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The Month Ahead: March 2012

March 1, 2012

The Month Ahead: March 2012

This looks like it’s going to be quite a month! We’ll hit the highlights here: for details and daily listings, see The Measured Circle current events calendar.

Thursday, March 1

  • New episode: The Vampire Diaries
  • New episode: The Big Bang Theory
  • New episode: Archer
  • Series debut: Awake
  • Creation Con salute to Supernatural

Friday, March 2

  • Movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • New episode: Grimm
  • New episode: Fringe
  • New episode: Merlin
  • New episode: Ghost Adventures
  • Intercon LARP (Live Action Role Playing) con in Chelmsford, MA

Saturday, March 3

  • Events: Run for Your Lives zombie infected 5K obstacle course, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series series debut

Sunday, March 4

  • New episode: The Walking Dead
  • New episode: The Simpsons
  • New episode: Finding Bigfoot

Monday, March 5

  • New episode: Being Human (American)
  • New episode: Castle
  • New episode: Lost Girl
  • New episode: Alcatraz (2 episodes)
  • Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #8

Tuesday, March 6

  • New episode: The River
  • Videogames: Mass Effect 3
  • DVD: Game of Thrones, season 1
  • DVD: Immortals
  • Literature: Fair Game (Alpha and Omega) by Patricia Briggs
  • Literature: A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington) by David Weber

Wednesday, March 7

  • New episode: Face Off
  • New episode: Prophets of Science Fiction (George Lucas)
  •  Comics: Night Force #1 (Marv Wolfman)

Thursday, March 8

  • New episode: The Big Bang Theory
  • New episode: The Mentalist
  • New episode: Archer

Friday, March 9

  • Movies: John Carter
  • Movies: The Raven
  • New episode: Fringe
  • New episode: Grimm
  • New episode: Spartacus: Revenge
  • Tech: Apple holds an event, likely to introduce the iPad 3

Saturday, March 10

Sunday, March 11

  • New episode: The Walking Dead
  • New episode: American Dad
  • New episode: Finding Bigfoot
  • Videogames: Mario Party 9

Monday, March 12

  • New episode: Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
  • New episode: Lost Girl

Tuesday, March 13

  • New episode: The River
  • DVD: The Adventures of Tintin

Wednesday, March 14

  • New episode: Face Off
  • New episode: South Park season debut
  • New episode: Ugly Americans
  • Monster Man: series debut

Thursday, March 15

  • New episode: Person of Interest
  • New episode: The Secret Circle
  • New episode: Archer

Friday, March 16

  • Movies: Mirror, Mirror
  • Movies: 21 Jump Street
  • New episode: Grimm
  • New episode: Blade anime

Saturday, March 17

  • Chasing Leprechauns on Hallmark
  • Leprechaun’s Revenge on Syfy

Sunday, March 18

  • New episode: The Walking Dead (season finale)
  • New episode: Family Guy
  • Comic Book Men (season finale)

Monday, March 19

Tuesday, March 20

  • Videogames: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • DVD: The Muppets

Wednesday, March 21

Thursday, March 22

  • New episode: Touch
  • New episode: Archer

Friday, March 23

  • Videogames: Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • New episode: Fringe

Saturday, March 24

Sunday, March 25

  • New episode: Long Island Medium (season debut)
  • New episode: Mythbusters (season debut)

Monday, March 26

  • New episode: Alcatraz (season finale)

Tuesday, March 27

  • Literature: Lover Reborn: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Wednesday, March 29

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

  • New episode: Merlin (season finale)

Saturday, March 31

  • Videogames: Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead (in TV): January 16 – January 22 2012

January 16, 2012

The Week Ahead (in TV): January 16 – January 22 2012

We have now entered the “mid-season” in TV…roughly midway between September and May, the traditional season.

It’s now the case that some of the most interesting series debut in January.

There are a number of reasons a network might hold back a show. Of course, they anticipate shows failing, and need something to replace them, but it is more than that. A mid-season show may need fewer episodes produced initially…for a risky, expensive show, that may make more sense.

A mid-season show also has different competition at launch. Mid-January is not a time for blockbuster movies, typically, and that can have an effect.

In some parts of the country, people may be more likely to be home in mid-January than they would be in late-September.

