Posts Tagged ‘ Supernatural ’

Things I Am Excited For

Hello, reader! It’s been a while. Have you come for a bit of entertainment? I think I can oblige. How would you like it if I read your mind?

I know. You’re thinking, “I’ve said no. Why’s she still talking?” Now you’re thinking, “Fair enough. Maybe she really can read minds.” I can. And now you’re thinking, “Is this what she’s been doing for the past month? Working on her telepathy?”

That would be a good excuse for my blog post deficit, but sadly, that is not the case. Honestly, though, would you rather a month’s dry spell from P0serge3k or five consecutive posts about Harry Potter and how it shouldn’t be over and how the books are just as brilliant now as they were the day I first read them?

That’s what I thought.

So, moving on! A week from tonight, Doctor Who returns from its mid-series break with premeditated murder, the third reich, and continuing epic-ness from one Rory Williams. (See below.)

Speaking of perfect human beings (which Rory technically isn’t [trust the plastic!]), Joss Whedon is working his magic on The Avengers even as we speak, and I couldn’t be more excited. Recent footage shows general awesomeness, also available below:

And my final tidbit for the evening: season 7 of Supernatural. The new season premiers 23rd September, and sports a mini Buffy/Angel reunion in episode 5, “Shut Up, Dr. Phil,” which will guest star both James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter. As a couple. Be excited–I know I am!


It has to be just very complicated Solitaire

It’s me–I’m back!

Did you miss me?


Well bugger off and read someone else’s blog then.

No, please stay!

All right, stop that! It’s silly. And a bit suspect, I think.

But really, after three weeks of final exams, stressful travel, exploits in NYC, and melting in the Florida heat, I’ve returned, and I’ve got things to tell you!

On today’s edition: Good Omens. They’re positive portents, they’re pleasant predictions, pleasing prophecies…I’ll stop. Really, I’m talking about the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It’s a funny little book. It looks like this…

…or like this…

…or, more often, some derivation of this

Anyway, I’m a writing major and a religious studies minor, so this book is more or less my bible. The irony is not lost on me. Given the season finale of Supernatural–shining in all its sacrilegious glory (my kind of glory to the tee), full of ***SPOILERS*** rebelling angels, apocalypses averted (twice), deals with devils, and new gods–I’ve had religion on the mind. Especially Christianity, especially relating to heaven, hell, angels, demons, God, Satan, and especially the apocalypse.

What with the rapture coming and going more or less unnoticed (see, I didn’t want to go to heaven on Saturday–I’d have missed Doctor Who), I’ve been thinking a lot about what a funny thing an apocalypse is. If you ask me, contradictions are more or less inherent in its nature. The foremost of which is best represented by a rather blasphemous opinion I hold: heaven sounds painfully boring. I quite like earth, thank you very much, despite–no, because of all its flaws. What’s the point of life (or afterlife as the case may be) if there are no problems to solve, no conflicts to resolve, no goals to work for or improvements to be made? What fun is any of it if it’s all perfect?

That’s what I think Good Omens is about. It’s about the pros and cons of life on earth, about the balance of power in a world which may be a giant chess board, or a complex Solitaire spread, or a disc riding on the backs of four elephants standing on the back of a turtle. Alright, probably not that last one. Good Omens is about right and wrong as opposed to Right and Wrong. It’s about prejudices realised and destinies averted. It’s about free will and whether free will was ever really all that free to begin with. It’s about mad old women who weren’t mad at all when you got right down to it, and it’s about very astute ducks.

And it’s brilliant.

Now, it doesn’t answer any of the Big Questions, really. We still don’t know the question of life, the universe, and everything, although I think Crowley and Aziraphale would have to agree that the answer is most certainly 42. (What is the atomic number of molybdenum? The critical angle of a rainbow? The wildcard character? I’m not even warm, am I? A Coldplay song? Now that can’t be right.) Good Omens does, however, make me smile. And I assume it’s made many other people smile, given how wildly popular it is. Either that, or I’m just reading it dead wrong.

I’m joking, of course. Good Omens is the sort of book that just can’t be read wrong. It’s also the sort of book that is about anything and everything, and possibly nothing at all, depending on how you look at it. (Although the bit about the ducks, that’s incontrovertible.)

So there it is, a book about the apocalypse that wasn’t. It seems we’ve seen quite a few of those in the last decade or two. And with another one due for next year, I think Good Omens is as relevant as ever. Or more so. It’s possibly the most relevant thing I’ve ever written about. (You see, writing about this novel is as close as I’ll ever come to actually having written it, which makes this entire entry rather a lot of wishful thinking.)

Wishful thinking. Dreaming. Questioning. I like to believe that’s the sort of thing we’re meant to do while we’re waiting for heaven or hell or the dark of a Death Cab for Cutie song or whatever it is that comes next. I like to believe that if there’s something or someone out there, up there, anywhere who expects anything of us, that someone/thing appreciates that we wonder, that we ponder, that we challenge superstition and supposition. Because Adam Young said it best: “I don’t see why it matters what is written. Not when it’s about people. It can always be crossed out.”

A Super(natural) Wednesday!

Ladies and gentleman, it is official! CW has picked up our favourite demon hunting duo for a seventh season!

Sam and Dean are pretty excited.

They try to play it cool, but we know how they really feel.

That’s right, Dean, let it all out.

Sam just had to hug someone. Poor sod never knew what hit him….

Misha Collins expressed his excitement on Twitter a few hours ago with this goofy tweet:

Not to worry. The bad news regarded ice cream.

According to The CW’s press release, Supernatural, which pulls in about 2 million viewers a week, has “dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers,” making it a shoe-in for another season. Oh, CW, aren’t you glad you didn’t cancel the show after the 5th season? Yes, it was only a year ago that we thought Supernatural was done for, kaput, finito, off to a television graveyard where it would rest peacefully with Firefly, Dark Angel, Dollhouse, and countless other gems. But providence–er, awesome ratings–smiled upon us, and they’ve done so again!

So, Ghost Facers, hunters, and hapless human victims alike, rejoice! Our beloved Supernatural lives!

I Wonder

Apparently we have a new Wonder Woman. NBC’s new Wonder Woman series, set to come out some time in 2011 (don’t bog yourself down with details–just enjoy my rant!) will star Adrianne Palicki, best known for her role on Friday Night Lights. Now, I have nothing against the actress. She played Jess in Supernatural, which definitely put her in my good graces. But, honestly, look at her. She is not Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is meant to be a very different kind of beautiful. More woman and less Barbie. Some fans have expressed a desire to see Bridget Regan play the role, and I have to say, I approve.

There was also brief talk in fan circles of Miracle Laurie–another actress I could get behind as Wonder Woman–taking up the Lasso of Truth. Now, there has yet to be any clever fan art of this on google, but just look at the girl.

Darken up the hair, give her a weird tiara-thing (yeah, I’m girly), and she’d be good to go!

Still, I guess anyone’s better than Megan Fox.

Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. Lost? Read the comments in these AOTS posts.

Could Sandman Grace Our TV Screens?

Sandman (original image here)

According to this article by G4, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series could find a new medium as a television show. Personally, I like Sandman the way it is, but with Eric Kripke as a potential creator/director for the series, I would be willing to give TV Morpheus a chance.

Kripke, of Supernatural fame, certainly has what it takes to create fully realized dark fantasy worlds and to bring them to life like no other.

Supernatural (original image here)

So, bring it on, TV world. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope Sandman is aired on SyFy.