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May 08

My 6 Favorite TV Geeks

Adam Savage, Mythbusters
It’s not that I don’t love Jamie, but Adam is so open with his love with Indiana Jones, explosions and science. It’s endearing, to say the least, and adds an approachable touch to the science reality show, which is probably why the fans like it so much. Well, that and the explosions.

Marshall, Alias

Marshall, Alias
I really wish Abrams hadn’t tired of Alias. I liked it far better than Lost. For those of you who don’t know, Marshall was the nerdy gadget creator — kind of like Q is for Bond. H was an uber nerd, and this was before geeks really hit the mainstream, but he was adorable, awkward and excitable — just like I like them! Some might even call him a woobie. Remember when they made you think he was dead? I watched one more episode, found out it was a CIA ploy and decided I would keep watching. Otherwise? I would have stopped right there.
McAbby, NCIS
I just can’t split up McGee and Abby, even though they haven’t been dating for like 7 years in the series. The thing is, they’re both geeky solo, but when you combine their powers, it’s some sort of uber geek with four hands to hack your network. We’re talking to you DoD! I have such a crush on both of them but I love them so much that I never feel jealousy over the other one.

Hardison

Hardison, Leverage
Leverage doesn’t have the huge following of other shows, but it’s clever. It’s like a modern-day RobinHood, if the band of Merry Men were previously thieves. Hardison is a tried and true computer hacker/MMO geek, but he’s not awkward — nor is he white. It’s not a distinction that I make negatively. I just like seeing the geek be someone other than a white male, you know? Geeks some in all shapes and sizes and Hardison is proof of this. Plus, he just seems like a cool guy to hang out with.
Daniel Jackson, Stargate
Daniel Jackson is the geek love of my life. The archaeologist adds compassion and emotion to the Stargate series, which might otherwise feels too militaristic. He is part of the reason I stayed with the series for so long. He is definitely one of my most long-lasting and consistent character crushes.

Logan

Logan, Dark Angel
Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo and Michael Weatherly as Logan are two completely different characters. If you’ve never seem him playing a geek, you’re missing out. It’s amazing what a little facial hair and a pair of glasses can do for a man’s geek cred, honestly. I loved and lusted over him hardcore — for en entire season and a half. He was perfectly vulnerable and he left such an impression on me! It’s no wonder Jessica Alba fell for him (at least, for a while). I think I will rewatch the show just for Logan!

So, who would you put on your own list?


Feb 14

Where I’ve Been

Watching lots and lots of Castle. In fact, I started and caught up on all four seasons within the time-frame of a week. Talked about hooked. I don’t understand how a show about murder can be so good. Fillion just makes me laugh and smile and pant and “awww” the whole time but there’s not a single character — save for the new captain — whom I don’t really like. Detective Ryan is adorable, himself.

Anyway, I can’t believe the freaking “to be continued” shit tonight. I can’t wait a week!


Jan 19

Changing My Tune

When I first heard that there were not one, but two!, fairy-tale inspired stories coming to night-time television last fall, I was pretty excited. I wanted to check out both Grimm and One Upon a Time and.. I did. I actually watched Grimm first and couldn’t get into it, at first. The format was more dramatic and crime procedural than I expected so I turned it off within a few minutes, despite feeling that the main character was pretty hot.

I think I forced myself to like Once Upon a Time because there was no way I was going to not like any fairy-tale television show. And I like how the plot incorporates your favorite stories into a modern day version. There’s enough of a spin to keep it interesting and some of the characters are masterfully cast. Specifically, Mr Gold/Rumpelstiltskin and the mayor. There’s some cheesy CGI and plot holes in general but nothing that will keep me from watching it. It’s a family-friendly show that requires a little bit of suspension of disbelief but it feels good and.. magical.

But I decided to give Grimm another chance the other night and now.. I have to admit that I not only like it but I like it better than I like Once Upon a Time but.. it’s not fairy-tale-esque. Although the main character is a descendent of the ancient Grimm family and, as such, is expected to hunt monsters like werewolves and such, it’s not about fairy tales. Because he’s a cop, this definitely has a dramatic, police feel to it. So it’s not magical but, that’s okay. I already have a magical show to watch.

