Geek Girls Rule! #156 – State of the Geek Girl What Rules

Well, I’m coming off the plague, otherwise known as Deth Flu.  I’m still coughing my lungs out, constantly, but I’m no longer fevery and stuff.  However, while confined to my couch, I watched a lot of stuff.

The Unusuals
The Unusuals, far too smart for primetime

First up, The Unusuals.  This ABC series was cancelled mid-season, and I know why.  It’s because it’s funny, smart, well-written and interesting.  I love this series!  The Geek Husband What Rules watched it On Demand on Netflix, then when I was couch-ridden, made me watch it with him.  I love it, and I’m bitterly disappointed that they cancelled it, because  I really want to find out what happens to all of the characters, I want more!  It’s sort of a cross between Barney Miller and Hill Street Blues.

I also re-watched all of the first season of Torchwood, and watched the second season of Torchwood.  Having previously seen season 1, I was not prepared for the fact that nearly every episode of season 2 would make me cry.  I started Children of Earth, but only finished the first episode, as I didn’t think my sinuses could take anymore crying.  Hopefully, I’ll have time to finish it before too long.  Several of my friends and I refer to Torchwood as “Everything you ever wanted the X-files to be, with sexins.”  John Barrowman is ludicrously handsome, and a damn fine actor.  The entire cast has excellent chemistry with one another.  The writing is

Torchwood, like a sexier, better written X-Files.

incredible, even with the most  outlandish storylines.

Then, the other night, we watched Iron Man 2.  I enjoyed it, and while I know plenty of other folks have been somewhat critical of Jon Favreau as a director, I think he’s done an excellent job capturing the comic book-ness of the comic book movies he’s directed.  Robert Downey Jr., in what one might uncharitably call some spectacular typecasting, portrays an out of control Tony Stark brilliantly.  I was pleasantly surprised by Scarlett Johansson’s performance.  I had never really seen her in a role I could’ve picked her out of a line up for, but she really owned the Black Widow Persona.  Sam Rockwell really made me hate his character, and Mickey Rourke did brilliantly as Ivan Vanko.

Sadly, because of the Plague, and Valentine’s Day, our Marvel and Dresden Files games have been on a temporary hiatus, but we’ve got Dresden Thursday night, and Marvel should happen next Monday.

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4 thoughts on “Geek Girls Rule! #156 – State of the Geek Girl What Rules

  1. “Children of Earth” will make you cry more than all the combined episodes of the second season. Guaranteed.

    I don’t have any complaints about Jon Favreau’s work on the Iron Man films. I’m greatly annoyed that studio interference is why he won’t be back for the third film.

  2. Hi, I found you on twitter, that’s my twitter name up there, I like what I have seen so far, money’s not what I would like it to be, will share when I can. check out more later, Cheers, Cathleen, BTW John Barrowman super cute, he comes out on the David Tennant Dr. Who episodes every now and then, you probably already know.

  3. I actually tried Torchwood before I got in on NuWho, so at first I was really annoyed at having some American in my British Sci-fi show, but after seeing him on Doctor Who, I basically come to love Captain Jack. I haven’t gotten to Torchwood again, but I might someday.

    Also, John Borrowman is my man-crush. He’s talented and awesome and cool and, yes, very good looking. Like, damn, sexy, and I like to think I’m comfortable enough in my own sexuality to admit such a thing.

    Plus, he probably gives good hugs.

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