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Flavorwire Staffers Weigh in on What Was Criminally Underrated in 2014

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It’s tough adoring something that nobody else seems to want to get behind; it leads you to feel isolated in the golden fortress of your own  misunderstood tastes — worse, it can lead you to question, even turn against, your own flawless judgment. Of course, once you’ve done enough pontificating about a good show (or what have you) that nobody watches but must — once, finally, other people show interest in entering your shining castle of excellence — you’ll begin to feel crowded. “I knew it before it really became a thing,” you’ll think. “It’s kind of lost its edge.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; this post is but the first, pontificating step. Here’s everything you’re not watching or listening to or liking, but maybe should — everything Flavorwire thought was criminally underrated in 2014. Just know that if and when these things become popular, “we knew it before it really became a thing.”
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15 Fictional TV Characters’ Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

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Many people argue that the magic of Halloween disappears once you’ve grown up, but let’s be honest: dressing up is always fun. Pop culture provides us with endless ideas for Halloween costumes, whether it’s a favorite TV character, the many iterations of Lady Gaga, or some clever take on an Internet meme. And because TV writers are just as informed by media as we are, their fictional television characters will often also end up in pop culture-inspired costumes. From Bob’s Burgers to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, here are 15 of the best pop culture costumes in television.
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Why the Hell Does ‘Modern Family’ Keep Winning the Best Comedy Emmy?

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There are certain traditions that we can count on in popular culture. Super Bowl parties. Oscar red carpet gawking. Beyoncé idolatry. MTV VMA hand-wringing. And every year, when the Primetime Emmys hand out their award for Outstanding Comedy Series, you can reliably depend on a nation of television viewers slapping their foreheads, gritting their teeth, and growling, “Jesus Christ, Modern Family AGAIN?!” And last night, as reliably as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, ABC’s family sitcom won the prize for the fifth straight year. It has won every year it’s been on the air. Why, oh why, does this keep happening?
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