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The Sing-Off

I enjoy The Sing-Off, which is a little odd — given how much I adore a cappella, it would make more sense if I also loved The Sing-Off. I think, however, that The Sing-Off isn’t the kind of a cappella to which I am especially attached: there’s just something about college a cappella that I particularly like. I also tend to place value on inventive choreography and smart arrangements, as well as great singing voices. And perc — that’s important, too. I also don’t necessarily agree with the judges’ decisions. Continue reading

The Sing-Off: I’m Cheering for the YellowJackets

Facebook alerted me today to the fact that the newest season of The Sing-Off has started. As I began to watch the show, the first thought that passed through my mind was that I miss a cappella so much. The second thought was that I’ve found my favorite group already — the University of Rochester’s YellowJackets.

And while I don’t really like the yellow blazers (it’s a bit loud for my tastes, although I think it’s a cute play on words), I’m a fan of the group. By the time they got to Kenya (well, really during the “we’re nerds” canoeing part), I was on their side. Continue reading

Doctor Who Returns!

Rory, the Doctor, and Amy in "Time" and "Space"

I just discovered the BBC’s new videos on YouTube — “Space” and “Time” from Red Nose Day 2011 (“when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process”). Amazing — I have been waiting for Doctor Who for so long! Well, really, since the “A Christmas Carol” came out for Christmas 2010.  Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith as Amy Pond and the Eleventh Doctor

When I finished Season Four of Doctor Who, I was mostly convinced that no one other than David Tennant — the Tenth Doctor — could ever really be the Doctor in my heart. I was devastated when he left, and frankly, I waited a while to start watching the Season Five because I just didn’t want to see anyone else be the Doctor. Continue reading

Hot Wall: Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison is fantastic. He’s most well known for his part as Will Schuester on Glee, and frankly, that’s how I discovered him. I’m a bit ambivalent about his character, but there’s no denying that Morrison is extremely talented. Continue reading