Pop Culture Happy Hour: Scott Pilgrim And Our Great Big Blind Spots : Monkey See In this week's Pop Culture Happy Hour, we look at the critical and public response to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and we then take a shot at overcoming our own Pop Culture Blind Spots.
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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Scott Pilgrim And Our Great Big Blind Spots

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In this week's edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we dive into a discussion of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (and the trailer we saw before it), which leads to discussions of arcade games, the fall of a once-popular director, the movie August Rush, and whether a currently popular zany comic actor just might be the Robin Williams of the future.

After that, we try out a new feature called Pop Culture Blind Spots, in which we admit to the things that we're theoretically open to watching or reading, but can't get ourselves to sample for reasons we admit are, in many cases, irrational. We then attempt to talk each other into it, in some cases. Enjoy my vigorous defense of one of TV's greatest dramas, as well as Glen's excellent response to my admittedly closed-minded Creature Issues, as we'll call them.

As always, let us know what you think, and particularly in this case, argue back to us about why, indeed, we must put aside our blind spots and dive right in. (In one case, none of us were informed enough to mount a proper defense of a super-highly-respected show, but some of you probably are.)

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