Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher! Also in this episode: The Force Awakens, the reality of time passing and mortality, and approaches to progress.
Video Show: Stuff You Like
Stuff You Like is an original show where redhead Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind! Expect singing, snarky subtitles, random pictures she finds on the internet, and lots of fangirling!
Movie Dad is inept, but we’re supposed to be sympathetic, Melissa’s dad is a jerk, but we’re not, and just what exactly is emotional labor anyway?
Grab your gear and don’t forget The Rules: this week we’re taking a look at NCIS, the lasagna of police procedurals. Warning: you may want lasagna by the end of this episode.
May you ride immortal, shiny and chrome. Also: Legally Blonde, Lily Allen, and approaches to objectification.
Stuff You Like celebrates its fifth anniversary with a book review! So Good They Can’t Ignore You is an ode to the Craftsman mentality, learning rare and valuable skills, and passion as a side effect of mastery.
Happy Financial Literacy Month! This episode: Jack and Ralph, saving, Millennials, dividing people into generations for some reason, and why it may not be such a bad idea to take advice from ’40s instructional films. Sometimes.
Why Ursa loves these movies, the importance of a wide audience for family films, and why significant time gaps between movies are sometimes really brilliant. Plus: character arcs for you, and you, and you, everybody gets a character arc!
Happy February! It’s time for another character study, and this time, Ursa’s victim is everyone’s favorite honor-seeking burn victim, Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ursa’s new year’s resolution? Be a bit more like the ladies in Sister Act. Minus the nunning. That said, more singing (and developing my posse of kick-butt lady friends) seem like good goals.
Or: Faith, Kindness and Luke. For our last episode before The Force Awakens (eeeeeee!!!) let’s discuss Return of the Jedi, trusting other people to do their jobs, following your conscience, and generally Being A Stubborn Idealistic Twerp.
Ursa reviews the comic apocalyptic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Gene Hunt and Life on Mars: why do we love them? This week: dark twisted fantasies, destroying the Daily Mail view of the world, and the freedom to be the jerk you always wanted to be.
Ursa talks Snake People/Millennials, the inevitable revolution where robots take all our jobs, and a movie about women in a quiet, dystopian future where everything done got screwed up.
We’re setting sail for adventure! Boldly going where no one has gone before! And dealing with Jim Hawkins and his daddy issues while we’re at it! Also: singing! And greenscreen and Tim Curry!
Taking fashion seriously, Queen Bees, Miranda Priestly, and Getting What You Want: Ursa takes a look at how the women win in The Devil Wears Prada.
Han! Leia! Anakin! Padmé! Shipping and love stories and romance, oh my!
Keira Knightley! Not-so-respectable Bennets! Gratuitous bare-hand contact! And period films for people who don’t know anything about period films.
Look Ma, no puns! Instead, we’ve got prequels, sequels, mythology, prophecy, and when it’s better Not To Know.
Ursa reviews a pop science book on epidemiology and evidence-based medicine that’s fun, accessible, hilarious… and occasionally really scary.
Ursa’s discusses her favorite film in the Cornetto trilogy, why Nicholas Angel is so great, and alternate reads on character sexuality.