Articles written by: Anisha Vichare

Raised on a healthy diet of equal parts Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Family Matters, and The X-Files, Anisha has been an avid TV watcher since she was probably too young to be. Due to her extensive knowledge of television shows, past and present, she's killer at pop culture trivia and doles out TV recommendations to anyone who asks. A midwestern transplant living in the Texas, you can find her explaining to strangers that Pawnee isn't a real place in Indiana and trying to convince others that the rival high school from Glee was based on her high school (really!).

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The Leftovers “It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World”

“It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World” took a breather from Nora and Kevin’s drama to focus on our favorite preacher-man Matt Jamison.

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The Leftovers “G’Day Melbourne”

You can tell you have an exceptional show on your hands when it’s able to churn out an episode that mostly exists to bridge two locations, but also ends up the best one of the season so far.

The Leftovers “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”
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The Leftovers “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”

I’ve previously written about how significant the role of denial is in The Leftovers. This show is filled to the brim with characters eager to believe in anything to prop up whatever lies they tell themselves to get through their suffering. Denial does more than offer a way to cope […]

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The Leftovers “Don’t Be Ridiculous”

The Leftovers has never shied away from showing the absurdity of life. Life by definition is weird as hell. Things happen, sometimes silly weird things, like the baby jesus doll disappearing from the town nativity scene or an unfindable cricket taking up residence in your kitchen.

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The Leftovers “The Book of Kevin”

There’s something extra moving about watching The Leftovers in 2017. When the show premiered in the bright summer days of 2014, the main criticism was how achingly bleak it was. A sad, dark show about how people deal with profound grief, was to some, too hopeless.

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Do the Last Four Words Make Gilmore Girls a Tragedy?

The foundational story of Gilmore Girls begins with a woman who overcomes adversity. A 16-year-old pregnant runaway who is able to build a life for herself and her daughter. It’s a triumphant beginning. And in many ways Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life exists as a triumphant story as […]

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

After what feels like eons of waiting, we all finally got the chance to devour Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life this past weekend. With all the anticipation surrounding it, it feels like a serious comedown after the fact. On top of that, I’m surprised that the revival left […]

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Preview

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve had almost a decade to mull over what became of the Gilmore Girls and all of those who orbited them. Maybe you imagined Luke and Lorelai lived happily ever after with twins, like that weird dream she had in season three. Maybe you imagined […]

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The Night Of “The Call of the Wild”

It’s impressive when a show can close its story with misery while still providing its audience closure. My favorite example is The Wire, whose final episode tied up loose ends without pretending life on the streets of Baltimore was anything other than the battleground it was. It’s not fair to […]

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The Night Of “Ordinary Death”

If he wasn’t guilty before, he is now. The final scene in “Ordinary Death” felt like the end of Naz as we knew him. There are lots of pieces of information about Naz’s past that are supposed to paint him as an unsavory character. But some high school fights and […]