Monday, March 16, 2009

Episode Nineteen: Origin Story

After a month(ish) long hiatus (sorry guys!) Faith and Ky are finally back, bringing you an exciting new episode! Ky took a little too long editing the files, so the tv week is a bit old, for which she apologizes profusely, bit it is still a bit amusing at the least.

The main topic of conversation for this episode is *drumroll please* the origin story of Chic Geek! It's been around six months since we first came up with the concept of our podcast (wow!), and we thought we'd share the awesomeness of the experience that brought us together and inspired Chic Geek.

Music used in this episode:
"Cross the Line" by Superchick
"Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles
"Why Do You Love Me?" by Garbage
"Car Song" by Elastica


NoelCT March 24, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

I fully understand not reading my lengthy comments on air. That's perfectly all right. But, if I can raise one small issue, it's that there have been a number of times where I've asked direct questions of the two of you that have never gotten a response through either the show or additional comments. For example, I still haven't heard if you two got the file I e-mailed as a little gift around the holidays. It's just an unproduced script Joss Whedon wrote in the mid '90s that I thought you'd find interesting as it's an early example of ideas he'd later explore through DOLLHOUSE. If you didn't get it, I could try sending it again. Just let me know.

Anyway, it's great to have you two back after the hiatus.

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CHUCK - From the evil delight that is Andy Richter, to Morgan's nude awakening, to Chuck's insecurity in the face of MI-6 Agent Cole Barker (great character, hope he comes back), this series can do no wrong. I always thought the central thread of Chuck and Sarah drifting closer together, then farther apart, then back and forth all over again would get old by now, but they've found clever, believable ways to keep it going.

HEROES - I have to agree with Faith and say that the show is back to the same caliber it used to be, especially after the mess that was the first half of the season. It's epic, but focused, letting the story evolve from the characters instead of cramming them into a pre-determined story arc. I was ready to give up on HEROES before it returned from its hiatus, but I'm glad to say that it's hooked me once again.

T:SCC - It just wasn't a good idea, when the show is teetering on the edge of cancellation like it is, to open with three largely introspective episodes centered around one character. I'll admit that they were each well done, but lined up back-to-back like that, they ground the series to a halt and I can see why it took another dip in the ratings.

DOLLHOUSE - The pilot didn't do much for me, but episodes 2 and 3 were fantastic. Sharp writing, clever use of the concept, steady development of characters and arcs through plots that easily could have come off episodic, but don't. It's a solid show.

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As the son of a former comic shop manager, I attended many a convention as I grew up. In 2000, the year I graduated high school, Dad finally took me with to the San Diego ComiCon. It's just as huge and daunting as you'd expect, but it's surprising how quickly one grows accustomed to everything and, while the amount of people in attendance is huge, everyone has a nice, laid-back air to them. We went again in 2001 and 2002. I definitely recommend going at least one in your life, but be aware that you have to book hotel rooms almost a year in advance.

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