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Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles Faces Off with Rowena

CW has release their juicy lineup for Supernatural‘s April 1st episode, “Inside Man”. The episode will find Jensen Ackles’ Dean finally catching up with Rowena (played by Ruth Connell) at long last. The two clearly have had some issues and have not had the chance to knock it all down until now. We of course are sure Dean will do well as he has proven himself before. As for Jared Padalecki & Misha Collins, we see Castiel and Sam working together to get to the bottom of the so-called Mark of Cain. Here is the official description CW has released.

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Mid-Season Hiatus-itis | Geek Girl Navigating the World

“The Walking Dead” does it to me a lot. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has done it twice in two years. “Supernatural” has gotten significantly better about it, but there was a span after the writer’s strike where they left me hanging entirely too often. Doing it pretty much killed “Flash Forward” before it ever really had a chance.

I’m talking about that increasingly more common long mid-season hiatus. For fans of a series, it’s the equivalent of ratings chicken. Will I tolerate this huge interruption in my favorite show, or will I get bored and frustrated and move on. In some cases, the answer is fans willing to wait and follow the show. In others, well, “Flash Forward” was already mentioned.

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State of Affairs Second Season Up in the Air

Katherine Heigl’s State of Affairs may be wrapped up nicely and steady in ratings, but the future is fuzzy. The political drama started out on a bad foot, only to gain steadier mid-season. Now poor Katherine is waiting to see if the series is picked up for a second season. So far NBC has remained hushed on it and the rest of their mid-season series. Thus we may have to wait until May for a decision, but interesting enough some believe State of Affairs has the best shot out of the list.

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Canceling Longmire may be A & E’s fall in a Cowyard | Geek Girl Navigating the World

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A&E has announced that it canceled “Longmire” after its third season. Considering it’s their second-highest rated show (“Duck Dynasty” is the top), fans and the folks that work for the show are all scratching their heads.

Officially, A & E’s position has been that the show was canceled because it wasn’t hitting their target demographic. The 18-49 year olds supposedly aren’t watching the show. Now, admittedly, I’m probably never going to come too close to whatever the “average” 18-49 year old is, but I would like ot point out that, as a dedicated viewer of “Longmire” I fit squarely into that all important age range they say they’re targeting.

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My Misadventures with the Google Chromecast – Geek Girl Navigating the World

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Fairly recently, I upgraded to a new TV. That may not sound like a big deal, but you’ve got to understand, the TV that I was using was the same one that I’d had since college. It was durable. It worked fine. It was kind of tiny. Okay, it was really tiny. You’d think that someone who watches as much TV as I do (especially for the purposes of this column), would have a pretty awesome television.

Not so much, as it turns out.

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Outlander’s First Look At Sam Heughan As Grim Looking Jamie Fraser

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I’m writing this article with a terrifying sense of self-awareness, yet I will proceed with courage and hope for the best. Outlander, as I’ve born witness to, is an extremely popular book series from authoress Diana Gabaldon and is being adapted into a Starz drama series. As with any adaptation, the built-in fans have their attentions rapt as they wait to see just how their beloved series will be handled as it makes the transition from page to screen. Today we have the first look at Scottish actor Sam Heughan in character as Jamie Fraser (double-checked). So how does he look?

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Reporting from Constellation IV: A New Hope | Geek Girl Navigating the World

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Growing up geeky in the Midwest often presents special challenges.  You’re not only trying to deal with the fact that you like “weird” stuff anyway, but the chances that someone else will like the same “weird” stuff that you do is drastically reduced statistically just because of population density. It’s very much a situation of being THAT kid in school, the one who watched Star Trek or Star Wars or whatever it was.  Then, if you’re still a Midwesterner, you become THAT co-worker, THAT friend, or THAT person.  Every geek, at some point, get ostracized just because of what they enjoy.

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Geek Girl Navigating the World – Have Fun Stormin’ the Castle!

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I am one of those Geeks who, when they see the name of a store that sells spices and spice is in the name automatically thinks “The spice must flow.”  Sadly, I also know that more than half of the people around me on a regular basis would have about the same chance of understanding the reference as Steve Rogers.  That’s not a thing that I dwell on too much.  We can’t all be Geeks and Geek culture isn’t for everyone.  Sometimes, it requires a bit more dedication than the average person would be willing to put in.

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Real = Angst – The Grim ‘N’ Gritty Trend Of The Non-Powered Superhero

Arrow, the WB action television series, starring Stephen Amell’s abs, based on the DC comic book series, Green Arrow, recently debuted and has now been picked up for a full season.

Honestly, I haven’t seen the show yet, and had little intention to do so after what I felt looked like a lacklustre trailer. However, it seems the show has become somewhat of a hit, and is getting pretty good buzz in the dark corners of the internet, which is no small feat, considering it’s based on a comic book, and seems vaguely embarrassed of that fact (case in point: it won’t call itself “Green Arrow,” as that is somehow more ridiculous), and comic book readers are not known for taking changes lying down, instead preferring an elaborate outraged-sitting position akin to extreme-yoga.

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The Appeal of Anarchy – Geek Girl Navigating the World

One of my favorite shows on television, and one of the two shows that I try to ensure that I don’t miss, is “Sons of Anarchy.”  I never intended to get so hooked on it.  I kept seeing the ads for it and, from what I could gather it was going to be Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal on motorcycles. That wasn’t a concept that I had serious issues with, mind you, but I started watching the show with almost zero expectations.  I like motorcycles.  I like both of those actors.  I figured it was probably worth a shot.

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