Friday, September 23, 2011

The Vampire Diaries 3.2 Review

*This Review Contains Spoilers*
The Hybrid included everything you could ever want in an episode of The Vampire Diaries.  Featuring epic bromance, hybrid hijinx, daddy issues, tantalizing twists, and ghostly girlfriends this episode was not one that disappointed.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Revenge Pilot: Early Review

*This review contains spoilers*

I have to admit I was getting a little worried when the shows I was looking forward to this fall began to air and one after another the pilots didn’t exactly ring my bell.  Thankfully, when I sat down to watch the pilot of Revenge, that wasn’t the case.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Vampire Diaries 3.1 Review

You have been cordially invited to Elena Gilbert’s eighteenth birthday party in the season three premiere of the CW’s supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries. Continuing in the show’s grand tradition of, no really how the hell did they pass enough classes to even be seniors this year when every time they’re not in mortal peril they’re having a party, Caroline is planning a huge blow-out of a raging kegger for Elena’s big milestone day. But Elena’s too busy passing possible Stefan whereabouts leads on to Damon for investigation. To her, he’s just disappeared without a trace following the events of last season’s finale where Stefan gave up his life in Mystic Falls to be Klaus’ ripper wing-man in exchange for what was necessary to save Damon’s life from a deadly werewolf bite.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pilot Watch: Ringer

It’s that time again, oh denizens of the glowing box, (though for some people it’s a flat...screen. Okay maybe a bit much, I digress.) You’ve been hearing about the new Fall Season for months now and it’s time to find out what shows hit the mark, miss it entirely, or what you should hate this year because this stuff got on and your favorite pilot idea didn’t even make it past development! I’m going to mourn the loss of magic cops, comic book adaptations, and CW zombies all fall and no one’s going to stop me. Anywho, it’s hard to judge a show by its pilot alone but we’re going to do it anyway. Check back with FBF for the dual takes of Rachel and Keysha on as many pilot episodes as we can consume as the new season begins. Let's begin with the CW's latest drama offering, Ringer.

Monday, September 12, 2011

True Blood Season Four Finale Review

*This Post Contains Spoilers*

After last week’s so-so episode of True Blood, I was worried that the finale wouldn’t be able to deliver.  Boy, was I wrong.  ‘When I Die’, delivered with one grand twist after another leaving me writhing in anticipation knowing I’ll have to wait until next summer for another drop.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rachel Doodles : The Vampire Diaries

Introducing a new corner called Rachel Doodles: I draw it but you're all thinking about it!

Let's start off with some my take on the new Vampire Diaries promo:

What are Damon and Elena so shocked about? Read more to find out!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Doctor Who: 6.09 Night Terrors Review

*Beware of Spoilers, Sweeties*

For those Who fans looking for a break from the River Song shenanigans, ‘Night Terrors’ provided a more traditional ‘creature of the week’ tale. The Doctor makes a house-call as he responds to an intergalactic distress signal from a little boy called George.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

True Blood 4.10 "Burning Down the House" Review

 *This Review Contains Spoilers*

If you tuned into HBO before True Blood aired you were treated to a chilling trailer reminding us all that blood will be shed.  And tonight in “Burning Down the House”, we saw the first Truebie fall.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Speak For Yourself: My Thoughts on the New DC 52 and Women in Comics, Fans and Creators.

In the days following the 2011 edition of San Diego Comic Con International, various panel reports continued to mention one of the major hot-button issues currently in the comic industry. Following the full announcement of DC’s 52 re-launch extravaganza it was found that the number of women working at DC Comics in a creative capacity would go from an already low sixteen women to a staggering two in total by this September. This is by no means an acceptable figure, and it’s giving the new 52 more bad press than it ever wanted by proving how ultimately damaging the re-launch experiment could wind up being for the brand’s image as a whole.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mid-Season Report: True Blood

*This Review Contains Spoilers*
I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is this season of True Blood is already halfway over.  The good news is we still have six whole episodes left before we crawl into our cubbies and wait for the show to come back on again next summer.

New Doctor Who Series 6.5 Trailer

I Like trailers now, trailers are cool.