In light of all that, I thought I’d give you my thoughts on a few of the highlights this week:

Monday:

8:00 PM, Fox: Alcatraz (series debut)

Undoubtedly, this J.J. Abrams series was the one that most caught my eye for the new season. It’s time-traveling prisoner premise sounds like it is right up my alley, and the presence of Abrams, Jorge Garcia, and Sam Neill were pluses.  My worry is that they’ll go too far in trying to avoid Lost comparisons and make the weekly shows too much of a mainstream show…that the geeky elements may be subservient to the crime ones. Certainly, there are works that combine the mainstream and the geeky effectively (Fringe, Forever Knight, Doc Savage come to mind), but I think that it is a risk here. It’s a delicate balance, but they may handle it well…I’ll certainly be watching to see. 🙂

9:00 PM, Syfy: Being Human (American version) (2nd season debut)

I’ve seen the British version of this show: a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost are flatmates. I know that makes it sound like a Saturday morning cartoon, but that wasn’t at all the tone in the show I saw…

10:00 PM, Syfy: Lost Girl (series debut)

Anna Silk stars in this “discovered destiny” series. She finds out she’s…a succubus! Well, maybe not quite the female demon of tradition. She’s a fae, and there are good ones and bad ones. Given that this is basic cable (and not HBO or Showtime), they are only going to show so much…but you can bet they are going to talk about sex a lot, if only in innuendo.

Tuesday

8:00 PM, Fox: Glee (mid-season return)

Wednesday

8:00 PM, Fox: American Idol (season debut)

Thursday

8:00 PM, CBS: The Big Bang Theory (special 100th episode)

10:00 PM, FX: Archer (season return)

If you aren’t watching Archer, you should be…well, not if you don’t like nudity…and violence…and insulting groups of people…but if you like good writing, definitely. 😉 This animated spy spoof has great characters, dialogue, and plots, but will certainly cross the boundaries of good taste for many viewers…in fact, I’d say it crashes through the checkpoint… 😉

Those are just a few highlights. For more listings, see

The Measured Circle’s Current Events calendar

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

May (2011) I geek out now?

May 1, 2011

May (2011) I geek out now?

May is an important mainstream month for a lot of reasons: May Day, Mothers’ Day, and Memorial Day, to name a few.

It’s also a hot month for geeks.

There are two main reasons for that.

May is a “Sweeps Month” for American television.  It’s one of the months that the Nielsen ratings determine how much TV shows can charge for commercials.  It’s also the end of the regular season (which began in September), so the big networks will have season (and show) finales…sometimes leaving us with cliffhangers that take us to the next season.

Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) is also considered the start of the summer movie blockbuster season.

That’s not all…there are books, cons, comics…even though summer doesn’t start officially until June, people begin ramping up in Marvelous May.

Here are some of the geeky highlights for May 2011:

