[Recap&Review] Once Upon A Time` The Crocodile

SUMMARY
While the dwarves try to find fairy dust in the Storybrooke mines, Belle gives Gold an ultimatum. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world Rumplestiltskin goes after a band of pirates that have abducted his beloved.(from TV.com)

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Series or Season Finales That Were Disappointing


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers. Also, be sure to check out the Upcoming Topics for FFF.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Flashback Episodes.


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers. Also, be sure to check out the Upcoming Topics for FFF.

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“The World’s A Mess, and I Just Need to Rule It” — Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog

What is everyone doing tomorrow night?

The correct answer is watching Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog on CW. If you’ve never seen this show, you need to watch it. If you have seen this show before, what better time than during this Halloween season to watch a movie about superheroes and super-villains battling for the greater evil?

Dr. Horrible is one of those movies/tv shows/web series that fails to be topped in my book. Blame my love musicals, blame my love Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, and Felicia Day, or blame my adoration of Joss Whedon, this movie is the perfect cocktail of all of those things. And thus it’s amazing.
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At least to me.

One of the best things about this web series thing is the fact that it was made during the writers strike. That sentence sounds a little silly, but of all things to come from the writers strike this was probably the best. I mostly remember the strike as the time when my shows died. While I fully agreed that writers from TV shows and movies deserve just as much credit and money as the actors, the three month pause in my beloved shows caused a quick decline in my shows.

Dr. Horrible is one of the shining lights during this time. A group of people who just came together to create something silly and fun for fans and for themselves. The soundtrack still remains to be one of my favorite things to listen to ever. The songs are catchy but not super cheesy, and the cast really has some amazing singing voices.

Speaking of which, the cast is phenomenal! They’re amazing.
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Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible/Billy) – I had only ever seen him in How I Met Your Mother as Barney. While it was weird to see him out of a suit, I was quickly distracted by how amazing his voice is. It’s swoon worthy. Even when he’s singing about laundry and world domination… Actually, especially when he’s talking about world domination.

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Nathan Fillion (Captain Hammer) – Oh Captain Tightpants Castle, Nathan. I never tire of seeing you on my TV. The first time I watched this, I’m not sure who I was more excited for, Nathan, Neil, or Felicia. Nathan is the one that surprised me the most. I didn’t really know that he could sing, I don’t know that he did either. In an unexpected twist, Nathan turns out to be not only ruggedly handsome, but an amazing singer.

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Felicia Day (Penny) – Felicia and Neil play off each other so well, I can’t even begin to explain my love for Felicia. She’s like the nerd queen. With her flog, and the new season of The Guild, I’m just in awe of how she manages to juggle it all. Though this was a few years ago, her small and simple part brings this movie together.

This series remains to be one of my most quoted tv shows ever. The lines never get old, and are always memorable. No matter how many times I see it, Captain Hammer saying “The Hammer is my penis” never fails to make me laugh.

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Even though this is a such a short little web series (about the same amount of time as one full episode of Buffy), a lot get accomplished and you don’t feel like you’re missing anything. It’s not too fast, doesn’t skip a beat and really just has a lot of quality.

Once you’ve watched it, if you’re interested, Joss and the cast recorded a commentary for it. Not just any commentary, a MUSICAL commentary. If this wasn’t amazing enough, listening to the commentary tops the cake.

Also, if it sounds like something you’d enjoy, come back here and watch this amazing 8-bit Dr. Horrible.

[Recap&Review] Once Upon A Time` Broken

SUMMARY
In the aftermath of Gold’s actions at the wishing well, the people of Storybrooke must come to grips with the knowledge of what they once were… and are again. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world, Prince Phillip and his traveling companion, Mulan, face a dangerous opponent.(from TV.com)

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Can’t Stop the Serenity

I don’t know how many (if any) of you have heard about this amazing event. This is a charity event where nerds and Browncoats alike gather together to celebrate the short-lived TV series Firefly but watching its movie spin-off, Serenity. Best of all, the proceeds from this gathering of Browncoats go to charity, usually Equality Now

All I’m going to say, is that if you have a chance to attend one of these events (they happen GLOBALLY, usually between June and September) then definitely do it. Every event is different, some events only show the movie, others show a short (like Dr. Horrible or something else Whedon related), and some go all out. In my city, Salt Lake City, we were lucky enough to have a raffle, costume contest, and an auction as well as watch Serenity on the big screen.

Here is what I realized while watching Serenity on the big screen:

  • This cast was dedicated. If you ever have a chance to watch ANY Firefly panels from ANY convention do it (seriously, just look it up on YouTube. It’s amazing.)
  • You notice a lot more small details when watching it in a theater.
  • No matter how many times you see it, Wash’s death will make you cry. For me, I break down when Zoe says “He a’int comin'” *tear*.
  • For a freshman effort, Joss does an amazing job directing a movie. Movies and TV shows should always be directed differently.
  • The more I watch Summer Glau as River, the more I’m impressed with how she played the character.
  • The storylines seem to hit harder when you’re watching the movie with a bunch of people who love the series as much as you.

In addition to hanging out with a bunch of Browncoats and watching an excellent movie, certain cities give away swag to the first 100 people to buy tickets. I was one of the lucky swag winners and came home with a few buttons, some comic books, a poster for the fan made movie “Done the Impossible” (which I now need to see), and feeling of friendship from the fellow Browncoats.

If a Can’t Stop the Serenity event is in your area, GO. You won’t regret it.

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Reality TV Series


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers. Also, be sure to check out the Upcoming Topics for FFF.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Furry Sidekicks


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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Important Fantastic Five Friday Annoucement!

In an effort to keep the Fantastic Five Friday fun going, I’m going to start listing the upcoming topics on a page. I’ll be doing my best to keep this up and hopefully it’ll force me to stick to my schedule.

Here’s the problem I’m running into.
I usually come up with the ideas a few days before the post. Sometimes even later (I know, but sometimes my brain doesn’t like to cooperate). That being said, I want to know what other kinds of topics you’d like a post about. Do you want me to keep with just the Movie/TV themes? Are you wanting to see more about the actors? What would you think if I added video games to the mix?

Since it is no longer just me doing this I really want your input, if you have any ideas for future FFF topics, just let me know!