Books, Television

CJ’s Bookshelf: The Returned by Seth Patrick

Before I get into reviewing this book, I feel like I need to give a brief clarification. This book is a novelization of the French TV series Les Revenants or The Returned, which aired on the Sundance channel several months ago (and which can be seen on Netflix now). A&E is currently airing an American adaptation… Continue reading CJ’s Bookshelf: The Returned by Seth Patrick

Television

The Honeymoon is Over: Outlander 1.09 ‘The Reckoning’

After months of waiting, Outlander fans were finally rewarded with an all-new episode that dealt with the fallout of Claire's capture and delved further into the relationship between Jamie and Claire. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this episode, and from the reactions I've seen online, I'm not the only one. I am excited… Continue reading The Honeymoon is Over: Outlander 1.09 ‘The Reckoning’

Books, I know I'm a Nerd, Television

Talking The Mortal Instruments and Shadowhunters Dream Casting

Earlier this week ABC Family announced they were moving forward with a drama series based on Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series. This possibility had been rumored for quite some time, and given the popularity of the books, but lackluster showing the feature film made at the box office, it's not a surprise the powers that… Continue reading Talking The Mortal Instruments and Shadowhunters Dream Casting

I know I'm a Nerd, Television

The X-Files First Watch: ‘Pilot,’ ‘Deep Throat,’ and ‘Squeeze’

I never watched The X-Files growing up. When it first premiered, I was too young and my parents wouldn't allow me. I think my father may have been interested in the show, but as far as I know never watched. I can remember seeing commercials for it and even occasionally being scared just by those,… Continue reading The X-Files First Watch: ‘Pilot,’ ‘Deep Throat,’ and ‘Squeeze’

Television

Laughter, Tears, and Goodbye: Glee Did it All

I wasn't always a fan of Glee. In fact, when it first began I quickly dismissed it as another silly high school drama and refused to have anything to do with it. Then, sometime around Christmas during its second season, one my best friends (who is a huge fan) sat me down and forced me… Continue reading Laughter, Tears, and Goodbye: Glee Did it All

I know I'm a Nerd, Television

Four Shows that Need to be Renewed

Each year television shows come and go. New series premiere and develop a devoted following, only to be cancelled because their following wasn't strong enough for the network to keep it going. Returning shows that can't keep their audience face the same fate. And each year fans' hearts are broken when they're favorite shows meet… Continue reading Four Shows that Need to be Renewed

I know I'm a Nerd, Television

“But You’re Just a Girl” : Television and the ‘Strong Female Lead’ Pt. 2

Earlier this week, in celebration of the anniversary of the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, I posted the first of a two-part look at female leads in television. The first part focused on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost Girl, and Veronica Mars. If you missed that post you can find it here.… Continue reading “But You’re Just a Girl” : Television and the ‘Strong Female Lead’ Pt. 2