March 2015 Media Round-up (TV)

Shows I kept current with: Banana, Barely Famous, Broad City, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Childrens Hospital, Community, Elementary, Girls, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Kroll Show, New Girl, One Big Happy, Shameless, Sirens (US), The Americans, The Flash, The Good Wife, The Last Man on Earth, The Mindy Project, The Musketeers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Non-current shows watched: House of Lies (season 2, episodes 1-3, probably not going to watch more), Gilmore Girls (season 3, episodes 17-19)

Shows dropped: Fresh Off the Boat (after episode 7), Man Seeking Woman (after episode 6; revisited for episode 9, but was not completely won over), Young Drunk Punk (after a not especially impressive pilot)


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Jane Austen Title Drops

I read Persuasion recently (more on that in the March 2015 books round-up, presumably) and because of the title of the book, every instance of the word persuasion or variations thereof felt sort of jarring and like it should be imbued with a special significance, like “hey, see what I did there? That’s the title, bro.”1 And so, if you already conveniently happen to have lists of word frequencies for all of Austen’s works2, a sort of natural question arises: does Jane Austen actually use the word persuasion significantly more in Persuasion than she does in her other novels?

The short answer: nope.

The slightly longer answer:

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February 2015 Media Round-up (TV)

Shows I kept current with: Banana, Broad City, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Elementary, Fresh Off the Boat, Girls, Ground Floor, How to Get Away with Murder, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Jane the Virgin, Kroll Show, Man Seeking Woman, Marry Me, Marvel’s Agent Carter, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Sirens, Sleepy Hollow, The Americans, The Flash, The Mindy Project, The Musketeers

Non-current shows watched: Never Mind the Buzzcocks (season 27), Shameless (US version, seasons 2, 3, 4, and caught up to 5)

Pilots watched and then abandoned: Babylon, Big Bad World (although we may come back to this at some point), Dancing on the Edge, Girlfriends, Seinfeld, Wolf Hall


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