So The Wheel of Time is going to be a TV series.
There is no other story that I have as much history with. I started reading it over 25 years ago, when I was 13. It was my Harry Potter. I read it through all of high school and university and then, like many people, I took an extended break at around book 9, before coming back two years ago, rereading the whole thing, and going on to finish it. More than that, The Wheel of Time was my introduction to online fandom, back at the old WoTism boards. In a way, I might not be quite who or what I am today if not for The Wheel of Time.
…because it’s been A LONG time since I’ve kept a blog. Current series I’m watching actively right now: The 100: I am completely obsessed with this. I am also a bit behind the currently airing episodes, although I do know about that huge SPOILER that was all over the internet while ago (you might say […]
So about three days ago, I noticed that Caprica is on Netflix…
I’m going to be trying to get down quick reactions to stuff from now on, instead of mulling things over so much that I end up… not posting.
Anyway. Asylum of the Daleks. Doctor Who‘s triumphant return to tv.
Yes, I’m slow. Shut up. :D
(Actually, I watched the first four episodes as they aired, then fell behind. But then, I watched Avatar The Last Airbender after the whole thing had aired, so…)
All in all, enjoying The Legend of Korra so far. It both feels reminiscent of Avatar while being very much its own thing. I find the choice of conflict very intriguing because… well, yes, Our Heroes are benders, and they are great, and we like benders since Avatar, but on the other hand, the Equalists have a point in the fact that this is a world in which the division between benders and non-benders has generated a, shall we say, not ideal society. I also really liked the fact that the early episodes were so willing to point out that Korra was sheltered and privileged, and thus doesn’t start the series being capable of healing the rift that the Equalists are mining.
Staying with the Battle of Blackwater for the entire episode was a bold choice, considering the usual structure of most episodes of Game of Thrones, but it payed off, and seriously… they couldn’t really cut away to f*cking Qarth in the middle of the battle for a a round of WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS!!!1!, could they?
Anyway. Reaction time!
(Contains hints about events in books beyond A Clash of Kings)
Got caught up on a month’s worth of Mad Men yesterday. Among the many things one could say about the show, the thing that stood out to me was just how much I enjoy Joan and Peggy’s scenes.