We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank is one of Modest Mouse's best

Good News For People Who Love Bad News marked the beginning of Modest Mouse’s divisive turn from experimental mid-tier indie band to becoming a globally known name. With that surging popularity, there was bigger pressure to create a follow-up that would match the success of Good News and appeal to new fans, while still not alienating those who’d been following the band—and its formerly lo-fi, rough-around-the-edges sound—since the beginning.

Wildboyz is the Jackass spin-off worth revisiting

Though Wildboyz ran longer than the original Jackass, it was eclipsed by the success of Viva La Bam: While the latter grew into a franchise-within-the-franchise with its own series of spin-offs, Wildboyz was shuttled off to sister channel MTV2 for its third season, and concluded with its fourth in 2006. In his memoir Professional Idiot, Steve-O wrote about the decision to end Wildboyz, saying the show probably could’ve kept going after its fourth season but “it just didn’t seem like there was a point” because it had “essentially evolved back into Jackass.” But the series didn’t turn out to be a step backward for Steve-O, Pontius, and Tremaine. What were once perceived as weaknesses now look like strengths, and 15 years and three movie sequels later, it’s clear that Wildboyz paved the way for the future of Jackass.

Our takeaways after watching that failed How I Met Your Dad pilot

In another timeline, Greta Gerwig would’ve been a sitcom star instead of one of the most sought after filmmakers in Hollywood. Gerwig starred in the pilot for the 2014 How I Met Your Mother spin-off How I Met Your Dad, but the series wasn’t picked up by CBS. Rather than Gerwig getting her first major TV role, she got to use her talents to make the Oscar-nominated films Lady Bird and Little Women instead. As for the failed pilot? Well, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler previously said t

When it comes to villain team-ups, Harley Quinn rivals The Suicide Squad

For someone who thinks superhero movies are “mostly boring” to him at the moment, James Gunn sure excels at making them. With the incredibly fun The Suicide Squad, he made fans forget David Ayer’s Suicide Squad ever happened. Gunn’s first venture into the DC universe falls more in line with Cathy Yan’s standalone Harley Quinn flick Birds Of Prey than the first movie, showing how Harley can shine when she’s not in her Puddin’s shadow.

Jessica Walter’s stardom only grew bigger as she grew older

Jessica Walter had a rare Hollywood career, which spanned over five decades. Aside from notable exceptions like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and Helen Mirren, women in Hollywood so often “age out” in middle age, losing the opportunity for meatier work. But Walter, who died on Wednesday at the age of 80, would get her most significant roles over 30 years into her career, showing what can happen when Hollywood lets women have their moment to shine later in life.

Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Taylor Swift, And The Trail Of Heartbreak Pop

Rilo Kiley came into my life when I was 16. I couldn't have found the California indie-rock band at a more pivotal time. At that age, I was dealing with two terrible relationships back-to-back that broke my spirit, while also feeling like an outsider in high school. Jenny Lewis's songwriting helped me find solace; her songs made me feel like she was the cool older friend guiding me through it all, validating my emotions, with songs like "Capturing Moods," "Go Ahead," and "Glendora."

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 Accurately Captures What it Feels Like When Your Abuser Dies

At the beginning of the second season of Big Little Lies, Jane (Shailene Woodley) asks Celeste (Nicole Kidman) if she's glad Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) is dead. Celeste pauses, and then says "It's complicated." When the new season of Big Little Lies premiered, I saw so many people tweet that they wished they were in Celeste's position of their abuser being dead. I used to wish the same thing all the time.

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