03 June 2013

0 PS90210: “don’t get yourself arrested.”/”DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES.”

Alrighty. here we go. the episode you’ve all been waiting for. well, the episode i’ve been waiting for, anyway. truth be told, i’m a little let down. blame it on aging and whatnot. because watching this in syndication in college, the summer between sophomore and junior year, it was nothing short of EPIC. for reals.
i was, like, ‘YOUNG PEOPLE POWER! WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! THE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!’ now, watching this in london while getting a phd, i’m all like ‘wow, that is a gross oversimplification of the protests against the vietnam war.’ apparently, i am now an awful curmudgeon. times they are a’changing… has this episode changed for you? tell me. i wanna know if i’m alone in this.
so, where we at? oh yeah, PROBLEMS. the only problem in this episode is that donna martin is not gonna graduate. so if you’re not into that, if that’s not a problem you wanna solve, well then you should probably leave, because that’s all we gots.  Continue reading 

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