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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! 😀

 

A sense8 Binge-Watch and Blog-Along (Part Four: Eps 10-12)

Welcome to the final installment of the sense8 Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!  This blog post will cover episodes 10-12 of the new Netflix series.  Fair warning, it’s a long one!  You can find reviews of previous episodes in Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.  This Blog-Along will also be followed by an overall Season 1 Review.  Stay tuned!

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A sense8 Binge-Watch and Blog-Along (Part Two: Eps 4-6)

Welcome to the sense8 Binge-Watch and Blog-Along Part Two!  This blog post will cover episodes 4-6 of the new Netflix series.  You can find reviews of the first three episodes in Part One.  Let’s jump right on in, shall we?

Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Lito (via IGN) (Get it?  ‘Cuz I said “jump right on in”… He’s jumping!  …I’ll stop now.)

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A sense8 Binge-Watch and Blog-Along (Part One: Eps 1-3)

sense8 is a new show created by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy, Jupiter Ascending, and the film adaptations of V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, The Amazing Spider-Man comics, and various other comic titles).  All 12 episodes 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 post.  This may be interesting, or it may be a total disaster.  Either way, there will obviously be spoilers ahead!  This first post will include reviews and reactions to the first three episodes.  So without any further ado, on to Wise the Simple’s first ever Binge-Watch and Blog-Along!! Continue reading

The Crew of Other Space is a Team… a Team of Dreams

Other Space is a new show from Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and creator of the cult television show Freaks and Geeks.  It begins with a young spaceship captain and his ragtag crew of misfits as they depart on their first exploratory mission — and immediately get lost in a rift to an alternate universe. Continue reading

Y is for Y: The Last Man

Y: The Last Man is a comic book series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra.  This Eisner Award winning series ran for 60 issues from 2002-2008.

The story follows Yorick Brown, a young man who suddenly finds himself to be the only human man left alive. After a strange phenomenon known as “the plague” kills off all organisms with a Y-chromosome, Yorick and his pet capuchin monkey, Ampersand, appear to be the only males left on the planet. As he heads out into the apocalyptic aftermath in search of his girlfriend, Beth, Yorick finds that, with the sudden disappearance of half the population, the world has been thrown into chaos. There are many theories thrown about as to why the men suddenly died off, and many different ideological factions arise. Yorick finds himself in danger as some groups wish him to be killed along with the rest of the men, but he soon meets a woman known as Agent 355, who protects him at the behest of a secret government agency known as the Culper Ring.

I read Y: The Last Man a few years ago, and was absolutely floored by how great it was. The series has so many twists and turns; the readers are in the dark just much as the characters. It’s truly an exciting piece of fiction that explores many interesting ideas and themes. I highly recommend you check it out! It has admittedly been awhile since I read it, but I remember loving it. Just in writing up this post, I’ve gotten extremely excited about re-visiting this fantastic series. I will certainly have to read it again soon!

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