The Top 5 Things We’re Thankful For This Year

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  I’m getting ready to head to Brooklyn to cook Thanksgiving Dinner for 10 of  my friends (I TOLD you I was Monica!).  But before I cook all day and then stuff myself silly (but not TOO much, I have a birthday party dress to fit in to in 2 weeks), I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the top 5 Pop Culture things Sage and I are most thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Because without them, this site wouldn’t exist and the world would be a much less flaily place…

1) Community

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: falling in love with Community changed my life forever.  I’ve attended TWO CommuniCons this year.  I’ve met many many Twitter Communies this year, and they’ve moved beyond just internet friends to ACTUAL friends. I’m so so so grateful for this weird little show about a study group at Greendale Community College and the JOY it has brought into my life, through both the television screen and the relationships I have formed because of it.  Thank you, Dan Harmon for your madness.  Thank you writers for your words.  Thank you to the cast for your performances and your love for the fans and being all around delightful Human Beings.

And thanks to NBC (I guess) for airing it.  Season 5 starts in a little over a month!!!

2) Parks and Recreation

Parks is the ultimate show about optimism and finding the goodness in people.  I swear my heart grows three sizes every time I watch it.  Amy Poehler/Leslie Knope is obviously our life hero.  I could wax poetic on all the characters, but that would make this post WAY too long.  Parks has the best ensemble on television, and that’s coming from a die-hard Community fan.

NBC has been scaring me with its treatment of Parks this year, which leads me to think, that with the loss of Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, this COULD be its last season.  I truly hope not.  Television will be a less sunny place without the citizens of Pawnee.

3) Doctor Who

I think Sage said it best in her post on “Day of the Doctor” , it is a WONDERFUL time to be a Whovian.  We may be relatively new to the fandom, having loved the show for only a few years, but being the fangirls we are, we love deep and we love hard.  Our mutual feels about the Doctor was one of the driving forces that made us START this blog.  We are so thankful for our Doctor, his companions, and their adventures.  We are thankful to Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat for destroying us with emotions.  We are thankful to Doctor Who as a whole for celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. All of time and space…

This Christmas we will witness our first LIVE regeneration.  While we are excited for Peter Capaldi, we know we will be destroyed by the loss of Matt Smith’s Eleventh (Twelfth?) Doctor.  In the words of Ten…we don’t want him to go.

4) Sleepy Hollow

We are thankful for Sleepy Hollow for many reasons.  One, it gave us our Sexiest Man Alive in the form of Tom Mison.  Two, it was an unexpected DELIGHT in a fall season that has been lean in new television hits.  We never expected to love #SassyHollow as much as we do…and now we can’t imagine our lives without it.  It has been amazing getting in with this fandom on the Ground Floor.  It’s been a totally new experience for me, as while I was with a show like Lost from the very start, it was before I fully allowed my inner fangirl to flail about freely.  It has been amazing discovering this show right along with everyone else.  I can’t wait to see how the season ends.

Though I can imagine the ensuing eight months without my Ichabod and Abbie fix.

5) Tom Hiddleston

Because everyday during the press tour for Loki: The Dark World I woke up to a twitter conversation screaming over something ridiculous he had done.

That’s what we’re thankful for this year!  What about you, dear readers? Let us know in the comments!  And enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Right Kind of Wrong – Kim’s Top 5 TV Rogues

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Sage has already posted her Top 5 TV Rogues and now it’s my turn!  What IS it about these guys that makes us love them so much?  Sure, they are all rakishly good looking. Most of them have a rebellious streak and don’t do well with authority figures.  They all have daddy issues.  They are all a bit emotionally stunted.  So why do we love these anti-heroes?

The answer is simple: It’s the whole “my love will heal him” syndrome.  All of my rogues are men who are ultimately bettered by the love of a woman (LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU ANDY BOBROW).  You’ll understand that comment at the end of this post, if you don’t already.  I promise.

“You walk in and my strength walks out the door.
Say my name and I can’t fight it any more…”

5) Barney Stinson – How I Met Your Mother

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Barney, especially in the early seasons of HIMYM, is the guy at the bar who you KNOW you shouldn’t hook up with, but you do anyway.  He’s just so damn charming and charismatic (much like Ryan Gosling’s character in Crazy, Stupid, Love) that you can’t help yourself when he looks your way.  Barney has suits and confidence to spare.  And he loves the ladies.  Well, as long as they fall in the right range of the Hot/Crazy scale that is.

