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Today in bad ideas: Ax-throwing establishment to add beer to the mix Today in bad ideas: Ax-throwing establishment to add beer to the mix

Indoor ax-throwing venues appear to be one of the odder crazes about: tossing darts and pool aside for a more savage, lumberjack-style form of entertainment. In these rapidly growing establishments, you can throw an ax at a target to compete against your friends and other ax-throwers (what’s wrong with good…

We watched A Christmas Prince so you don’t have to  We watched A Christmas Prince so you don’t have to 

For a streaming entity that makes a big deal about how it can’t possibly release ratings, Netflix’s snarky tweet this week came off as sneaky and condescending to people who were watching the movie that Netflix created.

New Girl Scout cookie-flavored yogurts make Tagalongs okay for breakfast New Girl Scout cookie-flavored yogurts make Tagalongs okay for breakfast

Many of us wait all year for those all-too-brief months of Girl Scout cookie season, which usually occurs in the spring. We fruitlessly stock up on boxes of Trefoils and Tagalongs while knowing, deep in our hearts, that no quantity would ever really be enough, and we’ll be pining for Samoas again by summertime.

Santa goes on a little trip in The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special Santa goes on a little trip in The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, December 10. All times are Eastern. Ba-bawk bawk bawk, ba-bawk bawk bawk, ba-bawk bawk bawka bawka bawk bawk bawk.

The Gilmore Girls break up in a solid season 5 finale The Gilmore Girls break up in a solid season 5 finale

“Blame Booze And Melville,” season five, episode 21, originally aired 5/10/2005 

Big Little Lies wrapped up perfectly, but HBO wants another season anyway Big Little Lies wrapped up perfectly, but HBO wants another season anyway

This year’s female-focused HBO miniseries Big Little Lies was successful, to put it mildly. It was nominated for 16 Emmys and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series, so it’s not surprising that the premium cable channel would want to return to that particular well. The only problem is that the seven-episode…

Medieval Times is ready for a female ruler, even if the rest of America isn't Medieval Times is ready for a female ruler, even if the rest of America isn't

Last year the United States became tantalizingly close to electing its first female president, a defeat that has left many of us collectively licking our wounds ever since. But sometimes, we can find progressivism in surprising places: a medieval role-playing event in the suburbs of Chicago, say. The famous Medieval…

The Crown’s 2nd season plays out domestic drama on an international scale The Crown’s 2nd season plays out domestic drama on an international scale

Season two of The Crown opens with the couple at its helm—Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh—navigating rocky waters, both literally and figuratively, in a tense marital discussion on a ship out at sea. After his five-month tour to the farthest reaches of the commonwealth, Philip’s infidelity seems more…

Will & Grace shouldn’t have bothered returning for the holidays Will & Grace shouldn’t have bothered returning for the holidays

Man, this revamp is killing me. It’s getting harder to remember why I once liked these characters so much. This week, in an attempt to clunkily craft some commentary on immigration and modern-day progressivism, Will & Grace goes back to 1912 to show us all how much better we have it now. As if we wouldn’t know that a…

Edgar Wright teases his Baby Driver sequel Edgar Wright teases his Baby Driver sequel

[NOTE: This Newswire contains details about the ending of Baby Driver. Proceed accordingly.]

Woebegone radio program Prairie Home Companion has yet to decide its new name Woebegone radio program Prairie Home Companion has yet to decide its new name

In an attempt to distance itself from longtime host Garrison Keillor—who was fired from Minnesota Public Radio last week for “inappropriate behavior”—the long-running radio show Prairie Home Companion is being renamed. On Saturday nights at 7 p.m. ET, public radio listeners will now tune in to Town Hall. Keillor…

How to make mac and cheese—the most comforting of comfort foods—even better How to make mac and cheese—the most comforting of comfort foods—even better

In How Do You Take Yours?, The Takeout solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.

Revisit classic TV comedy with The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special Revisit classic TV comedy with The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, December 3. All times are Eastern. I’m so glad we had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song. 

Gilmore Girls loses momentum as it heads for its horrific, inevitable season 5 conclusion Gilmore Girls loses momentum as it heads for its horrific, inevitable season 5 conclusion

“But I’m A Gilmore!”, season five, episode 19, originally aired 4/26/2005 

Director Patty Jenkins promises a “great love story” in Wonder Woman 2 Director Patty Jenkins promises a “great love story” in Wonder Woman 2

Justice League pretty much crashed and burned (although there was one scene our critics liked a lot), so fans are looking ahead to the followup to the DCEU’s 2017 success story: director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Diana (Gal Gadot)’s sweet and charming (and ultimately, ill-fated) romance with Steve Trevor (Chris…

Netflix unsurprisingly renews Stranger Things for season 3 Netflix unsurprisingly renews Stranger Things for season 3

In a move surprising no one, Deadline reports Netflix is wisely renewing the critical and commercial success Stranger Things for an upcoming third season.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is lost in space in a super-sized two-parter Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is lost in space in a super-sized two-parter

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2. All times are Eastern. 

R.I.P. Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle  R.I.P. Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle 

Variety reports that TV legend Jim Nabors died today at the age of 87. Nabors became famous in the early days of TV for playing lovable hick Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show from 1962 to 1964.

Take note, Hollywood: TV did right by its female superheroes this week, and was better for it   Take note, Hollywood: TV did right by its female superheroes this week, and was better for it  

The women of the DC and Marvel universes have gotten short shrift on the big screen. Yes, Wonder Woman was better than we could have hoped for, and Gal Gadot continued to kick all kinds of ass in Justice League. But Wonder Woman is the only female character in that team-up movie who’s not a love interest or a mother,…

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