It's Time To Rank The Late Night TV Hosts

It's Time To Rank The Late Night TV Hosts

Who will come out on top?

Late night television shows are a staple of American culture. People stay up late to watch these shows, people record these shows and people attend these shows. People are obsessed with these late-night shows and have been for years. Some of these shows have been separating themselves from the pack as some are faltering. Here is my ranking of the late night television show hosts.

4. James Corden

James Corden is the new guy on the scene. He is an English born television host who currently is the host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS replacing Craig Ferguson. Corden has done a very good job so far, and who can go wrong with Carpool Karaoke. The man started a trend that has now become a feature on Apple Music. Although he is not my favorite, you have to admit the guy has raw talent and started a trend.

3. Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel has been hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC now since 2003. He is a household name and is very respected in the late-night shows community. With his show being located on Hollywood Boulevard, he has easy access to comedy in his backyard, which he uses very well. Lately, he has been getting extremely emotional and political, which some people appreciate and some do not. However, he is still a staple of light night television.

2. Conan O' Brien

O’ Brien has been involved with late-night television since 1993 but currently hosts the show “Conan” on TBS. O’ Brien is just an awkward, funny-looking guy. Anything he does can be deemed as funny just based on his looks alone. He is a spontaneous host which often makes for a great show.

1. Jimmy Fallon

Fallon started on “Saturday Night Live” in 1998 and has been involved with the business ever since. He is most known for hosting “The Tonight Show” on NBC which he has been doing since 2014. The skits he is able to put together are extremely random making for an exciting show. He uses the talents he already has to make things funny even when they are not supposed to be. He never gets too opinionated and always gives everyone a platform to speak. In my opinion, Fallon is the king of late night television at the moment.

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Why Cool Girl Isn't So Cool

The implications of Cool Girl aren't as cool as she is.

Cool Girl--you've definitely heard of her. She's everywhere. She first became known after Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl made the term popular, but she has subtly and dangerously crept into our social consciousness for years now. In basic terms,

Cool Girl is the manifestation of the male fantasy (that is, the heteronormative male fantasy that it spoon fed to males daily), a girl who is both naturally hot and sexy and seemingly into all things sports, video games, etc. She does not ever complain, she loves to hang with the "bros," and she always wants to have sex. Boy, what a woman!

But Cool Girl isn't all fun and games. Yes, many women do love the aforementioned things, and there is no judgment surrounding women that love what our still very binary culture deems as "masculine," but what is problematic is the woman who is solely an extension of the male desire, which is what Cool Girl really is.

A woman who feels afraid to express how she is truly feeling in fear of losing her partner. A woman who is constantly performing. The insidious thing about Cool Girl is that she doesn't actually have a mind of her own--instead, she is a formula meant to be devoid of real human emotion and flaws. Cool Girl may exist, but she shouldn't.

Women no longer should feel the pressure to conform to the ideals that Cool Girl has laid out. The idea of her must no longer be fed by us. Why should we have to be her anyway? She is impossibly constricting, sucking out one's ability to think autonomously. So I say F*CK COOL GIRL.

I am not Cool Girl--instead, I am a woman who believes that her inherent worth is not reliant on the ability to please a man. Instead, I am a woman who has her own wants and desires, who refuses to be another cog in the misogynistic machine.

And yes, I can do this whilst eating a hot dog and watching football and loving sex, but no, I will not be doing this for the sake of any man. I will be eating and watching and fuc*ing because I want to.

The work of eliminating Cool Girl does not rely solely on women. Men are equally responsible for perpetuating this performative model, and this needs to come to a stop as well. If everyone is aware of her dangerous presence and what she actually signifies, then maybe we can start putting an end to her for good.

Eventually, the woman of "Gone Girl" cracks at the pressure of having to constantly be the perfect wife, the perfect cool girl. May we learn from her breakdown that Cool Girl is, in reality, not even that cool.

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11 Binge-worthy Shows on Netflix for a Date With Your Bed

On these cold winter nights what sounds better than being in bed?

Everyone knows what it is like when the weekend rolls around and you are so excited to do something fun. Everyone also knows how easily this feeling can be ruined when you look at your phone and see that the temperature is going nowhere above freezing all weekend. I'm sure most people can agree at this point that they just throw in the towel and plan a hot date with Netflix in bed. On days when the weather is just not enjoyable, these are some awesome binge-worthy shows that cover all genres

1. The Office

This show is great for random and nonsense humor and since they are only 20-minute episodes, you could easily go through a season in a day!

2. Grey's Anatomy

This show is filled with drama, humor, love, loss...pretty much anything you can think of. If you want to cry tears of laughter and sadness, start Grey's. Not to mention McDreamy will forever be the love of your life...

3. Law and Order: SVU

If you want to see a boss lady solve some crime and take down all the bad people in NYC, this show is for you. Mariska Hargitay is such a girl boss that you have to keep watching...all 19 seasons worth! Bonus points for you once you memorize the opening dialogue!

4. Jane the Virgin

Wow, this show is everything! If you want all of the drama and scandal that comes from a true Telenovela, look no further! Jane is the cutest and Rafel is also quite nice to look at as well!

5. Gossip Girl

This show does such a good job at making you wish that you grew up these characters on the upper east side as well! The real question is, when will Serena ever learn her lesson?

6. Master of None

Aziz Ansari. Enough said.

7. Friends From College

This show brings together a bunch of your favorite actors and actresses all for one hilarious comedy. My only complaint is that there is only one season!

8. Cosmos

Now if you actually want to learn something and not just rot your brain completely, cosmos has some pretty interesting fact about the universe we live in!

9. Orange is the New Black

While this show can be a little more mature than others, OITNB brings together such an amazing cast of girls for this dramedy.

10. American Horror Story

This show can be quite graphic and I do question the writers sometimes as well, I am beyond hooked on this show. With new storylines each season, you turn into a true detective when trying to see how they all tie in together in no time.

11. Big Mouth

This show may have just come out this year, but if you don't mind more raunchy comedy, I highly suggest this one! The characters are so funny and their version of "The Electric Slide" will forever be stuck in my head!

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