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Season 1 Episode 3: The first time Sawyer calls Kate ‘Freckles’.

We know it’s a month into summer, but we are just getting around to starting our Summer TV Club. We had fun watching The O.C. last summer until we got bored or busy or drunk or something to finish and this summer will probably be no different. For the last six weeks or so of summer join us in rewatching ABC’s Lost. Lost premiered 10 years ago on September 22, 2004. Can you believe it’s been that long? It’s all on Netflix so it should be relatively easy viewing for most. We’ll be posting all our favorite moments, commentary, articles, guest posts (if you have something you’d like to share get at us), drinking games, and more.

Remember when Jack first saw Kate and you knew they were MTB. Shannon was still sun tanning near the plane wreckage, before she and Sayid became an item. Boone was still alive. You didn’t know the Tailies or the Others or the Smoke Monster. Walt was still a little boy. Remember when you first heard Sun speak English and how you’re still not over that final scene in the submarine (I am not over that). Was Kate & Jack your favorite couple or was it Kate & Sawyer or maybe was it Juliet & Sawyer? Did you hate or love the ending? Will we even make it that far in our rewatch? I’m barely even scraping the surface here, so it was inevitable that we had to go back.

Tell us your favorite moments on Twitter or Facebook, tag your posts Summer TV Club, comment, email, or whatever you feel like doing - which could be nothing at all, that’s cool too.

Why Is Orphan Black Still Fighting a War Buffy Should Have Won Over 10 Years Ago?

Because the show is smart enough to back away from the concept that all female power needs to be of the mentally unbalanced variety, not all the women in Orphan Black are unhinged like Helena. But that’s why this show is such a complicated joy. Tatiana Maslany is every woman, literally. And sometimes she’s something else entirely. Maslany herself has commented on the decidedly feminist thrust of the show, which makes cloning and male-driven, scientific control a metaphor for sexual politics:

That always resonated for me as a woman to have this idea of our bodies not being our own. That they’re owned by someone else. That the image of them is owned by someone else. I feel that’s a very resonant theme for young women like myself, and especially women in this industry. (via)

What will you be watching this summer? Here’s a list of summer 2014 premiere dates.

June 22:
The Last Ship (TNT, series premiere)
Falling Skies (TNT, Season 4 premiere)
Rising Star (ABC, series premiere)
Wipeout (ABC, two-hour Season 7 premiere)
True Blood (HBO, Season 7 premiere)
The Musketeers (BBC America, series premiere)

June 23:
Teen Wolf (MTV, Season 4 premiere)
CeeLo Green’s The Good Life (TBS, series premiere)

June 24:
NY Med (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Covert Affairs (USA, Season 5 premiere)
Tyrant (FX, series premiere)
Sullivan & Son (TBS, Season 3 premiere)
NY Med (ABC, Season 2 premiere)

June 25:
Young & Hungry (ABC Family, series premiere)
Mystery Girls (ABC Family, series premiere)
Big Brother (CBS, Season 16 premiere)
Taxi Brooklyn (NBC, series premiere)
Wilfred (FXX, Season 4 premiere)

June 27:

Girl Meets World (Disney Channel, series premiere)

June 29:
Unforgettable (CBS, Season 3 premiere)
Reckless (CBS, series premiere)
The Leftovers (HBO, series premiere)

June 30:
Under The Dome (CBS, Season 2 premiere)

July 1:
Biker Background
 Phoenix (History, series premiere)
Bizarre Foods America (Travel, season premiere)

Drunk History (Comedy Central, season 2 premiere)

July 6:
Witches Of East End (Lifetime, Season 2 premiere)

July 8:

Finding Carter (MTV, series premiere)
Married at First Sight (FYI [rebranding from Bio Channel], series premiere)

July 9:
Extant (CBS, series premiere)
The Bridge (FX, Season 2 premiere)

July 10:
Welcome to Sweden
 (NBC, series premiere)
Working The Engels (NBC, series premiere)

July 11:
Hemlock Grove
 (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)
The Almighty Johnsons (Syfy, series premiere)

July 13:
Ray Donovan (Showtime, Season 2 premiere)
Masters Of Sex (Showtime, Season 2 premiere)
The Strain (FX, series premiere)
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey (Bravo, Season 6 premiere)

July 14:
Backpackers (The CW, series premiere)
Seed (The CW, series premiere)

July 16:
Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project (VH1, series premiere)