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What I have loved so much about the Barney/Robin love story is seeing the ladies man to end all ladies men get knocked on his ASS by love.  There is ALWAYS an exception to the rule and Robin Scherbatsky proved to be the exception to Barney’s anti-relationship rule.  Sure there was Nora and there was Quinn, but I believe Barney was with them to try to prove something to himself.  That it WASN’T just Robin he wanted to be with.   But nope.  It was always ultimately about Robin.  Neil Patrick Harris did some of his best work of the series while pining over Robin (I again curse Jon Cryer for stealing his Emmy) and it’s been wonderful to see how Barney has tried to balance his womanizing habits with his love for one woman.  Barney will always be a ladies man…except now one lady gets to be the recipient of all those pick-up lines.

That lucky bitch.

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Barney is able to get away with saying things that no other guy can say (as evidenced by the recent episode where Ted attempted plays from Barney’s infamous playbook) and yet you find yourself blushing when Barney hits on you.  That, my friends, is a gift.

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Indeed.

4) Dr. Doug Ross – ER

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Along with Fox Mulder, Doug Ross was my introduction into the world of loving bad boys.  First of all, he’s George Clooney, you guys.  Forever entrenched in my common law top 5.  Second, he is a bad boy pediatrician (basically, this guy owes everything about his character to Doug).  He takes care of KIDS and breaks the rules to get them better care, no matter what the personal and/or professional consequences may be.  He once assaulted some abusive parents of a patient and was simply just told by his shrink not to do it again.

His shrink knew what was up.

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Doug and Mark = brOTP for life.  While they often clashed at work, especially when Mark was made his supervisor, they always stayed friends at the end of the day.  There was nothing between Doug and Mark that couldn’t be resolved by a game of hoops.

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Can we discuss how Clooney has perfected the whole half-smile/eye crinkle thing?  Drool.  No wonder Carol could never quit him, no matter how hard she tried.  Doug may have been a womanizer during his time at County General (again, look at him) but Carol was always the woman for him.

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Also, he saved a boy from a storm drain after the boy’s brother came up to his car, which was parked on the side of the road because of a flat tire.  Did I mention that he did all this saving in a TUXEDO because he was on his way to a benefit.  HERO.  Moving on.

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Right Kind of Wrong – Sage’s Top 5 TV Rogues

Bad Boys for life

– Posted by Sage

Ladies love an anti-hero.

Right around Valentine’s Day, Kim and I both posted our picks for our Top 5 TV Boyfriends. (My list is here.) Marshall Eriksen, Ed Stevens, Rory Williams, Ben Wyatt – these are the guys who show up on time, compliment your friends, and rarely ditch you for a blonde courtesan. But no more Mr. Nice Guy.

This list, my friends, this one is for the guys your mother warned you about. They’re not bad, per se, just…complicated. They’ll break your heart three times by Thursday and have you coming back for more.

Enjoy this rundown of my very favorite TV rogues and look for Kim’s list later this week. Face it: there aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.

1. Mal Reynolds – Firefly

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The bottom line is this: Mal Reynolds is the second coming of Han Solo, our lord and savior. He may also be a smuggler and a criminal when necessary, but that just makes our Captain Tightpants all the more appealing. I mean, who would you rather corner you in the engine room: Luke or Han? That’s what I thought.

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Thanks to Firefly‘s brutal cancellation, we have precious little Mal with which to line our dream pockets. At least the role made a star and a geek icon out of Nathan Fillion, who went on to play another Captain very close to my heart.

The one and only season of Firefly plus the Serenity film established Cap’s character as a man who’s been burnt by the system and now lives life off the grid. But for a “loner,” he’s awfully obsessed with family. Like his predecessor in intergalactic swashbuckling sexiness, Mal claims to care only about his ship and himself, but loyally protects his crew and the strays they pick up. Nathan once said that each of the crew members represents a quality that Mal thinks he lost in the war: Shephard – faith, Kaylee – innocence, and so on. But the fact alone that he admires those traits in other people proves that he’s not a complete emotional black hole. In fact, he’s kind of a big damn hero.

