Hey, geeks! Welcome to our week of getting to know Sister Geeks. This week, each of us will take a day to tell you a bit about ourselves. Today it’s my turn to give you a glimpse into my very geeky, slightly crazy mind. Hopefully, you’ll learn something you didn’t know and find a new link that connects us on a geeky level. Later this week, you’ll have the chance to hear from Jen P & Taylor as well. We appreciate you joining us on our geeky journey and hope you love being here as much as we love having you.
It’s been a rough few weeks for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network-that-shall-not-be-named tried to throw this precious gem of a show in the trash, but the wonderful angels at NBC have rescued B99 for another season and all is right with the world (well, not the world, but let’s not get started on that). After having my heart ripped out, stomped on, and taped back together by NBC, I decided that now is the perfect time to make a list celebrating all the reasons to love Brooklyn Nine-Nine*. There are about a million reasons to love this show, but I’ve narrowed it down to my personal top ten. If you haven’t watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine yet, go binge this show on Hulu right now and then come back and read this list. So sit down and get ready to shout, “Nine-Nine!”
The Solo movie may have been pure fan service (or fan disservice, depending on your take), but we still love our classic Han. So in his honor, I’ve collected some of my favorite Han merch from the internet.
You may have heard about the CW network and their upcoming reboot of the popular late 90’s/early 00’s show, Charmed. On Tuesday, I posted “A Case Against the ‘Charmed’ Reboot.” In that article, I laid aside my rage at the upcoming reboot and calmly stated the reasons I believe the new series is a bad idea. In hanging out around the net, it seems that most devoted Charmed fans would rather this new iteration of the show not see the light of day. And not all fans are taking steps to be as calm and level-headed as me.
One fan, Andre, took to his YouTube channel to express his reaction and review of the new trailer. He openly expresses all the rage and frustration that most of us fans feel. The results are explosive, vulgar, and hilarious. Check out Andre’s reaction right here. Warning: This language is NSFW. So put those earbuds in.
If you know me, you probably know I love, love, and love me some Charmed, the WB/CW show from the late 90’s about 3 sister-witches who fought the forces of evil. I own the entire series (a complete 8-season set) on DVD and watch it at least twice a year. I have featured the Halliwell sisters here on the site in a stand-alone article and as part of a piece about fictional witches. In the latter, the lesson that I advise you to take away from the group is that you should not be defined by your powers (skills, knowledge, or talents). Instead decide who you will be and use your powers to show the world who you are. The show was (and still is) so good that you can pull wonderful nuggets like that out of it even while you enjoy the outlandish costumes, cheesy dialogue, dramatic sibling rivalry, outdated special effects, and wonderful late-90’s/early-00’s tropes.
After years of rumors, deliberation, and false starts, the CW network has decided to move forward with a reboot of the series. And I am NOT here for it. Here’s my case against the Charmed reboot: