Webseries Review: i can’t even

In August I received an email from Wendy, publicist for the “i can’t even” webseries about  “[o]ne apartment, two friends, and an exponential number of fandoms to argue about.”

Um, yes, please.

From the first this series made me laugh.  Louise Cox and Tiana Hogben, who star in the series, have great comedic timing. Every singe episode had me chuckling to myself until their were tears in my eyes.

“I’ve seen you talking to your Benedict poster.”

Their friendship is awesome and that they can live together and still be geeky friends is such a great model. They help each other out, when they can get through the fog of  obsession, and they share an interest in the geekdom while building each other up and supporting that interest.

The subject matter, background production, and sets ring true and add to every scene. I love the set up of all the different fandom posters and paraphernalia in the girl’s apartment.  Even the girls’ wardrobe is geeky. The homages to all the different fandoms are inclusive and wonderful. The lighting and sound production are really good and I thought the sound effects added to the production value of the series.

With 6 episodes on YouTube at only about 5 minutes an episode you can watch the entire series and it will go by as quickly as reading your favorite book on a rainy Saturday afternoon and leave you wanting more. Like, I really really want the second series, now.

Honestly, they had me at the Australian accents. This series is  just… I can’t even.

Ok. I had to do that. ;)

Geek lovers, dorks, and nerdy book worms, or people who love a good roommate comedy should check out this webseries! You can find out more about it by checking out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts or read an article about the writer  and co-writer Alyce Adams here.   Watch the episode below, you wont be sorry.


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke and the Bookish where fellow book bloggers, and anyone who wants, can contribute to a themed top ten list. This weeks discussion centers around Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch. (I’ve not stuck strictly with movie adaptations, sorry.) These are in no particular order, unless you count that they are in the order I thought of them.

1.The Magicians by Lev Grossman will be adapted into a TV series on the SyFy channel. Love The Magicians, read my review, and I can’t wait for this show. You can see a sneak peek here.

2. Mocking Jay Part 2: I love Katniss, and while the movies may not be exactly like the books, I still love them. So very much.

3. Paper Towns by John Green. First I need to read this book and then I can watch the movie. I’ve avoided John Green even though I know he is an excellent writer because I avoid sad endings, and from what I hear that is all his stories. But this trailer entices me to delve into that abyss.

4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. My husband is not a fan of the adaptation of The Hobbit. And I get it, they added a lot of unnecessary things to make it a three movie money maker, but I still really want to see it.

5. Supposedly Matched by Ally Condie is in the works to become adapted into a movie. I always thought it was written rather like a screen play than a novel at times, and if done properly, would be a really pretty movie.

6. Cinder. This book has only been optioned, but I really really really hope this becomes a movie and I can watch it and fall in love with the universe the Marissa Meyer created allover again.

7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, also only optioned, but I am crossing my fingers and toes real hard and I hope this becomes a movie some day!

8. The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. Why or oh why are these books not been made into movies! Ugh. I want to see them. Please?

9. Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Apparently this one has made it to the writing stages. This might be a hard adaptation, considering that the people can hear each others thoughts, but it would be interesting, and I would definitely go and see it.

10. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith. While this was not my favorite adaptation of a classic piece of literature, I do think this will be a fun movie. Also, Matt Smith is in it? Yes please.

Nerdy Nodds and Nends: Super Hero Costumes, Lawyerly Advice Columns, and iZombie

This article talks about a comic series that mocks the costumes of females in super hero comic series. Its all pretty meta, and funny. Check it out here.

Read this ask-a-lawyer column. It is the best. thing. ever. Check it out.

Are you watching iZombie? Because you should be. It is amazing. I really need to write up a full review of the first season which I absolutely devoured (pun intended) on Netflix in the space of a week. It was a bad week. iZombie made it an OK week. (Caveat: I have not read the comic books that it is loosely based on.)

Check out some fanart I found on the internets.

So, this is amazing. Check out W. Scott Forbes website. More amazing work. [ via Pinterest]

This looks exactly like the actress, Rose McIver. Dang. [Via TanyaGrace on DeviantArt]

This is a cute picture. But why are people shipping them? WHY?????? Have y’all not seen Alias. Sigh. [via Elewings on DeviantArt]

My favorite three people on the show. [via pungang on DeviantArt]

It’s the Weekend and I’m Catching Up

Gah. I have never felt so overwhelmed, except when I was studying to take the bar. But it is Self Care Saturday and I am doing all the things that I love that I haven’t been able to do because of all the overwhelming things. I’ve gone through a lot of audiobooks that I want to write up and I’ve seen great things come across my Facebook and Twitter accounts that I want to share as well. So here goes my attempt to catch up on my nerdy business. And go.

They are making a GD TV show about the MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman. Go to the link and watch the official trailer. Now. (via JohnMichael)

I’m waiting.

OK. I will assume you’ve seen it. AAAHHHH! I can’t even. I want to quit all the things and find the episodes that are in production and binge watch them and force them to make more!!!! Why is it not 2016 yet???

