I just got hooked on Vikings TONIGHT. These guys at the SDCC 2013 Wired Cafe told me they were on some show on the History Channel! Now it all makes sense.

JK. I knew what show they were on, but I only had eyes for Gustaf Skarsgard at the time.

Fargo

I’m so confused. Fargo is a wonderful film. I feel weird about the forthcoming TV show. But Martin Freeman! And Billy Bob! It has to be good, right?

Then I started thinking, “Have there been any successful film-to-TV stories?” Then I was like, “Duh! M*A*S*H!”

Off the top of my head, hare some more big screen to small screen transitions:

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer! (Another duh moment) Does that also beget Angel? Show > movie. Except that the movie had Pee Wee Herman in it.

-Psycho —> Bates Motel. Haven’t watched it, yet. Hearing good stuff.

-My Big Fat Greek Wedding/My Big Fat Greek Life. No Corbett, no thanks.

-Friday Night Lights. Go Panthers! Err, Lions! Depends which season you’re watching. Always root for Coach Taylor. “Clear Eyes …” Don’t forget the start of it all: the book!

-Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore —> Alice

-Clueless. I think that happened. Did that happen? #Monet

-Beetlejuice. Do animated spin offs really fill this quota? It’s like counting graphic novels in a book reading challenge. I loooved both the film and he animated series.

-Highlander. Really though, there can be only one.

-Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. That feels different because it’s more of franchise. I think it falls into that grey area of all the animated Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and yes, my precious Beetlejuice.

-Hold your hat! And your whip! I forgot The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. I had such a crush on Sean Patrick Flanery. I still have the VHS tapes.

So, I think Fargo could work. You betcha!

"They’re going to feel pretty stupid when they find out…they’re screwing with the wrong people." - Rick Grimes

"They’re going to feel pretty stupid when they find out…they’re screwing with the wrong people." - Rick Grimes

Ages ago, my Boston wife and I visited Snoqualmie Falls.

Ages ago, my Boston wife and I visited Snoqualmie Falls.

VHS

VHS

Yessssss!

Yessssss!

Dark Horse Preview of ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 by Evan “Milk & Cheese” Dorkin

Hey-I resemble that remark! Oh, I buy my Saga as individual issues. Trades! Pbbt!

Preview courtesy of Dark Horse Comics

$1 Books, CDs, and DVDs at More Than Words on 3/15/14!

Waltham’s More Than Words is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their Dublin Dollar Day this coming Saturday, March 15. All books, CDs, and DVDs will be on sale for only $1! The only exception will be art and collectible books, which will be priced as marked.

Another book from my David Lynch collection

Another book from my David Lynch collection

Official Preview of Angel & Faith Season 10 #1

Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics