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Time Suck: We recommend 'The Late, Late Show,' 'Broadway.com,' and more

Time Suck is a weekly EW Community feature (which was the brainchild of Ariel Kay) in which we tireless contributors scour the deep recesses of our pop-culture knowledge to bring you the very best in current entertainment. Or sometimes, like today, it’s just me. (Hey, it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it.) These recommendations can be consumed in either one minute, one hour, one day, or one week; no matter how much or how little free time you have, we’ve got you covered!

So dig in, fellow fans. Whether you’ve got all the time in the world or no time at all, there’s something here for you. This week, we recommend the incredible, tiny illustrations of Don’t Stop Motion, the wonderful world of James Corden, the backstage world of Broadway.com, and a binge of seasons 1 and 2 of Orange Is The New Black.

*Warning: Time is a social construct, so not all of these offerings will fit exactly into their allotted categories. Just go with it.

One Minute: Don’t Stop Motion

To say Rachel Ryle is an artist is like saying Gordon Ramsay is a cook. Not only does she draw bright, perfect objects on a minuscule scale, she brings these impossibly tiny illustrations to life with clever, under-a-minute stop motion animations that incorporate her drawings as well as real life objects. The short animations are unbelievably clever, and I’m quite certain look a heck of a lot easier to make than the hours and hours she must spend creating them.

Beware: a visit to her YouTube channel, Instagram account, or Facebook page might suck more time from your day than a minute, especially when you follow it by getting out your own markers and trying your hand at drawing mouse-sized croissants.


One Hour: The Late, Late Show With James Corden

Thanks to the wonderful world of YouTube, you don’t have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to appreciate the mad talent of new late night king (oh, yeah, I did too just call him that, and this Tom Hanks video is Exhibit A) James Corden, who has taken over The Late, Late Show and made it his own with wildly clever and hilarious video bits, most often which incorporate his guests.

The show’s YouTube channel is neatly organized into categories so you can find exactly what you’re looking for—or what you didn’t even know you were looking for—without wasting any of your precious time. Want to see Corden and Jon Cryer reenact Duckie’s Pretty in Pink dance to “Try a Little Tenderness?” No problem! How about watch Corden lead the boys of 1D in a fierce (and fiercely funny) game of Dodgeball? It’s right there! From Carpool Karaoke with Mariah Carey to a Pitch Perfect riff-off with Anna Kendrick, good luck restraining yourself to one hour. If you can do it, you are a stronger person than I.


One Day: Broadway.com’s “behind the scenes” videos

If, like me, you are just as fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes at a Broadway show as you are as what happens on stage, then it’s easy to spend a day getting sucked into its backstage world. Broadway.com has a plethora of video clips (most about 20 minutes in length) where the stars of the hottest shows take over the mic and give us Broadway musical superfans a taste of how—and where—the magic happens.

From an entire series on Wicked (“Fly Girl” and “Think Pink“) to a nine-part series on the current hit Finding Neverland, there’s something for every theater buff to waste time on. And if you really want to squander the day away, spend another hour (or two) listening to your favorite musical recording after you’ve watched the behind the scenes videos and have your cats join in as your ensemble as you act out the entire musical in your living room! I mean, I imagine that’s something you could do.


One Week: Orange Is The New Black seasons 1 and 2

Unless you’ve been hiding in a bunker and (somehow) existing without television—and even worse, Netflix—you might not have jumped on board the crazy OITNB train. (Or you have but have chosen to jump right back off. In that case, skip this part and carry on.) With season 3 of this insanely popular series starting June 12, now is the perfect time to hunker down and watch all 26 episodes of seasons 1 and 2 (don’t worry, your family will be fiiine eating cereal for dinner and wearing last week’s dirty socks).

Watched the first two seasons and need a refresher? Here’s a clip to get you ready for season 3. But be warned: if you didn’t watch season 2 and are just cheating by watching this, Pennsatucky will shank you.

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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