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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A few random audio-visual delights for your weekend:

First, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is an utterly charming and beautifully animated short film. It's also a must-see for librarians.



Next, the best (and perhaps only) Portal/Nightmare Before Christmas mashup you will ever see:


I'm going to be humming this ALL DAY.


And finally, I know I'm really late to the party on this one, but have you seen the trailer for Hunger Games yet? HAVE YOU?? Because I can't stop watching it:


That ending gives me chills every. single. time.

It also reminds me that I *really* have to read the next two books.


I've been on a huge Warehouse 13 kick this week; I watched the whole second season in a matter of days. I'm not sure why I ever lost track of that show; it's pretty darn fabulous. (Although I mostly watch it for Claudia and Artie. Love love LOVE Claudia and Artie.) (Well, and all the gadgets. Obviously.) Now I'm stuck, though, because season three isn't on Netflix streaming. NoooOOOooo!

I guess this means I'll just have to go work or something.

Oh! Or catch up on Chuck - I'm a season or two behind on that, too.

:D

So...what are you guys watching this weekend?


Posted by Jen at 1:41 PM Labels: ,

71 comments:

  1. No TV here, My hubby and I went to the Time Lord Fest in Tampa this weekend. It was amazing, More Dr. Who then I could fathom. ;)

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  2. My weekend was pleasantly spent with Sherlock (that modern world BBC version, in case you haven´t seen it yet, which would be a shame and should be corrected immediately). Got the DVDs of seasons 1 and 2 yesterday and by now am almost through both of them.

    WV: nonni ... Instant flashback to a tv show from my childhood called "Nonni und Manni" about two boys on iceland. Thanks for that. No, really. Haven´t thought about it for ages, loved it as a kid. :)

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  3. LOVE Warehouse 13. :D Also, have you been watching "Once Upon a Time"??? It's FANTASTIC.

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  4. You really do need to finish reading the Hunger Games trilogy! I listened to them on audio last week in preparation for the movie - I cannot wait!

    I think I might watch the Harry Dresden series on Amazon Prime streaming. I'm just finishing that series of books and I'm curious about the TV show they made from it.

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  5. I can't believe you have the self control to not read the next two Hunger Games books! I went crazy and read all three in three days. If I absolutely had to do something (like go to work or the doctor) I just spent the whole time thinking about how I could be reading the Hunger Games. I could not be more excited for the movies.:)

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  6. I love Warehouse 13! I was also a huge Chuck fan for seasons 1 and 2. I was a big fan season 3, and just a fan season 4. I haven't even started this last season.
    Have you seen Firefly?? It's a must-see.
    I just finished Season 1 of Dollhouse. It's really good so far. I hear it gets stress-inducing in Season 2, though, but also that it ends really well.

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  7. Sherlock!! Have you seen the BBC's Sherlock???

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  8. I rewatched two episodes of Castle 'cause I just love that show. Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are perfect together. Tonight I'll be watching Once Upon a Time.
    I also love W13 because of Claudia and Artie. When they cast Claudia they breathed new life into that show.
    Just saw Lady in the Water. I'm finding I really like Shyamalan's style.

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  9. Equally awesome is the parody of the Hunger Games trailer.

    "These odds suck"

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  10. I LOVE that Fantastic Flying Books movie - I knew you'd be posting it when I saw it a couple days ago. =) It made me cry and think of a cool design for a wedding dress that I might just have to make.

    The second Hunger Games book is probably the best but the third one seemed soooo long! I really had to force myself to finish it. I can't wait to see how they pull off the costumes in the first and especially the second movie!

    This weekend, my husband and I have been rewatching DS9 (where up to the 5th season now) and finally starting to watch Big Bang Theory - I don't know how we have missed that show until now! Luckily, my sister had recorded most of them for us and we just finished watching season 1. We need to get back into Warehouse 13 at some point.

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  11. HOW have you not read the other 2 HG books?? I read them one after the other in a week's time because I couldn't get enough! Catching Fire is AMAZING! Mockingjay is great too, but not as thrilling. A good way to end.

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  12. We love Warehouse 13 and just finished season 3. I believe it is streaming on Hulu. I heard they were considering a spin off of H.G. and her adventures at Warehouse 12, I would love to see that!

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  13. I can not wait for HG. Seriously. It's going to be amazing.

