Yesterday, I found myself engrossed--nay, hypnotized--for several hours by Something Old, Nothing New, a well-written blog of pop culture criticism with surprising depth in a variety of subjects.
The author's interests include vintage and current sitcoms, dramas, animation, movies, musicals, comics, and Charles Dickens.
More specifically, the blog includes great posts on:
-The Love Bug
-The cancellation of Arrested Development
-How Veronica Mars makes its unlikely premise acceptable
-Sledge Hammer! and the arrogance of Sledge Hammer! creator Alan Spencer
-Archie Comics' best writer, Frank Doyle, and how he was Seinfeldian before there was a Seinfeld
-The TV version of Weird Science, including how many of its writers came from Parker Lewis Can't Lose and went on to (this was a surprise) Desperate Housewives
-Why the Arrested Development-influenced My Name is Earl has found greater success than Arrested Development
-The merits of Remington Steele
-The creation of Jem and the Holograms, and how the show succeeded even as the toy line failed
-The unique political viewpoint of King of the Hill