  • May 3 (TV): Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc returns
  • May 3 (TV): Looney Tunes Show (series debut)
  • May 4 (events): Something is up with Star Wars, according to the official site (http://www.starwars.com )
  • May 4 (TV): Animal Fugitives (series debut)
  • May 4 (TV): Justified (season finale)
  • May 5 (TV): Known Universe (series debut)
  • May 6-8 (cons): Gaslight Gathering in San Diego
  • May 6 (cons): http://www.leprecon.org/ Leprecon 37 in Tempe
  • May 6 (TV): Fringe (season finale)
  • May 6 (movies): The Beaver (Jodie Foster directs Mel Gibson as a man who only communicates through a beaver puppet)
  • May 6 (movies): Thor (Marvel superhero movie with Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman…and directed by Kenneth Branagh)
  • May 6 (movies): Passion Play (Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray…and Megan Fox as an angel?)
  • May 7 (events): Free Comic Book Day
  • May 7 (TV): Almighty Thor Syfy movie…not the Marvel character
  • May 7 (TV): Lady Gaga concert special on HBO
  • May 7 (TV): My Cat from Hell (series debut)
  • May 8 (TV): The Amazing Race (season finale)
  • May 8 (TV): Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season debut)
  • May 9 (TV): Stargate Universe (series finale)
  • May 10 (videogames): Brink
  • May 10 (videogames) Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  • May 12 (TV): The Vampire Diaries (season finale)
  • May 12 (TV): Nikita (season finale)
  • May 13 (TV): Smallville (series finale)
  • May 13 (TV): The Haunted (season finale)
  • May 13 (cons): http://www.outlantacon.org/ Outlantacon (hosting Gaylaxicon) in Atlanta
  • May 13 (movies): Priest (based on a graphic novel, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q are warrior priests who take on vampires)
  • May 15 (TV): Survivor (season finale)
  • May 16 (TV): Chuck (season finale)
  • May 16 (TV): Castle (season finale)
  • May 17 (TV): Tosh.0 is back
  • May 19 (cons):  http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-weekend/  Nebula Awards weekend in Washington, D.C.
  • May 19 (TV): The Big Bang Theory (season finale)
  • May 19 (TV): Bones (season finale)
  • May 19 (TV): The Mentalist (season finale)
  • May 20-22 (cons): http://www.acen.org/ Anime Central in Rosemont, IL
  • May 20 (TV): Supernatural (season finale)
  • May 20 (movies): Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Johnny Depp returns for his fourth movie as Captain Jack Sparrow)
  • May 21 (TV): Sinbad and the Minotaur TV movie on Syfy
  • May 22 (TV): American Dad (season finale)
  • May 22 (TV): The Simpsons (season finale)
  • May 22 (TV): Family Guy (season finale…parody of Return of the Jedi)
  • May 23 (TV): House (season finale)
  • May 23 (TV): The Event (season finale)
  • May 24 (TV): Soul Quest Overdrive (series debut)
  • May 24 (TV): Glee (season finale)
  • May 24 -26 (events): Book Expo America (major event)
  • May 25 (TV): American Idol (season finale)
  • May 26 (TV): The Secret Diary of a Call Girl (series finale)
  • May 27 (movies): Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jack Black is back)
  • May 27 (movies): The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick directs Brad Pitt, Sean Penn…and dinosaurs)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: March 7 – March 13 2010

March 7, 2011

The Week Ahead: March 7 – March 13 2010

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

Battle: Los Angeles

Big budget, big bangs.  I think a lot of people will be in the mood for something adrenalin-driven and easy to watch…and that doesn’t star Nic Cage.  😉  Seriously, this one seems like it will be accessible and not particularly controversial.  My guess is that it will translate well abroad, which will help.  Aaron Eckhart may be a good fit here, and Bridget Moynahan, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ne-Yo are also going to drive up the audience.  The director and writer don’t have much of a history, though.  I don’t think this is an Independence Day size hit, but bigger than last year’s Skyline.  🙂  However, Skyline doubled its ten million dollar budget…I don’t think this one can do the same with its reported one hundred million budget.  I’d say it has a couple of weeks before Sucker Punch may draw some of its audience…although that’s not going to be a straight ahead movie like this one.  I’m worried I may be overestimating on this one, but I’ll go with my $100m to $199m dogro (domestic gross) slot.  That means it has to beat the A-Team and just about tie The Expendables.

Red Riding Hood

I’m torn a bit on this one…and unlike some people in the movie, it’s not limb from limb.  😉  Hollywood just seems to have presumed there is a huge market for live-action modern takes on fairy tales.  I don’t see that as a proven box office guarantee.  Amanda Seyfried didn’t make Jennifer’s Body a hit, but Dear John did well (80m).  The director has Twilight on her resume, but the writer doesn’t have much.  Gary Oldman’s a draw but won’t make a picture on his own.  The trailer has some interesting shots, and despite the violence, it’s PG-13.  I’m going to say…in the 40m to 79m slot, although I could see it disappearing altogether. 

Mars Needs Moms

This was is in a good position to take the baton from Gnomeo and Juliet.  Rango was probably too adult to pull the same audience, but this is just going to be fun for kids.  I’m assuming the “Mom in peril” plot isn’t too much.  The director, Simon Wells (great-grandson of H.G.), had a track record: Balto, The Prince of Egypt).  Seth Green and Joan Cusack are solid voice talent.  It’s got a clear path until Hop on April 1st (and that may be too meta for kids).  I’m going to go…between 80 and 100m dogro for this one.

