Since last week's episode of Outlander, I'm suddenly getting a ton of traffic from people wondering who "Leary" is. This is Laoghaire, which is pronounced "Leary." (More or less.) Apparently a ton of people didn't catch her name--if you haven't read the books, I don't … [Read more...] about Who is “Leary” on Outlander?
This is a post about rereading the Outlander books before the TV show aired. If you're wondering who "Leary" (Laoghaire) is on the show, this should help. The upcoming Outlander TV series has prompted me to reread the first few books for the first time in many years. I have a … [Read more...] about Rereading Outlander
The Veronica Mars movie
A Kickstarter to fund a movie continuing my favorite TV show? Here, Rob, here's my wallet. Take as much as you need. Is that all? Are you sure you don't need more? I'm sure I have some quarters in the couch cushions. More background info in this Entertainment Weekly … [Read more...] about The Veronica Mars movie
Ladies: the New York Times thinks you hate fantasy.
The NY Times has an amazingly patronizing review of Game of Thrones: In a sense the series, which will span 10 episodes, ought to come with a warning like, “If you can’t count cards, please return to reruns of ‘Sex and the City.’ ” Well, gosh, Ms. Bellafante, I'm sorry all … [Read more...] about Ladies: the New York Times thinks you hate fantasy.
Doctor Who flyers
As you know, Bob, I work at Texas A&M University. Also, I spent a good chunk of February watching Doctor Who while battling the flu, and am newly caught up on all the inside jokes I've been missing for years. Imagine my amusement, then, to see that someone's posting … [Read more...] about Doctor Who flyers
I don't think I could love this show more if it were made of chocolate with little sprinkles on top. I watched the first episode for two reasons: the show is about a mystery writer, and he's played by Nathan Fillion. On the surface this is made of win, but I was skeptical. When … [Read more...] about Castle
Break it to me gently
I've just zipped through the Dresden Files series at a pretty spectacular clip. I'd meant to do it before Jim Butcher appeared at ConDFW, but, y'know. Life. So. Exactly how bad was the TV series? (ETA: pretty bad.) … [Read more...] about Break it to me gently
I know code fu and you are standing between me and my entertainment.
So after Hulu got yanked from Boxee, I told Michael, "You know, I give it about a week before the hackers figure out how to put it back." More like twelve hours. Do not get between geeks and their TV shows, people. It can only end in bloodshed and tears. … [Read more...] about I know code fu and you are standing between me and my entertainment.
DirecTV, Apple TV, Boxee, Hulu, and the fight over who decides what I get to watch on my TV
DirecTV, and some backstory Last week we had a thunderstorm. Not even an especially notable one, really, except the lightning was close enough that we unplugged the laptops before we went to bed, just as a precaution. When we went to watch TV the following evening, we … [Read more...] about DirecTV, Apple TV, Boxee, Hulu, and the fight over who decides what I get to watch on my TV
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Short version: Joss Whedon has a musical web serial; go watch it. Longer version: this is the video blog of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), a hapless evil genius who's trying to perfect a freeze ray that will stop time long enough for him to figure out what to say to the … [Read more...] about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog