Hello! Welcome to Geekomancer Under Glass, the Skiffy & Fanty blog series where I talk about pop culture.
“But why Geekomancer?” you might ask. That’s a reasonable question. I claim the title because I write a series with Geekomancers — people who use their love of pop culture to do magic — which means to stay current with the world I write about, I will on occasion dive headlong into pop culture, for good or for ill. And when all is said and done, I get to call it research! *maniacal laugh*
So, it’s fall, which means several things. For this post, it means the debuts of new TV shows. Before ‘Geeky Novelist’ eclipsed ‘Media Scholar’ in my ‘Relationship to Pop Culture’ archetype, I looked forward to Fall Pilot season like I imagine sports fans look forward to Opening Day. Show up for appointment television, eager and fresh after a far-too-long lull in That Thing That I Like Watching, to see what the rookies have to offer. Who’s going to hit it big, and who is going to get pulled so fast that no one will have time to wonder where anyone got that old vaudeville super-long hook.
This year, I’ve delved into several pilot episodes, and will discuss them here for your pleasure. For Part One, I’ll discuss Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Blacklist, and Sleepy Hollow. [Read more…]