As I described Grimm to Wendy, she asked if it was like Supernatural. It’s not quite as dark but, yes. Most of the adversaries have been were-like creatures: bears, pigs, bees and, yes, wolves. There was a stay ogre, too. Grimm isn’t necessarily any more realistic than Once Upon a Time and the focus is more on the drama and action than on the characters, like in One Upon a Time, which focuses on character development. Still, I really enjoy the main character’s werewolf buddy. He brings some great comic relief to the show and was well cast himself. Grimm also has some of the same CGI problems but it feels a little more polished than Once Upon a Time.

Anyway, they’re both good but only one of them is really about fairy tales.


Nov 27

Admission

Now that I have DirecTV back, I can tune into reruns and trashy reality TV. Actually, I don’t watch a whole lot of reality television and there’s so much of it that you really need to pick one and stick with it to make sure you don’t miss what happens.. but I missed stumbled out of bed and crawling onto the couch to watch a little bit of mind-numbing TV before actually getting up. It helps me to relax. Today, when I woke up, I did that and turned into Sister Wives. This show is definitely one of my guilty pleasures when it comes to TV. You’ve probably heard of it but, in case you haven’t, Kody Brown is an immature douchebag who also happens to be a Mormon and polygamist and has four wives and 16 kids. 16. 1 more on the way, too.

I missed a lot of the happenings but it appears that the family has moved from a triplex in Utah to four separate homes in Nevada because the authorities were starting to investigate them. Season three is almost at its end but the episodes I watched seemed to indicate that it focused on kids: how they felt about moving, some of them getting ready for college and the struggles of having so many teenagers. I wouldn’t want to live in any of those houses, I must confess.

But other than the simply synergistic stresses of having a family so large, I kind of feel like the Browns are doing okay at it. If you’re going to try your hand at it, going their route is probably the most sane way to do it. The wives help each other out and, for the most part, seem happy with their plans. Other seasons really stressed jealousy and the frustrations over Kody courting Robyn and adding her as the fourth wife but this season seems to have settled down and it seems as though things are working out okay. It makes me wonder if the focus on the jealousy and such was just for TV. As a viewer,  I don’t know because I don’t have an inside look.

There’s still a few things that bug me, though. Kody acts like a teenager much of the time and the wives definitely have better relationships with the children — all of them — than he does. He seems a little disconnected. This is perfectly evidenced by the fact that he drives a sports car and it’s up to any of the wives to be the soccer mom. Dude, get a fucking minivan and help those women out, will ya?

Plus, I just can’t help but wonder who’s paying for everything. After moving, everyone was out of a job, at least temporarily. TLC is really tight-lipped about how much Kody and crew make, too. It boggles me. I can’t understand how they can afford 16 kids and four adults. It’s hard enough being a single person but I can’t imagine how much money they have to pay just to get by.. and they all seem to be doing fairly well. Taxes must be a bitch, too. Three of the wives have to claim single and I can’t help but wonder why the authorities aren’t all up in Kody’s grill regarding child support. Hell, even before Mom and Tim got married, the state made him pay it while they were living together.

I’m probably going to finish this season because that’s how I roll.


Oct 06

My Month Without TV

Actually, it was more like a month and a half and it wasn’t by my choice. It was interesting, nonetheless.

My TV broke. And it sucked. I was watching it and accidentally turned it off. It didn’t turn off the right way. It wouldn’t turn back on. I had to ind a way to get it out of here and then buy a new one. In the mean time, I learned some things.

  • TV really is a good way to veg out sometimes. It’s distracting.
  • It also provides background noise in the middle of the night that helps a person to feel less isolated.
  • But sometimes the stuff that’s on really isn’t any better than watching nothing at all.
  • Streaming Netflix is a God send. I watched a ton of it–mostly Family Guy–but my computer just isn’t very high quality.
  • I can’t do anything on the computer if I am also watching a show or movie on it.
  • A TV can serve as a central decorating point that pulls a room together. Without it, everything looks bare.
  • Daily/weekly shows are fun to watch. They’re reassuring.
  • Season premieres are exciting.
  • I go a little stir crazy after not having a TV.
  • Yet, having a TV isn’t a make it or break it deal, really. I am excited to have one again but I more used to not having one than I realized. I use it a lot less now.
  • TV can make me restless in an anxious way.

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