“I Believe in a Former Life I Was Coffee”: GG Revived & Reviewed

by Jennifer

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When the news came out that Netflix was reviving Gilmore Girls, the news was splashed across my Facebook wall and my Twitter feed, and then my phone blew up with a number of texts.

When the trailer premiered and I watched it on my phone, my computer, and then my Roku, I cried.

When the final scene faded from the screen, my butt was sore from sitting on it for too long and my eyes and heart were aching from the roller coaster ride I had just been treated to finally.

Thank goodness Gilmore Girls is back.

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‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Gets a Trailer!

by Jennifer

On Monday, Michael Ausiello of TVLine.com teased something big coming from Netflix on Tuesday, October 25th. If it’s coming from Ausiello, the ultimate Gilmore Girls fan, then it had to be the one thing that Gilmore Girls fans have been missing in the run-up to the revival’s premiere on November 25th: a trailer. Sure enough, after months of stills and posters and onset photos whipping fans into a frenzy, Netflix released a two-and-a-half minute trailer of the four 90-minute episodes.

And every blessed second of it is GLORIOUS!

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Outlander Season 3 Casting Update + a Bonus

by Jennifer

Joe Abernathy – Wil Johnson

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Joe is Claire’s fellow doctor and friend, the person she trusts most in Boston, where she is a surgeon. As she wrestles with what to do next after finding out that Jamie survived Culloden, Joe becomes her touchstone and Brianna’s guardian. British actor Wil Johnson has been tapped to play Joe to Balfe’s Claire. His previous credits include British television dramas such as Waking the Dead, Emmerdale, and The Five.

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Gilmore Girls:A Year in the Life Gets a Premiere Date – Finally!

by Jennifer

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Ah, Thanksgiving. Next to Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday: family, fall, food, and football. It’s the best of everything. This year, Thanksgiving will be Thursday, November 24th, just in case you haven’t thought that far ahead about your year.

The next day, of course, is known colloquially as Black Friday, the day that retailers hope consumers will turn out in droves to spend money on Christmas gifts. However, this year, this Sister Geek will not be joining the fray. No, no, I have four very good reasons to sit my butt on my sofa, turn on Netflix, and ignore my family on Friday, November 25th:

Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall

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A Love Sandwich: An Outlander Season Two Post-Mortem

by Jennifer

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Now that Outlander’s second season has come and gone and the story of Dragonfly in Amber has been told, for better or for worse, it’s time to revisit the season as a whole to look at the particulars that made this season what it was. Originally, I wanted to call this week’s post-mortem a look at the good and the bad, but it’s difficult to write bad when looking at a copy of the second book and realizing what a massive undertaking this season was for the writers. Continue reading

Building a Bridge: Thoughts on Outlander 2.13, “Dragonfly in Amber”

by Jennifer

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When I was out of town last, my mother texted me a picture of a bridge my son had built between two concrete blocks. He likes bridges; at almost five years old, they make sense to him. You take two things and you connect them with whatever’s handy. They’re a means to an end, a way of getting from one place to another, bringing together two disparate places to continue a journey. While I was watching this last episode of Outlander’s second season, I saw the bridge from what the show has been to what it will become. Continue reading