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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the gabbers discuss Tina Fey’s new Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Is it really the new 30 Rock? Next up, what makes a good TV opening credit sequence, and does The Fosters have the best one of right now? Finally, Ryan Boudinot wrote a scathing takedown of MFAs and MFA students for the Stranger. Was his critique merited, or is getting an MFA worth the cost?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Austin Powers
- 30 Rock
- Arrested Development
- Alpha House
- The Benny Hill Show
- June’s piece about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Slate
- The Fosters
- June’s piece about opening credit sequences on Slate
- Alan Sepinwall’s piece about opening credit sequences
- Games of Thrones’ opening credits
- Breaking Bad’s opening credits
- Orange Is the New Black’s opening credits
- Mary Tyler Moore’s opening credits
- Downton Abbey’s opening credits
- The Rockford Files’ opening credits
- Taxi’s opening credits
- Sanford and Son’s opening credits
- Freaks and Geeks’ opening credits
- Ryan Boudinot’s takedown of MFAs
- Guy In Your MFA Twitter
- Laura Miller’s response to Ryan Boudinot
- The Art of the Steal
June: The Story of a Crime, the Leif G.W. Persson trilogy
Dan: Jim Windolf channels Mike Francesa on Ishiguro
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*Correction, March 11, 2015: This post originally misstated that the Wharton Esherick Museum is located in Paoli, Pennsylvania. It is in Malvern, Pennsylvania.