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  14. Warehouse 13 is one of my favorites! I was so bummed when my local cable company moved the SciFi channel to a higher priced bundle...boo!

    My son is completely enraptured in Charmed so we've been catching up on that.

    But when he is busy doing other things I managed to catch up on my other favorite SciFi show, Being Human (US version). Only season 1 is streaming but it is worth the watch.

    And in non scifi mode I just finished watching Sons of Anarchy and The United States of Tara.

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  15. Watched Downton Abbey Season 1 on Netflix last week, and caught up on Season 2 on PBS.org yesterday. I've never watched any Dr. Who, but I think I could really get into it. I have the series starting with the 9th Doctor on Netflix, but I also have the Game of Thrones books...Can't decide which to start first!

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  16. @ Suzanne - I heard about that! Can't wait to see pics.

    @Corinna - Ohhh yes, I've seen Sherlock. AND LOVE IT. We only have the 1st 3 episodes available here, tho - Can't wait for the rest!

    @Kayleen - I've been meaning to ask you guys about Once Upon a Time! Ok, I'll have to check it out.

    @Brigette - The Dresden Files are awesome. I haven't read the books, but I think you'll like the show.

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  17. My daughter an I just finished the second season of Merlin, will probably watch some more later. She's a bit under the weather, so it's a good TV kind of day.
    I just started Dresden Files on Netfix. I've read some of the books, and it is the same, but still pretty different, if that makes sense. Jury is still out on it for me.
    My husband and I were just talking about Warehouse 13, might give it a go. We were big X-files watchers back in the day.
    Oh, and we seem to be watching a LOT of BBC Top Gear. I find them highly entertaining!

    Last, but certainly not least.... Downton Abbey. Can't wait for the next episode tonight!

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  18. I am finally finishing season 3 of Battlestar Galactica. I can only take so much Gaius Baltar at one time, so I have to space it out. :P

    I may have to add Warehouse 13 to my list of things to watch...

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  19. So, with these juxtaposed like they are, now I'm going around singing "Katniss Everdeen" to the tune of "This is Halloween."

    Jen... what have you done?

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  20. I SO cannot wait for The Hunger Games!! I can't believe you haven't read the other 2 books yet, get on it!! They're absolutely great!
    I looooved the Portal/Nightmare video, awesome!! I love BOTH of those things! I played Portal 2 before I played Portal 1, and I regret it a little. Portal 2 was much better, I liked GLaDOS much more in #2...
    You need to be watching Once Upon A Time! SO great!

    Keep up the awesome!

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  21. Jen, thank you SO much for sharing "The Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". I spent 15 years as a school librarian (was laid off last year). That video was so very touching in so many ways. Loved it. Thank you again for sharing it. Just wish I could share it with the students.

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  22. Ooooh! Lovely videos. :) I'm currently trying to catch up on Supernatural. Not the greatest show, but the two leading men are hilarious! :D

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  23. You can find the new season of the British Sherlock at http://www.dailymotion.com/moffatholmes#videoId=xnk5em

    We're having the same problem with Warehouse 13. I found season 3 at http://liveserie.com/?cat=809&paged=2, but it requires you to install something called Voomuu. Do you (or any of your readers) know anything about it? I can't seem to find anything online about it other than questions about how to uninstall it. I got a little sketched out so didn't continue.

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  24. @ Rose - probably a wise choice! I don't know anything about it either, tho, I'm afraid.

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  25. How did you possibly read book one of The Hunger Games and NOT immediately run to read book two?? I thought I knew you, Jen. ;)

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  26. Season 2 of the BBC's Sherlock is available on Amazon already- and I want it so bad it hurts!
    Thankfully a friend already bought a copy and we'll have a Sherlock-fest as soon as her's gets here.
    I think I need to check out the rest of these shows, and the Hunger Game books though...

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  27. I spent my weekend crying because I haven't been able to get my grabby hands on the second series of Sherlock yet. (Actually, I was finishing Pride and Prejudice and crying the rest of the time.)

    I second the Merlin suggestion, though! Series Four has just finished running, I believe, and it seems to be going strong. You can stream Series 1-3 from Netflix!

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  28. Jen I'm even later to "The Hunger Games" party than you are.I hadn't even seen the trailer or known what the books were about until today lol.

