The Who Before the What – My Prequel to the Doctor Who Special

Doctor Who fans have had a really good week – I speculate many nerd-gasms necessitated new pants in the internet community. Over the last weekend fans who couldn’t attend Comic Con finally got to see footage for “The Day of the Doctor” (the 50th anniversary special premiering on 11/23), and it was glorious. Today, BBC released a “Day of the Doctor” prequel titled “The Night of the Doctor,” which necessitates its own breakdown and analysis of sorts. Combined, the two equal a moderately long article here in the commons. As much as I’d love to write the order of my thoughts in a wibbly-wobbly ball, I should really keep things linear so that you can follow along (which isn’t fun at all). None the less, let’s begin at the beginning with the extended Doctor Who “The Day of The Doctor” trailer impression. Continue reading


The Return of Coach in New Girl’s “Coach!”

After watching the pilot episode for New Girl I thought Coach was my favorite character. He had a certain charisma about him that made me think he was going to be a perfect fit between Nick and Schmidt. Obviously, after the pilot episode we got Winston, which created a jarring feeling at the time. Although Winston was a good alternative to Coach, there was something about Coach not being around that was inherently disappointing. Now Coach is back! Everyone can celebrate the happy ending that is Coach returning to New Girl. Honestly though, I don’t know if I enjoyed this episode as much as I could have. I don’t want to dive in and pick at the little things that are bothering me, but I’m going to.

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A Recap of “Indifference”

It’s no secret that The Walking Dead has a lot of characters rounded up in the ol’ prison, but hardly any of those characters have been given any substance. Of course there are the core survivors, but it’s all too easy to forget about the people who were picked up between season three and four. The Walking Dead’s “Indifference” doesn’t help the unnamed survivors’ case by focusing on the two away teams on the hunt for supplies. However, “Indifference” shows us the current mental state of some of the more able bodied survivors (aka whoever isn’t a child). Instead of doing a recap of “Indifference” I think looking at specific pairs from the episode could be more valuable: Carol and Rick, Bob and Daryl, and Tyreese and Michonne.

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Not the Song of the Day you want, but the one you need: Guster’s The Captain

Good evening everyone, it’s been a long Thursday, and I hope you’ll forgive the lateness of my song of the day post. However, I feel that posting the song of the day in the evening could hold a certain gravity for you, depending on the kind of day you’ve had. I won’t be posting the song of the day every Thursday night, it just happens to be this night.

Without further adieu, I give you Guster’s “The Captain” off their Ganging up on the Sun album. Guster was the second concert I attended: the first was a Bare Naked Ladies concert (I regret nothing). My friend Jeff gave me some Guster songs to listen to early in our sophomore year in high school; after listening to those songs I quickly told him “I want all the Guster that you have… Now I’m worried what you heard was ‘give me a lot of Guster,’ when really I said give me all the Guster you have.” He did, and I was happy. Next thing I knew we were going to the Guster concert in Minneapolis, where the opening song happened to be… “The Captain.”

“The Captain” is the perfect song for my Thursday because of how it illustrates how when a person is having a bad day, that person want’s to be like their hero. Personally, I have a lot of heroes, but my “captain” at the moment happens to be Captain Malcolm Reynolds from the show Firefly. I associate the song with character because of how the two talk of the importance of moving forward when you’re down; and that’s important. I’d say more on the topic, but I really believe that covers it.


The Walking Dead Teaches us the Importance of Covering your Cough in “Isolation”

Last week the survivors faced the potential threat of a deadly cold, and this week the threat was no longer potential. The flu busted through a wing of the prison and our survivors faster than when Carl lost his innocence. However, despite the very serious threat to the group in it’s entirety, viewers faced a different focus for the episode. Tyreese and his group of survivors came in to The Walking Dead halfway through last season pretty beat up from the outside world. It appears as though Tyreese has been able to put his life back together through his brief relationship with Karen. “Isolation” makes me look at Tyreese and try to evaluate how strong of a character he’s going to be in future episodes – in all honesty, it could go either way. Continue reading

How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer Impressed Me

It’s important to know that I don’t just look at music and television shows – like every commoner here, I am pop-culture ambidextrous in nature. With that, let’s talk about the taste Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s new trailer leaves in our mouths… my mouth… that I will be describing to you… whiskey. The point of talking about the impression the trailer leaves, instead of breaking the trailer down scene by scene is because I don’t want to treat the trailer like a movie, because it isn’t – it’s a trailer – and the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier leaves me very excited.

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