10 TV Shows to Watch This October

Tonight see’s the premiere of Supernatural and Arrow – two shows I’ve been looking forward to watching all year – but they’re not the only series to get excited about. October has new and returning TV shows a plenty, and here are just 10 I am looking forward to watching. What series’ are on your to watch list this month?

The Last Man on Earth | Season 4

Pamela finds her place within the group as they all set sail for Mexico, avoiding the apocalyptic nuclear fallout in the United States. Their course derails a bit when they realize that none of them knows how to actually navigate a yacht. 4th October. Fox.

The Gifted | Season 1

The Gifted

Marvel’s The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. 2nd October. Fox.

Riverdale | Season 2

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As the town breathed a collective sigh of relief that Jason’s killer had been found out, another terrible crime occurred, in a space that had been considered one of the town’s safest, most innocent places. If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter Season 2, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness. 11th October. The CW.

The Shannara Chronicles | Season 2

Shannara Chronicles

One year after the events of the last season of The Shannara Chronicles; The Four Lands are in chaos – the re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users. 15th October. Spike.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend | Season 3

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina. 15th October. The CW.

Mindhunter | Season 1

Mindhunter

Set in 1979 — in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI — Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think and apply this knowledge to solving ongoing cases. 18th October. Netflix.

Star Wars Rebels | Season 4

Star Wars Rebels

Sabine leads Ezra, Kanan and an army of her fellow Mandalorians back to her homeworld to rescue her father from the clutches of the Empire. When Sabine discovers the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon she created and plans to use it against her people, she must decide whether to destroy it or use it herself, while Ezra and the Ghost crew must accept a mission to spy on an Imperial outpost they would rather destroy. 21st October. Disney XD.

Gunpowder | Season 1

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British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century. Starring Kit Harrington. 21st October. BBC One.

The Walking Dead | Season 8

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This season, Rick brings ‘All Out War’ to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless – but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future.The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. 25th October. AMC.

Stranger Things | Season 2

Stranger Things

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. 30th October. Netflix.

Han Solo Loses its Directors Mid-Filming

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It wasn’t long ago that we were getting hyped up about the rumour of the new Star Wars spin-off’s name, and now we’re saying goodbye to its two directors; Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – creators of The Lego Movie, and directors of 21 Jump Street.

Lord and Miller have been filming the Han Solo, Star Wars prequel since early 2017, but with a few weeks of filming left to go, have announced that they will be leaving the project.

According to Lucasfilms’ president, Kathleen Kennedy, their departure was due to creative differences, which seems to happen a lot these days – Ant Man comes to mind. Here’s her official statement:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.

Lucasfilms have assured fans that the movie remains on schedule, with a May 2018 release date – though this will be slightly more convincing when a new director is found. I’m sure I’m not the only one who was hoping to see some sort of teaser in the upcoming months.

So who could take over director duties? Well, rumors are going around that Ron Howard may continue with Han Solo. He’s no stranger to epic space movies, with Apollo 13 under his belt. There’s also speculation that Lawrence Kasdan may direct. As co-writer of the Han Solo script, he’s definitely very familiar with the movie, but he’s not quite as renowned for his directing abilities.

Who do you think will make a good director for the Star Wars spin-off?

Villains Need Love Too

If you’re struggling through Monday as much as I am, you might appreciate these illustrations by artist Nacho Diaz – they’ve certainly made my week a hell of a lot better. Depicting heroes hugging their evil counterpart / misunderstood frenemies – depending on which way your moral compass points, these pictures are beyond cute.

Diaz’s collection is aptly named Villains need love too, and include the likes of Batman and the Joker, Harry and Voldemort, Han Solo and Jabba, and my favourite – Deadpool and.. Deadpool. You can see my favourites below, but if you need more cute in your life, check the rest out here. Which one’s your favourite?

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side kid – Han Solo

Someone posted a picture of their crew shirt up on Reddit, and it’s possible they revealed the name of the upcoming Han Solo spin-off.

Granted, Solo isn’t all that inventive, but I really like the logo, replacing the L with Han’s iconic blaster.

Of course, this could just be a working title. The film’s official name is yet to be revealed, but with filming underway, i’d like to think they’ll release something soon.

Still, for now, it’s nice to get confirmation that something’s actually being filmed. This Han Solo spin-off has gone straight to the top of my most anticipated list, especially with Donald Glover confirmed as Lando.

Five New Comics Hitting The Shelves This Week

Misfit City

Writer: Kiwi Smith

Artist
: Naomi Franquiz

Publisher
: Boom studios

Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s…but that’s ancient history. Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary…and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!

Misfit City looks to be 2017’s answer to those great, imaginative adventure movies we got to watch as kids – you know, The Goonies / ET. Only this time, picture a kick ass team of girls – it’s not just straight white boys who yearn for adventure. If you like Lumberjanes and Goldie Vance, you need to check out Misfit City. Plus, the comic has been written by the queen of girl power movies, Kiwi Smith, who wrote the likes of 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, and The House Bunny.