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • The Event (two hours) at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • House at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Mad (The Buzz Identity/Two and a Half-Man) at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Regular Show at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • Cake Boss at 9:00 PM on TLC (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Ed Asner) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Glee at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Tuesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Survivor at 8:00 PM on CBS (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Face Off at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • American Idol (first viewer-based elimination) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Big Bang Theory at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Bones at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Eaglehart at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Ben 10 at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Generator Rex at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place at 8:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Beast Hunter (Swamp Monster of the Congo) at 9:00 PM on NatGeo (Friday)
  • Phineas and Ferb at 9:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Battle of Los Angeles (this is a TV movie, but sounds very similar to the theatrical release with a similar name…this one stars Kel Mitchell of Kenan and Kel and Nia Peeples) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Saturday)
  • Being Human (the original British show) at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • The Amazing Race at 8:00 PM on CBS (Sunday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (TV sequel to the theatrical movie) at 9:00 PM on ABC Family (Sunday)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

  • CoastCon, Sci-fi and Gaming (guests include Gary Graham and Mike Resnick), Biloxi, Mississsippi
  • Creation’s Twilight Con, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Creation’s Star Trek Con (guests include Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Connor Trineer, Grace Lee Whitney, Rene Auberjonois, more), San Francisco, California
  • Monster-Mania, (guests include Nick Castle, Ace Frehley, Dina Meyer, Fred Williamson, David Hedison, Lee Meriwether, Robert Colbert, Roy Thinnes, more)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

Rango, The Adjustment Bureau, and Beastly

March 4, 2011

Rango, The Adjustment Bureau, and Beastly

I normally predict movie grosses in my The Week Ahead post

I didn’t do it this week (I had a bit of a cold), so I thought I’d take a separate post for it.

First, this is the biggest geek movie weekend of the year so far…and that makes it a tougher call.  It’s quite a range: Rango should appeal kids and parents, The Adjustment Bureau is for adults, and Beastly is for tweens and young teens.  It may make for the first really successful weekend of the year, and you’ll hear about that.

Rango

See what people think at MRQE.com

Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp have combined for box office dynamite.  The three Pirates movies are huuuuuge.  Verbinski also directed The Weather Man (with Nic Cage), The Ring, The Mexican, and Mousehunt.  That’s a couple of sixty millioners, a blockbuster 100 plus…and a Nic Cage movie.  😉  That’s a very solid record.  Depp, of course, is a great box office draw…laugh at The Tourist, if you want, but it has dogroed (domestic grossed) more than $60 mill.  Will that translate to a cartoon starring non-cute reptiles, amphibians, and rodents?  I think so.  Johnny Depp has gotten his face out there in connection with this movie.  One of last year’s top ten movies, How to Train Your Dragon, was a March Animation release…with scaly stars.  I’m not going to say it’s going to be that kind of blockbuster.  The real question there is the emotional connection with the audience.  Toy Story 3, Dragon, Despicable Me…they all have a lot of heart.  Still, I’m going to put this between 1 and 200 mill dogro.  It does face another animated challenger, Mars Needs Moms on March 11th…but I don’t think that’s going to head this picture off at the pass, pardnuh. 

The Adjustment Bureau

See what people think at MRQE.com

If everybody who watches Fringe goes to see this, it will be a huge hit…but I don’t think that’s happening.  I’m concerned about this one.  Matt Damon has absolutely had huge hits (he was in True Grit last year…but also Hereafter and Green Zone), but I’m worried about the accessibility of the story.  Philip K. Dick wrote the source story, and he’s not always the easier person with whom to connect (nor would he want to be).  The marketing has been unfocused: is it a love story, an action movie, or The Twilight Zone?  I think this is going to have some real fans, but be more of a secondary market (streaming video, DVD) kind of movie.  I’m not sure it will even get to $40m, and Rango may trounce it this weekend.  I’m going to go with between $40 and $79.

Beastly

See what people think at MRQE.com

I think this one may be in trouble, despite the presence of Neil Patrick Harris.  Again, there will be people for who it is their “favoritest movie ever”, but I don’t think it is going to draw most adults.  I think you are mostly looking at a tween female audience.  While that demo can help a movie to big success (see Twilight), it takes both a huge commitment from that group and others to really drive a picture.  I overestimated that audience with I Am Number Four…which also starred Alex Pettyfer.  That movie has dogroed $22m so far, and seems like much more of a big screen experience (more special effectsy and big movements on the screen).  I think this one is better suited to watching at home.  Arguably, it loses some of its audience to Red Riding Hood in its second week  Sorry, NPH, but I’m afraid I’m going with this one not dogroing $40m. 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: February 28 – March 6 2010

