Sense8 is Awesome Sauce. Sun Is My All-Time Fave.

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I just finished binge-watching Sense8, the latest original Netflix series created, written and executive-produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. And, wow…just wow…

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.

It reminds me of X-Men, but with ordinary people with an extraordinary power. The characters are from all walks of life spanning different continents, but they’re all connected by this power. Life would be perfectly fine except there’s someone out to snuff them all out so they’ve got to work together to stay alive and to find out why they’re being hunted.

The breakout character for me is Sun played by Bae Doona. Sun is a Seoul businesswoman and burgeoning star in the underground kickboxing world. She has a good for nothing father and brother and to vent it all out she fights in the ring. She is so badass.

After each episode, I’m not left feeling emotionally cheated with lame cliff-hangers or upset that the whole episode was just filler material to keep me hanging on. I just want to keep going along for the ride.

So, now that I’m done with season one, I need for season two to come out, like, now.

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‘Dr. Ken’ Official Trailer

Oh man — I am totally looking forward to this.

Dr. Ken is a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane. Coming soon to ABC FRIDAYS 8:30|7:30c THIS FALL.

Thank you ABC for supporting diversity! Don’t understand why it’s so hard for everyone to do this.

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A Woman’s Place Is Running the Kitchen [via Digg]

Barbara Lynch, left, and Kristen Kish in the kitchen of Menton in Boston. Credit Gillian Laub for The New York Times
Barbara Lynch, left, and Kristen Kish in the kitchen of Menton in Boston. Credit Gillian Laub for The New York Times

Lynch has taken a personal stance by providing mentorship to rising women. But what is needed, Lynch says, is a broader cultural shift. “It’s important for women to get on television,” she said at an industry panel this month. “Because that is the largest audience we have.” It is a means to a necessary end, and she’s all for it — just so long as she doesn’t have to do it herself. READ MORE

Grit, determination and fire.

[via NY Times by way of Digg]
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Hello! My New Favorite TV Show: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) doing some dispatching.
So I watched it a day later thanks to online streaming because the only time I get to watch anything during the weekdays are at midnight 🙂
Anyhow, it was super fun, didn’t dwell on the dark/sinister, and I got to see my three fave characters: Coulson (Clark Gregg), Hill (Cobie Smulders), and May (Ming-Na Wen).
Looking forward to the next episode.
And now, I wonder what the defunct Wonder Woman TV series in 2011 could’ve been if it had been in the hands of Joss Whedon instead.
*sigh*
To dream, to hope…
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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Comic Book Men

Currently watching AMC’s Comic Book Men thanks to Netflix:

AMC’s unscripted tribute to the collector returns for a new season this fall. Watch Kevin Smith and his crew of fan boys turned pop culture experts live, work and breath comic books. Mike, Walt, Ming and Bryan geek-out over rare artifacts and memorabilia and discover treasures of the comic collecting world. Realize your inner superhero and satisfy your fan boy fantasies by joining their outrageous podcasts where they tackle the burning questions all fans grapple with; what is the ultimate superpower and how best to relive the nostalgia of your childhood.

Love it and am a fan of Ming who is always seemingly getting dumped on. But, it’s a nice inside peek into the world of the comic book shop — how it’s mostly people unloading their comic and toy collection…well, of the episodes I’ve watched anyway.
And now I wonder if there’s a Comic Book Women version out there…? Hmmm….

 

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