About me/Business/Letterboxd


The above sums up a fair amount about me. That aside, I might also happen to be a student who watches an obscene amount of television and film. When I’m not blogging, I’m either figuring out how to deal with school or navigating the melting ice around me.

Follow me on Twitter @polarbearstv

Email me at kyangshs@gmail.com for business. I’m open to anything.

Follow me at letterboxd.com/kevinyang


15 Responses to “About me/Business/Letterboxd”

  1. Spencer Louie October 3, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    Hi Polarbear!

    I noticed you wrote a full SNL recap for last week’s episode. I wanted to reach out and let you know that every Saturday night/Sunday morning I send out embed codes for all the clips of that night’s episode. I would be happy to send those codes to you, please let me know the best email to contact and if that would be of interest!


  2. louisoc March 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    I emailed this to some random-ish email associated with a comment you left, so dunno if you got that, so here it is anyway!

    Hey man (or woman), I’m really digging your reviews of Justified, and considering the show’s finale is airing in about a month’s time, I was wondering, would you be up for writing a short retrospective piece on the season as a whole? I’m not sure if you watch these, but around the time the finale airs a lot of shows will be coming back on air (GoT, Mad Men, Veep), so I understand if you’re too busy – it would just be cool to look back on the season with someone (in Ireland almost none of America’s dramas air on TV, so unless you’re an enthusiast nobody knows what the fuck you’re talking about haha) and as I said I really like your reviews and the points you make.

    If you were willing to do this, I was thinking something along the lines of the AVClub’s (I presume you read the AVClub, as any self-respecting TV fan would, considering – along with Sepinwall – most of the best TV critics out there write for the site) current coverage of The Americans – sort of a dialogue-esque thing.

    Again, no pressure on you whatsoever, but it would be super chill if you could do this.

    Thanks, Louis

    • polarbears16 March 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

      Yeah, I’d be up for something like that. As of right now, I’m not sure how much work I’d have then, but yeah, I do watch GOT, Veep, and Mad Men (there’s also the Fargo premiere the following week and Scandal/Parenthood/Community finales). No promises, but I’d definitely like to; I’ll let you know when we get closer to the date.

      If I can’t do a Justified retrospective, I might be able to do an Americans or Hannibal one, which both end closer to summertime. Same for Mad Men, Louie, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, etc., based off your list of shows you mentioned in your first post. It’s up to you which one(s); I’d gladly do any of them.

  3. louisoc March 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Yeah, I’m easy as to what show we would do, I just think the idea of bouncing ideas of one another could be pretty cool. Do you think it would it make more sense to pick a show we had similar opinions of, or the opposite?

    And no, I’m more of a lurker, the obscurity of some of the references thrown around there is just outrageous, and I’d be afraid that I’d come across a bit silly if I had anything less than an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop-culture haha

    • polarbears16 March 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      We can try out the similar opinions one first. I’m not sure we have opposite opinions on many things, anyway.

      You should try out commenting someday! I was a lurker for a while, too, but I decided to sign up for an account, and I loved it. You definitely won’t come across as silly, based on what I’ve read of yours; the folks there are really welcoming.

      Or, you can start off first with the Tolerability Index Forum, which is a smaller section of the AV Club that Douay-Rheims Challoner created due to the site redesign. Here’s the link: tolerabilityindex.freeforums.net

      Commenting is definitely time-consuming, though; I definitely have experience with that fact.

  4. Tanya Smith Cox April 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Your polar bear icon image on twitter is a copyright infringement – remove immediately or further action will be taken. Daniel J Cox/NaturalExposures

    • polarbears16 April 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

      Yeah, sure thing. Apologies.

    • youreabitchTanya May 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

      Wow. youre a bitch

    • MKG December 1, 2015 at 8:38 am #

      Polarbears, this may be a false claim; at the very least this is an unprofessional (non standard) way for Ms. Cox to address this. I researched and tried to find your photo on their site…I found several photos of polar bears, could not find your avatar photo on their site. Anytime someone finds a real copyright infringement, they should send you a private message (not a random blog comment) and follow this procedure, which should always include a link to the original as proof…

      “This is to advise you that you are using copyrighted and protected material on your website/blog. Your illegal use of XXXX article at XXXURLXXX is originally from my website/blog called XXTITLEXXX at XXXURLXXX. This is original content and I am the author and copyright holder. Use of copyright protected material without permission is illegal under copyright laws.

      Please take one or more of the following actions immediately:

      Re-write the post to include excerpts with a link to the original content.
      Credit the material specifically to me, as author, and my website [be specific].
      Provide compensation for use of my copyright protected material of $XX.00 USD paid via [payment method].
      Remove the plagiarized material immediately.
      I expect a response within 5 days to this issue. Thank you for your immediate action on this matter.”

      If you really did infringe on a copyright hopefully Ms. Cox will pursue this privately with you and provide you with a link to the original photo and the registered copyright info.

      Apologies for the rabbit trail, I just did not feel this was handled correctly.

      PS- love the Leftovers 🙂

  5. Russel DDK January 26, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    Hey, great blog you got here. Articulate and insightful reviews among other detailed posts. Loving them all.

    BTW, thanks for the follow.

    • polarbears16 January 26, 2015 at 7:05 am #

      Thanks! I’m glad you like them, and I could say the same about your blog. And no problem.

  6. royjeffords February 2, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    I started your American Sniper review n but then it was gone. Would love to finish it and see how it compared to the one I posted recently. Please let me know how to access.

  7. Russel DDK May 4, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    Hi! I really love following your blog and reading your posts. So I’ve taken this opportunity to nominate you for the “Dragon’s Loyalty Award”. You can find the guidelines for accepting the award at https://cinesolace.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/i-won-the-dragons-loyalty-award-for-a-second-time/

    If you accept blogging awards, please do accept this award as a token of the immense satisfaction I get from following your blog and reading your different posts. Your blog is truly eloquent, informative, and succeeds in making a connection with your readers. The other useful blogs your posts have directed me towards is another added incentive.

    I know it takes a long time to complete the guidelines for accepting an award. So if you don’t believe in accepting blogging awards, I totally understand. Any which way, it is and always will be a pleasure following your blog.

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