tv-shows

The Die-Hard Chicago Bears Fans Who Watch ‘Very Cavallari’ Every Week

As far back as he can remember, Adam, a 40-year-old Chicago native, has watched every Bears football game. But since last year, he’s got a…

How ‘Ireland Simpsons Fans’ Saved the Soul of Their Favorite Show

I’ve spent decades obsessively watching The Simpsons, and I’ve lost count of the pieces I’ve written on it. Just in my time at MEL, I’ve…

The Case Against Binge-Watching

In 2008 when Season One of Mad Men first became available on DVD — this was the olden days, before streaming services — I rented…

A Complete Cultural History of the 1990s Butt Cut

Recognize the haircut on these cool dudes? Even if you don’t know the show this is from, you could probably guess a few things about them…