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Pop Prof #8: Is Agents of SHIELD smarter than it seems?
After a baby-induced hiatus, Ryan is back to talk about this confounding show. Continue reading
Pop Prof #7: Why Leslie Knope should have been recalled
Parks’ writing staff made the right choice in giving Leslie the boot. Continue reading
Pop Prof #6: Should bad movies get credit for trying?
Should Ryan give a second thought to “Identity Thief”? Continue reading
Pop Prof #5: Does Game of Thrones really work?
And does it matter? Continue reading
Pop Prof #4: How The Office finale embodied what the show did right and wrong
On the first Thursday post-Office, Ryan examines how “Finale” summed up the show’s pros and cons. Continue reading
Pop Prof #3: Did cancelling your favorite TV show actually save it?
The classic “quantity vs. quality” debate. Continue reading
Pop Prof #2: The politics of comedy
You got preachiness in my sitcom! Continue reading
Pop Prof #1: Cat’s in the Cradle
Ryan takes a look at how conversational lyrics keep this song relevant. Continue reading