Best Geeky Finds – Feelings On the End of a Favorite

I’ve had mixed feelings about The Vampire Diaries since its first episode in 2009. I tried watching it when it first premiered, but it was way too depressing to watch, as the first 10 minutes explain that the main character, Elena’s, parents died in a car accident off a bridge over the summer. I gave up at that point, not ready to deal with the grief that would happen the rest of the season.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Domo Arigato…

I have always been a fan of stories featuring unreliable narrators. To Kill a Mockingbird. “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space” from the X-files. And now, Mr. Robot.

So who is Mr. Robot? I won’t say (spoilers!). I will say it could be Elliot (Rami Malek), a socially awkward, clinically depressed computer hacker. It could be the strange man in a computer shop jacket (Christian Slater) who confronts Elliot on the subway about his plan to destroy E(vil) Corp. It could be any one of the “fsociety” hackers who start a spiral of attacks on Evil Corp and every person’s account in debt to the company. Mr. Robot could be anybody we meet in the first season of Mr. RobotContinue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Dreadful, Melancholy and Calamitous: A Series of Unfortunate Events

“Look away, look away.” Audiences are continuously requested this throughout the Netflix series, based on the popular children’s book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The events, as author of the series and reporter of the terrible events which surround the Baudelaire children, Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) explains, are so terrible nobody should watch. There are so many better things on television than the horrible stories here. And yet, doesn’t telling somebody this make them want to watch more? Obviously, given the 13 books, autobiography, and prequels in the Gothic book series that charmed millions.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Winter, Spring, Summer, [and] Fall, All You Got to Do is Call…

Yes, I am a fan of Gilmore Girls. And yes, this is super late, considering Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered back in November. What can I say, I like to let things sink in. Also, there are way too few Saturdays in a month to talk about everything I find.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Get Some Goblin in Your Life

If you’ve read The Completely Inappropriate Tales of Gandersnitch the Goblin, then you know what type of stories and adventures to expect in this book. If you’ve ever met Gandersnitch the Goblin, not only do you know what type of adventures to expect, you’ve probably played a part in them.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Love Is In the Pages

Once again, it is February, and we all know what happens in February. That’s right – Ferris Wheel Day (February 14)! Oh, you were talking about the other, more well-discussed Valentine’s Day? Well I guess this week’s subject really fits more with that holiday so I’ll acknowledge the latter.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Riverdale: This Isn’t Your Parents’ Archie (or Even Your Child’s)

I first became interested in comics as a child, not by reading about superheroes or adventure stories, but through ham radio. Every year I would go backstage at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron with my dad as he radioed in each driver and coordinated races. Every time I came there would always be something to read, and it would always be the same comic: Archie’s Ham Radio AdventureContinue reading

Best Geeky Finds – The Show Everybody Should Watch With More Frequency

I was skeptical when I learned that the CW would have a television remake of the 2000 film Frequency. It appeared to be the same show with a slight gender-swap. I wasn’t sure an entire season, let alone a series, could be made from that one film. I was completely wrong.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – You’re My Kill of the Night: Why Crazyhead Is the Best Show Netflix Keeps Suggesting

A world full of demons living among us, planning for Hell on Earth.

If you just read that and immediately thought Buffy, you’re not the only one. This has been a popular trope for decades, often redone using a variety of character styles, be they supernatural or mere mortals. Ever since the 90s, however, it has always been associated with the Whedonverse. That may change after you watch the E4/Netflix series CrazyheadContinue reading