People greatly underestimate my capacity for TV watching. So far, I’ve done five of these lists (1 & 2, 3, 4, 5) and featured more than 40 shows. You’d think I’d be done. Nope! It’s been more than a year since my last list and I’ve got some excellent new television obsessions. Some are good, others are great, and a few are absolutely wonderful, but they are all entertaining as heck! Here’s hoping you find a new favorite right here.
I desperately hope you have watched the show, American Gods. If not, that is a situation you really need to rectify. Now! The series is based on the excellent Neil Gaiman book of the same name (which I also highly recommend). I’ll have more on the series this Friday when American Gods kicks off my latest list of TV shows you should definitely be watching. In the meantime, check out some very cool American Gods gear from our favorite source for geek-tastic goods: Etsy.
Netflix has finally done it. They’ve finally made me use that stupid, new, dumbed-down thumbs-up system.
I was holding out. I was determined not to cater to a system deliberately less effective than its predecessor; a system created just so Netflix could keep people from truly being able to rate their original content as crappy, even if it is. I wasn’t going to thumbs up anything. Ever. But today, The Incredible Jessica James was finally available for me to watch. And I lost my battle against the thumbs. Because that film was funny, and tender, and raw, and it made me happy in a way that forced me to give it a thumbs up. That’s just how incredible Jessica James is.
This summer, we spent each month on a trio of monsters. Each of us covered a specific beastie and highlighted why they were better than the rest. Of course, we all have our personal favorites. Which specific monster reigned in each category?
Have you ever considered how many different cultures create the foundation of modern America? It’s a lot. Consider it for a moment and really think through it. There’s Native American, British, Spanish, French, African, Chinese, and too many others to list here. Now consider this… every single one of these cultures has some form of legend or belief in witches and witchcraft. Even when they’re not called witches exactly, there is someone in the history of nearly every culture who could be put in that classification. It’s such an interesting thing to think about- all these different beliefs, customs, languages, and practices that meld together to make our unique culture. But they all have witches in common. Is it any wonder that witches play such a prominent role in our entertainment, from literature to plays to television to movies? No matter the medium, witches are iconic and legendary.
I love witches and greatly adore them as part of my entertainment. I enjoy witch stories. I gobble them up. Almost all witches get my love: spell-casting witches, potion-making witches, good witches, bad witches, natural witches, practicing witches, whatever. And in case you were wondering, I absolutely count wizards, warlocks, sorcerers, and mages in this category. Fortunately for me, there is lots of entertainment that features these folks and lets me enjoy them in all their magical glory. I’ve even found that if you pay special attention, there are some pretty fascinating things you can learn from witches and their stories. Allow me to break it down.
Here are ten things that makes witches so amazing and what they’re able to teach us about ourselves: Continue reading →
It used to be that with the exception of Star Trek and Star Wars, differing fandoms could exist in peace without much strife. Then came the internet and character rap battles. We watch these videos and even when we love both sides, we feel pressure to pick a winner. I adore both these strong, female characters and their respective franchises. But seriously, I think that one burn (you’ll know it when you hear it) puts Hermione on top of Katniss in this battle. Take a look and tell me what you think.
Who do you think won this rap battle? Let me know in the comments.