Taylor Swift’s juggernaut single “I Knew You Were Trouble” not only epic in the amount of different choruses and bridges, but for its angsty, passionate video, about a fictional breakup between her and some male model hired to play her beloved. However, she is not the first young songstress to use this overwrought, insufferable video concept.
With Smash on the brink of cancellation and Glee hanging on by a thread, despite a strong start, it’s a wonder anyone takes a chance on a weekly musical show. Here are some past musical television bombs their creators may want you to forget.
And it still surpasses most albums today. Have a look at the making of the video for “Closer”, one of the most innovative and disturbing videos ever.
It’s the classic rock ‘n roll story of good vs evil…Jem & The Holograms vs. The Misfits. But with a story rife with forced servitude, child labor, homicidal urges, dual personalities, and hallucinations, it’s hard to tell who in the story is actually the good guys and who was sane.
The title, although seemingly innocent, doesn’t send a great message.
The paper company manager of the U.K.’s Office is back for comic relief- and now he’s a talent manager.
“Torturing someone would like, scar me emotionally.”
Comedian Chelsea Davidson nails it.
In honor of the Oscars celebrating the movie musical, I wanted to give proper celebration to some more off-beat gems from the past. These never achieved large commercial or critical success, but are worth some guilty-pleasure viewing.
With the news that Megan Fox will star in Michael Bay’s “re-imagining” of TMNT, it’s important to remember the cultural legacy of the Turtles.
Vice magazine traces the roots of one of the most successful memes ever.
Weirder than the milkman, the paperboy, and evening TV
Queen Esther is still the babe, Haman’s still a jerk.
I’d watch all of these fims in a heartbeat.
We’re more than just where Joey Buttafuco lived.
Who could resist the beautiful, perfect Southern California Wakefield twins? Most teens in the nineties devoured the book series with the soft-focus covers and the endless “beautiful person problems” of the blond, perfect size six Wakefield twins. I guess with almost two hundred books in the series, I guess it’s hard to think of new ideas, but these are out of control. And they all totally happened.
Read more about the insanity in the new book If You Lived Here, You’d Be Perfect By Now: The Unofficial Guide to Sweet Valley High, available as an Amazon Kindle ebook.
Think those toys were just innocent ways to pass the time? You didn’t know that it was all a secret plan to have you accept capitalism in your hearts.