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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“Post Grad” isn’t the movie where Alexis Bledel breaks out of her Rory Gilmore mold and shows her range. But I’m not complaining. I’ve pretty much been in love with Rory/Alexis since the first episode of “Gilmore Girls” aired in 2000. Bledel basically plays Rory again here, and she is just as gorgeous (only a bit more freckly) on the big screen as on the small.
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I’ve watched most of the first season on DVD, and I can safely say I’m a fan of “True Blood.” Being a huge “Buffy/ Angel” fan, I have trouble liking other vampire stories because I compare them to Joss Whedon’s work.But I like Alan Ball’s “True Blood” because it’s its own thing — the iconic vampire show of the late-Oughts is quite different from the iconic vampire franchise of the late-’90s.
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“District 9,” which immediately earns a spot among modern sci-fi classics, started off as a “Halo” video game adaptation. When that fell through, the filmmakers decided to make something cooler.
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“Terminal Freeze” is another Lincoln Child book about a monster on the loose. I might sound like I’m bored with the idea, but actually Child’s books are like comfort food to me, and “Terminal Freeze” is pretty tasty.
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If you saw any of Comedy Central’s advance coverage of “Funny People,” you’ve seen most of the funny bits of the new Judd Apatow movie. But one thing you didn’t get from the previews was the fact that Adam Sandler’s character, George Simmons, is a not-so-great-guy.
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