A Little Break

Hey my fellow TV Fanatics! 

I am super sorry for my lack of posts. I did get to watch the Day of the Doctor a few days before Thanksgiving and it was beautiful. And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I did not post my review yet. It’s that time of year again. Finals. And while they are almost done they will most definitely keep me running around for another week. I’m going to try to post quick things here and there, keep the TV wonder flowing, but I’m afraid it will have to be a little longer until any big posts. If only I could dedicate all of my time to this blog! I would certainly be happy. But school must happen, so until this time next week it will be scarce. 

A huge thanks to everyone who’s still tuning in! 

Happy Watching!

Lindsey

Advertisements

Bringing Back Coulson: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On behalf of all Marvel fans everywhere, I would just like to say: thank you ABC. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had fans in a tizzy since they announced the official pick up of the show in May of this year. Last Tuesday the show finally aired, and with that, millions of people sat down to catch the pilot of this long-awaited show. And to once again watch our beloved Phil Coulson on-screen.

From unknown on Tumblr.

From unknown on Tumblr.

Continue reading

Ravenswood Trailer Released

Image

Today ABC Family gave the world a look at their upcoming Pretty Little Liars spin off show, Ravenswood. To be totally honest I was really skeptical about this at first. I have a love-hate relationship with Pretty Little Liars, and when I heard about the new show I was mad for two reasons: 1) Caleb was either leaving PLL or going to be on it less (both of which I am not completely sure about) and 2) It seemed like just another way for them to make money off of the story-line. But as far as I can tell I was wrong.

This evening Pretty Little Liars, and now Ravenswood star Tyler Blackburn (@tylerjblackburn) tweeted the link to the show’s facebook page, where the trailer was posted. This show seems completely different then Pretty Little Liars. The plot seems interesting and compelling, and as much as I hate mystery shows (due to my impatience) I can already tell this show is going to have me hooked. Seems to me there will be a lot of walking through graveyards with creepy statues. Don’t blink, Caleb.

The pilot airs on ABC Family October 22. 

Trailer and picture used above can be found at www.facebook.com/Ravenswood.

Summer 2013 Catch-Up

While the summer season brings about an awesomely long vacation (for those of us in the US at least) it also puts a long hold on some of our favorite shows. So yes, it is heartbreaking that we have to wait a whole three/four months for the re-start of our shows (which almost always leave us at massive cliff-hangers), but it does lend itself to some great summer TV. So here’s a re-cap of what we saw this summer:

Continue reading

Geek to TV: Origins

Hello everybody! And welcome to my new blog, Geek to TV. This little project has been about a month in the making, and I am very excited to get everything started. As a little intro, before I get into the real content of this site, I figured the first day’s article could just be a little insight onto what this blog will be and what you can expect to see. Obviously, it is a TV blog. That seems pretty straightforward right? Awesome. Let’s move on.

As a writer, I have always enjoyed a great story. And that obsession of mine has been transferred over to a love of television that annoys almost everyone I talk to. I just find the general concept so interesting: the fact that now-a-days we’ve transferred from the whimsical sitcoms of the 90s to these intricately plotted shows. They’re like the micro-fiction of movies. From the witty banter of BBC’s Merlin, to the strong emotional chemistry of the Winchester brothers, right down to the complex and horrifyingly ingenious plot twists of Doctor WhoI am obsessed. But alas, my love of discussion for these shows (as well as a crazy amount more) can only reach so far when talking to people who have never sat there and put themselves through the emotional trauma of watching them.

Then, a little while ago, I discovered an article about the final episode of Merlin. A ‘Merlin’ retrospective: The platonic love story of Merlin and Arthur, was written by a woman named Selena Wilkin. Some of you may be aware of this article. And if it’s not dear god go read it because it is so beautifully written, that I was actually in awe at the final lines. As a fiction writer (and reader) I am very aware of the feeling I get when I read an inspiring passage, but I have never felt that way about a factual article until now. Her words not only made me love the ending after fits of hating how upset it made me, but it made me understand why I loved the show so much. So I thought, “Hey, why can’t I do something like that with my vast, pointless knowledge of TV shows?”

And thus, a blog was born.

Here, I hope to captivate an audience of equally adoring fans with ideas and thoughts around familiar episodes, theories, and general discussion of how indescribably awesome these shows are. There will be a lot of posts, a lot of shows, and a lot of fangirling. Whether it’s through articles, video posts, or whatever else I decide to throw on here: you will see some serious postage.

So there you have it, folks. Welcome to Geek to TV! I hope to hear from all of you and I hope you guys like all of the nonsense I come up with. Obviously the site as of now is a bit rough, but once we get some more content I’m sure it will look a lot lovelier, so bear with us. Keep an eye out next Thursday for a nice little catch-up of this summer’s shows! And don’t forget to follow us here on our blog and out there in the world of Twitter (@geektotv)

PS—Wilkin’s article can be found here. It isn’t a long read, and Merlin fans you’ll be glad you did.