Hello there, everyone! When it rains, it pours!
I’ve got two faboo posts up at Tor.com today. First is my very, very late Once Upon a Time Special for “Hat Trick” as part of the Battle of the Network Fairy Tale Shows. Sorry. Life’s a bitch sometimes, and sometimes she’s a bitch who won’t let you write things.
While the story behind the Mad Hatter is interesting, the character of Jefferson is not. There’s also the fact that this episode revolved around a character we’ve never met before and in whom we had not yet become emotionally invested. Once Upon a Time works best when characters emerge organically and step into the spotlight, rather than when it continually has new characters pop up out of nowhere for their own episodes. Jiminy Cricket and Red Riding Hood are two great examples of character exploration done right. Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel? Not so much. Now, we can add the Mad Hatter to the “not so much” list.
For the full review and to leave comments, CLICK HERE!
Next up is my write-up announcing the premiere of Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, which provides an entire slate of geek programming for your viewing pleasure. I’ve actually watched all the eps that premiere today, and they’re awesome! Go check them out!
Yesterday, [Day] hosted a Google+ Hangout “subscribathon” for Geek and Sundry, bringing together high-profile geeks to encourage people to subscribe to the channel, and as of this writing Geek and Sundry has 106,949 subscribers (by comparison, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Channel, also featuring an entire slate of upcoming shows premiering today, has 45,235 subscribers). Clearly, Day owns New Media. The truly great thing about Geek and Sundry is that all of the shows seem to come from a genuine, unironic, fun place. These aren’t geeks trying to be hipper than thou. These are wonderfully dorky and earnest people doing geeky things, and we love them for it.
For the rest of the write-up (as well as descriptions of Geek and Sundry’s programming) and to post comments, CLICK HERE!
Lastly, I also received my long-awaited copy of Womanthology: Heroic today, along with a copy of China Mieville’s Embassytown – my first of his novels. Very excited to read both! Such a great geek day today! :)