Summer is a great time to catch up on good television. Last summer, I binge watched Supernatural and found myself in a fandom (for better or worse). A few years ago, I did the same with Dexter and True Blood, then Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. My normal schedule demands I chose my weekly shows carefully, as I don’t have enough hours in my day to watch everything I want to. So each summer, I get to watch off-season shows that I missed during the rest of the year. It’s always a difficult decision, but I knew at least two shows I really wanted to see in time to catch up for their second seasons, one I was compelled to watch (I blame the Collectress) and one I just sort of fell into.

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Promo cr: FOX
Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Promo cr: FOX

I started with the one show I was dying to watch; Sleepy Hollow. It is an old tale, but an American classic. This interpretation of Washington Irving’s short story is exciting, terrifying and even a little funny (Ichabod Crane cracks me up). As a close and personal Twitter acquaintance to Mr. Trollando Jones and, after seeing the #SuperSleepy antics during SPN S09, I knew this show would be worth the wait. There are only 13 episodes in the first season and I was hooked at the pilot. Each episode is fairly intense and connects to a larger narrative that audiences are not quite yet privy to. This is a show I deliberately left out of my earlier piece this summer on FOX dropping the ball on sci-fi, because I hadn’t started the season and couldn’t comment quite yet. Let me say, this is an excellent television show, complete with a diverse cast, intelligent writing, an interesting set and effects. When the network announced they planned to renew for a second season, I am not ashamed to admit I did a happy dance.

And yes, I am definitely a cheerleader for team #SuperSleepy. MAKE IT HAPPEN Robbie Thompson!

 Happy 32nd Birthday, Sebby!



Today marks the birthday of the Romanian sex god himself, Sebastian Stan. The Winter Soldier (or the Mad Hatter, depending on your fandom) turns 32 today, and in celebration of his birth, here are 10 reasons why I love Sebby so damn much.

1) That tongue thing he does

In case you needed it again FOR SCIENCE…

2) He loves his fans

3) He performs theatre and is good at it


Natasha Romanoff, perhaps better known as the Black Widow, is everything I ever wanted in a comic book heroine. If you don’t know much about her, here’s a quick bio:

Born in Stalingrad, Natasha was trained by Russian Intelligence operatives and became a sleeper agent for the Black Widow Program (one of her instructors was none other than Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier). Eventually she was influenced enough by Hawkeye to rebel against her superiors, and began freelance work for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury until teaming up with the Avengers.

Property of Marvel
Property of Marvel

Now, since Scarlett Johansson has taken on the role of the assassin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, interest in the character has grown exponentially. So much so, in fact, that
the Black Widow got her own comic series which launched in January 2014.

Last weekend, the Collectiva Diva and I attended WonderCon, so in keeping with the comic book spirit, let’s talk about the most bad ass of all comic book villains: Magneto.


Known Aliases

  • (birth name) Max Eisenhardt
  • Erik Magnus Lehnsherr
  • Magnus
  • Erik the Red
  • Grey King
  • White King
  • White Pilgrim
  • The Creator

Mutant Abilities

Sir Ian McKellan as Magneto
Sir Ian McKellan as Magneto

In the Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Magneto is able to control magnetic forces in any form. However, not seen in the MCU is Magneto’s ability to manipulate any force that is in the electromagnetic spectrum. This includes light, x-rays, gamma rays, etc. The truly terrifying possibilities come to light when readers realize that Magneto, if he is uninjured, has apparently limitless power, and can construct massive metal structures in seconds.