Kate Winslet is coming back to HBO – this time playing the chancellor of a European country and it’s satire and politics and probably terribly people being assholes so like if Succession and Veep had a baby? (The Mary Sue)


The fight I’ve been picking with you all this week has been holiday green – and how I don’t recognise it as a holiday colour, it should remain in the background where it belongs. Well. Hannah Waddingham has weighed in – and she is decidedly NOT with me. In fact, she is very much against me. This is green upon green upon green upon green. And I don’t necessarily hate it… in January, ha. (Go Fug Yourself)

I wish I was as into Lauren Sanchez as Wendi Deng Murdoch but the interest just isn’t there, yet. Do we think Lauren would be capable, if ever called upon, of slapping a pie-throwing protester in a courtroom with more quickness than a dozen suited men and other law enforcement? Because that’s what she has to live up to. (Cele|bitchy)

Maria talks all the time about how The Holiday should get as much hype as Love Actually during rom-com season and now, it would seem, the movie is finally get its moment because people are trying to debate it. (Slate)

At this time of the year, a lot of people watch a lot of romance. Meredith Haggerty attempts to answer the question “Why are Christmas movies all about kissing?” (Vox)