My friend, Jonathan Sims, directed this episode of Written by a Kid for Geek and Sundry. I’m in the credits as being ‘Character Designer" but all I did was draw a robot dog that flies past the screen in maybe a frame or two.
Whether you know her as Codex from The Guild, Penny from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog or as just the lovely Felicia Day from the Flog, Felicia stays busy and we took some time with the web celeb to find out more about the myriad of projects she has going on right now.
Read our full interview here: http://www.nerdist.com/2012/10/the-guilds-felicia-day-doesnt-stop/
5 TV Shows to Obsess Over if You Love Supernatural
After surpassing 200 episodes, Supernatural continues to give us television that is exciting, fun, scary, and emotionally driven. When having a craving to watch the Winchesters protect each other or battle evil, there are some other television shows that Supernatural fans may enjoy as well. See why Constantine, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, The 100, or Spooked could become your new obsession.
Constantine brings the Hellblazer comic book series to network TV. John Constantine, played by Matt Ryan, is a self-described “Master of the Dark Arts” who fights demons, restless spirits, and monstrous creatures. John is supported in this mission by his seemingly immortal best friend Chas and the psychically gifted Zed, with some occasional appearances by angel Manny. John’s knowledge of the supernatural allows him to take on dangerous threats. Demonic forces are on the increase because of the “Rising Darkness” that John may eventually face. John deals with many of the same threats as the Winchester brothers, but Constantine has its own rich mythology. If you want to catch up, check out our Constantine recaps.
Teen Wolf [MTV]
Like Supernatural, Teen Wolf has a devoted fan base, and for good reason. Teen Wolf portrays a group of friends who function as a pack, led by werewolf Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey). Despite the name, it’s not just about werewolves, but also includes banshees, kitsune, wendigo, and other shapeshifters. Hunters are also part of the Teen Wolf mythology. TheTeen Wolf cast is easy on the eyes, but the actual reason to watch is because the show is driven by strong storylines, good characters, and an interesting mythology. For instance, the story arc of Season Three centered on Japanese spirits and creatures, while incorporating the history of how the American government interned Japanese-Americans during World War II. Don’t let bias about teen shows or MTV keep you from watching, because Teen Wolf is not easily boxed in as an adolescent drama. Teen Wolf has strong characters, fascinating creatures, intriguing narratives, and witty dialogue.
The Walking Dead [AMC]
The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on television today. We are riveted to our screens each week because we are deeply invested in the characters. The Walking Dead draws upon our deepest human emotions—fear, love, loyalty, loss, and grief—in telling a story of survival and family amidst unrelenting dangers and chaos. This compelling tale of a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world where humans must fight against the dead has kept us engaged for five seasons. The actors are able to convey a great deal of emotion and information through the concisely written dialogue. The Walking Dead is certainly more violent and less humorous than Supernatural, but the themes of family and loyalty run through both these series. If you want to catch up on recent episodes, check out our The Walking Dead recaps.
The 100 [CW]
The 100 is one of the most interesting new shows on television. It has moved past its Lord of the Flies beginning to evolve into a captivating drama. The story takes place 97 years after nuclear war has wiped out most of the population of Earth. Some humans survived in orbiting space stations, collectively known as the Ark, while others have managed to survive on the ground. A group of 100 juvenile prisoners is sent down to Earth in a last-ditch plan to see if the ground is inhabitable. Meanwhile, leaders on the ark strive to find a solution to their diminishing resources. The fast-paced narrative creates changing circumstances and new enemies in Season Two of The 100. We see cultural clashes between military and civilians, adolescents and adults, grounders and Ark survivors, and the Mountain Men and everybody else.
Spooked [Geek & Sundry]
Spooked is a half-hour comedy from Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry network. The Paranormal Investigation Team (P.I.T.) travels around the country investigating poltergeists, demonic possessions, and occult phenomena. P.I.T. is more reminiscent of the Ghostfacers than the Winchesters due to their comedic awkwardness. The characters from Spooked will grow on you because the show is funny and occasionally moving, all within the context of hunting ghosts and demons.
There’s a lot of great television out there beyond Supernatural. Check out Constantine, Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, The 100, and Spooked and see if they get you hooked.
Felicia Day’s YouTube production company Geek & Sundry have announced CAPER, an upcoming superhero comedy created by Amy Berg & Mike Sizemore. From the press release:
Written and executive produced by Amy Berg (Eureka, Person of Interest) and Mike Sizemore (Precision,…
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