Shinsuke Nakamura’s WWE run has already failed

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Shinsuke Nakamura in WWE should’ve been the easiest thing in the world to get right. Continue reading

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Curtain Call: How I Met Your Mother finale is more half-baked coda than conclusion

Curtain Call is a new series of articles on Backlog Adventures taking a look at the finales of the most popular shows of the last twenty years. In addition to asking if a finale works as a conclusion to the series, we’ll be looking at the mystique and emotional manipulation that comes along with the concept of a series finale, and if the finale in question ultimately serves the greater good of its show’s legacy.  Continue reading

Winning Your Oscar Pool in Three Easy Steps

Friend of the site and all around great person Claire McBroom has graced Backlog with her presence, bringing you, dear reader, surefire steps to winning your Oscar pool. Personally, I plan on picking ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for everything. I think it is a sound strategy. – Will 

A few years ago, some of my most pop culture-obsessed friends and I started a yearly Oscar pool. None of us are professional entertainment or show biz types, and the stakes are low, but the thrill of the win is an incomparable high.

I should know — I’ve won more pools than any of my friends. I’m not bragging, this is just a statistical fact.

Ok, maybe I am bragging. It feels great. Continue reading

Ruining Everyone’s Fun: The Top 5 Film and Television Spoilers of 2015

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I’m just going to put this out there so no one gets the wrong idea: I’m a spoiler addict. Continue reading