Firefly and it’s followup, Serenity, has been a big part of my life ever since I bought those DVDs back in December of 2003. I was at the Base Exchange in Osan AB, South Korea, and walked past it sitting on an endcap. I remembered watching it on TV the year before (it was a Whedon property, and I had already learned to place my trust in Joss Whedon), so I wanted it. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Television’ Category
I’ve been trapped in a hotel room for a couple of days…through no fault of my own, actually. You know what this means, right? Roughly twenty channels of crap TV all day. (more…)
We here at ManWithPez have noticed that the American television scene has gotten a little stale of late. There are a few sparks out there, but that’s not I’m writing about here today. Today I’m writing about British TV genre show Misfits, airing on E4. It’s aired two seasons, one Christmas special, and has announced a third season for later this year. When 5 delinquents performing community service are suddenly stricken with superpowers, what do they do next? That’s what’s facing these young twentysomethings. Also, they’re kind of rude…but in the funniest possible way. To me, watching this show is like watching someone who decided to fix Heroes…and did it correctly. Granted the format isn’t quite the same, but the idea is similiar. So, if you’ve got the ability to see it, by all means, watch Misfits, laugh at Robert Sheehan, and come back and thank me. I’m worth it!
Man, I love my Batman mask, I really do.
I realize that when I put it on, I might look like THIS:
But, I totally feel like THIS:
This is Goku. He’s from Dragonball Z. He’s part of an alien race called the Saiyans.
When a Saiyan gets really, really angry, they go through a physical change that grants them a massive amount of strength. On the show, they call it “going Super-Saiyan”. Hmmmm…
I wonder if I could…
Dexter Morgan (played to eerie perfection by Michael C. Hall) is a bad guy, but he’s not a villain. Never before have I watched a show where a character performs such heinous acts and rooted for him to succeed. What’s Dexter do? Well, he’s a serial killer who exclusively kills people who have performed murder. With a pedigree so convoluted, how can the Showtime original series Dexter be any good at all? Easily! You make your main character so charismatic (at least outwardly) and give him the best intentions that the audience can’t help but be on his side. Why is he listed here under Super-Nerdery? How do you think Dexter is able to perform the services that he does? He displays an uncanny knack for grasping logic that is so finely honed that a Vulcan would exclaim “No fucking way!”. His day job is that of blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. And, he’s great at it, too. Of course, he’s had practice. Dexter Morgan is a smart man, able to manipulate from far away and close up. He wouldn’t be able to do the things he does without being a big nerd. Take that as you will, but I, for one, love the character, and can’t wait to see what the rest of this new season brings.
Hey, I showed the comic book set plenty of love a few months back…why can’t I do the same for the animated set? Especially this pair, from two of the smartest shows ever to appear on television, animated or not! I’m speaking of course of Dr. Byron Orpheus from The Venture Brothers and Daria Morgendorffer from Daria. Let’s have a look at these two after the jump. (more…)
Sure, it’s all cute when they’re toy sized. Look at the cute little robots. They’re fighting! Awwww…but there’s a danger here. You know what this leads to?
No, not that. That’s actually pretty cool. What I meant was:
That’s right! It leads to Michael Bay movies. Please…stop with the anthropomorphic robots. This has been a public service announcement from ManWithPez. Thank you.
Pop media is full of relationships between men that, while occasionally having sexual overtones, really just boil down to the fact that these characters are the kinds of friends that would bail each other out of jail no matter what the other one’s done. One such relationship, and one of my favorites is the one between Simpsons supporting characters Lenny and Carl. (more…)
Man, it’s good to be back! Anyways, let’s take a more streamlined look at two deserving Hot Nerd Crushes: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anna Torv! (more…)