February 27, 2011

The Week Ahead: February 28 – March 6 2010

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • House at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Mad at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Regular Show at 8:30 on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • Cake Boss at 9:00 PM on The Learning Channel (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Castle (2nd part of a two-parter) at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Kevin Nealon) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Scott Bakula…two Star Trek captains) at 10:30 P on Bio (Monday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • Jump City (parkour) at 8:00 PM on G4  (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family (Lucy Lawless and Tricia Helfer co-star) at 8:00 PM on ABC  (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC  (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central  (Tuesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Survivor at 8:00 PM on CBS (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters (Pennsylvania) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on SOAPnet (Wednesday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Star Wars: the Clone Wars at 9:00 PM on The Cartoon Network
  • Beast Hunter (Man Ape of Sumatra) at 9:00 PM on NatGeo (series debut) (Friday)
  • Nightmare of the Amazon (the Mapinguari) at 9:30 PM on NatGeo (Friday)
  • Phineas and Ferb at 9:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Onion News Network at 10:00 PM on IFC (Friday)
  • Being Human (the British version) at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • The Amazing Race at 8:00 PM on CBS (Saturday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Cake Boss at 9:00 PM on The Learning Channel (Sunday)
  • Family Guy at 9:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: February 21 – February 27

February 21, 2011

The Week Ahead: February 21 – February 27 2011

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

Drive Angry

Okay, here’s the pitch: “It’s Ghost Rider…on twice as many wheels…in 3D!”  😉  Nicolas Cage plays a father who breaks out of H*ll to rescue his grandchild from being sacrificed by a cult.

Director Patrick Lussier does know horror, but doesn’t have a blockbuster history:

  • My Bloody Valentine (2009): dogro $51m
  • The Eye (the Jessica Alba version) (2008): $31m
  • Red Eye (2005) $57m
  • Cursed (2005); $19m

Does having Nicolas Cage improve the box office?

Not really, recently.

3D helps, though…costs more to see it.

I think this could break $40m, but I don’t see it getting to $80m.  It could be beaten this weekend by the comedy Hall Pass, and is likely to get crushed the following weekend by Johnny Depp in Rango, Beastly, The Adjustment Bureau…and the next weekend also looks big for the potential audience for this (Red Riding Hood, Battle: Los Angeles). 

I’m going to go with under $40m.

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • House at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • World’s Deadliest Towns (Killer Elephants) at 8:00 PM on Animal Planet (Monday)
  • Mad (So You Think You Can Teach Your Dragon to Dance; Yo Gagga Gagga) at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network
  • Regular Show at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • Cake Boss at 9:00 PM on TLC (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • World’s Deadliest Towns at 9:00 PM on Animal Planet (Monday)
  • Castle (Adrian Pasdar guests: Rob Bowman directs this two party) at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Kevin Pollak…think he’ll do his Captain Kirk impression?) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • World’s Deadliest Towns (tigers) at 10:00 PM on Animal Planet (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Carl Reiner) at 10:30 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Glee at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • Jump City (parkour competition show) at 8:00 PM on G4 (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family at 8:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Tuesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Nova: Science Now: What’s the Next Big Thing? (one of them is social robots) at 8:00 PM on PBS (Wednesday)
  • America’s Next Top Model (16th season debut) at 8:00 PM on the CW (Wednesday)
  • Survivor at 8:00 PM on CBS (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters (7th season debut) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Face Off at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • American Idol (top 20 are announced) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Levar Burton guests) at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Vampire Diaries at 8:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Nikita at 9:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Eagleheart at 11:59 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Thursday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Onion News Network at 10:00 PM on IFC (Friday)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (season finale) at 10:00 PM on Starz(Friday)
  • Camelot (series debut: the King Arthur story 10-part miniseries with Joseph Fiennes as Merlin and Eva Green as Morgana)  at 11:00 PM on Starz (Friday)
  • Area 51 (Jason Connery directs Bruce Boxleitner) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Saturday)
  • Being Human (original British version) at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • Oscar Red Carpet at 7:00 PM on ABC (Sunday)
  • The Amazing Race at 8:00 PM on CBS (Sunday)
  • The Oscars at 8:30 PM on ABC (Sunday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

Presidents’ Day TV marathons

It’s a bit to me that TV marathons are even still a thing, since you can watch marathons whenever you want using streaming Netflix (yes, many people do that on a TV), but they still are.  Still, one of the biggest tweaks I’d want for Netflix is the ability to tell it to “play all episodes”.  It’s awkward having to select each one.  I’m going to count more than two episodes in a row, but this may not be comprehensive.

