Ugh, Enough With The Think Pieces...Which "Community" Actor Would You Rather Invite Into Your Pillow Fort?

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Ugh, Enough With The Think Pieces...Which "Community" Actor Would You Rather Invite Into Your Blanket Pillow Fort?

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | August 31, 2012 | Comments ()


I've really had it up to here with all the G-D Think Pieces on the site today. Ugh, it's Friday, let's lighten up a little. So as you peruse the links today, I want you to keep the question in today's headline foremost in your mind. We'll revisit it later.

Have you ever read a movie review where you completely disagree with the writer but still respect their point of view? That's absolutely the case with this Avatar review. What a piece of crap movie, what a stellar review. (Pajiba)

I've been waiting a long-ass time for Hollywood to churn out a Pirate movie worth truly loving. I kind of want to mail them these instructions: "No love interest, no whitewashing, no happy ending. Follow those three rules and a studio could turn out a film of both depth and mass appeal." (Pajiba)

Did you forget to think about "Community"? Well to bring it back into focus for you, here's some food for thought. What if post-Harmon "Community" ends up a disaster in the vein of post-Sorkin "West Wing?" You're shuddering aren't you? (Pajiba)

And as the end of the Twilight franchise fast approaches, (November 16th and it'll all be over!) let's take a look at my favorite bit of writing around the last installment. (Pajiba)


Okay, to help you with this very pressing "Would You Rather" question, here are some visual and written prompts for both "Community" candidates.

Donald Glover : He's chiseled like a track star, but that's just the icing (chocolate, if you will). It's the grin that catches you from across the room, lips exploding from within, all teeth and unbridled joy. Genuine emotion in an ironic age, he can mouth the somber words and go through the dramatic motions, but he's apt to laugh at himself before the thought finishes. He'll do a chicken dance or prance like a madman, but he's the jester not the trickster. The laughs tumble out with warmth not sharpness, love not cruelty. But he's neither simpleton nor fool; he's just himself through and through. He's not a brooding hero and he doesn't dwell on the darkness, not because he's naïve but because the laughter will drive it out. He'll scoop you up in powerful arms, dip you low, kiss you slowly, and stare deep into your eyes. And then he'll whisper something that makes you laugh so hard you cry. -- Steven Lloyd Wilson

Alison Brie: Classic hips, pouty lips, hard and soft in symmetric smolder. Some girls, your mother hates, this is the one she whispers is too good for you. She's the princess in the castle, the vision for which we forge ourselves into knights. She could probably drink you under the table, but she's usually got something better to do. Angel in public, she's the devil who can break you in half in private. But it's not a facade, it's two sides of an exquisite coin. Sometimes, innocence is a choice, neither a lie nor something waiting to be lost. Naked or clothed, after the first lust drunk night or after five decades of marriage, for all her beauty, it's the dangerous depth in those eyes that makes your soul lurch. And when it does, when you fall on one knee, cover her in kisses, serenade her with bad poetry, there's just that half smile and quizzical look, the confusion that all that fuss could possibly be over her. -- Steven Lloyd Wilson

Whatever happened to the campaign for getting Pajiba pull-quotes on studio posters? This Aliens review is prime material. (Pajiba)

And, finally, do you know who was ahead of the curve on the "Downton Abbey" craze? Yup, our very own SLW. So heed his words and respect his taste. He's truly the best we have to offer you. (Pajiba)

Joanna Robinson Pajiba loves Steven Lloyd Wilson.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • luckypete

    I see what you did there. Clever Ms. Robinson, very clever.

  • A pirate movie truly worth loving? Captain Blood.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Not only are you right about the Avatar review, you'd be right about The Hunger Games review, too.

  • Khal Mifune

    Since you brought up completely disagreeing with a writer, I'm afraid I must disagree with you about Avatar. Sigourney Weaver is in it, hence it cannot be a piece of crap movie. I'm pretty sure that's written down somewhere. It's like a law or commandment or something.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You're sadly mistaken.