None of yours Firefly

He is a bit of a shit to Inara though. He’s always giving her grief about her chosen career as a Companion (read: Fancy Prostitute), but that’s only because he is an overgrown child (a trend with the rogues) with little to no ability to express his emotions. One of the great tragedies of losing Firefly when we did is that Mal/Inara never happened. After all that heat and tension, it would’ve been goooood.

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And I’ll meet you there, Cap. Browncoats for life. Next!

2. Brian Kinney – Queer as Folk

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“Like I said, it’s all about sex. Except when you’re having it. And then it’s all about, ‘Will he stay?’, ‘Will he go?’, ‘How am I doing?’, ‘What am I doing?’. Unless, of course, you’re Brian Kinney. And then it’s ‘Who gives a fuck what you think? You’re lucky to have me.'”

It’s an ensemble show, but Queer as Folk is ultimately Brian Kinney’s story. He’s just an incredibly compelling character. Annnnd a bonafide sex god of epic proportions.

But my man has got issues. Brian has to come to terms with two major hang-ups over the course of the show.

#1: His own mortality: Brian is obsessed with staying young and beautiful, because he’s terrified that it’s all he’s got. This is the man who was so shook up by the birth of a child that he wasn’t even going to raise that he had to climb out onto the edge of a building to feel alive again.

Brian Kinney No apologies no regrets

#2: Allowing himself to be loved. I’m far from the first to apply the X-Men mythology to the gay community; but if we specifically set it in QAF‘s Pittsburgh, Brian Kinney is our Magneto. Brian Kinney doesn’t want to assimilate. Ever since his parents rejected him for being gay, he’s been determined to live outside of that normalcy that he finds so boring and hateful. His way of rejecting that world is to eschew love and monogamy in favor of sex. And on behalf of fan girls everywhere, I’d like to say THANK YOU FOR THAT.

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Still, he has this depth of love inside him, especially for his best friend Michael and Michael mom’s Debbie, who since his childhood have filled the void left by his dysfunctional family. To be completely fair, part of why Brian keeps Michael around is Michael’s complete devotion to (and lifelong crush on) him. I’m still not sure if Brian’s refusal to sleep with his bestie was a selfish way of ensuring that Michael would stay attached to his very attractive hip or his way of protecting him. Knowing what we know about Brian, it was probably a little of both.

Brian Justin sweaty smile

And then, sigh, there’s Britin. I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t experienced this series yet (GO DO THAT), but Brian and Justin’s love is for the ages. It’s all the more dramatic for Brian’s complete refusal to acknowledge how much he needs it. But it’s freaking beautiful, and my friend Sam and I have been known to get weepy discussing that time Brian let Justin top him. Shut up, it was super romantic.

Plus, he’s gorgeous, sarcastic, and has a SICK loft. I don’t care how damaged you are, Brian. I’d dance till the wee hours at Babylon with you any time.

3. The Doctor – Doctor Who

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I could FEEL you guys questioning me when I posted my TV Valentine’s list. I know you were surprised not to find this man there. Believe me, I was too. But let’s be real: while the Doctor is a wonderful friend and my own spiritual leader (not kidding), he would be a fantastically terrible boyfriend. This is why you always listen to your mama. Jackie was right.

First of all, he loathes himself. We’ve all got self esteem problems, but this guy wiped out two complete races and, despite all his best efforts, usually ruins the lives of all of his friends. You don’t wanna mess around with that kind deep-seated self-hatred.

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Fun fact: I posted this on Twitter the other day and my entire timeline lost focus on whatever they were doing for a good 20 minutes.

Also, he’s kind of a slut. You drop your entire life to run away with him, and suddenly he’s on the other side of a magical fireplace tongue-kissing a French aristocrat? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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And he always pretends that it wasn’t his fault.

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In all his regenerations, the Doctor can be downright terrifying. All that anger is directed towards the bad guys, of course, but that doesn’t mean his rash decisions won’t fuck things up for you too. Just, let this one go and find a nice boy from this planet who knows how to process his feelings.

But you wouldn’t, and neither would I. As the very wise Sarah Jane Smith once said, “Some things are worth getting your heart broken for.”

