By the time Ferguson graduated from high school, he’d had enough of life amongst his Clinton-loving, NPR-worshiping family. He bade them goodbye forever, financed his education at Bob Jones University with a prestigious William F. Buckley Grant for Evil Geniuses in Training, Whoops, We Mean “Conservative Prodigies.” In the summers, he interned on George W. Bush’s presidential campaign.
Where are they now: the characters of Clarissa Explains It All
Had Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s bitchy, snobby cheerleader died some time in that show’s first season, fans everywhere would have applauded. But in the next two seasons of Buffy and the first four seasons of Angel, most would probably agree that she redeemed herself. Not us. First impressions sometimes stick, and we always found it hard to care about Charisma Carpenter’s poor little rich girl. Also, Cordy? Stay away from Buffy’s man.
7 Traumatic TV Deaths We Couldn’t Help But Enjoy
It all goes something like this: Jenna is vain and insecure, so she does [X] and comes out of the debacle looking even more pathetic. She wants to sing! She wants to play Janis Joplin! She dates a male Jenna impersonator!
the 10 TV characters we want to kill off
In a recent episode of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope throws down a copy of Freedom on the desk. Ann asks, “And why am I reading this?” Leslie says, “Because I’m almost done with it and I wanna talk to you about Patty!” It’s the perfect scene because we all know how Leslie feels during the time when you finish and book and have to talk to someone about it immediately.
The reading habits of our favorite TV characters
Naomi Campbell and Emily Fitch, Skins (UK)
Emily knows she’s a lesbian but is afraid to come out — especially to her close-minded family and image-conscious identical twin sister, Katie. Eventually, she confesses to her friend Naomi (no, not that Naomi Campbell) that she’s in love with her. When Naomi finally admits that she has feelings for Emily, they embark upon an intense and difficult relationship, filled with bumps and complications and betrayals. If we had to pick the single most sensitive and nuanced depiction of a gay teen couple on TV, it would be this one.
the best teen same-sex romances on TV
The first season of Lost was so good. J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Carlton Cuse had created a truly addictive drama, beginning with a shocking and mysterious plane crash, then slowing down to follow the stories of each fascinating character in the ensemble cast. As time went on, though, and unanswered questions piled up, we had to wonder whether the showrunners knew where they were taking us. The third through fifth season were a roller coaster ride, ending in the massive let-down that was Season 6′s irritating “split reality” conceit. Lindelof and Cuse had promised us the show’s finale would justify years of confusion, but it turned out Lost really was a Christian parable, the island was purgatory, and everyone eventually worked their way up to heaven. We still wish we could have the time we wasted on this show back.
No, we still haven’t forgiven LOST..or the other TV shows that started good and ended horribly.