BBC has just released a new trailer for the second half of season six of Doctor Who.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy some fish sticks and custard while you check it out!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breaking Bad 4.03 Open House Review

*Light Spoilers* 


Every actor who finds themselves in the Emmy race for lead in a drama series this year should be very thankful that their frequent competitor Bryan Cranston is not alongside them. Because the amount of emotion and presence he puts forth in the cold open of Open House is more than most actors put forth in an entire season—including sweeps week.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Slash Focus: Godric/Eric

In this new weekly, or whenever I feel like it, column on FBF I'll be putting the spotlight on a slash pairing (that's two dudes unless it's femslash then it's two ladies) that I feel needs notice because of its pure awesomeness. I love slash, it really hooked me into being active in various fandoms and the more attention the pairings can get, the better. *Disclaimer: Rachel will kick my ass if I imply she doesn't ship any slash pairings at all. She does. But this is my column.*

This week's inaugural ship is from the HBO series, True Blood.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: Five Awesome TV Sneak Previews

If you were in San Diego this past weekend for Comic Con, I’m sure you’re all still nursing your post-con hangovers.  For those of us who weren’t, there wasn’t anything that happened there that we don’t know about, long live modern technology!  Most of the panels and videos shown are available for anyone to watch online -- almost to the point where I wonder if there is even a reason for most people to bother with attending panels. But that’s a post for another day.  Here are my five favorite Television previews that were Comic Con exclusives now available for anyone to watch.

Monday, July 25, 2011

True Blood 4.05 "Me and The Devil" Review

*This Review Contains Spoilers* 

The dead are back and causing all sorts of trouble in this week’s episode of True Blood, “Me and the Devil.”  From the spirits of dead witches, murderers, vampires, and loved ones I was kept on the edge of my seat in an episode that was over so fast I was convinced I’d taken a side trip through fairyland!

Breaking Bad 4.02: Thirty-Eight Snub Review

*Spoilers Found Within*

When you want to have Walter White meet up with some random gun seller in a cheap motel room, casting-wise you could hardly do any better than to have Jim Beaver (Bobby freakin’ Singer of Supernatural) play the role. Not only was he effortlessly badass, but he also got to give us our ‘Breaking Bad metaphor of the week’ by claiming that because New Mexico is not in a retreat jurisdiction that it’s okay to carry a gun and fire in defense--more than slightly making allusions to the days of the Old West there . I loved hearing him tell Walt that in the name of self-defense, shooting a man dead was a perfectly acceptable act--calling him ‘boss’ was an added bonus as well. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

True Blood 4.04 "I'm Alive and On Fire" Review

*This review contains spoilers*


I’m a huge fan of the Charlaine Harris novels that True Blood is based on, so I have been wildly enthusiastic with how the show has taken the reigns from the source material.  They’re not afraid to kill important characters who live in the books and are a huge part of later storylines, while letting others who died in the books live on and flourish.  Many fans of the book series have expressed their displeasure with the changes, but I adore them because it keeps me guessing.  This week’s episode, I’m Alive and On Fire, is a prime example of how the show is balancing out using what is set out in the book series while still adding their own surprises along the way.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 Review

*Spoilers found within. Beware.*

Part of the key to nailing a Harry Potter film adaptation is finding the correct run-time. That perfect sweet spot that’s able to properly balance out the plot-points of the story, the growth of the characters, and establish the overall atmosphere so that the film can do the book justice.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Turning the Page: Locke and Key's Keys to the Kingdom

*Warning: Spoiler-filled review for all of the series so far*
Following the completion of the Keys to the Kingdom arc there are just two more multi-issue arcs left, thirteen issues to be precise, in this dark emotional pulse-pounding comic series from creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.  

Monday, July 11, 2011

True Blood 4.3: 'If You Love Me, Then Why Am I Dyin?' Review

*This Review Contains Spoilers*

Finally, after a constant barrage of threats to humans, there is now a supernatural presence that can be considered a deadly force for the vampires of True Blood to reckon with.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wilfred Overview: Eps 1-3

After viewing the first three episodes of FX's surreal new comedy series, Wilfred, it's easy to see how the show can continue on past its initial concept. What is not as clear would be what to expect tonally from the series week to week, a trait shared with the series' time-slot buddy, Louie. So far, every episode of Wilfred has held a simple one word theme such as 'Happiness', 'Trust', or 'Fear' that the lead duo must work through usually in a very delightfully warped manner. Relying on a through-line plot every week hasn't been as important to the series as attention to its dialog. Wilfred is as charismatic spouting off stoner pseudo-philosophical musings as he is with crude toilet humor--all strictly from a true dog's point of view.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Burn Notice 5.01 Recap and Review

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a mojito, Burn Notice is back for it’s season five premiere!