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.