  • American Chopper on the Discovery Channel (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • Gold Rush: Alaska on the Discovery Channel (starting at 1:00 PM)
  • Supernatural on TNT (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • NCIS on USA (starting at 6:00 AM)
  • Teen Mom 2 (starting at 11:00 AM)
  • My Super Sweet Sixteen (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • Basketball Wives on VH1 (starting at 1:00 PM)
  • Top Chef on Bravo (starting at 6:00 AM)
  • Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on Bravo (starting at 4:00 PM)
  • DC Cupcakes on TLC (starting at 6:00 AM)
  • Fabulous Cakes on TLC (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • Cake Boss on TLC (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • Operation Wild on Animal Planet (starting at 1:00 PM)
  • World’s Deadliest Towns on Animal Planet (starting at 8:00 PM)
  • Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (starting at 1:00 PM)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • iCarly on Nickelodeon (starting at 5:00 PM)
  • American Greed on CNBC (starting at 11:00 AM)
  • A variety of programming on US Presidents on the History Channel (starting at 8:00 AM)
  • Kourtney and Kim Take New York on E (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • Sex and the City on E (starting at 5:00 PM)
  • Most Daring on TruTV (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • Hot Pursuit on TruTV (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • Cash and Cari on HGTV (starting at 2:00 PM)
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman on the Travel Channel (starting at 11:00 AM)
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Cannel (starting at 4:00 PM)
  • The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen (starting at 6:00 AM)
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on CMTV (starting at 12:00 PM)
  • Deadliest Journeys on Current (starting at 10:00 AM)
  • American History TV on CSPAN 2 (starting Sunday?)
  • G.I. Joe Renegades on Hub (starting at 12:00 PM)
  • Family Game Night on Hub (starting at 3:00 PM)
  • The Fairly OddParents on NickToon (starting at 7:30 AM)
  • MTV Jams on MTV (starting on Sunday?)
  • Martin on MTV2 (staring at 9:00 AM)
  • Jersey Shore on MTV2 (starting at 12:00 PM)
  • My Life is a Zoo on National Geographic Wild (starting at 5:00 AM)
  • Dog Whisperer on National Geographic Wild (starting at 10:00 AM)
  • Blue Collar Dogs on National Geographic Wild (starting at 5:00 PM)
  • The Tudors on BBC America (starting at 11:00 AM)
  • Top Gear on BBC America (starting at 5:00 PM)
  • Clean House on Style (starting at 3:00 AM)
  • UFOS Over Earth on Green (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • Sweat Equity on DIY (starting at 11:00 AM)
  • True Jackson, VP on TeenNICK (starting at 5:00 AM)
  • Dr. G Medical Examiner on DFH (starting at 9:00 AM)
  • Disappeared on ID (starting at 6:00 AM)
  • Sister, Sister on CTRC (starting at 5:00 AM)
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman on GMC (starting at 7:00 AM)
  • Murder, She Wrote on Hallmark (starting at 5:00 AM)
  • Downsized on WE (starting at 7:00 AM)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

  • Con-Dor 18, science fiction and fantasy (guests include authors Gregory Benford, David Brin, Larry Niven, and Vernor Vinge), San Diego
  • MystiCon, guests include David Gerrold and Brinke Stevens, Roanoke, VA

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: February 14 – February 20 2011

February 14, 2011

The Week Ahead: February 14 – February 20 2011

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

I Am Number Four

While The Green Hornet has done better than I predicted, I think I Am Number Four might be the first 2011 movie to break $100 million.   The director (D.J. Caruso) did the youth buzzy Disturbia, and the more-than-100m dogroing (domestic gross earning) Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf.  He also directed an episode of Smallville…that matters because the screenwriters of this movie include Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Executive Producers of that series).  The novel was cowritten by controversial writer James Frey (A Million Little Pieces).   The stars include Dianna Agron (Glee’s Quinn), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), and Alex Pettyfer (who will star opposite Vanessa Hudgens in Beastly later this year).  I think we are looking between 1 and 2mill dogro eventually.  Part of that will depend on whether it also attracts older viewers…that may prevent it from matching last year’s Karate Kid remake at $177m. 

