Kevin Garvey Does Not ❤ (Baby) Jesus
The Leftovers is a very slow show that’s surprisingly light on action. So while some took issue with its fourth episode’s turn towards the campy, I actually enjoyed how HBO’s latest Very Serious Drama showed a willingness to take itself less seriously. The tone is still very grim, but I doubt Damon Lindelof’s choice to have his main character throw a plastic baby Jesus out the window of his moving truck wasn’t a self-aware one.
John Oliver Uses Sesame Street to Explain Mass Incarceration
When you have your own show on HBO, you can do whatever you want — including dedicate a full 18 minutes to the problem of mass incarceration. Doesn’t sound like a sexy topic (because it isn’t), but Last Week Tonight with John Oliver found the perfect delivery device: Sesame Street, which has already talked about prison because that’s what radically progressive children’s shows do. Watch the brilliant/disconcerting mash-up above.
Nathan Fielder Sells Alcohol to Minors… Legally
The trick is to let the teens buy the booze, but not take it out of the liquor store. The store makes money and the teens get street cred – everybody wins! Nathan Fielder tests this scheme out for realsies, and that’s why you should be watching Nathan for You.
Conan Unveils His Entire Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Cameo
Announced last week, Conan’s brief appearance in SyFy’s latest spoof is now available for all the world to watch. There’s a martini; there’s corny dialogue; there’s a head that’s obviously not Conan’s being used as a volleyball. Conan plays an entitled dick, i.e. himself, who gets the tentacle-through-the-head he so richly deserves. If the special effects don’t get an Emmy, there is no God.