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Surprised?  If you read this blog, you shouldn’t be.

I. Love. Firefly.  I hate that it was cancelled before its time.  And that I only discovered it on DVD when a friend of mine said, you love Buffy?  You’ll love Firefly.  And that was the end of me.  When people make jokes or references to Firefly, I think they are the best jokes because they are the payoff.

The Big Bang Theory, for example, constantly refers to Firefly, the show that should never have been cancelled.  And of course there’s the Train episode where the gang finds Summer Glau.  That’s what I mean by payoff.  A show that was cancelled ages ago is still getting references in modern television shows.  What makes it better is that it’s a Joss and Co production, because who doesn’t love Joss Whedon?

Oh, and did I mention that Firefly also stars Nathan Fillion?  Really?  I haven’t mentioned that yet?  Wow.  I must be slacking.

So… Nathan Fillion is in Firefly.

And Firefly is a space western set in 2517 about the rogue crew of Serenity that travel in the newly human-inhabited star system.  Joss Whedon is said to have pitched the show as, “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.”  And Firefly just oozes of stories that are waiting to be told.

And of course, what other failed show could create a movie, and such a huge following?

There you have it.  Firefly.  Check it out on Hulu.

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Is anyone else feeling love for Nathan Fillion today?

So… Drive.  A failed Cannonball Run wannabe of a show created by Tim Minear and starring Nathan Fillion, with guest appearances by Amy Acker and Emma Stone, was cancelled after only four episodes.  Two additional episodes were released for digital distribution only.  Drive debuted in April 2007, and obviously didn’t last very long.

Honestly, I only watched this show for the promise of Nathan Fillion and Amy Acker.  Once I got into watching the episodes, they were okay, but they didn’t really keep my interest all that much.  And I guess that’s what they rest of the viewing audience was thinking.  Not gonna lie, it was a cute concept, but it just never really fleshed out.  I think there were too many stories going on at once, it was difficult to focus – not that I remember it all that clearly other than I DVR‘d it and watched the episodes, but come on, that was five years ago.

So, that’s the D for the Day, gentle readers.  Enjoy!


Hubs and I went on vacation for a week last week, and I have finally caught up on everything I missed, and then some.  Here are my thoughts on what I watched:

  • GCB is a surprisingly good show.  I didn’t think I’d like it, but it is the kind of soapy dramedy that keeps you coming back over and over again.
  • Celebrity Apprentice makes me laugh.  The women suck.  And Aresnio had me in stitches in the boardroom after the Walgreens campaign task.
  • Castle has reverted to his old playboy ways because he found out Kate was lying and perhaps assumed she didn’t have feelings for him.  Turns out, she does.  And she won’t tell him still.  Silly Kate.  Silly Castle.  You don’t have to LOVE each other to LOVE each other.  You’re better as friends.  Maybe.
  • I hate that I like Smash.  I wanted to hate it, I really did.  But it’s another stupid show that got me hooked.  Plus Debra Messing is fantastic.  I missed her.
  • Once Upon a Time has kept me on the edge of my seat for weeks now.  And the Queen’s wedding dress?  Total bonus.
  • And Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 is probably my new favorite sitcom so far.

So, there you have it.  I feel like I’m missing something, though.

Anyway… what have you been catching up on this week?


The name is Beckett.  Kate Beckett.

One of my new favorite TV couples is Castle and Beckett.  Not only because I love Nathan Fillion and love seeing him in roles where there’s so much romantic tension.  OK.  I love seeing him in every role.  But Stana Kattic is just as amazing.  And they have a really great chemistry.  And they’re so cute together.

The Castle/Beckett on again/off again almost relationship has been going on for at least two seasons, even though the show is now in its fourth.  The first season was dedicated to getting to know the characters, and the second getting to see how they REALLY are once we get to know them.  It wasn’t until season three that we, and by we I mean ME, really start to get the itch about them being together.  He gets her coffee every day and tries to protect her.  She pretends she isn’t flattered and smitten with him and throws sexy teases in his direction to get a response.

They are truly an epic will they won’t they couple.  The only team that out-couples them, so far, is Booth and Bones, and they finally got together, sort of, and are having a baby.

Castle and Beckett’s current drama revolves around Beckett having been shot in the third season finale, Castle telling her he loved her, and Beckett remembering everything, but not telling anyone.  Only Castle finds out, and vows to back off because his opinion is that if she really cared, she would have said something sooner.

Oh, Castle.  Beckett is much more coy than that.  I don’t think she’ll say anything still.  She’s afraid of being hurt.  Plus, they’ve been through so much.  She doesn’t want to seem like the fool, or the vulnerable one.

Honestly, I’m happy they go through ups and downs.  I think it would be quite boring if they just got together and that was it.

Who is YOUR favorite tv couple?

Wonder what I’m doing?  It’s called the A to Z challenge.  Check it out here.