Unless you’ve spent the day blissfully ignorant of the dissonant post-awards-show chorus of snark, you know that yesterday, the Golden Globes happened. Amidst everyone commenting on which celebrities did and didn’t deserve a few seconds to thank God/casting agents (and occasionally actually say something meaningful), there have also been people commenting on the commentators. Alessandra Stanley, the New York Times TV writer whose work was subject to a great deal of criticism last year, has written another awkwardly worded article that once again sounds like a snide, subtle belittling of a TV show’s minority main character. Slate author J. Bryan Lowder notes how she seemed to suggest that Transparent won Golden Globes for Best TV Show, Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a TV Show, Comedy or Musical for reasons of “political correctness.” At least we’ll never run out of thinkpieces for as long as she’s writing.
Re: Golden Globes, despite the, er, “political correctness” of some awards, there was also what The Washington Post calls “the great Selma snub” — the article looks into the reasons the film may have unfairly been ignored.
Though it certainly can be done, it’s harder to write think pieces about celebrities taking photos of themselves in an Instagram booth. So in case you don’t actually want to read a piece about someone else’s piece about an award ceremony, have a look at some mildly amusing photos of celebrities looking mildly amused!
Robin Wright may unfortunately not have gotten the chance to steal the spotlight at the Golden Globes last night, but, as is the case in just about everything House of Cards-related, her chilling presence in the new Season 3 trailer, with Claire Underwood’s realization that she and Frank are “murderers,” outshone all else. In case you’re a more enthusiastic fan than I am — and in case your interest goes beyond swooning over Claire Underwood’s frostiness — here are Buzzfeed’s theories about the fragmentary scenes featured in the trailer.
Should House of Cards be too stressfully machiavellian for you to handle, consider turning your attention to a very different type of show: Schitt’s Creek (yeah, that’s the title), created by Eugene Levy and staring Levy and Catherine O’Hara (the two formerly appeared together as a couple in both Best in Show and A Mighty Wind). The show is about a formerly wealthy family who go bankrupt and are forced to move to a small town, called Schitt’s Creek, which they once bought as a joke (the premise is based on an article about Kim Basinger, who, it turns out, once bought a town).