I waS NOT EXPECTING THAT
I waS NOT EXPECTING THAT
In your heart, you’ve always known that the last season of Dexter totally sucked. Now you have the charts to back it up.
“Graph TV,” the latest project by data viz virtuoso Kevin Wu, lets you visualize IMDb’s massive database of user ratings. Type in the name of a show and the site gamely spits out a graph of every episode, helpfully color coding seasons and drawing a linear regression line for each. No longer will your TV arguments be founded solely on vague recollections and long-held grudges. This is cold hard data.
The idea came to Wu when Breaking Bad was finishing up its fifth and final season. “I thought the last half of season five was just amazing, and wondered if people thought the same,” he remembers. It’s clear that his fellow fans agreed–the chart for the series shows a strong upward slope during the second half of that last season.
The Breaking Bad graph has all the markings of a fan favorite. The show had high ratings across the board–no single episode averaged lower than an 8–and a strong upward progression for each season. That last bit might be key to explaining the show’s success. By ending every season stronger than it started, Breaking Bad never left fans disappointed. In other words, while there may have been some clunkers in season three, generally speaking, people never felt like the show was losing steam.
Other graphs tell other stories. In the case of The Office, we see a strong climb in season three, just when the American version was finding its voice–and then a plateauing in seasons four and five, with a downward slide in season six. West Wing fell off after four seasons, when writer Aaron Sorkin left the show. 24 similarly lost steam after its first few seasons, only to come back with a riveting finale. Dexter was just the opposite, plummeting in its final season with a truly polarizing final episode.
Wu says most of the reactions he’s seen suggest that the graphs line up with the general sentiments of the TV watching public. “I thought that the knowledge of the crowds are fairly accurate and represent most people’s feelings,” he says. And that goes not just for seasons but for particular episodes too. The very last dot on the Seinfeld graph reflects what we’ve all long thought–that the finale was kind of a downer. Two dots sitting high above the pack, however, were just as deserved. They’re two stellar, nine-point-fives: “The Contest” and “The Soup Nazi.”
Dear Friends — you should watch The West Wing.
Really really you should.
So, this just happened.
HOLY HELL I AM HYPERVENTILATING AND CRYING WHAT IS LIFE THIS IS AMAZING AND MALINA’S TWEET WAS AT LEAST PARTIALLY NOT TEASING US AND I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT TO DO WITH WORDS
OH MY CRIKEY
Glassware can get pretty expensive especially if you’re in college and always getting sht faced and breaking your glasses. Start just using your empty beer bottles and turning them into your new glasses. Look dope, easy to make and cheap! Follow these 5 easy steps.
Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle
Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.
Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads. You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.
Step 4 – After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.
Step 5 – Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.
Kinda wanna do this!!
Damn that smells good.
On a scale of one to America how free are you?
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Keep your word."
"What’s a time that you didn’t keep your word, that you now regret?"
"When I was younger, I told a friend that I’d go with her to get an abortion. And I never showed up."
The Psychology of Colour -
A Guide for Designers.
Purple is my favorite color, also, can we talk about the fact there is a UFO on purple?
I love accenting gray with orange or accenting green with white. Those are my two favorite color combinations.
Los 50 momentos más frustrantes de los videojuegos
The 50 Most Frustrating Moments In Videogames
It a thing
Yes, natural hair moves lol 😉
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um okay im in love
why was this so great?
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This is so perfect!
I love this!
I have no idea what she is doing in this video.. I was too mesmerized by her beautiful hair.
our hair is magic
Perfect, natural, authentic, memorizing to name a few
the chosen one
Can we talk about this?
According to this gif, it looks almost like these people think, “she be wet; stick it in.” Wrong. Just because a woman is wet doesn’t mean she doesn’t need further assistance in making sure she become a…