What we read while frantically pushing Clueless up the Netflix queue:
- Way back in October, Tim celebrated the anniversary of Pardon the Interruption by praising the show as a standout among sports debate shows, especially its lead-in Around the Horn. Looks like he’s not alone on either end of that. Daniel Fienberg at HitFix has been counting down his 31 favorite television series of the decade all month (only TV? Slacker), and PTI checked in at No. 14. Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated took a minor jab at ATH in its review of sports media; this only became noteworthy when none other than William Plaschke took the high road–Twitter–to air his grievances (Festivus-style) against SI.
- Roger Ebert offers his top ten films of 2009, with separate mainstream and independent categories.
- According to New York Magazine, New Yorkers are predictably pissed off about being being labeled unhappy.
- It’s very difficult to determine which of these lists is the most unbelievable. I’m going with Dan Humphrey’s 10 favorite books of 2009; no non-book critic reads 10 books the year they come out.
- In case you haven’t noticed, we’re kind of into The Wire. Here’s a lengthy interview with creator David Simon, in which he declares his contempt for people who try and rank the show’s seasons. Who would ever dream of doing such a thing?
- Jalen Rose on technological trends? Count us in.
- Awards season is obviously heating up.