Singing the Praises of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Heyyyyyy… Remember when I made a New Year’s Resolution to write up at least one blog post per week and then didn’t put one up in the first week after said resolution was made??  Classic! 😛

At any rate, this past Sunday night was the Golden Globes ceremony.  I don’t put much stock into awards shows, and Sunday’s fare was pretty boring, in my opinion. But I did get super excited when Rachel Bloom won Best Actress in a Television Series Musical/Comedy for her work on The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!

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Crazy-Ex Girlfriend is a strange little show that seems to have flown underneath most people’s radars since its debut last fall.  Bloom –who co-created the show along with The Devil Wears Prada writer, Aline Brosh McKenna — stars as Rebecca Bunch, a New York lawyer who struggles with depression and a sense of unfulfillment in life despite her successful career.  When she randomly runs into an old childhood sweetheart named Josh Chan (played by Vincent Rodriguez III), she impulsively decides to move to his hometown of West Covina, California.  …But not because Josh lives there!  It’s totally just a coincidence.  Yeah…

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PSA: The First 4 Episodes of The Expanse are Online NOW!

SAY WHAAAT?!? O_O

You heard that right, folks.  The first FOUR episodes of Syfy’s The Expanse are now available for streaming on Syfy.com!

Some theorize that the episodes are now being released officially by Syfy in response to them being accidentally leaked early on Comcast.  So that’s kind of a shame.  But on the other hand, this might lead to an early swell in viewership, creating a steady fanbase right off the bat.

But whatever.  The important thing now is that they’re here.  I’ve been looking forward to this series ever since I picked up the first book last year, and really loved the pilot episode.  Can’t wait to see the rest of it!

Now if you will excuse me, I’m off to binge-watch! 😀

 

Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part Five: Ep 13 & Post-Mortem)

Well, it’s official.  I survived my Jessica Jones marathon.  I started at 4 am Friday, November 20th and finished around 1:30 am Saturday, November 21st.  Considering I took time to write a blog snippet after each episode and took breaks to run errands, eat meals, etc., I made pretty good time!  Still counts as a #OneDayJJ success 😉

But enough patting myself on the back.  Let’s get to the good stuff…

Welcome to the the fifth and final part of the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This post will cover Episode 13 and some thoughts on the series as a whole. You can find reviews & reactions to previous episodes in Parts One, Two, Three, and Four.

Warning: Spoilers below!  (Also contains mild spoilers & discussion for the Jessica Jones comic, Alias.  Ye be warned!)

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Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part Three: Eps 7-9)

Welcome to Part Three of the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This post will cover Episodes 7 through 9.  You can find reviews & reactions to previous episodes in Part One and Part Two.

Warning: Spoilers below!  (Also contains mild spoilers & discussion for the Jessica Jones comic, Alias.  Ye be warned!)

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Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part Two: Eps 4-6)

Welcome to Part Two of the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This post will cover Episodes 4 through 6.  You can find reviews & reactions to previous episodes in Part One.

Warning: Spoilers below!  (Also contains mild spoilers & discussion for the Jessica Jones comic, Alias.  Ye be warned!)

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Jessica Jones Binge-Watch & Blog-Along (Part One: Eps 1-3)

Welcome to the Jessica Jones Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  I am your host, Wise the Simple, and I totally took off work today just to watch Netflix. #geekpriorities 😉

Jessica Jones first appeared in the Marvel comics universe via the Brian Michael Bendis-penned series Alias.  I just finished reading the omnibus earlier this week, and loved every moment of it.

All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones were released on Netflix today, so I thought I’d do a “binge-watch and blog-along.”  What does that mean exactly?  Well, I will watch the show and type up my reactions immediately after watching each episode.  So theoretically, we’ll see how my thoughts about the show change throughout this series of posts.  I’ve tried it before with sense8, but I watched that show in chunks over the course of a week instead of trying a binge-watch marathon in one day.  Odds are I’ll stop and pick it up later if/when I need a break.  (Practice safe binge-watching, kiddos!)

At any rate, there will obviously be spoilers ahead!  This first post will include reviews and reactions to the first three episodes.  But enough with the preamble —  Let’s get to the show!

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