  • Khal Mifune

    Sadly mistaken? About which part? My agreement with SLW and enjoyment of Avatar, or my Sigourney love? For though the former may indeed be sad, at least I'm honest with myself about it. And that counts for something, right? As for the latter, well, Sigourney Weaver makes even Heartbreakers watchable. She's good like that. And sad or no, you'll not change my mind about her.
    So anyway... if you ever decide to disagree with me again (and honestly, who can blame you), please elaborate, so at least I'll know why I'm being rebuked. Thanks.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I meant the incredibly well polished turd that is Avatar.

  • Khal Mifune

    Ha! Well polished indeed.

  • In what universe is post-Sorkin West Wing a disaster?

  • SabrinaStillHatesDisqus

    Re: muvi pstr. Tl;dr. "the ult. nihilistic fear" cld wrk. Cut out nihilistic, 2 hi-brow.

    Mktg Man

  • AudioSuede

    Gotta love Pajiba. Gives erryone the warm fuzzies.

    Also, post-Sorkin West Wing was terrible for, like, half a season. Then the 6th and 7th seasons were amazing.

  • MachineGunJeanMaurice

    That Aliens quote: just incredibly beautiful and terrifying.

  • chato

    LOVE SLW DAY....he's the mess.

  • yocean

    So it's the SLW week here at Pajiba. Let's make it as deadly and exciting as the Shark Week!

  • Aaron Anthony

    Easy, I choose Allison Brie...though Gillian Jacobs would do in a pinch. In fact pinching is encouraged.

  • Vi

    Noooooo... FINE! Back to reddit then.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Wait . . . all the Pajiba Love links are to other Pajiba articles? ARE WE ASLEEP IN A VAN RIGHT NOW?

  • Tinkerville

    I see what you did there.

  • JoannaRobinson

    Awwww. I love you guys too! That's what you meant by your "dammits," right? Regularly scheduled links will be back up and running next week. Have a lovely holiday weekend.

  • SLW

    Ok, your family has been released too, Joanna.

  • frank247

    Haters gonna hate, Joanna.

    Personally, I think Mr Wilson is one of the most talented writers I have read, online or in print.

    I might not always agree with him, but his writing is worth a million internet dollars.

  • Blake

    I choose Gillian Jacobs... The fact that Alison is dating the other Franco has kind of diminished her appeal in my eyes.

  • Blake

    Plus Britta Rules!

  • Mitchell Hundred

    The other Franco? You mean Francisco?

  • Couldn't be. Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. Garrett Morris told me so.

  • Melody Be

    I love James Franco's brother, Acting Lessons with the Franco brothers makes me laugh every time I think about it.

  • MissAmynae

    Did Brie just Britta herself?!

  • ingres

    SLW appreciation day. Love his writing. I can dig it.

    But I come here every day for Pajiba Love, dammit! I want my links.

  • Guest

    I visit this site every day for Pajiba Love. Where are my links, dammit!?

  • Milly

    I'm leaving this here since no comments allowed on the original piece.

    I think that Series 5 to 7 of the West Wing are as good as Series 1-4. While In The Shadow of Two Gunmen are undoubtedly my most enjoyable complete episodes, Series 5's 'The Supremes' is a very close second.

    I regularly go through The West Wing - except that post 11/9 episode as it is far too preachy, even for Sorkin - and I don't notice any drop off in quality as the characters are fully rounded and enjoyable company.

  • What a dirty, rotten trick. I came to Pajiba Love today for amusing links to the usual things--ridiculous and delightful things like chatty otters, cleverly redesigned posters, silly children, or someone playing a song using only a spoon and a dozen partially-full bottles of ironically purchased cheap beer. Boo!

  • Groundloop

    Here, have some Corgis:

  • Cabbage418

    Two things - 1. I was super worried that SLW was sick or leaving or something, but I found Dustin's post from earlier today, so crisis avoided.

    2. I love that even though Dustin said he was reposting SLW for our education and not for page views, Joanna found a way to bring the eye candy

  • Rekodegallo

    Is there some reason Pajiba is dredging up all the old articles this week?

  • ingres

    Wilson appreciation day.

  • Snath

    This makes me happy.

  • Rob

    SLW's "Aliens" review is probably one of my all-time favorite reviews. It's just so damn good.

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