The Outlandish Sunday of The Walking Dead

After Thanksgiving with the family, I headed over to S's place to watch the season première of The Walking Dead. It's safe to say what I will say next, and it applies to Outlander, will contain spoilers for both shows. Why write about both? On one hand, it represents two sides of my tastes. I … Continue reading The Outlandish Sunday of The Walking Dead

An Infographic to Set The-Walking-Dead Mood

This came from a reblog courtesy of the Toronto Public Library's Tumblr, but the original came from a Tumblr belonging to Kate Willaert. I linked to both her home page, with the graphic below linked to its original source. Why? I wanted to get in the mood for next week. While Canada gathers around to … Continue reading An Infographic to Set The-Walking-Dead Mood

Midweek Geekiness: Halt and Catch Fire

I started the week with George R.R. Martin's Wordstar computer, continued with the Brother AX-15 typewriter, and I might as well continue with more nostalgia. However, this piece of nostalgia comes with a social media twist and a Hobbit connection.  It's time to talk about Halt and Catch Fire: I actually had to look up … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Halt and Catch Fire

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Canadian Woman Who Couldn’t Wait

The boys are back on PBS: I confess to already seeing it.  I knew someone who downloaded the episodes for me.  It is not unique to me.  As soon as the shows broadcast in England, people hit their favourite torrent sites to get the episodes.  People usually discuss the show with a spoiler warning out … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Canadian Woman Who Couldn’t Wait

Shambling Towards The Walking Dead Season 4

The Walking Dead shuffles back for a new season tonight.  After a wild third season, I have to wonder what more can these expanded group of survivors endure.  My guess?  A lot more.  I think Rick did the right thing by allowing the Woodbury refugees into the prison.  The look on Carl's face after he … Continue reading Shambling Towards The Walking Dead Season 4

Midweek Geekiness: Pick Your Favourite Brit and a Nerdy Observation

Two Fan Armies Square Off BBC American's Anglophenia blog hosted another Anglo Fan Tournament in honour of the upcoming Olympic games.  Fans vote for their favourite Brit in a series of match ups until one man is left standing.  Things sometimes gets so heated in comments, the site had to step in to remind people about their manners.  … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Pick Your Favourite Brit and a Nerdy Observation

Why I Just Don’t Get the Show ‘Girls’ (Note: It’s Not About the Show Not Having Zombies, Vampires, or Dragons)

Bohemian Geeky Girl posted her review of HBO's new comedy Girls.  Her review, coupled with the promos leaving me a little cold, relegated the show to later viewing on Movie Central on Demand.  (Canadian Equivalent, somewhat, of HBO on Demand. Long story.)  I felt a little curious about the show and some its reviews.  In … Continue reading Why I Just Don’t Get the Show ‘Girls’ (Note: It’s Not About the Show Not Having Zombies, Vampires, or Dragons)

Midweek Geekiness

Off-Camera Style I remember an interview with Richard Armitage who once said the first time he put on John Porters' clothing and weapon, it didn't feel real like it's a costume a kid puts on.  Once an actor gets into the role, the clothes feel like a second skin.  (Except for the women of Mad … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness

A Thing for Witty Gunslingers

I finished watching season 1 of Justified two days ago.  Once the credits for the finale rolled, I found myself wondering what else has Timothy Olyphant been in? and why does Raylan Givens, a man with a quick wit and an even quicker gun, giving me the school-girl-crush fuzzies.  Netflix sadly has season 1, none … Continue reading A Thing for Witty Gunslingers

Midweek Geekiness

I have seen zombies eat people in a number of different places on The Walking Dead.  None of those actions stayed with me in my mind, or in my dreams.  However, Matthew Weiner came up with something more insidious to remain in my mind.  Actually if Don Draper knew zombies existed, he would wish one … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness