If you grew up watching Hilary Duff movies, you'd know that the shy but cute girl always gets the rough but sensitive cool guy and lives happily ever after. Seems realistic right? Yeah, that's what I thought. Sometimes when I watch other teen couples on other shows, it just doesn't seem real.
Getting out of work early for the blizzard, but already burned through every season of "Orange is the New Black," "Breaking Bad" and "The Wire" three times over? Don't despair; there are plenty of great TV shows produced in Australia, The UK and on PBS and TBS you've likely never seen.
Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways.
My generation gets a lot of flack for being self-involved, lazy, and socially-inept whiners, like Holden Caulfield. However, I would like to challenge the people making these claims to think about whether or not they felt certain when they made decisions that altered the rest of their lives.
Watching Freaks and Geeks brings back memories of our teenage years, but there are several life lessons that you can take away from the show that pertain to everyday life. Here are some of our favorite household tips from the series.
"Don't freak out but I'm getting my bellybutton pierced after work. Just letting you know." That's the text my 18-year-old daughter sent me from her summer job at a frozen yogurt shop, while I was in our living room, aka: College-Packing Central.
He wears conventional, thick brown glasses along with a Mohawk hair cut, white-hallow earlobe rings, a septum ring, metal piercings on his lips and chin, and tattoos on his nose and chin.
Yet his face is a work in progress.
1999 saw the debut of two of the greatest shows ever made, as well as the seeds of the medium's embrace of cheaply made mediocrity. It marked the beginning of whole new expectations of where television could ascend -- or descend.