Yesterday while watching this gag reel from the first season of New Girl I laughed so hard I cried. This I must share with you dear internets. And remember, tomorrow is Friday!
New Girl debuted this fall on Fox and it is by far the funniest show on television of the television that I like. I laugh until I cry Every. Single. Episode. Basically New Girl is the story of Jess (Zoey Deschanel) who plays the part of a teacher who dumps her boyfriend and moves in with three guys she finds on Craigslist. She begins an awesome relationship with three guys who help her move on from her boyfriend (no not in that way), but showing her that it is OK to stand up to her ex and take back her big screen TV (very altruistic of them). Jess is a huge nerd. She makes geek references all the time, she sings her sentences, she tries to teach Hand Bells to a bunch of inner city kids because she thinks its cool.
The reason I love this show, even though some of Zoey Deschanel’s previous endeavors have been iffy, is that it is truly great comedy. I love that Jess is a nerd, but that is not all she is. I love that she has these great relationships, almost by accident. I love that they all help each other become better people, and grow, and put money in the douche-bag jar when someone is a big a-hole. I love that I laugh until I cry every single episode. My favorite new show this season (which of course means it wont last more than one season. Shush, forget I said that!) Justin Long guest stars in a couple of episodes as Jess’ new love interest and there is this HIGH-larious moment when they are getting ready to do the deed (yes, in that way) and decide to role play as Jimmy Stewart and Mae West (?). Honestly. Hearing Jimmy Stewart try to be sexy is by far the greatest thing I have ever heard in MY LIFE! As I sit here typing I am honestly cracking up all over again, tears, there are tears. I love this show!
Read another review here.
Wil Wheaton and Joel Watson were inspired by a comic to create this awesome Doctor Who shirt. Here is the shirt and the comic. O.M.G. I just love Wil Wheaton and this little bit of circular nerdery leading to an awesome t-shirt! Well, it made my day. [via Topless Robot]
And here are some more Daleks just waltzing around London over at The Mary Sue.
True Blood aired this week, which I have not seen yet, so I’m trying to avoid spoilers. Though I’ve read the book, so I’m not sure what there is to “spoil.” If you are like me and need a refresher course before getting into Season 4, here is Three Seasons of True Blood in 5 Minutes. [via io9]
The reason I really started liking the Sookie Series. I have to say, that I am far more of an Eric fan than a Bill fan, which is completely based on the books. Bill in the television series fairly perfectly follows the book Bill, so my feelings on him have only deepened and not changed. [via Spoiler TV]
True Blood Promo:
Here is one explaining the witches (with a longer shot of Eric shirtless). Hubba Hubba.
And a new clip popped up yesterday. [via io9]
Yah, still not quite on board with the extremely fairy centric (by that I mean, in fairy land centric) parts of this clip. I realize this is the beginning of the fairies part in the series, and a lot of it wouldn’t translate well into television except with some revision of the book, but WHERE IS ERIC SHIRTLESS???? My only hope is that they don’t want to spoiler the really good parts, so show up the evil looking fairies in stead. Goddamn, I hope so.
Amber Benson (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) has branched out into chick lit after spending time playing such characters. Her first solo book in the Calliope Reaper-Jones novels is Death’s Daughter. The book is about Callie who is the middle daughter of Death, president of Death, Inc. an arbitrator of justice independent of God or the Devil. Callie moved to the Big Apple to live her dream life, leaving her family issues in the past. That is, until she is called back to help the family business and save the day. She must complete three nearly impossible tasks. Impossible because they are written in ancient Greek containing clues about people and places and things she has never even heard of before, or tried to forget. Along the way she meets the Devil’s Prodigy, who heats her up in a way that has nothing to do with the hot sands of Hades.
Benson weaves both a fun story about Callie growing up and realizing the value of family with her own brand of spirituality. She doesn’t just leave the religion at Christianity’s door step, but brings in gods of the past and present, Eastern philosophy, and a dog with three heads. The only issue I have is that the character is quite whiny, which the character readily admits, but does little to rectify or change. But I will give Callie the benefit of the doubt and see if maybe she can grow as a person over the next two books. Callie is an interesting character and her little mishaps can be quite funny.
This book was a quick read, engaging, and I will be checking out the next in the series. The Book is waiting for me at the library as I write this, and I’m excited to get back into the universe of Calliope Reaper-Jones and the underground world of the Devil, gods, and younger sisters who make fun of you. A fun read, if you like the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris, or Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson, be sure to check out Amber Benson’s Calliope Reaper-Jones Series.