Monday Mumblings

mellisaclarke_sweaterAnother week begins here at Ye Olde Blog and I have to confess, there are days where I’m not sure what I want to write about. I try to have content on this site 365 days a year and I think I’ve been pretty darned good at that — I can’t remember the last time I missed a day. But sometimes I stare at the screen and think “Okay, what *now*??” — that usually leads me to do one of my scatter-shot “things that are on my brain” kind of posts.

Which is what we’re doing today 🙂

I’ve been really enjoying Orphan Black, a television series airing on BBC America. It’s sexy and entertaining, always a great combination. I’m really impressed by the show’s star, Tatiana Maslany, and her ability to play multiple characters so seamlessly. I’m also a huge fan of the Felix character, played by Jordan Gavaris. There’s only been a few episodes so far but I’m really hoping it gets picked up for a second season.

In other television news, I watched the first episode of Defiance and really liked that, too. There are definitely influences from other shows that could be seen (I spotted things that reminded me of Firefly, Babylon 5, Fifth Element, etc.) but I think the mix is still a unique one and there are so many directions that they could go with this. I’m definitely looking forward to more.

I’ll be reviewing The Shadow # 11 from Dynamite on this week’s episode of The Shadow Fan but I will say this: I’ll miss The Black Sparrow. Definitely the best original comic book villain for The Shadow *ever*. I hope she’ll return, written by Victor Geischler. I have tremendous fears for Chris Roberson’s run on the series, given how weak Masks has turned out to be.

Currently reading the first book in the Ethan Gage series by William Dietrich. The novel’s titled Napoleon’s Pyramids and it’s been fun so far. The time period is one that I haven’t seen in much adventure fiction and the main character is an enjoyable one.  I’ll let you guys know how it goes from here. I was lucky enough to find the first four books in terrific shape at a used book sale so I only paid $1.50 for the whole lot!

I’m off to write more Lazarus Gray.

Take care, folks.

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