Matt Dodge

“I will not be a failure!” The entire point of advertising is to convince people that they want things, even if they don’t know why. This episode of Mad Men deals with all of its characters working towards their own desires, even when those desires are harmful. Don and Pete are both chasing after a […]

  Matt Dodge

The words of man slowly descending into hell, juxtaposed with images of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii are how we welcomed back to the world of Mad Men. Don Draper is sitting on the beach with his beautiful wife, and has his face buried in Dante’s Inferno. Heavy reading for the sandy shores. It’s strange […]

  Matt Dodge

For the past three years, the Adult Swim network has quietly been creating a new model of broadcast television.  They produce parody sitcoms with a limited run time and next to no budget, and in return the creators and stars of these series get an enormous amount of creative freedom. The first show produced under […]

  Matt Dodge

I walked down the aisle of the Toys R Us and strained my neck to look up at the tops of the shelves. I hadn’t hit my growth spurt yet and all the cool things were on the level just above my eight-year-old head. I kept looking and looking until I saw the large black […]

I’m a big fan of the 90’s. The music, the pop culture, the plaid; I like it all. One of my favourite things about that decade was the proliferation of films that could best be described as “Die Hard in _____”. For a while it seems like every action movie would fall into the template […]

  Matt Dodge

“It’s a crack house… so it’s quiet”. Comedy Central is really on a roll this year. After using the return of the popular (and hilarious) Key and Peele as a catalyst, the network has been steadily rolling out their new spring programs, with two new shows premiering back to back at the end of February. […]

  Matt Dodge

“My plan for tonight is really just to hang out with as many guys as possible and to not go to any of my dark places”. The line between televised content and web content has never been more blurred. At a time when the big tv networks are scrambling for anything that resembles a hit, […]

  Matt Dodge

We’re in a comedy boom right now. Louis CK has helped to bring standup to a level of prominence not seen since the late 80’s, podcasts and websites like FunnyOrDie and Collegehumor have given huge levels of exposure to many comedians, and sketch comedy has seen a revival both online and in television. Comedy Central […]

  Matt Dodge

I don’t like electronic music. You can call it house, electronica, dance, synth, trance, or whatever else you want. The point is, it’s just never been something that appeals to me. As a result, when somebody brings up Daft Punk, the two things the pop up in my head are a cartoon music video with […]