Decisions, Decisions
Thoughts / Writing

Decisions, Decisions

I’m working on the first draft of a new pilot, and something I’ve come to realize about my writing process is that what takes me the longest isn’t coming up with characters or show concepts, but making decisions about those characters as I dive into the plot. It’s so tempting to procrastinate when writing, especially … Continue reading

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An In-Depth Chat with the Co-Founder of Old School Lane
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An In-Depth Chat with the Co-Founder of Old School Lane

Patricia Miranda is the co-founder of Old School Lane, a YouTube channel featuring analysis videos, top 10 lists, podcasts, interviews, live streams and much more. Between lively discussions of classic TV shows and movies, engaging, well-researched videos and compelling original works, Old School Lane has something for everyone. Read on to learn more about it … Continue reading

Calling All Gut Buckets: Learn More About the Hosts of Big Orange Couch
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Calling All Gut Buckets: Learn More About the Hosts of Big Orange Couch

The ‘90s were a pivotal decade for Nickelodeon as the network delivered a unique variety of groundbreaking shows still cherished by fans to this day. Case in point, longtime friends, Andrew and Joey, are the hosts of Big Orange Couch: The 90s Nickelodeon Podcast, where they discuss all things ‘90s Nickelodeon. Offering episode reviews, character … Continue reading

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

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

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