Thursday, September 25, 2008

West Hollywood Book Fair

I'll be in LA this weekend for the West Hollywood Book Fair, so if you're in town, pop on over to the Prism Booth!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

God Hates Fangs

True Blood, a new HBO series by Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) has me hooked! It imagines a world where Japanese scientists have created and mass-produced a synthetic blood substitute, Tru Blood, which allows vampires all over the world to "come out of the coffin." It stars Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men) as Sookie Stackhouse, a psychic girl who falls for her Lousiana bayou town's first vampire resident.

Generally, I've found that I rarely like the lead characters of Sci-Fi/Fantasy as much as the supporting cast, but I *heart* Sookie Stackhouse. What really won me over was the way she reacted to a hot vampire talking to her about groin arteries. She demands RESPECT! Here are some assorted clips from episodes 1 & 2:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hollyoaks Sunset Ending

Oh man... what an ending. While part of me wishes that Kieron could've been the one for JP, I totally understand and applaud how the JP/Craig storyline wrapped up after a two year run. Love isn't simple, and this plotline really put all characters involved through the wringer. I'm still going to keep up with Hollyoaks, but I'll definitely miss those crazy boys!

On a sidenote, one of the comments called the ending theme "Epic Last Song." I thought it was just a description, then discovered that's the actual name. So very apt!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Going Greek

With my favorite storyline on my favorite soap, Hollyoaks, coming to an end (*sniffle*), I was looking around online to find something to ease the pain. I stumbled upon this little gem. It's Greek, a show about a popular sister, a dorky brother, and the Greek houses they pledge into. Rusty, the brother, has a best friend named Calvin, who is one of the most refreshing depictions of a black man on TV since Keith from Six Feet Under. The biggest shock for me was to find out that this broadcast under the ABC FAMILY banner!

Here are some assorted clips of Calvin and his bf, Heath: