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The Mind of the Nerdy Adult: April 17, 2021

A look at a possible reboot of a forgotten '80's show.

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Lovecraft Country Melds Supernatural Cosmic Horror and Insidious American Racism

There's a familiar horror trope that I'll call the Wary Traveler. The traveling protagonist(s) visit an unfamiliar town or region that seems normal at first. As they spend more time in the area, signs emerge that something is eerily abnormal. Perhaps, someone gives them the evil eye, they see an upside-down cross or they're warned… Continue reading Lovecraft Country Melds Supernatural Cosmic Horror and Insidious American Racism

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5 Eye-Popping Things about “Seinfeld’s” Pilot Episode

Seinfeld was one of the greatest television shows of all time. It was hilarious and quite unlike anything that had been seen before. It became such a classic, pervasive piece of pop culture that, today, if you were to say a line from the show (such as "yada, yada, yada" or "no soup for you") to… Continue reading 5 Eye-Popping Things about “Seinfeld’s” Pilot Episode

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Pilot Episodes: How I Met Your Mother (And Why The Show Was Better than Friends)

About a month ago, I published a column that looked at the pilot episode of "Friends," a hugely popular show about a group of friends living in New York City. Today, we're looking at the pilot for "How I Met Your Mother" (hereinafter "HIMYM" to save my fingers from typing strain), a hugely popular show… Continue reading Pilot Episodes: How I Met Your Mother (And Why The Show Was Better than Friends)