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When the new season of HBO’s Succession aired, of course, there was all the usual commentary and speculation — who would take over the Roy’s empire? What awful thing would this family do to each other next? What the hell did all that business stuff mean?

But this season more than ever, people were talking about the clothes.

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TV Features

Bob's Burgers Is the Best Critique of Capitalism on TV

It's Basically Das Kapital: The Animated Series

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On its face, Bob's Burgers is a silly animated family sitcom that loves to indulge in gross-out humor and musical numbers—often at the same time.

But if you look a little deeper, you'll find one of the most political shows on network television, as well as a very detailed analysis of the structural problems in our society. In short, Bob's Burgers is possibly the best critique of late capitalism in popular culture.

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These are just a few of the quotes you'll find on the Instagram account @afffirmations, a motivational page that promises something called "Global Self Hypnosis."

Scroll through afffirmations' posts and you'll find blurry, heavily edited, technicolor images emblazoned with enthusiastic quotes like the ones listed above.

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In the first episode of Marriage or Mortgage, Netflix's Nashville-based reality show, we meet Liz and Evan, a music-loving couple trying to decide whether they should spend $35,000 on a down payment for a house or the wedding of their dreams.

Eager to help them with their decision are wedding planner Sarah Miller and real estate agent Nichole Holmes, who each get a day to spend with the couple and persuade them to make the "right" choice.

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Film Features

Before Its Time: "Josie and the Pussycats" Was Anticapitalist Before It Was Cool

20 years later, the cult teen comedy still holds up surprisingly well.

It seems like every major issue plaguing our country in 2021 can all be traced back to one nefarious source: capitalism.

But back in 2001 — when things were still "just kind of bad" instead of "really bad" — one particular teen musical-comedy tried to warn us of the impending evil to come. That movie was Josie and the Pussycats, a story of a young girl band who get a first-hand look at the dark side of the music industry. Two decades later, its messages are harrowingly timely.

Josie and the Pussycats was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the 1970s cartoon of the same name, following a wide-eyed pop-punk trio of best friends — Josie, Valerie, and Melody — as they navigate suddenly being offered a major label record deal. On the surface, the film appears as another lighthearted "be careful what you wish for" tale, but it carries a much darker deeper meaning upon closer examination.

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Culture News

This "Walking Dead" Brain Burger Is More Terrifying Than the Show

It's a marketing gimmick more disturbing than the zombie apocalypes.

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Do you remember the first scene of the first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead?

Rick is wandering a wasteland of death and desolation, when he finds a young girl walking alone, dragging a teddy bear.

He calls out to her, and she turns to his voice, revealing a ravaged, zombified face, and he fumbles for his gun as she walks toward him. The shock of that opening moment helped propel the show to become an overnight phenomenon with the result that the show is still running more than 10 years later and has spawned two spin-off series.

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