My Stories…

Published October 22, 2012 by vfdpixie

So even thought this blog is about my love for movies, I must have a category for my boyfriend the television.  We are joined at the hip, t.v and I, so much so that I don’t trust people that say they don’t watch t.v.  Except for my tattoo guy.  He’s too busy drawing.

Anyway, I watch the usual suspects like True Blood, Dr. Who, Dexter, Supernatural and anything new that comes up.  I’ll know if I’m hooked within the first 20 minutes and if there are any monsters.

For instance, Falling Skies.  It’s finally on a cable channel that I get, and I’m enjoying it so far.  Why? Because there are plenty of monsters-aliens to be correct- and robots.  Two things I live for!  The resistance fighters call the aliens “skitters”, which I love, and they are all dirty looking because they live in rubble.  My favourite line so far is “the skitters won’t win”.  Words to live by.

Another noteworthy show is Face Off.  Also on Space Channel, it is a brilliant competition-based show for special effects makeup artists.  I’ve been a makeup artist for 14 years, and I could never stomach a special effect.  I know, weird, right? I love horror and gore, but I can’t look at a fake burn being applied.  Go figure.  But I love the creativity and the criticism from the expert panel.

The same creators of Face Off have a new show as well.  It’s called Hot Set and it’s a fascinating look at how sets are realized and actually built in 3 days.  2 production designers duke it out to see who builds the best set both to the naked eye and on film.  This show makes me love movies all over again and I’m just amazed at the creativity involved.

I will be posting about episodes here and there, and if anything new and noteworthy comes up when my and my b.f the t.v. are spending quality time together.

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