July 17:
Married (FX, series premiere)
You’re The Worst (FX, series premiere)
Rush (USA, series premiere)
Satisfaction (USA, series premiere)
Dating Naked (VH1, series premiere)
Candidly Nicole (VH1, series premiere)
LeAnn & Eddie (VH1, series premiere)

July 21:
Hotel Hell
 (Fox, Season 2 premiere)

July 22:
Food Fighters
 (NBC, series premiere)
Face Off (Syfy, Season 7 premiere)

July 31:
The Quest (ABC, series premiere)
The Honorable Woman (Sundance Channel, series premiere)

August 1:
Masters Of Illusion (The CW, series premiere)

Gravity Falls (Disney XD, Season 2 premiere)

The Killing (Netflix, Season 4 premiere)

August 4:
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, series premiere)
Partners (FX, series premiere)

August 7:

Garfunkel & Oates (IFC, series premiere)

August 13:
Legends (TNT, series premiere)
Franklin & Bash (TNT, Season 4 premiere)

Our ABC TGIF party is this Friday in Brooklyn! Come celebrate the end of a long work week with lots of beer, drinking games, trivia prizes, and Shawn Hunter’s perfect hair. 
Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clueless, and more! 
It’s only $5 and tickets for our events sell fast, so get yours today!

Our ABC TGIF party is this Friday in Brooklyn! Come celebrate the end of a long work week with lots of beer, drinking games, trivia prizes, and Shawn Hunter’s perfect hair. 

Boy Meets WorldSabrina the Teenage WitchClueless, and more! 

It’s only $5 and tickets for our events sell fast, so get yours today!

TGIF TV Hangover Party!
Friday, June 20 at 8 PM, Videology Bar in Brooklyn

We’re celebrating the ’90s TGIF Friday lineup (and the strange Girl Meets World spinoff that’s premiering this month)! Boy Meets WorldFamily MattersCluelessSabrina the Teenage Witch, etc. Let us know which episodes/shows you want to watch! 

As always, drinking games and trivia all night. Maybe we’ll get drunk enough to draw hearts on our faces with lipstick or practice some teen magic! 

Tickets are $5 and available here.

Gillian Jacobs joins season four of Girls.

Gillian Jacobs will play a recurring character in the fourth season of Girls, reports TVLine. The publication says Jacobs will first appear in episode five and is apparently playing a character named “Mimi-Rose.” (Fittingly, episode five is also called “Mimi-Rose,” and maybe the show will just be all about Gillian Jacobs doing stuff now?) Jacobs is the first cast member of Community to score a major role in the aftermath of that series’ cancellation, and she’s, oddly enough, the second Community cast member to appear on Girls, after Donald Glover’s two-episode stint back in season two. (via)

We at TV Hangover love a Mad Men theory & here’s a great one from Pajiba:

I’ve watched the odd 9-second scene near the end of the episode with Bonnie and Megan on a plane that ends with the stewardess closing the curtain about 14 times now. I can only draw one conclusion from it, and it’s the most obvious one: That it was the concluding part of Bonnie and Megan’s performance in Mad Men. Megan may come back for a brief encore, but that curtain closing finally signaled the end of the marriage. I suspect that Megan came to the final conclusion that she should leave Don when one of the secretaries at the beginning of the episode mentioned to Megan that she didn’t know Don was married. In other words, Don didn’t consider her family enough to mention it around the office.

There were other clues that Megan had left Don beyond the heavy-handed curtain metaphor. For instance, the fact that she decided to take all of her clothes with her back to Los Angeles, and the fact that she didn’t want Don coming back to Los Angeles to visit her (perhaps because she’s shacked up with someone else). Most telling of all, however, was the strange appearance of the newspaper in Don’s bedroom from the day after JFK was assassinated.

What happened in the JFK Assassination episode of Mad Men, “The Grown Ups”? Betty finally mustered the courage to leave Don.

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WE’RE FINALLY HAVING A DEGRASSI PARTY!

Our next TV Hangover party will be May 16 at 8pm. It’s graduation themed (I am not entirely sure what that means yet) and we’ll be watching our favorite silly Degrassi episodes. Drinking games, Degrassi trivia, prizes, etc. Because every Degrassi episode is my favorite Degrassi episode, we’re letting you guys vote on which ones you want to watch. If your favorite isn’t on the list, add it in! 

$5 — buy a ticket here so you don’t get sold out!
May 16, 8pm at Videology
308 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 

Reminder: Our Degrassi party is tomorrow and we still have some tickets left! We’re giving away cool Degrassi #swag and have a few awesome surprises in store. You don’t want to miss it!