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  29. Jen, the Dresden file books are spectacular! I have read all of them at least twice and am breathlessly awaiting the next one! They make for decent audio books too, if you're a multitasker like me. :)

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  30. Ok, at the risk of starting a brawl. I didn't care for book two of hunger games. I loved book one. Book two? eh, repeat of book one. I liked book three, though. that said, Sherlock ROCKS. (and if you dig showtimes dexter, try BBC's Jekyll-AWESOME)

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  31. We don't do streaming Netflix, only discs. And ours are currently set up to alternate Warehouse 13 and Chuck. We are almost done with the 2nd season of W13 and just started the 2nd season of Chuck. :)

    I've also been watching Once Upon a time and Grimm.

    Also, I am SO JEALOUS of Suzanne and her hubby and the Time Lord Fest! I want one of those in Anchorage, please!

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  32. I keep rewatching all of Sherlock season 1 & 2!

    Also if your ever in the mood for a darker fantasy show try Being Human (UK). There is a US version, but it's just not as good as the original. 3 seasons of the UK version are on Netflix.

    Downton Abbey! I started because of your posts and now I'm lost because I've watched all 7 episodes on Netflix. It's so good!

    Also on YouTube, I enjoy watching Alex Day (nerimon) and Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike). Particularly the series "Alex reads Twilight"--the only way you'll ever get through book 1. Hilarious.

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  33. I'm thinking the folks behind the Flying Books film must have been Buster Keaton fans. Morris looks (and falls down) just like him!

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  34. How about the geek-girl German teacher who built a TARDIS?

    http://youtu.be/rtWUrJU46M8

    I think she (and her in-video alter egos) is(/are) my new Internet crush(es). Well, co-crush .. She shares the office with Pomplamoose's Nataly Dawn ... and, um ... Jen. (I hope that's okay, John.)

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  35. Friday morning I took a major exam - that meant I gave myself permission to watch TV all weekend. I caught up on Once Upon a Time, Pan Am (LOVE THE COSTUMES!!) and the last season of Downton Abbey.
    Now THAT was an awesome weekend :-)

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  36. HOW have you not read all three Hunger Games books yet??! i devoured them all in a weekend. amazing. SO excited for that movie.

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  37. I caught up with last week's Top Chef, Once Upon A Time, and Big Bang Theory. Watched a little Destination Truth on Netflix. Then I saw One For the Money and Haywire in the theaters.

    I've got to admit I watch Destination Truth purely for the snark and humor. The investigators are such characters. I don't think they're actually going to find anything.

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  38. I'm So glad you post such awesome movies on here! I love watching and reading with my wife... and sharing the geekiness with coworkers. I love it!

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  39. Aaaah! You're just NOW reading the last two books of Hunger Games? Granted, they're not the first one, but great nonetheless - now get to work! ;)

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  40. Watched the series finale :( of Chuck Fri. nite. So sad the show is ending. But they did an excellent job of it. Watched an interview with Zachery Levi and he said they are trying to get a movie going.

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  41. LOVE those videos. The book one made me cry.

    You might want to post a warning with "This is Aperture" for those who haven't played, as it kind of contains spoilers.

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  42. I saw the Hunger Games trailer at the movie theater Friday night and freaked out.

    My daughter and I watched Tangled, Dr. Horrible, and "A Study in Pink" from the first season of Sherlock Saturday night while working on craft projects. At one point we looked at each other and said "Jen would be so proud of us."

    I made a book wreath and my daughter made two necklaces.

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  43. The hubby and I watched the FINALE of "Chuck". *sigh* *tear*

    We're also working our way through "How I Meet Your Mother". I think we're about 3/4 of the way through season 3. Or maybe 4. I forget. We just watched the episode called "Old King Clancy". Good times...

    You should check out "Rake". It ran in 2010 on ABC (Australia, not America). It is hilarious! I plan to write a blog post on it.

    As many people already mentioned, the BBC "Sherlock" is awesome! I did write a blog post about that. (http://www.uberrandom.com/2012/01/sherlock-vs-sherlock.html) Come on... 'Benedict Cumberbatch'... How awesome is that name!?!

    We've also been watching some "Death in Paradise". That's another British detective show but set on a Caribbean island. (Snooty Brit genius sent to a laid-back island... murder, cleverness and dry humour ensues.)

