Like all TV fans, I’ve been known to complain when a show I like gets canceled. I’ve been doing less complaining in recent years, partly because I realized something that is never mentioned by mourning fans: Every time a show ends, another begins, and sometimes the replacement becomes our new favorite show. If you think about it, absolutely every show that’s on TV now (including your favorites) exists because its forerunners were canceled.
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Twenty-five years after “Revenge of the Nerds,” girl nerds are now represented equally (perhaps more than equally) in pop culture. Inspired by the new Alexis Bledel movie, I decided to make a list of the 10 cutest TV nerds — the types of girls who I like to think would be compatible with me if they existed in reality.
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Charles isn’t currently in the top 10 of most popular baby names, but that will change in the coming years. If television is a trend-setter, then Charles, Chuck, Charlie and Charlotte are about to experience a comeback.
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Here’s evidence that “writer” is more of a lifestyle than a profession. When I lost my job to a layoff on Dec. 2, one of my first regrets was that I wouldn’t get to publish my end-of-year top 10 lists.
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