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Pop Culture Nexus’ Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2013

We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

We had a blast writing about our favorite shows and reading your comments  (yes, we read ALL of them). We hope you have enjoyed visiting our little space in the interwebs, because truth be told, we do this for you (maybe 10% for ourselves) and we are looking forward to another year of pop culture stories.

Here’s a look back at our top 10 most-read posts in 2013.

  1. ‘FRINGE’ Finale Photo Recap: “Liberty” & “An Enemy of Fate”
  2. Top 10 ‘Princess Bride’ Movie Quotes
  3. ‘Fringe’ Fashion: Memorable Apparel & Accessories from Five Seasons of Saving the World
  4. Top 5 Logan Echolls Moments from ‘Veronica Mars’
  5. ‘Happy Endings’: If I’d Known James Wolk Would Be Kissing a Man, I Would Have Started Watching Sooner
  6. ‘Fringe’ 5×11 Photo Recap: “The Boy Must Live”
  7. ‘Arrow’ 1×21 Photo Recap: “The Undertaking”
  8. ‘Arrow’ Finale Photo Recap: “Sacrifice”
  9. Five Books to Read After ‘The Hunger Games’
  10. ‘Arrow’ 1×18 Photo Recap: “Salvation”

-Mary and Louise

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Fall TV: Week 1 Report Card

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We’re officially knee-deep in a new fall TV season! Welcome to another year of chair turning, big banging, and lots of shows with variations of “mother” and “father” in the title. After a week packed full of premieres, here’s a breakdown of which new shows we watched and how we rated them…

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Louise’s Fall TV Lineup

Fall 2013 TV

It seems like just yesterday I was getting excited for the premiere of Ben and Kate, and wondering how The Neighbors ever made it past the pilot episode. (The former was canceled; the latter was somehow picked up for a second season.) Suddenly it’s September, and a fresh new crop of television shows are ripe for the viewing! This TV season includes some legendary returns to the small screen (Robin Williams in The Crazy Ones, Michael J. Fox in The Michael J. Fox Show), some pre-premiere controversy (Seth MacFarlane’s sitcom Dads), and a few new series starring Matt Long and James Wolk that I’m sure I’ll get sucked into before they’re abruptly canceled. (See: Matt Long in Jack & Bobby, The Deep End, and James Wolk in Lone Star, Political Animals.) Let the games begin!

Here are the new shows I’m most excited for this Fall:

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‘Happy Endings’: If I’d Known James Wolk Would Be Kissing a Man, I Would Have Started Watching Sooner

After resisting ABC’s Friends-esque comedy Happy Endings, it finally won me over this week when I caught the last five minutes of the Valentine’s Day episode, which featured guest star James Wolk (Lone Star). You can read my post about Happy Endings and the rarity of PDA between gay men in network prime time at the Huffington Post.

I’m tempted to go back and watch Happy Endings from the beginning, but I’m afraid my emotional investment in the show will only ensure its swift cancellation. What’s your take, pop culture fans? Did you enjoy the Valentine’s Day episode? Did James Wolk make you miss Lone Star? Leave a comment below, or tweet us @PopCultureNexus!

-Louise

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