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12 January 2007 @ 11:00 am
New TV is back  
Figured I'd make a timely update since spring TV is back underway this week. Brief comments at W-I linked to the cuts for new stuff from last night:

The Office: 3.13 - "Traveling Salesmen"

Smallville: 6.10 - "Hydro"

Supernatural: 2.10 - "Hunted"

Also kept up with new eps of My Name is Earl and The O.C. last night, and have yet to watch Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, and ER.  Will do so tonight or sometime this weekend - there just aren't enough hours in the day. *yawns*

Will also mention that Friday Night Lights has been new the last two weeks - in its new Wednesday, 8PM time slot.  I'll reiterate once again that this show is so good I literally want to weep.  Far and away the best new show this season, and one of the best true character-driven - and family/teen suitable - dramas to come along in years.  From the start, it immediately moved into my top 10 of all shows on TV, and is creeping higher - it's probably 6 or 7 now - and for a show with only a dozen or so eps so far, that's saying something. Easily the most "quality" freshman show deserving a pick-up for a second season, but as its future beyond this 22 episode order is more than murky, I'm keeping all my digits crossed.  After the shameful yanking away of Everwood last season, I NEED this to stick around.

And as I mentioned in one of the comments from the last update, Battlestar Galactica returns with episode 12 of season three a week from Sunday, on the 21st at 10PM - its new time slot.  For those who need to play catch-up - or may just want a refresher to the story so far (like me) - SciFi Channel is running a marathon of the first eleven episodes of season three this Monday, the 15th, beginning at 8AM.  Frak-tastic.

The much anticipated (at least, by me) return of 24 is this weekend, as season six kicks off with two hours on Sunday night, and two hours on Monday night. The show returns with hour five in its regular slot the following Monday, the 22nd, at 9PM - opposite Heroes.  As I imagine the shows have fans that watch both of them, it should be interesting to see how the ratings for each affect the other.  I'd guess a lot of TiVos, DVRs, and VCRs will be in use (mine will be). 

Finally, I'll give a shout-out to the forthcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic series published by Dark Horse (hence this update's userpic).  I must have mentioned this here sometime before, but again: this is a continuation of the continuity from the end of the television series - a season 8 in comic form.  Joss himself is supervising the story, and even writing several of the stories in the 25-30 issue run.  The announcement for this was last year, so its been on my must-own list for months now, but I got even more excited with the release of the cover image for issue #2 this week.  I know I may be setting myself up for disappointment in the actual story being told, but I don't care - Xander Harris is one of my top 20 all time favorite television characters, so seeing his presence be somewhat significant - especially all bad-ass-ified with Buffy on the cover - makes a memorable moment for this fanboy.  For posterity's sake I'll link pictures of the first two issues' covers under the cuts:



I already posted this info at Wicked-Insanity HERE, but a brief synopsis of the series and a few more preview panels of the first few pages can be found in the press release on Dark Horse's site HERE.

And I guess that's all for now. This turned out to be longer than I anticipated, so I should probably do some work.
 
 
 
houseshouses7177 on January 12th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
I am generally comic clueless, so should I want to order/pre order BtVS8, how would I do that? I've been on the fence about wanting to read it, but that arwork is fabulous.
Jeffj_mac179 on January 12th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, there are a few ways to go about it. I believe Cindy pre-ordered the first issue from Things From Another World. A site I've ordered stuff from before, and seems pretty reputable. I don't know if you can subcribe there, or if the issues need to be pre-ordered individually. HERE is the link for #1, and HERE is #2.

G-Mart Comics and SciFi Genre seem like good subscription sites, with easy to use interfaces. Mail Order Comics also has decent discounts. And Midtown Comics is also subscribe-able. I just Googled and found those, so there many.

I have a subscription box at a local comic store for all my Superman-related issues, so I just have them adding the BtVS series to my weekly/monthly titles to pull. If locating a fairly convenient physical store is an option, you could also do that. Hope this helps somewhat.
~ CinJudes ~: vm - dick - 3.08 - excited hands_cinjudes_ on January 12th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
*looks around* When did you two get to know one another? Me likeys. ;D

And as you should know, we don't have a comic book store within 100 miles. I mean I'm sure there is one is Jackson, so that is a lie, but I couldn't even begin to tell you were it is.

I have to get off my ass and go post at WI now.
*kisses*
houses: Weevil Love You Long Timehouses7177 on January 12th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
He very sweetly introduced himself the other day! I'm happy to be here, after all I've only ever heard good things!
houses: Demonhouses7177 on January 12th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Most excellent thanks! I don't think we have the comic book store option here, or not that I've seen, so I'll probably have to order them. I'll suss that out this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to find me some links!
Jeff: wet buffyj_mac179 on January 13th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
No problem. After all, I love spreading my fandoms as much as anyone. And honestly, searching for cool stuff to buy online, in order to provide helpful links, is not an issue whatsoever. Especially while at work. That kind of thing actually helps to keep me sane. Hope your search is fruitful!
Beth: Yay Dean!orangesky33 on January 12th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Read the Supernatural review, and:

" The guys have a very solid family/brother dynamic, and the idea of one having to physically violently stop the other is unsettling and too dark for them to dwell on. Hence Sam's split. "

Yeah. Nice description of just what all it intells there. Essentially the secret is too a degree vague/obvious, IMHO, however, it reall does play nicely on their biggest fears, their dread of loosing one another AND loosing themeselves to something dark( also emphasized by Dean's character pretty much all season and Sam's feelings in "Simon Says"), so I am satisfied with it. Plus, I love how they moved past the angst pretty easily in the end. It's going to be hard for the Demon -or anyone- to pull them apart, that's for sure.

Also, very keen observation about the possiblity of more hunters coming after Sam. I'm so excited about where we are going, and how "the war" is getting closer and closer.

I so agree about the music. "White Rabbit" last night in the teaser was so chilling and awesome. Also, the Johnny Cash promo was a seriously great move on the CW's part. I wish they could do that with Veronica's promos come Jan. 23rd onward (no more non-relative Logan/Veronica angst promos please!).

Yay about Buffy S8! I am so excited that Xander is looking so badass with his eye patch in that second picture (loved him too), and I really like the first one, as well.




Jeff: BtVS - seas1 - scoobiesj_mac179 on January 13th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the comments - and for briefly stopping by the board at W-I.

Supernatural just has loads of potential, and what I'm continually impressed by is the quality from both Jensen and Jared from week to week. They keep setting themselves apart from the teen-show-oriented 'pretty boys' and exhibit some fine acting chops - which is a big benefit from the witty writing that produces tightly put-together scripts.

And the closer the Buffy S8 comic gets, the more excited I become.