Best Geeky Finds – SCIENCE!

If you are a child of the 90s, there’s a good chance you watched Bill Nye the Science Guy in science class. If, for some reason, you didn’t have a cool science teacher, you may have watched the show on PBS along with other students who did have cool teachers, but were watching because it was cool and enjoyed having already watched the episode and knew what to look forward to when the teacher pulled out the VHS tape he had to rewind to a certain spot (because recording from television was really the superior method to having the library order the tapes. Also, kids whose parents haven’t given you the entire Disney collection from their childhood, ask your parents what a VHS tape is).  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Keep Listening

This week will be a bit more serious. While it will have been three weeks since the Thirteen Reasons Why premiered on Netflix, as I write this it has only been days since I binged the series opening weekend. Unfortunately, this was just after several difficult weeks of depression. That said, despite the wonderful representation of Jay Asher’s book as a television miniseries, the story’s strong discussion of suicide, bullying, and rape did not allow for a positive week following.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Finding Homer

Over the past week I was finally able to find some time to watch The OA. (I’ve heard so much talk about it!) For those not familiar, this is a Netflix series about a young woman, Prairie Johnson, who was missing for seven years and returns home. Seems like a straightforward sort of drama, right? Well, there’s more than one twist to the story, the first of which is the fact that when Prairie went missing she was blind and when she returns her sight has been restored. But that’s just the beginning.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Now That We’ve Met Luke Cage and Iron Fist

Luke Cage and Danny Rand have both stepped up to the plate and had their series on Netflix. Now the wait is on for Marvel’s The Defenders. That’s all well and good, but the bigger question is, are we ready for a live action Heroes for Hire? I’d say, no. Danny and Luke need to sort out their personal stuff before we get to have Power Man and Iron Fist.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – The Way of the Iron Fist

Considering I’m a Marvel chick, I’ve obviously already binged all of the new Iron Fist series on Netflix. (Plus, of course, we’re talking about it on this week’s Geek Watch One.) And, me being me, you had to know I’d have a little something to say about it. (BTW, for a quick background on the character check out the Comics Cosmos post from back in January.) Continue 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 – 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

Irregular’s Intel – Marvel’s Luke Cage… Sweet Christmas!

Blog-II It’s no secret that I have been waiting, with baited breath, for the Luke Cage series to happen. I have been over the moon satisfied with every one of the Marvel series that Netflix has produced. But this one, as well as the upcoming Iron Fist, are my most highly anticipated. Now, this is not a line for line interpretation of the iconic character, but all of the changes are minor, reflect his modern depiction and definitely add to the character as a whole. Continue reading