Unknown

I wasn’t a big fan of Taken…I still think of Liam Neeson as an actor playing the role of an action stat.  Still, it dogroed $145m.  While this new movie should attract some of the same audience, I’m not sure it will hit the same zeitgeist moment.  Is being replaced by someone else really that big a fear for the young people who are the easiest path to blockbusterdom?  It seems more like something that would concern older folks.  Still, January Jones will get some people into the theatre…as will Frank Langella.  Co-star Diane Kruger takes a step forward on this one…success here would lead to more leading roles.  I don’t want to underestimate this one, but I don’t feel like it will have legs.  I’m going to say high 60s to low 80s.  Since I try to pick one of my slots…I guess I’ll have to go with the 40 to 79 slot, but I do think it could crack 80.  You know what?  Let’s go with the 80 to 99 mil slot…live a little.  🙂

Also interesting this week are two limited openings: Vanishing on 7th Street (opening only in New York) and I Am (Portland, Oregon).

New TV

  • IBM’s Watson plays Jeopardy (syndicated…time may vary) (Monday)
  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck (Lou Diamond Phillips guests) at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at 8:00 PM on USA (Monday)
  • Mad at 8:15 on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Castle at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Penny Marshall) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Jessalyn Gilsig) at 10:30 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • IBM’s Watson plays Jeopardy (syndicated: times and channel vary)
  • Glee at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family at 8:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Westminster Dog Show at 8:00 PM on USA (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Our America with Lisa Ling (faith healers) at 10:00 PM on OWN (Tuesday)
  • IBM’s Watson plays Jeopardy (syndicated: times and channel vary) (Wednesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters International (Puerto Rico) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Face Off at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Big Bang Theory at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • The Vampire Diaries at 8:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Bones at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Nikita at 9:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Eagleheart at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Ben 10 at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place at 8:00 PM on Disney (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on Disney (Friday)
  • Star Wars: the Clone Wars at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at 10:00 PM on Starz (Friday)
  • Primeval (4th season finale) at 8:00 PM on BBC Ameica (Saturday)
  • Being Human (British version 3rd season debut) at 9:00 PM on BBC America  (Saturday)
  • American Dad at 7:30 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • The Amazing Race (18th season debut) at 8:00 PM on CBS (Sunday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Family Guy at 9:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

  • Con of the North, gaming, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Eternal Twilight 5, Twilight, Birminham, UK
  • Farpoint , media (guests include Tahmoh Penikett, Marc Okrand, Michael Jan Friedman) Timonium, Maryland
  • Gallifrey One, Doctor Who (and more) (guests include Peter Davison, David Gerrold, Virginia Hey) Los Angeles, California
  • Katsucon, National Harbor, Maryland
  • TrekTrax, Star Trek (guests include Tim Russ), Atlanta, Georgia

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: February 7 – February 13 2011

February 7, 2011

The Week Ahead: February 7 – February 13 2011

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

Movies

Gnomeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet…with garden gnomes.  Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) directs this Disney effort.  The voice cast (one of the selling points of an animated movie) is interesting.  James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland’s Dr. Garrigan, Dr. Xavier in this year’s X-Men: First Class) and Emily Blunt (The Wolfman, this year’s The Adjustment Bureau) voice the young lovers.  Other geek-friendly names include Jim Cummings, Maggie Smith, Ozzie Osbourne, Michael Caine, Patrick Stewart (as “Bill Shakespeare”), and Hulk Hogan.  I’m not high on this one’s chances: the animation just hasn’t looked like it stands out.  I think there is also brand confusion for young children with the Travelocity gnome (which they are likely to know better than actually seeing one in a garden, in my opinion).  Also, nine screenwriters (plus a writing credit for Shakespeare) worries me.  However, the next animated movie isn’t until March 4th…and that’s the not-necessarily-as-kid-friendly PG-rated Rango (with Johnny Depp).  The lowest-earning wide release animated features last year still made 25.1m (Alpha & Omega) and Legends of the Guardians (55.7m).  Alpha & Omega had big names in it, too.  I think it will do better than that…the Disney will help, and Asbury has impressive credits.  I’m going to go with…ending up with a dogro (domestic gross) in that 70m range (between 40 and 80, and on the high end of that). 

The Eagle

While McAvoy opens as Gnomeo, his The Last King of Scotland director Kevin McDonald opens The Eagle.  He re-teams with screenwriter Jeremy Brock, again of The Last King of Scotland.

