It’s Friday Night: Get to Know the Co-Hosts of The Friday Night Nicktoons Podcast
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It’s Friday Night: Get to Know the Co-Hosts of The Friday Night Nicktoons Podcast

Nickelodeon’s original animation programming launched with the premiere of Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show on August 11, 1991. Since then, the network’s library of unique cartoons, aptly branded as Nicktoons, has grown significantly and accumulated an enthusiastic fanbase of people of all ages. Two of those fans are Casey and Ashli, co-hosts … Continue reading

BoJack Horseman Season 4: Tackling Tropes and What It Means to Be Needed
Television

BoJack Horseman Season 4: Tackling Tropes and What It Means to Be Needed

This post contains major spoilers for BoJack Horseman season 4. Last year, I wrote a post reflecting on the existential themes of BoJack Horseman, the brilliant adult animated show on Netflix created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series has been praised by fans and critics alike for its innovative storytelling and hard-hitting subject matter, not to mention … Continue reading

Unpacking the Emotional Journey of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
Television

Unpacking the Emotional Journey of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie

This post contains major spoilers for Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie. After years of waiting and hoping and signing petitions and writing letters to Nickelodeon, the Hey Arnold! fans finally got the closure we’d all been hoping for when the highly-anticipated Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie premiered on Nickelodeon this past Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve been eagerly following … Continue reading

Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary
Television

Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary

The following post contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be read by anyone. The four boys of South Park—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and the one and only Eric Cartman—originated in two animated short films, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) and Jesus vs. Santa (1995). Having met in film … Continue reading

The Art of Achieving Mindfulness
Advice

The Art of Achieving Mindfulness

Recently I’ve discovered the positive effects of practicing mindfulness. Simply put, mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present moment. If you’re someone like me with an overactive mind, who’s constantly thinking and analyzing and ultimately worrying too much, you’ll find that those thoughts can negatively impact your overall well-being. Mindfulness teaches you to … Continue reading

What Are You Doing Here?: A Look at the Existential Themes of BoJack Horseman
Television

What Are You Doing Here?: A Look at the Existential Themes of BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman is a show about an anthropomorphic horse who struggles with many inner demons, self-created or otherwise, that include depression, narcissism, self-loathing and addiction. Among the biggest questions BoJack tries to come to terms with and find satisfying answers to are: Am I a good person? Is it too late for me to change? Will I … Continue reading