Friday, May 4, 2012

Recommendations for Friday Fun

I am always just a little bit beind on the newest, hottest thing. I read The Hunger Games about a month before it came out, having just learned of it. When I first heard Adele about 6 months ago, I gushed to my roommate over this "new" artist... who had apparently been around for a couple of years already.

But some things are timeless, no matter how behind I am. And so, periodically on Fridays I will offer some suggestions for weekend entertainment options that will not disappoint, no matter how old they might be.

Friday Fun Suggestion #1


As a self-proclaimed nerd, I, of course, love Joss Wheedon's prematurely doomed series. However, I just discovered this in early April when the boy forced me to watch it with him. I hesitated, being incredibly skeptical of how the intersection of the old west and a sci-fi world would work.

Turns out, it works really, really well. The series is exciting, funny, and thematically rich. Clearly derrivative of some past sci-fi successes (most notably Star Wars, with a bit of Space Balls thrown in for good measure), there are just enough unique touches to keep you really engaged.

And the really good news-- the 14 episodes are all streamable on Netflix and free for Amazon Prime members via Kindle Fire, making the series easily consumable in 2-3 weekends.

Give it a try. You won't regret it!


  1. I've never heard of it.

    Sometimes I jump on the newest thing. Sometimes I'm way behind everyone else. I read Twilight around the time Stephenie Meyer announced Breaking Dawn would be released. I read The Hunger Games eight months before The Mockingjay was release (but at least I didn't have to wait long for it). :D

  2. I adore Firefly. It was a big inspiration for my new series.