Tag Archives: Television

Exploring a Poor Scholar’s DVR: Brian Godar

dvrBY BRIAN GODAR

The next few weeks the Poor Scholars staff is going over their individual DVR habits for each other (and all of you) to ridicule. This week, Poor Scholars’ Brian Godar breaks down his DVR habits.

Continue reading

Tagged , ,

Spoken from experience: Truths and misnomers from ‘Malcolm in the Middle’

malcolmBY TROY PHILLIPS

There are always those conditions of life that are determined without the luxury of personal preference; appearance, intelligence and wealth to name a few examples. Admittedly, most of these allotted realities become manageable as the years progress. You can hit the gym and keep up on clothing trends to mask a sub par appearance, take extra time to observe the world and increase your wealth of knowledge or work hard to increase your bank roll once the opportunity arises.

And then there are the attributes that are both unavoidable and impossible to alter, two ingredients for a cocktail that can turn very sour in a hurry.

Continue reading

Tagged , ,

A look at the new upcoming Netflix original programs

hemlockgroveBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Watching TV shows on Netflix is all the rage. If you’re a fan of movies or television, it’s very likely you already own a subscription to Netflix, and subsequently view movies or shows on one of Netflix’s variety of streaming app.

Well, if you don’t, you certainly know people that do.

The beauty of Netflix’s streaming capabilities is that for fans of anything — TV dramas; independent film; professional wrestling; seriously, anything — a litany of programming choices is right at their finger tips without ever having to leave home. Of course, this has led to people often watching copious amounts of their favorite programming and going on weekend binges to get caught up on Netflix favorites such as Breaking Bad and How I Met Your Mother.

Continue reading

Tagged , , ,

Anthony Jeselnik: Pushing the limit and what it will get you

jeselnik1BY ALEX RUSSELL

Alternative comedy has always been interested in death and divorce, but only Anthony Jeselnik is interested in child abduction and genocide. If it’s about pushing the envelope, he seems to be out to prove that he doesn’t believe there’s an envelope to push.

His comedy is intense above all else. Spotify labels him as “Daniel Tosh without the smirk,” but that doesn’t do it justice. You really need to hear it. He’s killing, to be sure, but in a way that no one is really all that comfortable with. His debut album has a story about him telling everyone in an entire town to kill themselves. It’s gonna get worse.

Continue reading

Tagged , , ,

Exploring a Poor Scholar’s DVR: Scott

dvrBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

The next few weeks the Poor Scholars staff is going over their individual DVR habits for each other (and all of you) to ridicule. This week, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips breaks down his DVR habits.

Continue reading

Tagged , ,

RIP Paul Bearer

paulbearerBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

If you’re at all familiar with Poor Scholars then you know we have a few fans of professional wrestling on the staff. On March 5, 2013, Bill Moody, better known to wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, passed away in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 58. The Poor Scholars staff remembers one of wrestling’s greatest managers.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , ,

‘The Ben Show’ and ‘Nathan For You:’ Comedy Central’s new look Thursday

benshowBY ALEX RUSSELL

Comedy Central has never been afraid to try something new.

Every year the network adds a big handful of new programs to their heavy-hitter lineup of The Daily Show with Jon StewartThe Colbert Report, South Park, Tosh.0 and until very recently, not much else. Shows like Workaholics and Key and Peele are hitting their strides. Those six shows and a willingness to pay for Futurama, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and other can’t-miss shows bought from other networks have put them in a very safe space.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , ,

Review: Taste testing the new Lay’s flavors

laysBY BRIAN GODAR

Besides being one of Poor Scholars’ television gurus, Godar spends a lot of time trying new snack foods while going on television binges. We asked Godar to taste test the new Lay’s flavors — Sriracha, Cheesy Garlic Bread, and Chicken and Waffles — to find out which flavor America should vote for and which new flavor you should be snacking on while watching your favorite show.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , ,

The future of History

historyBY BRIAN GODAR

Does anybody actually remember when the History Channel (I mean History, since they are trying to take over the entire genre of “things that happened before now”) did what its name implies and broadcast entertaining history-based TV shows? No? Don’t feel too bad, because those memories are fading for me as well. The onset of tangentially history-related reality shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers brought an end to shows about Hitler, D-Day, and dogfights (don’t get too excited Mr. Vick, that’s planes, not actual dogs).

Continue reading

Tagged , ,

Exploring a Poor Scholar’s DVR: Chucks

dvrBY CHUCKS ENEIP

As Rambo stated last week, Poor Scholars will give you a chance to look deep into our souls via our DVR choices. This week you will see all the personalities of Chucks. I want to say that I LOVE watching my stories. I keep a wide variety of television stored in my DVR for evenings and that glorious day of each weekend I take to not accomplish much of any work at all. It should be said that the following list is likely why I get very little sleep.

Continue reading

Tagged , , ,