Thanks to everyone who sent me TV show recs via Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr!
Now I feel bad because the show I ended up choosing isn’t even on this list…it’s Teen Wolf >_>
I did say I was looking for something escapist! But now I have a list to turn to when I’m down with that :)
- The two most recommended shows (House of Cards and Orange is the New Black) are original Netlix shows
- People still really love Charmed. I only saw the first season so I don’t know how it ended, but someone should seriously consider bringing it back *coughNetflixcough*
Here’s the tally.
- 2 Broke Girls
- Almost Human
- American Horror Story
- Arrow x2
- Big Bang Theory
- Black Mirror x2
- Burn Notice
- Charmed x2
- Doctor Who x2
- Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23
- Downton Abbey x2
- Game of Thrones x2
- Ground Floor
- Happy Endings
- House of Cards x4
- Les Revenants
- New Girl
- Once Upon a Time
- Orange is the New Black x3
- Psych x2
- Pushing Daisies
- The Fall
- The Office
- The Walking Dead x2
- The Wire
- Top of the Lake
- Veronica Mars
- West Wing
“Niko Henrichon is one of the greatest living artists of graphic novels, and a book from him of this scope is a once-in-a-decade experience. I can’t wait for Darren Aronofsky’s film, but this Noah is very much its own story, one whose beauty would be just about impossible to translate to any medium but comics.”
-Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, The Pride of Baghdad)
Preorder NOAH by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Niko Henrichon here.
Really into the logo for this comic.
It’s not perfect - I can’t shake the feeling that the strong shape of the form at the top could have been better integrated into the logotype - but something about it works really well.
Related: I need to get around to writing that thing about great comic book logos.
I’m thinking about getting into something new.
I usually like my shows to either be comedies, or have fantastical elements, so I’m not too into the idea of Scandal or House of Cards, even though everyone says they’re really good (I like my TV to be escapist, and those two shows feel like they’d be just as stressful as the news).
My shortlist currently includes Teen Wolf and Being Human (US or UK) but seriously open to suggestions.
Shows I’ve enjoyed in the past include Charmed, True Blood, Sherlock, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, and Archer.
“ Within two days from the time flowers are cut at Kenya’s flower farms they are available for sale in markets such as Sweden…According to some estimates, Kenya has a 38% market share of flower supply in Europe. ”
Jaco Maritz, Private equity firm explains why it backed a Kenyan flower company
"In Europe… you have a very short summer, and to extend the growing period you then have to put in artificial lighting and that is very expensive with the cost of energy today. With the advantages of growing on the equator, where you don’t really have seasons, you are able to grow all year round.” He added that the high altitude is also good for colour development in the flowers.
“ What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. ”
Between me and my Cherokee, and between my hands and the tool, and between you and many of the things you use every day, there is a complicated but elegant feedback loop, a physical dialogue, the topic of which is harmony of operation. The relationship that you build with a device, whether it’s a car, a hammer, a brush, a cello, or anything else, is a self-optimizing relationship. First you make it speak, then you make it sing.
Why does this matter? Because so few of the devices we are adopting today will ever sing like that. ”
Devin Coldewey’s Make It Sing.
I’m worried that too few people will come across this small, important piece on what has been gained as well as lost in the transition to digital tools.
It worth thinking about because as our objects become newly aware, there’s an opportunity to bring back some of the magic of imperfection - the capacity for difference and finesse - into our tools.
“ Galina Melnikova doesn’t have much time for shopping. So the 31-year-old office worker from Moscow has joined the 1.5 million active customers of Lamoda, an Internet fashion retailer with a twist: It sends sales assistants directly to shoppers’ homes. Not only does Lamoda’s uniformed deliveryman bring the clothes that Melnikova orders, but he also waits for her to try them on, offers fashion advice, takes returns, and processes her payment on the spot. ”