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Kim’s Top 5 TV Valentines

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Earlier this week Sage posted her Top 5 TV Boyfriends, so clearly I must do the same.  It’s funny, because as I was putting list together, I realized that I not only have a physical type when it comes to my TV boyfriends, I clearly have an emotional type as well.  All of these men are men who are SURE.  They are SURE in their love for their partner, even when they are not in a relationship with them.  Their love never wavers.  Clearly, that says something about me, but that analysis is probably better left to a shrink.

There is a quote from Grey’s Anatomy that sums all of these guys up:

I am sure. I am steady. And I know that I am a heart man. I take them apart and I put them back together and I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this I am sure, you are my partner, my lover, my very best friend, my heart…my heart beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands, I promise you me.

(Now, let’s IGNORE the fact that the above wedding didn’t actually happen.  That’s neither here nor there.)

So let’s take a look at these men who have given women everywhere incredibly unrealistic expectations for relationships, shall we?

1) Seeley Booth – Bones

I’m just gonna go ahead and quote Angela Montenegro here: “Booth is a big, strong, hot guy who wants to save your life. I mean, you actually have a knight in shining FBI standard-issue body armor, so cut him some slack.”

Enough said.  Next please.

Also I CANNOT with how he looks at Brennan.  Boreanaz has TRULY perfected the “I love you so much it physically hurts me” look, no?

And if that’s not enough, as we saw in last week’s episode, he puts on carnivals for sick children and wants to remain anonymous about it. *DIES*

2) Pacey Witter – Dawson’s Creek

Pacey Witter treads the line between TV Bad Boy that we love anyway (our post about THOSE is coming in the next few weeks) and perfect TV Boyfriend.  But come on.  HE BOUGHT JOEY A WALL (well…rented it.  BUT STILL).  He counted to ten before kissing her again just in case she wanted to stop him.  He “remembers everything”.  He named his boat “True Love” for Joey.  Basically, underneath all of his bravado, Pacey Witter was the world’s BIGGEST romantic.

Stop it.

Sure Pacey was very often self-destructive and plagued by feelings of unworthiness (UGH THE END OF SEASON FOUR).  He always had the best of intentions, but often messed up in trying to carry them out.  But his flaws are what made him perfect.  No matter what, no matter how badly he would muck things up, you always cheered for him and wanted him to be happy.  Even if it WAS with Joey Potter, who didn’t deserve his wonderfulness.

Yeah I said it.

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No Surprises Here: Sage’s Top 5 TV Valentines

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On Valentine’s Day, since Kim’s boyfriend is out of town and I’m flying solo preeeeetty much always, we’ll be celebrating our second annual Galentine’s Day! Plans include a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; some pastel baked goods; and sneaking miniature bottles of whiskey into a screening of Safe Haven. Romance!

Now, my default setting is single, and I’m fine with that. Why wouldn’t I be, when I have all these amazing TV boyfriends? (Read that as something less sad than it sounded in my head.) I’m not opposed to wife-ing up, however, and CLEARLY, I have a type. So, if you know any nerdy-hot, brown-haired boys of an average height and an above-average wit, send them my way.

For comparison, here are my Top 5 TV Valentines, in no particular order:

1. Eric Taylor
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Friday Night Lights is a veritable buffet of delectable TV boyfriends. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer Tim’s nobility; Jason’s perseverance; Matt’s sweetness; Landry’s sense of humor; or any of the other qualities displayed by the men of East and West Dillon. I love each and every one of them, but my heart will always come back to Coach.

Eric Taylor is a MAN-man, you guys, and not just because he’s so Sporty Spice. He is a husband and a father and a mentor, and takes all of those roles seriously. The chemistry between Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton was so epic that the creative team were sure they’d be having an affair before filming even began. They didn’t (that we know of…), but good god, do I see why they were concerned. The Taylor marriage would DESTROY in a cagematch of TV marriages.

Eric loves Tami

And then there’s Eric as parent – to occasionally bratty daughter Julie, surprise!baby Gracie Bell, and the hundreds of boys he mentored and elevated as coach of the Dillon Panthers and Lions. As you may know if you’ve ever been in a bar with me after 1am on a particularly good night, I have the entire Coach/Saracen nighttime field scene from first season episode “Eyes Wide Open” memorized. Before all the “WHAT IS YOUR NAME?” inspirational yelling, Coach tells Matt exactly what he thinks about his tiny house and batty grandma:

“I’ll tell you somethin’. I know you didn’t want me to step foot in your house tonight. I’ll tell you somethin’ else and don’t you ever forget this: you should feel proud. You should feel real proud.”

