Saturday, July 24, 2010

TV Geek Out 158: Mad Men Season 4 Preview

We're just hours away from the beginning of Mad Men's fourth season! The TV Geek Out Geeks couldn't wait until after Sunday night to start geeking out about the new season, so Dana, Perry and Heather shared their hopes for the characters and the show in general before it even started. What will Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's new digs be like? What kind of women will Don seek out as a single man? Will Joan advance her career? Will Peggy have to stick with her dowdy haircut to get respect? We ponder these questions and more here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

TV Geek Out: Mad Men Season Three Review

Back when Mad Men's brilliant third season ended, the TV Geek Out crew did a wrap-up, reviewing the season's big events, the characters' various arcs, and our favorite episodes. We thought we'd re-post that conversation, as it's a great way to jog one's memory and get one's head back in the Mad Men universe in preparation for the upcoming season premiere this Sunday (yay!). Check it out here!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TV Geek Out 157: True Blood, "I Will Rise Up"

TV Geek Out covers one of True Blood's most epic episodes ever, season two's ninth installment, "I Will Rise Up." In the gory aftermath of the Lukinator's suicide-bombing, Eric tricks Sookie into drinking his blood, and Bill warns her that she might start to find herself sexually attracted to the Viking vamp. This leads to one of the awesomest (for those of us who like men) True Blood scenes ever, her first sexy dream of Eric! Back in Bon Temps, Hoyt finally stands up to his mom, and has her meet Jessica at Merlotte's, but that goes about as badly as you'd expect. Lafayette sticks up for Tara, and he and Lettie Mae forcibly rescue her from Maryann's clutches... or so they hope. Sam escapes from jail as a fly, which pisses Maryann off, and she sets practically the whole town out after him. Meanwhile, back in Dallas, Sookie and Jason have a sweet heart-to-heart bonding session. But the big event of the episode is Godric's suicide "meeting of the sun" on the roof of the hotel, after rejecting Eric's tearful pleas for him not to do it. Sookie stays with Godric through the whole ordeal, and Godric passes on peacefully. TV geeks Heather and Dana discuss this moving episode here.