Back to the past, Samurai Jack…

As nostalgia rules over the ever-aging Millenials with reboots to pull at their heart strings (Ghostbusters, Duck Tales, I even heard a Matrix rumor today…), the samurai on the noblest of quests is back to finish what he started. Canceled after four seasons on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (2001-2004), Samurai Jack returns to television for one Continue reading

Riverdale: Who Killed Jason Blossom?

Riverdale Cast

For years, people asked, “Who killed Laura Palmer?” Now on the CW, it’s all about “Who killed Jason Blossom?”

The CW has taken the sweet characters from Archie that we all grew up with and added a bit of noir and darkness to it. This is not the Archie cast you once knew.

Jughead is now the brooding narrator of the story with a bit of a love story brewing. Archie is an aspiring musician and seems quite the ladies man. Veronica is actually less bitchy and spoiled while Josie and Cheryl come off as more of the mean queens of Riverdale. Betty has a bit of a dark episode, almost boiling a fellow student to death. Miss Grundy is now a vivacious, young music teacher in the high school with a sexual appetite of her own. Continue reading

Why Haven’t You Been Watching “Stitchers”?

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We are lucky enough to live in a time that offers a plethora of television shows in any number of genres. As much as I love all of my long list of shows that take up almost every night of the week, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, I temporarily give myself a break from a show if I start to feel like it’s more like homework than something I look forward to…(more recently that’s been Once Upon A Time, unfortunately).

So, naturally, I try not to watch new shows because that just adds onto the very high pile. However, I made an exception recently because Continue reading

Galavant.. I haven’t laughed so hard in MINUTES.

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Ever since the previews first ran for ABC’s 8 episode mini-series Galavant (which was sort of a spot holder for Once Upon A Time), I had been anxiously waiting for the premiere. Not only did it look hilarious, but the cast included Timothy Omundson, Ricky Gervais, John Stamos, Weird Al, and Anthony Head! With a stellar cast like that, this obviously wasn’t something I could just pass up even though I currently watch about 10 shows at the moment.

As the first episode premiered, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew it was a musical, and I knew it was a comedy. Right away, it started out with Continue reading

Amanda’s Spring TV Line Up 2015

springlineupAs we all know, there are a plethora of TV shows continuing as well as airing for the first time this spring. For those of us who had a full fall schedule of new and old TV shows, this whole mid-season break was both awful and amazing. Awful because waiting just a week to see a cliffhanger was hard enough, but amazing because we were actually able to live our lives and DO THINGS (or at least pretend to).

Fall 2014 has had some of the best television shows that I’ve seen in a while. It was a bit too much on occasion because even if I fell one or two nights behind, my DVR was filled up.

In no particular order, here are the list of Spring shows that I’m looking forward to most:

1. The Flash (Returning January 20 at 8:00 PM on The CW)
flash-wait-so-the-storyline-for-cw-s-the-flash-ended-in-episode-1With the big success of Arrow, DC gave the CW another super hero to grace our televisions with this fall, Barry Allen aka The Flash. Grant Gustin plays Allen perfectly, a hero when he needs to be, and a normal, awkward twenty-something the other times; Gustin really gives this character heart. The costume design is modern and fresh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is perfect. Although Arrow helped The Flash kickoff by introducing Barry in an episode, knowing Continue reading

NYCC ’14 Breaking News! Marvel Releases Netflix “Daredevil” Costume!

Marvel has released the first image of what Daredevil’s costume will look like in the upcoming Netflix series.
Black suit and bloody fists, looks very reminiscent of a combination of the black Daredevil costume from his first live action appearance in the TV movie Trial of the Incredible Hulk and Marvel’s Noir series.
(This will be updated later when they release the actual image.)

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Joe Quesada concept art for Daredevil Netflix series
CREDIT: Marvel Entertainment


*******UPDATE!! THE FIRST OFFICIAL IMAGE HAS BEEN RELEASED!!*******
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Behold! Charlie Cox as Daredevil!

Doctor Who World Tour

dwworldtourLast night was one of the best nights of my life. Getting tickets to the Doctor Who World Tour was like trying to get tickets to see The Beatles in their prime. Of course, the venue is a lot smaller (being that it is a theater and not a concert hall), so there wasn’t an overabundance of tickets. However, Doctor Who has grown in fandom size significantly over the past few years.

Doctor Who screening with my friend Erin back in April 2011.

Doctor Who screening with my friend Erin back in April 2011.

I remember before they sold tickets to fan screenings in NYC, you had to wait all day on the sidewalk hoping you were able to get into the screening. The first one that I went to was in April 2011 (with Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Steven Moffat). I arrived around 9am with a few friends, and the screening didn’t start until 7pm. Well, when we arrived at 9am, the line was already wrapped around the block and my friends & I had just made it into the 3rd theater. Not the theater with the cast & writer. It was a simultaneous broadcast in the theater I was in, and they did show the Q&A, but of course we weren’t in the same room. I would say, “we may as well have been watching them online or on TV”, but the experience was fun, and sharing a theater with die hard fans made it all worth it. I would have done it again in a heart beat (although, maybe arrived a few hours earlier).

Several hours into waiting in line for the Doctor Who screening in April 2011.

Several hours into waiting in line for the Doctor Who screening in April 2011.

Three years later, the fandom has grown probably three times the size, if not more. I remember not even two years ago, you had to buy Doctor Who memorabilia online through BBC websites over in the UK, or perhaps at a comic book shop. It wasn’t easy getting your hands on figurines, sonic screwdrivers, a miniature Tardis or Dalek replicas. I made many friends through my love of Doctor Who. I even turned many on to the show, as I was turned onto it by friends of mine. It wasn’t easy coming across a fan randomly, but when you did it was generally an instant friendship. Now, you can’t walk into Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble, or any other nerdy store without seeing a plethora of Doctor Who merchandise. It’s both amazing and annoying. It’s very much a catch 22 for me because Continue reading