Welcome one and all to yet another edition of the Pre-Weekend Recap! As many of you know, this is the feature where we help you catch up on the podcasts, blogs, and other features that debuted on the site this week, but you might have missed.
This week, our team was especially prolific in terms of original and compelling content. It would be a shame if you missed any of it, but we understand that it’s been a busy week. Between school, work, various social commitments, and everything else that you do, it can be hard to see everything that comes out here. Well, that’s a problem that the Recap is here to solve!
Below you’ll find a few of features we put out this week, complete with descriptions and links directly to the content! What a great offer! Well, don’t just stand there in amazement! Give it a look!
According to Freud: Is Game of Thrones Healthy For Us?
Angelo of the INTERN-Net Crew brought us a thought-provoking article concerning what the great Sigmund Freud might think about our culture’s obsession with HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. How do the theories surrounding the Id, Super Ego and Ego factor into our enjoyment of the show? According to Freud, how might we benefit from watching rolling heads and writhing bodies? Angelo’s got all the answers to these and other questions on this topic, so you’ll definitely want to give this one an in-depth examination.
The Whovian Physician’s Desk Reference: Part 2
John Eckes is back with Part 2 of his Doctor Who retrospective, the first part of which you can see here. In this entry, he looks back on the various quirks and traits of Doctors Seven through Eleven and makes a few predictions about how the previous incarnations of the time-traveling adventurer might influence Peter Capaldi’s Twelve. When it comes to this show, John is incredibly knowledgeable, so fans of both past and present Doctor Who should take a look at John’s thoughts and weigh in with their own in the comment section!
Everything is Awesome with Friends-style Credits
The title says it all and I happen to agree! Chris Harrison sought out some of the best faux-intros in the vein of Friends and even went so far as to create a version for One of Us. Check out this post to see Walter White, Homer Simpson, Brian Salisbury, and other colorful characters mugging along to the dulcet melody of the classic tune, “I’ll Be There For You.” I still prefer Happy Days’ intro myself, but hey, what do I know?
Is Seth MacFarlane the New R-Rated Comedy Guru?
Whether you love him or not, it’s undeniable that Seth MacFarlane has been a financial winning streak for the past few years. Having successfully resurrected Family Guy and conquered the small screen, MacFarlane has since moved on to movies. His first major feature was the highly lucrative, exceedingly raunchy Ted, and now he’s giving the western genre a shot with the upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West. The INTERN-Net’s Luke Crum does an excellent job of examining MacFarlane’s track record to find out if his good fortune can continue in this piece.
One of Us’ Farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman
Earlier this week, the incredible Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away in his New York apartment. Over the course of several years spanning numerous films, Hoffman showed the world a caliber of acting that continually raised the bar for his contemporaries and future performers. A few of us decided to recount some of the roles he played that particularly impressed us and talked about what he meant to us. Give it a look and share your own memories with us. Rest in peace, PSH.
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