PARKS AND RECREATION: An acrostic ode

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By David Oliver

Well, “Parks and Recreation” is over. And if you couldn’t tell by my Twitter feed, I’ve been pretty emotional about it. So emotional in fact, that I’ve decided to do something crazy. And Leslie Knope-like. Here I give you an acrostic poem devoted to my favorite comedy. Editor’s note: My roommates helped me emotionally get through this and offered suggestions.

“Parks and Recreation,” photo courtesy http://www.hitfix.com

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BETTER CALL SAUL, S1E3: Who is Jimmy McGill?

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By Sy Mukherjee

While watching last night’s “Better Call Saul” episode, “Nacho,” I couldn’t help but think about how Vince Gilligan likes to explore the (often) inevitable disappointments of being part of a family—how we do things we know we shouldn’t do for those who are close to us; how we manage to let them down; how deluded we can be about them; and how, even in the most trying circumstances, a small part of us can call out for reconciliation with them.

“Better Call Saul,” photo courtesy http://www.ign.com

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JUSTIFIED, S6E5: Sounded

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By Josh Logue

I’ll tell you what, I would not have predicted that a topical political issue would be the thing tie up many of the mysteriously dangling threads in the first half of “Justified’s” final season, but that’s what happened. Weed is back to the forefront of this show, and the expectation of its eventual legality is why scary people are killing innocent Kentucky-ans.

“Justified,” photo courtesy http://www.tvtome.com

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PRESIDENTS DAY, TV STYLE: The worst, best and what’s to come

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By Lexie Schapitl

In honor of Presidents Day, I’ve compiled a list of the best and worst fictional presidents in recent television history.  Read along to completely lose, then hopefully regain your faith, in our highest executive office.

“The West Wing,” GIF courtesy http://www.baybscully.tumblr.com

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GREY’S ANATOMY, MIDSEASON 11: Thoughts on the future

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By David Oliver

So, “Grey’s Anatomy” has been pretty morose lately. Rather than recap the last two episodes, I thought I would examine a bit how the show has shifted this season into something new and fresh, and what the timeline looks like for the series’ inevitable close.

Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), “Grey’s Anatomy,” photo courtesy http://www.latintimes.com

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