That 2006 movie, even buoyed by a Best Actor Oscar win, didn’t break 20m dogro.  I would think this will do better than that, with Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland…and a “sexier” premise.  I’m still not confident of it breaking 40m dogro, although it will probably do better relatively in the UK.  Oh, it’s about ancient Romans in Scotland, by the way. 

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck (John Laroquette guests) at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Mad (2nd season debut: Scott Pilgrim and “Malcolm in the Middle Earth” parodies) at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Regular Show at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Castle at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • My Life Is a Zoo at 10:00 PM on NatGeo (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Rick Springfield) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Florence Henderson) at 10:30 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Glee at 8:00 PM on Fox (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family at 8:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Pioneers of Television (Local Kids’ TV) at 8:00 PM on PBS (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Tuesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Nova (How Smart Are Animals?) at 8:00 PM on PBS (Wednesday)
  • Criminal Minds at 9:00 PM on CBS (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters International (Scotland) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Human Target (2nd season finale) at 9:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Nova (Making Stuff Smarter) at 9:00 PM on PBS (Wednesday)
  • Mr. Sunshine (series debut) at 9:31 PM on ABC (Wednesday)
  • Face Off at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Miracle Detectives at 10:00 PM on OWN (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • I, Predator at 7:00 PM on Animal Planet (Thursday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Big Bang Theory at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Vampire Diaries at 8:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Bones at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Nikita at 9:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Eaglehart at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Wizards of Waverly Street at 8:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at at 8:30 PM on the Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Phineas and Ferb at 9:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Ghost Adventures at 9:00 PM on Travel Channel (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Onion News Network at 10:00 PM on IFC (Friday)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at 10:00 PM on Starz (Friday)
  • Ghostly Lovers at 10:00 PM on Travel (Friday)
  • Iron Invader (Kavan Smith, Nicole de Boer) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Saturday)
  • Primeval at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • The Graham Norton Show (John Cleese) at 10:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • American Dad at 7:30 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • The British Academy Film Awards at 8:00 PM on BBC America (Sunday)
  • The Grammys at 8:00 PM on CBS (Sunday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Desperate Housewives at 9:00 PM on ABC (Sunday)
  • Family Guy at 9:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century at 10:30 PM on PBS (Sunday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)
  • Mongo Wrestling Alliance at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

The Week Ahead: January 31 – February 6 2011

January 31, 2011

The Week Ahead: January 31 – February 6 2011

For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.

New TV

  • Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc.  at 7:00 PM on the Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on the Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Chuck at 8:00 PM on NBC (Monday)
  • Human Target at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Pair of Kings at 8:00 PM on Disney XD (Monday)
  • Regular Show at 8:15 PM on the Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Being Human at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Monday)
  • Cake Boss (season debut) at 9:00 PM on TLC (Monday)
  • The Cape at 9:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Lie to Me at 9:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • My Life is a Zoo at 10:00 PM on NatGeo Wild (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Carol Burnett) at 10:00 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • Shatner’s Raw Nerve (Marilu Henner) at 10:30 PM on Bio (Monday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Tosh.0 at 10:00 PM on Comedy Central (Tuesday)
  • Sym-Bionic Titan at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Wednesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters International (Serbia) at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide (two-hour special) at 9:00 PM on the History Channel (Wednesday)
  • Human Target at 9:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Face Off at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Miracle Detectives at 10:00 PM on OWN (Wednesday)
  • Being Erica at 11:00 PM on Soapnet (Wednesday)
  • American Idol at 8:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Big Bang Theory at 8:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Community (a Dungeons and Dragons themed episode) at 8:00 PM on NBC (Thursday)
  • Vampire Diaries at 8:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Bones at 9:00 PM on Fox (Thursday)
  • Nikita at 9:00 PM on the CW (Thursday)
  • Archer at 10:00 PM on FX (Thursday)
  • The Mentalist at 10:00 PM on CBS (Thursday)
  • Eagleheart (series debut)  at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Ben 10 at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Smallville at 8:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place at 8:00 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Fish Hooks at 8:30 PM on the Disney Channel (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Fringe at 9:00 PM on Fox (Friday)
  • Supernatural at 9:00 PM on the CW (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at 10:00 PM on Starz (Friday)
  • Saturday Night Live (Dana Carvey) at 11:29 PM on NBC (Saturday)
  • Glee at 10:30 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)
  • Mongo Wrestling Alliance at 11:59 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

Cons

Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun.  For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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