Eric Taylor loves Matt Saracen

If you ever felt confused about whether you wanted Coach to adopt you and help you unlock all your latent potential OR to rock your world in the back of a flat-bed truck, then congratulations – you watched FNL correctly.

2. Josh Lyman
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From his introduction in The West Wing pilot, I was a 1003758% gone Josh Lyman fangirl. He is a hot damn mess of a person, I know. But Joshua Lyman is the same brilliant, wounded idiot that all of us have spent our lives chasing after. He just screams, “fix me.”

To prove I’m not a complete masochist, I’ll remind you of Josh’s good qualities: he’s rabidly loyal, and throws his entire self into his friendships and his work. He’s so fucking smart, and, whadaya know, speaks fluent Sorkin! Game on, indeed.

Josh Lyman game on

He also passes the “YOUR FACE” test, which has to do with how many times an episode I yell, “YOUR FACE!” and throw a pillow at the TV. See below.

Josh thinks you look amazing

3. Chandler Bing

Chandler Bing hopeless and awkward

Telling you that I love Chandler Bing is like telling you I have brown eyes. It’s chemical. It’s biological. It’s in my BLOOD.

Chandler Bing I'm so excited I may vomit
Drunk Monica
4. Ed Stevens
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Ed Stevens is perfectly on the edge of the right side of How I Met Your Mother‘s Dobbler/Dahmer line. His tireless pursuit of Carol Vessey (as Julie Bowen will always be known to me, Modern Family be damned) was so charming – how did the woman manage to resist for so long?

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He is a BOWLING ALLEY LAWYER. How are you not going to marry that guy? Is there a roller skating rink doctor we don’t know about?

I will also accept as my Stuckeyville valentine Ed’s best friend, Dr. Mike Burton. We would spend our days making $10 bets and eating sarcasm sandwiches.

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Finally: SOMEONE PUT THIS SHOW ON DVD, JESUS CHRIST.

5. Ben Wyatt
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He owns his own batsuit and has hundreds of accounting jokes at the ready. What is not to love about Benjamin Wyatt, Human Disaster, Boy Mayor, First Man of Pawnee?

Ben and Leslie handshake

I basically sing the praises of Ben every week in my Parks recaps, so I don’t know what more there is to say. Just know that all the Roman gladiators and firey Latin lovers you could leave on my doorstep could never compare to a single Deputy City Manager in a plaid button-down.

Ben is afraid of cops

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our gorgeous readers! If we could, we’d hug each and every one of you, a little too tightly and for a little bit too long.

Kim’s Top Five Episodes of Friends

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Friends will forever be my favorite sitcom.

Yes.  Even more than my beloved Community.

I grew up with Friends, as it premiered when I was 15 and ended when I was 25 (ugh, now I feel OLD).  It (along with The X-Files and Dawson’s Creek) defined event television when I was in college.  I often had rehearsal on Thursday nights, but I would set my faithful VCR (remember when you had to do that? #theworst) and everyone would come over to my apartment afterwards to watch together.  I lived for the day when a season would get released on DVD and I could marathon it.  The day of the finale, my best friend and I ordered The Joey Special (TWO PIZZAS?!) and watched our favorite episodes all day and then cried while watching the finale.

As a side note we did the same thing earlier that year when Sex and the City ended, except it was cosmos instead of pizzas.  2004 was a rough year for TV lovers.

Friends remains my ultimate TV comfort food.  I tend to watch the entire series every year or so, so asking me to choose my favorite 5 episodes is a bit rough.  But I’ve done it AND I have ranked them.  So here we go…

5) “The One Where Ross Got High” – Season Six, Episode 9

All of the Thanksgiving episodes are CLASSICS.  One of my favorite traditions is watching all of the episodes while I’m cooking Thanksgiving dinner…it’s the perfect way to pass the time while the turkey is in the oven.  So why THIS Thanksgiving episode?  Because I can never imagine an English Trifle without beef sautéed with peas and onions.  Because whenever I am stuck somewhere I don’t want to be I do this.   And because this is one of the greatest 96 seconds to ever happen on television:

If you watch the DVD commentary for this episode, you’ll learn that it took them FOREVER to get through this scene as the audience was laughing too hard with each confession.  Amazing.