    "Misfits" you will love. Group of young adults doing community service get super powers after a freak storm. Also British.

    We also just started watching "The Finder". It's a spin off from "Bones" but also based on a book series. It's also very clever. Not British. :P

    Have you seen "Jekyll"? It's another Steven Moffat (current head writer on Doctor Who and Sherlock, created Coupling based on his own courtship...) programme that is totally awesome. You should watch everything he's ever done. :)

    Claudia is totally my favourite on Warehouse 13, too! And H.G. Wells. Love here!

    (word verification: terdses)

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  44. I've got Chuck in the queue to catch up on, but this weekend was devoted to Downton Abbey season 1. Love it!

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  45. Yes, you really, really, have to read the next two Hunger Games books. I read all three in a weekend and was truly amazed. For the next few weeks I thought about them and the message they sent. I have recommended them to young and old alike. My one hope is that the movie is true to the book. Happy Reading!

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  46. I didn't realize that "Once Upon A Time"s season *hadn't* ended, so I'm a few episodes behind on that, and I'm also 2 behind on "The Finder". But I'm all caught up with Grimm, and all the syfy shows. (:

    wv; sleam... that annoying moment you notice your seam has split and everyone knew but you.

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  47. What a coincidence! I'm a couple seasons behind on Chuck as well! Actually just watched episode 1 of season 3 this weekend. Got seasons 3 and 4 for Christmas, and finally getting around to watching them now. :-)

    Don't know if you're really into sentimental sweet movies, but last night on ABC they showed a new Hallmark movie called "A Smile As Big As the Moon". Super sweet show based on a true story about a special ed teacher taking his class to space camp. Definitely would recommend.

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  48. Oh my God you haven't read the other two books? How did you do it? I finally got around to reading the first one because I had knee surgery and I needed something to do while I was recovering. So I bought it, thinking, "I'm probably the only person in the world who hasn't read this yet, why not?"

    I read it in my first day off and resisted buying books 2 & 3 with money I didn't have for approximately 10 seconds. Thank God for Kindles, right? Didn't matter that I couldn't leave the house and no agonizing wait for delivery.

    Anyway, my point is, DO IT THEY'RE SO WORTH IT.

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  49. I spent all weekend watching the How It's Made A to Z marathon, because I'm a huge dork. :D A new Idiot Abroad episode came on too, so that was fun. Love the Science channel!
    I also read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I usually stick to sci-fi but it was pretty fascinating.

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  50. I turned on Netflix to watch White Collar, but after four hours, I realized I'd been watching Say Yes to the Dress instead. I don't know how it happened, but I'm really embarrassed.

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  51. At your suggestion (and that of my 70-year-old sassy grandma) I watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey yesterday. SO AMAZING! But the second season isn't on Netflix streaming, and I don't know how I will be able to wait for PBS to air the rest of the episodes! So back to catching up on How I Met Your Mother for me...

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  52. Jen, we were definitely separated at birth (for so many reasons). Anyway, I read "The Hunger Games" in one sitting, actually floating on a pool raft. Yet, I haven't gotten to the other two in the series either. Ah, so many other books and geeky things to do! Artists can't be rushed. We'll get to them! LOVED the 'fantastic book' video. Totally cried. Thanks!

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  53. community, while drinking my tears from my troy and abed in the morning mug. OCCUPY NBC.

    also i'll be catching up on fringe. gawd i love fringe.

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  54. Star Trek: The Original Series. I <3 this show...

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  55. You haven't read Catching Fire or Mockingjay? GET ON THAT. The series is so amazing.

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  56. Dude, are you me or something? I loved that short film about books- as if I need another reason to be ridiculously attached to them! The Hunger Games trailer looks awesome- definitely got chills and I also need to read the other two books! Go us!
    Warehouse 13 is the best. Season 3 is awesome! That show just keeps getting better and better. Another show that I love is Primeval, it's a British show that's streaming on Netflix. It gets better with each episode and the season plots are awesome- it has some great twists. You should give it a try!

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  57. Love Warehouse 13! Third season IS watchable on their website, but I've been resisting. Been watching Bones instead. Also rather awesome, if not so old-fashioned.

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  58. I really want to see Hunger Games now...

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  59. We are watching season 2 of Intelligence, a Canadian series from the CBC. It is fantastic; everything CSI wishes it were, really smart, fast paced, cool.

