alexmclevy
Alex McLevy
alexmclevy
Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.
Jan 12
27

Alex: “You know, it’s a funny thing. You spend years hosting a show, and you get into the habit of thinking there’s just one correct question for every answer. But life doesn’t always work out that way. The world is much more complex. And you discover that there are many different ways of looking at the universe.”
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Dec 18
14

Little kids are weird. They’re smart, too. A lot of times they throw tantrums expecting a certain response. Do something they don’t expect. Start dancing, stand on your head, recite poetry, make animal sounds. You have to throw them off their game. Just remember, they’re not training you. But they’re trying to.

Dec 18
5

I’m not a huge fan of the Skinner-box techniques that abound in far too many mobile games (and a lot of the AAA games, if I’m being honest), but I can understand the comforting appeal of them. Would you rather the critic be disingenuous and pick something else just to impress the readers?  Read more

Dec 18
7

This is a long post, but video games played a pretty big part of this year for me, so I wanted to write a longer retrospective. Most of the games I talk about didn’t come out this year, but two—both of which I loved—did. Read more

Dec 16
74

AH, the old “it’s called acting” argument. Look at it this way: when you’re picking out a Halloween costume, it’s fine to wear a doctor’s outfit, or a construction outfit. It’s fine to be Spongebob or Harry Potter. It is not, however, okay to dress up in blackface or an “Indian” costume, because people’s ethnic Read more

Dec 15
2

you know the apocalypse is upon you when AVC puts out a better best of list than p4k

Dec 1
5

He hit the jackpot by marrying her. He has been using her success to fuel his terrible career for like a decade now, making movies that nobody else would touch. Every time they turn out to be terrible, every time people plead with her to stop, but I guess it’s tough to tell your spouse they suck. 

Nov 20
7

I completely agree. This show was a mainstay of my travelling for work days, as I always knew I could find a re-run of it on (I think) TBS or TNT in the mornings. I’m really surprised it’s finally done, it’s like when NBC cancelled the original L&O, I was like, WHAT?!? I watched L&O religiously with my dad since early Read more

Nov 20
8

The dog is back!  Chuck snapping him was a SERIOUS dick move.  What an assbutt.

Nov 20
14

Seriously, I’m going to miss those big, beautiful, lumbering piles of flannel.

Nov 20
7

That was not an easy watch for a family sharing their couch with a terminally ill cat. Relevant, though.  The montage gave me a Six Feet Under finale vibe.

Nov 20
9

The first season is I think the best. It is all classic urban legend/horror tropes structured in a “monster of the week” format with an narrative arc developing very slowly until it picks up towards the end of the season (somewhat like Babylon 5, the first 5 seasons were sketched out beforehand but that only becomes Read more

Nov 20
13

I was fine with how it ended. There are many ways it could’ve gone and in many ways it kind of reflected the series as whole. It was a finale of ups and downs.