With a box of Belgian chocolates by my side, I am watching My Best Friend’s Wedding. Again. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Rom-Coms
So here’s the thing: there is no shortage of men who fit Hollywood’s “tall, dark, and handsome” stereotype. I just never realized how many men fit that bill in my own head, all currently pushing 50, until I started sorting out who I thought were Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney. Turns out, dear readers, I was very confused (a shock, I know). Read More Sorting the Stars: Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney
We’ve all probably watched way more romantic comedies than we’d like to ‘fess up to. Truth is, romantic comedy is my favorite genre. It was good enough for Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie is a romantic comedy, right?), so it’s good enough for me. One problem: as much as the When Harry Met Sallys of the world make me laugh and feel giddy and good inside temporarily, they fill my brain with an impressive amount of bullshit. I’ve had to unlearn a lot of this bullshit, especially in 2011. 2011 was a particularly difficult year for “friends with benefits” learning, and I’m not even talking about the creepily similar J Tims and Ashton Kutcher vehicles on the subject that both came out this year alone and were so rife with terrible advice and false ideals that I can’t even really address it further – so here is my attempt to set us straight on doing it with friends.
I wanted to do a full ten item list on black comedies, but couldn’t find enough that I’d both 1. seen and 2. liked. So this list is split into two categories, five awesome black comedies and five romantic comedies that don’t suck. Pop up some Orville Redenbacher, grab the leopard print Snuggie and settle in for a marathon of funny stuff streaming all Jetsons-like from your computer. Read More Netflix Instant Comedy Round Up