On the off-chance you're lucky enough to have parlayed this dumping of snow and wintry mix into a bonafide, no-work Snow Day—or even if you're just looking forward to a night on the couch after trudging around in this mess—Netflix will be an important crutch for you today. So much so that it seems like they should do us all a solid and bump up tomorrow's House of Cards Season 2 release by a day? This being the internet, there's now a petition for that.
Tomorrow marks the return of Netflix's critically-acclaimed series House of Cards, which means more fourth-wall-breaking Kevin Spacey moments, more icy coldness and fabulousness from Robin Wright (werk that pixie cut, girl) and more political maneuvering and intrigue we don't always understand, but go along with anyway.
Tomorrow also happens to be Valentine's Day and we thought nothing would be more appropriate than to rank the most romantically fucked up moments from the show's first season. So, without further ado, a look at the deeply disturbing and slightly romantic moments that make House of Cards one of our favorite shows.
Time was, if you needed an informative, low-decibel show to lull you to sleep at night, How It's Made was ready and waiting for you, right there on Netflix for the taking. "Frozen Pancakes" is a classic, for the uninitiated:
This year has been a particularly eventful one for Saturday Night Live with seven new cast members joining the ranks following the 2013 departures of Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg the year before that (they're all doing so well now!). In fact, it's been so eventful that some people may have given up on watching the program with so many audience favorites gone.
We've kept up with this new wave of players for the sake of journalism and so far, there have been a lot of hits and a lot of misses in this, the 39th season of SNL, but that's always been the case whether the cast was full of veterans or not. Still, you deserve to know who's worth watching and who isn't. After all, these are the people who are going to be in all your indie rom-coms seven years from now.
p.s. We're giving Sasheer Zamata a break since this is only her third week on the show.
Those of you who witnessed the bliss that was the Kerry Washington-led episode of Saturday Night Live know that the show began with a humorous apology to Ms. Washington for the amount of black female characters she was going to play that night to make up for the show’s glaring lack of black female players. Now that apology has snowballed into a string of immediate and impressive actions on SNL’s part with the recent hire of Brooklyn-based comedienne Sasheer Zamata and now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, two black writers, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones.
Last Sunday, The Simpsons paid tribute to the great Marcia Wallace as Bart wrote "We'll really miss you Mrs. K" on the chalkboard (which, ahh! chalkboards! evidence that this show premiered in 1990), and looked far sadder than he ever had than at any other time in his two-plus decades of punitive chalkboard-writing. And for all of us who grew up with The Simpsons, it was impossible not to get a little teary-eyed along with Bart.
Because for the most part most women are whores !
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