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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!

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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?


There are so many shows that never get there shot to really flourish.  Dollhouse.  Pushing Daisies.  Dirt.  Veronica Mars.  It’s often difficult to appreciate some of the shows that actually got a chance because some of the programming today is just plain awful.  To this day  it still baffles me that reality tv still has some value.  Cough cough.  Jersey Shore Cough cough.

But the show that I absolutely love that should have never been cancelled is Joss Whedon‘s Firefly.  It got 12 episodes.  And it’s the type of show that had so many stories just waiting to be told.  A testament to the show and the love of the Jossverse is the fact that the show failed and still got a movie made.  That’s love.

And although Nathan Fillion has found a new home on ABC and his show is doing considerably well, I would have loved to have seen what he would have done and where his character would have gone.

Firefly, you will be missed.