What if Game of Thrones was Disneyfied? Would it look like this? (via George Takei)

Speaking of George Takei if you are not following him on Facebook. You really should be. He posts some amazing things that are sure to make your little nerd heart pitter and patter.

This next video is about two people who were given special effects make-up to show themselves and their soon to be spouse what they will look like over the next 70 years. It is a very amazing and heartwarming video that had me shedding more than a few tears. (via Tara Dee)

And you just gotta love the following hot chocolate mug even if you aren’t a huge basketball fan. It is just so cute! (via Loretta Milan)

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Parks and Rec Remembering

Chris and I finished Parks and Rec and it was such a bitter sweet moment. I love that show! It has amazing characters and the craziest stories. I laughed with every single episode. It is also a show that Chris and I first bonded over as we got to know each other and so it has a very special place in my heart. Since I did a nostalgic post about The Office, I figured I should do one for Parks and Recreation as well. Thanks Amy Poehler for creating such a wonderful piece of art! (I love that lady.)

This guy.

larry gary terry

Rob Lowe was amazing and Chris Pratt made me laugh in every episode, but the two of them together was magic.

the boys

Aubrey as April was pure crazy delight.

aubrey as april

Donna and Tom created an entire meme and gave us all the OK to Treat Yo Self. They didn’t take life too seriously and showed us how to deal with cranky pants people.

vining a selfie

Anne played the strait woman to Leslie’s mad woman beautifully.

leslie and anne

By that I mena, she is gah gah gah-orgeous.

Leslie and Ben are one of my all time favorite TV couple. They are playful, supportive, and kind to one another. Such a great role model of a couple. Most of the time.

ben and leslie

PS Clicking on the pictures will take you to other articles about Parks and Rec or to some Pinterest pages. It’s an Easter Egg hunt for more fun stuff!

The Office Nostalgia

I’ve suffering from The Office withdrawal. Even though Chris and I are now finishing out Parks and Rec and it is an amazing show, I spent Thursday evening reminiscing about The Office and watching youtube videos and reading gifs of The Office quotes. Here are some faves.

Pam gets Dwight

Pam Beesly: We need everything back the way it was.
Dwight Schrute: You don’t wanna move. Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do in life. You’ll probably just take it out on your kid. Jim will turn to the drink. The family will fall apart, and twenty five years from now, Cece will become world famous… for stripping.
Pam Beesly: That’s a sad story. I have another one. We move, the other tenants follow, the bank takes the building, takes your farm, takes your car and beats the crap out of you. Penniless, you die, and my daughter Cece dances on your grave… fully clothed.

But they end up best friends. Dahhh.

best friends


Michael Scott, best and worst boss.

evil snail

Television Review: The Office

the office

Summary from IMDB:

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

For several months we have been spending our evenings watching The Office. I’ve heard good things about the show over the years, but only caught an episode here or there and never really got into it. At the urging of Chris we sat down and watched it from the beginning and it made so much more sense. This show is incredibly clever, hilarious, and heartwarming all at the same time. There were several instances where Chris and I caught an incredibly clever line that tickled our fancies and we would have to pause the show to laugh for several minutes before we could continue. Even minor characters had amazing lines that were just kind of thrown away in the story unless you were watching and purposefully trying to catch them. Creed was often that character. He has the most amazingly bizarre things to say. For example, in one episode he is the narrator and his take on the days events left us in stitches. (*This show has been over for two years, I don’t considered it spoiler-able.*)

In the parking lot today there was a circus! The copier did tricks on the high-wire, a lady tried to give away a baby that looked like a cat. There was a Dwight impersonator and a Jim impersonator, a strong man crushed a turtle… I laughed. And I cried. Not bad for a day in the life of a dog food company.

Check out all his quotes posted on http://officequotes.net/creedThoughts.php

Check out all his quotes posted on http://officequotes.net/creedThoughts.php

I love the show, but more than a few episodes made mad and occasionally anxious, I’m not going to lie. Michael Scott was both a horrible and brilliant manager. Steve Carell is a genius at playing the part. He did an amazing job of making Michael a human being even with all the crazy mad things he did. What a ridiculous person. Unfortunately, a very realistic ridiculous person.

michael scott

The humanity the existed inside rather caricatures was what made the show. sometimes this made me mad at them for being so human. I spent a time or two pacing the living room and yelling at the screen. I cried once or twice because of a sweet gesture from one character to another. I had all of the emotions, all of the time with this show. It is amazing. One of my favorite friendships to watch develop was Dwight and Pam’s. They understood each other even though they couldn’t always relate to each other. It was an odd, but sweet relationship.

That is probably the very best description of this show. Odd, but sweet. If you haven’t taken the time, you should check it out on Netflix. I recommend starting it from the beginning and working your way through the show. I found it made a lot more sense, and was a lot more fun when i understood all the inside jokes and quirks of the characters as they grew up before my eyes. What a wonderful, wonderful show.