Last night, Dane and I finished out the last episode of Daredevil season 2. That was amazing. Enjoyed the hell out of it. Electra features strongly, and even though she's supposed to be this magical, deadly creature...well...I had some quibbles with how her part in the plot went. I'm pleased with her costume for the most part. It was nice that she wore sensible shoes, and hey, actual shirts and pants. but what was with the sleeveless crap? Dane kept telling me that progress was being made. At least she was wearing armor that covered the important bits, mostly. I had to agree. At one point I told Dane, "I've never gotten the point of sai. What is that even for?" Dane said, "I'll show you at the commercial break." I nodded, and we continued watching. When the time came, he got up and went to his man-cubby and begin digging around. I went to go see what he doing in time for him to produce two sai. I said, "What the fuck, ninja boy?! We have sai in the house, and I didn't know it?" He just grinned and handed me the bokken. He said, "Now, swing that at me." So, I did, and he showed me what was useful about sai. Yeah. Welcome to our house. The place where a samurai enthusiast and a ninja enthusiast live together.
After the final Daredevil episode ended, we watched the Luke Cage trailer. I CAN'T F-ING WAIT. I love Luke Cage, and that actor is not only great...he's totally hot. ;) When that ended Dane muttered something about the new Preacher series coming this summer. Que the sound of a record scratching...
Let me start this with...I am a huge Preacher fan. So much so, that there's a Preacher reference in my first novel, Of Blood and Honey. Back when Dane and I had first moved in together, he introduced me to Garth Ennis's work. Preacher was the first comic book to punch me in the gut on a fundamental level. It was foul and profane and violent and downright beautiful in its character arcs. It was the first comic book to literally turn my stomach too. It was freaking amazing. Of course, I went from there to another comic that influenced my first novel: V for Vendetta, but that's another story.
Anyway, I stared at Dane. "What the fuck? There's going to be a Preacher series and you didn't tell me?! Who are you? Who have I been living with all this time?!" He jumped up and went to his computer. "I'm sorry. I thought you knew!" Yeah. You better be sorry. ;)
I actually like Dominic Cooper as Jessie Custer. His Texas accent is a bit wrong...okay...a lot wrong. It comes off a bit too...hokey like someone trying to fake a Georgia accent. I'm flat out not happy with the actor they picked for Cassidy. Just NO. His Irish accent is downright insulting--what little I've heard so far sounds like he watched Barry Fitzgerald movies on repeat. Argggh! Hello, Hollywood? There are many other Irish dialects. You could expand, try something northern. Maybe even a Dub accent? I'm about sick of the faux country Cork bullshit. And hell, I'm not even Irish. Technically, I don't have a right to be angry. [breathes] Done ranting. :) I'm super excited to see what Ruth Negga does with Tulip, though. I think she'll nail it. She's amazing.
We're so living in a golden age of genre entertainment.
 Alas, a good friend who is a practicing family lawyer says that she couldn't bear watching the law office bits of the show and that it was so bad that she had to stop watching. I really wish the writers had done some homework in that area. It would've made the show that much better. You know?
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