There’s a Sci-Fi Show for Everyone ` Eureka

Reading: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
Watching: Supernatural ` Season 4
Listening To: You Raise Me Up ` John Barrowman



Starring: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Joe Morton, and Niall Matter.
Aired: SyFy | July 2006 to July 2012 | Five Seasons

About Eureka

With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation’s greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America’s small towns – with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven’t been classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.(from

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{Be Kind, Rewind} Hook

Reading: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
Watching: Orange is the New Black
Listening to: Much Ado About Nothing (Original Score)

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Have you ever had a movie that you remember adoring, then when you watch it again, you find yourself looking at the movie in a completely different light? Well I call this a “Be Kind, Rewind” kind of movie. I enjoy watching movies I haven’t watched in at least a year (usually more) and comparing what I remember of it, to what I thought about it immediately after watching.


Starring: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith
Rating: PG
Release Date: December 11, 1991

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (from

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{Movie} Chef

Reading: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Watching: Olympus Has Fallen
Listening to: Much Ado About Nothing (Original Score)


Starring: Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vegara, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey Jr.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Jon Favreau
Rating: R (for language)
Release Date: May 9, 2014

When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. (from

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{YouTube} Classic Alice

{YouTube} Classic Alice

I really like web-series.

I’ve discovered that I’m liking them more and more as I explore YouTube.

I enjoy people making their own content. Whether its a re-telling of a classic novel (Emma Approved, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and The Autobiography of Jane Eyre) or a spoof off a popular TV series (School of Thrones), or even original content (Chronicles of Syntax and Kissing in the Rain). I really enjoy people putting their own spins on stories and telling them through a web-series.

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Veronica Mars, She’s a Marshmallow

“I’m sorry, is that mushy? Well, you know what they say. Veronica Mars, she’s a marshmallow.”

In September of 2006, I was a recent high school graduate living at my grandparents and working at a job that I disliked immensely. My one shining light in my weeks (aside from seeing my boyfriend, now husband), was turning on Gilmore Girls on Tuesday nights. You see, my mom had just moved to Texas and I was feeling a wee bit depressed, so watching Gilmore Girls was my way of coming back from that depression. It reminded me of spending time with my mom, and that would make me happy, even if only for an hour.

One night, after watching Gilmore Girls, I forgot to turn off my TV to watch something else (probably Smallville or Bones at the time) so the next show started playing without any protest from me. Here was a show that had a quippy blonde who talked back and made pop culture jokes all while trying to solve a mystery of the week. Add her brooding boyfriend, tech-savvy best girl friend and suave and sweet talking best guy friend to the mix and it pulled me in.

Veronica Mars was probably one of the first shows I started watching with no knowledge of what it was about or influence to watch it from anyone I knew. Any time I mentioned that I was going to watch it, most just looked at me quizzically for a moment before shrugging and returning to what they had previously been doing. No one I knew had ever even heard of this show.

After seeing just a few episodes, I ran to FYE and bought the first two seasons in an effort to catch up to the season I was watching. This is where my ability to finish a few seasons of a TV show in a few weeks comes in handy. Aside from work, I essentially locked myself in my room and binge watched Veronica Mars, quickly falling in love with the characters, the storylines, the guest stars, and the dialogue. Sadly, in May of 2007, Veronica Mars came to an end with one of the worst endings in a series I have ever seen. I was completely distraught.

Of course, this didn’t keep me from recommending it to all the rest of my friends. Bringing them into my Veronica Mars caused depression. It also didn’t keep me from rewatching the series every once in a while.

Fast forward to March of 2013, and I get an alert on my phone saying that Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars) is trying to make all Marshmallows dreams come true, but he needed our help. Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell, and the rest of the cast of Veronica Mars have joined together to try to get funding to shoot the Veronica Mars movie. They only need $2 million dollars. I went into a Veronica Mars daze and when I awoke I had donated enough money to get a shirt, stickers, a digital copy of the movie when it’s released and a copy of the shooting script. It was the best $35 I have ever spent.

Every month (a lot of the time every week), I’ve been receiving updates on the movie, and with every update I get more and more excited. Mostly I’m just excited because the fans for this show are so amazing to come together and actually manage to fund an entire movie. Not just give them the $2 million they needed, but to go over that and end up donating $5,702,153. The cast, in return, has managed to continuously post things about the movie and how grateful they are for everything.

Tomorrow this movie comes out and hopefully will provide closure to all the questions I’ve been asking myself since the finale aired. Though I’m excited for the closure and to see all my favorite characters again, I think the thing I’m the most excited to see is how the Veronica Mars community came together to create and support this amazing series.

If you donated or are planning on/have already seen the movie? Let me know what you thought about it. What are you the most excited for? Are you Team Logan or Team Piz? I’ll probably be posting a review in a few days, so look forward to that.

“Annoy tiny blonde one, annoy like the wind!”


There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Sanctuary

There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Sanctuary


Starring: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins.
Aired: SYFY | October 2008 to December 2011 | Four Seasons

About Sanctuary:

The enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus recruits an insightful forensic psychiatrist Will Zimmerman to join her in the quest to track, study and protect the strange, and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world. (From

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There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Fringe

There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone ` Fringe


Starring: Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, and John Noble
Aired: FOX | September 2008 to January 2013 | Five Seasons

About Fringe:

The FBI teams up with a formerly-institutionalized scientist – who was performing experiments on the fringe of real science – and his son to investigate weird crimes that are seemingly part of a larger pattern, and may be connected with a global company called Massive Dynamic.(from

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There’s A Sci-Fi Show For Everyone

When asked what my favorite genre of television is, usually my first answer is Science Fiction. While my definition of Sci-Fi also includes shows that have a supernatural/historical/fantasy aspect, I believe that there is a Sci-Fi show for everyone.

The definition of Science Fiction is this (according to Google):

sci·ence fic·tion
1. fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

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Reasons To Go See A Movie By Yourself.

Currently` Reading: The Forgotten Locket ` by Lisa Mangum
Watching: Brooklyn Nine-Nine ` Season 1
Listening To: Frozen Soundtrack

Often times when I tell someone, I’m going to go see a movie, it’s not an invitation. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to see movies with people. But I love going to see movies by myself just as much. When I go to see movies by myself, I don’t do it to make people feel bad for me. I go because I enjoy watching movies. I do it because I enjoy the atmosphere of seeing a movie in a theater. Mostly, I go because I want to see this movie so bad, it doesn’t matter if I’m alone. All that being said, here is what I discovered as benefits to going to see movies alone. Read More