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Oct 16, 2010

POP CULTURE

Haven't posted anything geeky in awhile. Nobody reads it anyway. But I'll try, I mean it's in my veins, being a geek.

Here's what I've been hooked on these days:

SHIT MY DAD SAYS: This is one of my favorite new sitcoms. It's not really geek-y per se, unlike say Doctor Who, Chuck or Battlestar Galactica. It's a comedy about a son moving back in with his father who likes talking to his plants and pointing shotguns at girlscouts. It's funny. It's from the same people who made us laugh via Will and Grace. I thought to add it here because this show casts one of geekdoms icons, William Shatner. This is a good show, among the three I've been following these days (including How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory), this is the one where I laugh the loudest.

BIG BANG THEORY: Arguably one of the best shows on tv today. I love Sheldon, Leonard, Penny and company. They're like the geek version of Friends. It's absolutely hilarious. Sometimes it makes my nose bleed, but that's fine, I like to pretend I'm smart most days. It's a good thing I've learned how to download using torrent, now I am updated on my favorite shows. Did you see the first episode? That was absolutely funny, the one with the robot arm. If you can't relate, try to find that show.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: I have not been a huge fan of vampires. I did not, and will not EVER go gaga over the whole Twilight series. I occassionally watch The Vampire Diaries and I have yet to read a decent vampire book. But every once in awhile, you discover something new, something fresh, something good. Like say, True Blood. American Vampire is in a way like that. In the story, it says that vampires differ with the place where they come from. The traditional vampires are found in Europe, but in America, vampires can walk during the day, they don't drown and are way stronger than the European ones. Interesting stuff. Specially when parts of it are written by horror master himself, Stephen King.

FALLOUT 3: I've fallen in love again with this game for the PS3. I bought a pirated copy of this game before for my xbox, but it broke down when I started to play. But since I now have the original PS3 version, I've gotten to know this game better. And can I just say, wow!!! It's really an immersive game. Post-apocalyptic Washington DC is awesome. The story is rich, the graphics is cool, everything about this game is just perfect. Well except for the way I play it. But I love this game. I know, I'm two years late for this post, but damn! Better late than never, I say.

LITTLE BIG PLANET: My 'kasintahan' loves this game. It's cute. It's easy to play. And it's just one brilliant game. It's innovative, very creative and highly addictive. I'm sorry if it's only now that I get to highlight these games (I only bought a PS3 a couple of months ago). Sackboy is currently my desktop wallpaper. He's so cute. Do they sell toys of this character? I want one for Christmas.

THE HUNGER GAMES: Been reading alot of good reviews about this series, and finally I have a copy of all three titles. This is one of the first things I bought after I got my salary yesterday. I haven't read a good book since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a few months ago (Can anyone lend me the last two books of the millenium trilogy?). Anyway, I know it's set in a post apocalyptic world, but other than that, I don't really know much about this book. I'll try to post a review once I finish this series. I'd like to rekindle my love for reading books again. There was a time my goal in life was to have 800 books in my room. Right now, I only have 80. I need to read more.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS: Have you seen the trailer to this film? Epic, yeah? In the next few days leading to the film's showing, I'm gonna read the last book and watch all the films. This is the penultimate chapter of Harry filmwise, so this ought to be good. It seems to be loyal to the source material, so that's great. The sixth film was technically beautiful, but kinda boring storywise. I just hope it's because they're pulling all the stops to make this the best one yet. Or best two. I can't wait for November.

KINECT: I'm going to buy this no matter what. I am so looking forward to this peripheral for the XBox 360. This is the future of gaming. Motion control. Early reviews seem to be positive for this one. I can't wait for November. I think this is where my 13th month pay will be going.

So there you have it, those are what keeps me from bloghopping these days. Comics, tv, video games.

20 comments:

Photo Cache said...

magkaiba tayo ng taste sa tv programs. altho' i've seen one episode of big bang theory and that's one funny show pla.

Chyng said...

sampalin mo na ko pero di ko alam yang tv shows na yan..
loser. hihi

go to coron na with your jowa. afford mo yun dali na!

ahmer said...

la akong taym para mananood ng tv shows pero pag meron sa weekend NatGeo nga lang pinapanood ko. hehe

ahmer said...

hehe everytime i open your blog laging may flagged na non-business site pero ngayon, hindi naman. nagtataka lang.

my-so-called-Quest said...

HP! malapit na yung movieeeee!

Mokong™ said...

Parang interesado ako sa American Vampires... saka yung Big Bang Theory, nakakamiss kasi par yung Friends series. Mukhang ito papalit.

Skron said...

I haven't heard of Shit My Dad Says. But it seems awesome. Reminds me of my dad a little too. Since he's cranky guy who loves beer and gardening.

American Vampire. I love this shit. Surprisingly, I like Scott Snyder's part of the story than Stephen Kings. Because Snyder likes to bring out all the horrors of the American history and culture. Like the dark and not-so-glamorous side of Hollywood in the first arc and the making of the Hoover Dam and the prostitution and all the other vices it spawned in the current arc.

Fallout: New Vegas na next week!

Glad you made a pop culture post again.

Skron said...

Pa share din naman ng other geek blogs na alam mo!

the scud said...

yey! bumili ka na pala ng the hunger games. your money won't be put to waster. sigurado yan. :D

800 books pala target mo. i think i have almost half of those. bili ka lang ng bili. some books from booksale are dirt cheap. saya.

Boris said...

actually that's not the first episode of the first season of The Big Bang Theory.. it's the fourth. yeah I can relate to that robotic arm lols

♥superjaid♥ said...

am i such an outcast here?dont know any of this shows..lols

Spiral Prince said...

glory be to geekdom!

redinkedvodka said...

i can't wait to see HP7! Super excited!!!

Zai Zai said...

I love little big planet too..played sackboy on psp :) i love how you can post stickers..sana nga may sackboy toy :)

dong ho said...

oh yeah i like big bang theory! bihira ako naonood ng tv sitcoms pero ito talagang tawang tawa ako pero kapatid ko talaga ang na adik diyan.

Axl said...

eto lang trip ko dian "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS" am so excited hehehe :D

-ssf- said...

sabi nga ng mga kapatid ko ok daw yung big bang theory at syempre HP hehe

Jayvie said...

mukhang promising ang shit my dad says bilang it's from the same creator as will and grace, my most fave sitcom ever chever!

Raft3r said...

bakit walang the vampire diaries?!?
hehe

Sendo said...

super hooke dnaman ako sa LOSt kahit tapos na at di ko alam kung bakit di ako nahohook sa mga american vampires...pinoy vampires oo...imortal!! haha