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'Finding Carter' react: All I care about is Max and Taylor

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Now You See Me” | Aired July 22, 2014

Oh, Finding Carter. You had so much potential. You looked as though you might, just maybe, follow in the footsteps of better-than-expected MTV programming like Awkward. and Faking It. But alas, you’ve been pretty-much-exactly-what-was-expected, which just doesn’t roll off the tongue in the same way.

But there is a little light at the end of this angsty, often overwrought, rarely believable drama: Maylor. “Maylor” is what the Internet (or at least Tumblr) is calling the pairing of Max and Taylor (and since the alternative is “Tax,” let’s just roll with it, shall we?). This romantic pairing (and its utter perfection) has been more shocking than any of Carter’s wild-child rebellion or any of the parents’ many (many, many) lies.

Let me paint a little picture for you:

Taylor is the twin sister who was Left Behind after the abduction. She was the baby that wasn’t cute or interesting enough to kidnap—and then she got to spend the rest of her life growing up with a cop mom who was constantly on alert and overprotective on her best days. She isn’t especially pretty or funny or outgoing. She’s smart, but kind of mousy and milquetoast. Taylor is the kind of girl who blends in.

Max is a boy whose parents are hands-off in the biggest way possible. He’s cute, but not hot. He might hang with a tough crowd and smoke and wear leather jackets, but at his core, he’s just a boring goofball who likes talking about the finer points of evolution. This is surprising because, aside from this scientific favorite conversation topic, Max is painfully dim.

Taylor and Max fall in love while making croutons.

I swear. I’d like to say it’s the kind of thing you can’t make up, but it’s fiction, so I guess you can. So I guess it’s not the kind of thing you can’t make up, so much as it’s the kind of thing most people would never bother to make up.

But it totally works. Max and Taylor (MAYLOR!) are blossoming into a genuinely cute couple and the bright spot of Finding Carter. Here are Maylor’s cutest (and simultaneously most mundane) moments.

Maylor sway in awkward silence at a party. 

Maylor help each other’s self-esteem.

Maylor say bye (for now).



And of, course, Maylor make croutons.






Truly, this is what love looks like. It’s so innocent, so pure, so … random, in a sweet kind of way. Thank you, Maylor, for being the thing about this show that has me excited to tune in next week. I’m calling it now: Maylor is OTP. Love (and croutons) will prevail.

What did you think of this week’s Finding Carter? Are you shipping Maylor as much as I am? Sound off in the comments!

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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