4) “The One With The Prom Video” – Season Two, Episode 14

Also known as the episode where Joey buys Chandler a gaudy gold bracelet that says “Best Buds” and they become bracelet buddies (THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL CALL US!!).

Also known as the episode with  first appearance of Fat Monica. (“Shut up, the camera adds ten pounds!!” “How many camera are ON you?”)

Who am I kidding?

This is the episode where after MONTHS of torturing us with one of the most epic kisses ever and then immediately breaking up when he wrote a list comparing her to Julie (“She’s not RACHUM?!”), Ross and Rachel FINALLY got together for good.  Well until mid Season Three anyway 😉

“See?!  He’s her lobster!!” is one of the best responses ever.  I remember screaming and jumping up and down when this happened.  I should have known THEN what kind of fangirl I was.

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Kim’s Top Five Episodes of Community

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Community Held Hostage, Day 10.  Things are starting to feel dire.  The longer we go without any word, the more I fear we’ll be airing in January.  There was a giant tease yesterday when TV.com listed a return date of 11/1/12…which would have meant that Up All Night was toast and Community was moving into its place.  Alas, that rumor proved to be false when TV.com confirmed that all listings are user-generated.  It’s a double edge sword…I desperately want my show back, but I ALSO don’t want it airing in the bloodbath that is the NBC Thursday Night line-up.  So the Community fandom continues to wait and watch the ratings for Animal Practice and Guys with Kids like a hawk.  With any luck, by this time tomorrow, one or both of those shows will be off the line-up.

But I’m not writing this blog to be a downer.  Not today anyway.  Today I choose to celebrate what I love about Community by naming my top 5 episodes.  I talked this over with Jenn yesterday for a good while…how to even pick a top 5?  Surely a top 10 would be easier and more forgiving of personal sentiment over episode quality.  All of that is true.  But I wanted to choose a top 5.  Someone of these choices reflect personal preference, some of the episodes are ones that are no brainers.  All of them are episodes I would choose to show a Community newbie to hook them into the series.  So here we go…POP POP.

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5) Debate 109

This is my most sentimental Top 5 choice.  I chose this episode because the moment in that gif?  That’s the exact moment that I fell in love with Community…when Annie Edison took down her hair and Jeff Winger was completely gobsmacked by it.  I remember watching this episode in my season one marathon and this moment happened and I sat up and said, “Ooooohhh…now THIS is interesting.”  And the rest of the episode sealed the deal.  I was all in with Community.  I don’t think the writers had ANY idea what would happen when they put Jeff and Annie (or more specifically, Joel McHale and Alison Brie) together.  Their chemistry is nothing short of electric.

PS Dan Harmon, I’m 33 years old and I ship Jeff and Annie like no one’s business.  And it’s NOT because I think they look cute together.

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Sage’s Top 5 TV Kisses

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Like Kim, I was a shipper long before there was a word for it. I shipped 80s cartoons and characters in terrible, short-run 90s sitcoms. I could not be stopped. (For the definition of “shipper” and Kim’s Top 5 TV Kisses, go to her post here.) So when a favorite TV kisses post was suggested, I basically had my Top 5 already selected, ranked, and laminated on a handy wallet-sized card.

How do you know if a TV kiss was a good one? If you look like this at work or school the next day, that’s a pretty good indicator:

Dreamy Cinderella

Without further ado, here are my Top 5 TV makeout moments. Get it, everyone:

Pacey and Joey

5) Pacey and Joey, “Cinderella Story”, Dawson’s Creek

“And you call me in the middle of the night to pick you up…why?”
“Well I’m sorry that I called, I thought that I-“
“I’m not mad that you called me, i just want to know why you called me.”
“You were the first person that I thought of, Pacey.”
“And what does that mean, Jo?”
“It means…I guess it…it means that I can talk to you and that you’re there for me.”
“Don’t you ever get tired of talking?”

Pacey Witter has always been and will always be TOO GOOD for Joey Potter. This kiss has the benefit of coming at the end of a “THAT’S IT,” pulling-over-to-the-side-of-the road moment, and also of SHUTTING HER UP.

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