Mindless Entertainment: Television without Pity

At the end of the day, we've all got to get our jollies somewhere, and, sure, people could explore art museums or salivate over sonnets, but as for me, I like my entertainment a little more… mindless.

Luckily, the internet is always willing to oblige with simple and titillating time-wasters a mere twitch of the finger away.

With that in mind, why not twitch that digit right on over to www.televisionwithoutpity.com? As a poor college student, finding amusing ways to take the daily edge off really comes down to two options: television or internet. Television without Pity (aka TWOP) gives both at once in their behemoth of a website.

There, TV-junkies and movie-aficionados alike will find reviews, news-links, and the snarkiest, most detailed episode recaps this side of Firefox. The writers are like fifth grade boys with their first crushes, only able to show their affection for all things big- and small- screened through insults and hair pulling. It's not everyone's style, though; some may find their unique brand of snide comedy pretentious or long-winded, and due to each writer's insane love for running gags, first timers may have to start with the very first recap to understand all the inside jokes.

Still, it's hard not to like this site, and there are enough (actually intelligent) forum posts, links and humorous Top Ten lists to keep most people happily scrolling for hours. It's a good way to kill some time, and it sure beats watching that Sneezing Panda video again.