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  60. This weekend, we mostly watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the kids, but my boys, (6 and 8) basically just kept skipping to the fight scenes. :p We also watched the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Voyage of the Unicorn. I want to get them 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea because I have been reading it to them.

    I TOTALLY am going to go see The Hunger Games, but I gotta say that I only read to other two books to get a sense of closure. They are not up to par with the first, unfortunately. So, although I read them, I don't think I will go see them at the cinema if(when!) they get made into films. (I reviewed all three on goodreads.com)

    That is all. :o)

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  61. I am soooo with you on the Netflicks and Warehouse 13...my 4 year old daughter can't wait either...we love our farnsworth ringtones because she starts jumping up and down asking for warehouse 13! We started our geek training early in our house.

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  62. Psych, Psych, and more Psych. I was late to that particular party but just finished all 5 seasons that are streaming on Netflix.

    Also Fringe.

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  63. The other 2 books are ADDICTING! I read all 3 books on the kindle app on my iPad and wasted A LOT of work time reading the second & third on the kindle app on my iPhone. I could NOT put them down! You really have to read the other 2!

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  64. Shannon in CaliforniaJanuary 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Dear Jen...long time reader here..I need someone to share with cuz it's a secret for my husband. I have a pic of a nerf gun that has been converted into the most awesome steampunk creation ever...i've commisioned two of them as a set of dualing pistols for my husband's valentines present. They are really awesome...may i email them to you so someone can share in my excitement? Need email if you are willing.

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  65. @ Shannon - of course! Send me pics! My e-mail address is on the contact page.

    Oh, and I didn't publish your second comment w/ your address in it because I don't want spammers to grab it. You should always try to obscure your e-mail addy with {at} and {dot} to prevent spam bots from grabbing it. Just a quick tip!

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  66. Speaking of Warehouse 13, I just Saw Artie has been put in as a Guest at Dragon*Con.

    Maybe you'll get a chance to meet him.

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  67. love, love, Love me some WHSE 13... Pete... well, the guy who plays Pete, was Sully on a few Epi's of Bones... Love that show... Hate the fact that American Idol always ruins my watching in January... Once upon a time is AWESOME... Grimm, also awesome... Just found myself hooked on Big Bang Theory... oh, and I am usually catching up on cooking shows and my TLC guilty pleasures. Not sure why they're that, it's just that I get sucked in and fascinated by them...

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  68. Scarily enough, I read "The Hunger Games" trilogy in "real" time. That is, I read the first book when it came out and had to WAIT for the second and then REALLY WAIT for the third. At least it was a bonding moment with some of my students (I teach high school) as we each got that freshly printed hardback and couldn't wait to pour through it.

    I'm re-watching Battlestar Galactica with my brother and sister-in-law - newbies! And catching up with the last season of Doctor 11. I like him better than I ever thought I would. I started Once Upon a Time, but lost interest. But it's on the DVR, so who knows? I've also recorded Grimm, but never watched it. Anyone like it?

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  69. Oooh, that Hunger Games trailer is AMAZING! I read all 3 books last summer on your recommendation..be prepared, though, that the 3rd book is VERY different from the first 2.

    My fiancee and I have been watching a lot of old TV via Netflix..he introduced me to Star Trek DS9 and I introduced him to Buffy. My favorite current show HAS to be Leverage. Think "Robin Hood" meets "Mission: Impossible." The heroes are a bunch of thieves and hackers who steal from evil corporations and give it back to the people who've been wronged. The writing and acting are FANTASTIC. It's on TNT. Season 4 just finished a few weeks ago. Doctor Who is a close second for my favorite show, but I'm sure everyone here knows about it. ;)

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  70. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also the spinoff, Angel. With the whole family. We have collectively named them "Bungle" because they mostly bungle things :). They just had a "Polgara" demon which immediately got me thinking Belgariad. And I've just gotten started on Lie to Me.
    WV: glatices. The next demon on Buffy?
    And then kingurs. ???
    -Paragrin

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  71. Jen!

    You have got to finish reading the Hunger Games Trilogy. Also, if you haven't gotten involved in all the facebook/twitter official stuff, the Lionsgate PR team is doing some fantastic almost-RP stuff. Get started at http://thecapitol.pn

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