thing. And proceeded to do so the rest of the weekend. You’re welcome, America.  As he was signing for us, we showed him the picture we took with him at NYCC 2013 (the infamous BOOBIES picture) and warned him that we had a photo-op coming later and we needed to top it.  He studied the picture and said “I might just have to grab them.” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.  We did our requisite flailing about Arrow (with John’s assistant pointing out Sage’s “Bitch with Wi-Fi” shirt to him) and told John we would see him for our photo-op.  And boy, did we.

    John Barrowman Gallifrey One 2015

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

    We’ve said it before, but the photo-ops are quick and dirty.  There are a LOT of people to go through in a limited amount of time, so you have to go into your photo knowing EXACTLY what you want to do, be it something ridiculous or just having a good snuggle.  We highly advise that when it comes to John Barrowman, you do something fun…because he’ll do everything short of kissing you.  Gillian’s Lady Ten flashed him.  Shannon wrapped her Fourth Doctor Scarf around him.  Obviously Sage and I went for the boob and pec grab (with John being smart enough to change his expression to be different in our two pictures).  He simply said “Turn around” to Michelle and then grabbed her boobs.  And Kelly?  Well she just said “Do whatever you want, John.”  He replied with “Give me your leg,” and that’s how Kelly’s picture became the cover of a bodice-ripping romance novel.  Where do we go from this collage, you guys?  Only down.

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    Post Barrowman Glow.

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  10. “Powerful depictions of awesome ladies.” – Happy International Women’s Day from Head Over Feels!

    March 8, 2015 by HeadOverFeels

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    Posted by Sage

    Every day is International Women’s Day here at Head Over Feels. But we’d never pass up a chance to throw some extra virtual roses and appreciation to our favorite ladies of pop culture. This list is hardly exhaustive – it’s more of a cross section of the fierce-ass females who make us proud. Why not leave your special recognitions in the comments?

    Eva Green’s performance on Penny Dreadful

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    I punished myself for weeks after I neglected to leave a spot for Miss Eva Green on our Top Performances of 2014 list. If you’ve been watching Showtime’s sumptuous and campy horror series, you know that SHE DOES NOT PLAY. As the haunted Vanessa Ives, Eva holds back nothing and she’s certainly not concerned with keeping things pretty and lady-like. The first season’s seance possession scene was easily the most terrifying sequence I’ve seen on television, all thanks to Eva’s nerve and audacity as an actress. Bring on season two.

    The “Pie-Mary” episode of Parks and Rec

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    Several people who obviously know me incredibly well assured me that I would adore “Pie-Mary.” The episode perfectly skewered the time-honored reality of political sexism and the trendy meme of internet-fueled “meninism.” “You’re ridiculous, and men’s rights is nothing.” Seal claps all around.

    Viola Davis

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    Listen, I hope that Viola Davis never stops humiliating the New York Times and the insipid Alessandra Stanley for their now infamous profile of Shonda Rhimes, the President and CEO of Thursday Nights. There are times when it’s enough to do your job and (like Viola has, deservedly) collect the accolades. But then there are prejudices and stupidity that should never be allowed to fade into hazy memory.

    Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech

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    In which Kim and I did the play-at-home version of Meryl Streep’s epic whoop of approval. LADIES SUPPORTING LADIES.

    Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard

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    I’ll probably never recover from the inexcusable snubbing of Wild, when 127 Hours gave all the Academies giant boners just a few years prior. But I know that won’t deter Reese and Pacific Standard from bringing us future projects where women are allowed to be messy, tough, and totally fucking crazy. (And if we could get some diversity in there too, that’d be everything. Thanks, girl.)
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