Rocket

Writer: Al Ewing

Artist
: Adam Gorham

Publisher
: Marvel

It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it’s about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game… the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken…ask for Rocket. Just don’t call him a raccoon.

We’re all familiar with the cheeky Raccoon that has been gracing our screens recently with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but we’ve only glimpsed his villainous side. Rocket will explore his life of crime in more detail, so if you’re a big fan of the rodent, you need to check this out. The comic is penned by Marvel alum Al Ewing who has written Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard.

Bug: The Adventures of Forager

Writer: Lee Allred

Artist
: Michael Allred

Publisher
: DC Comics

Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares. But these interdimensional oddballs are nothing compared to the evil General Electric, who is on the hunt for a reality-bending metal that could alter the fabric of life itself. To stay one step ahead of him and preserve the multiverse, Forager must travel through alternate dimensions to seek the metal and, hopefully, catch up with that cagey stuffed bear. If he does it, will he finally be able to distinguish himself as a New God?

Bug is DC’s latest tribute to Jack Kirby for his centenary. Written and drawn by ‘the first family of comics’; Eisner Award winning brothers Lee and Michael, Bug will give you a closer look at some of the more obscure characters from the DC Universe. If you’re looking for something strange but wonderful, and full of colour, this comic needs to be on top of your to buy list this week.

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Writer: Kieron Gillen

Artist
: Marco Checchetto

Publisher
: Marvel

Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up, one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

The Screaming Citadel is a crossover between Kieron’s Doctor Aphra series and Jason Aaron’s Star Wars – joining all the characters from both to form a new gothic-horror story. Expect to see the likes of Han and Leia, along with a host of new characters. If you’re a fan of the original trilogy and want to explore the characters a little more, make sure you check this out.

Ghostbusters: Funko Universe

Writer: Troy Dye

Artist
: Phillip Murphy

Publisher
: IDW

An ancient Japanese prophecy foretold that when the Masters of the Four Winds unite, they would become unstoppable. Instead, the four masters killed each other in battle, proving the prophecy false. More than 600-years later, an ancient shuriken is unearthed, releasing the spirit of one of the masters to seek out and resurrect the other three in order to fulfill the prophecy. Now, the only thing that stands between the undead ninja and the destruction of the land of the living is… the Ghostbusters!

It’s impossible not to love Funko’s Pop Vinyl figures, with their oversized heads and big beady eyes. Now, Funko and IDW are joining forces to bring a us a comic FULL of the adorable toys. If you’re in need of a cute fix, make sure you pick up this one shot.

Star Wars Celebration Pop! Vinyls


For those lucky enough to attend Orlando’s Star Wars Celebration next month – you’re in for a surprise from Funko.

Funko, who have just announced their new line of Pop Vinyls. The collection includes characters from the original trilogy, as well as the prequels AND Force Awakens. There are even a couple from Star Wars Rebels – Grand Admiral Thrawn being my favourite.

There will be 12 exclusives in total, including Hoth Princess Leia, Hooded Luke, and Han Solo. There will also be a holographic Qui Gon Jinn – which looks fricking awesome – and a Rey figure that comes with her very own Speeder.

Unfortunately, as exclusives, most of these will only be available at the event, so if you know someone who’s going, get them to grab your favourites – and pick up a few for me yeah? Alternatively, wait until May when a few of the figures are rumoured to hit stores such as Target and Hot Topic.

Check the whole collection out below:

What do you think of Funko’s new figures? Which one’s your favourite? Will you be adding any to your wish list? 

Meet Cute by Nan Lawson

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Did you guys have a nice Valentine’s Day? I hope you all managed to do something special with your loved ones – if that included going to see Deadpool, you definitely did Saint Valentine proud.

Seen as love is still fresh on everyone’s mind, I thought I’d show you this lovely collection of prints created by Nan Lawson. The series is called ‘Meet Cute’ and depicts iconic couples from an array of different pop culture franchises, stood back to back with dewy faces and wide eyes.

Hearing the term Meet Cute automatically reminds me of that scene in The Holiday where adorable Arthur explains what it means; “It’s how two characters meet in a movie. Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in, and they both go to the same men’s pajama department. And the man says to the salesman: ‘I just need bottoms’. The woman says: ‘I just need a top’. They look at each other, and that’s the meet cute”

Lawson’s interpretation of this is definitely on point. Even though the couples aren’t face to face, there’s something incredibly romantic about their back to back stance, and the way they seem to merge into each other as if they were slowly becoming one.

She’s managed to include tonnes of my favourite couples; The Doctor and Rose, Scott and Ramona, Zoe and Wash, Captain America and Peggy. She’s even drawn Jareth and Sarah from the Labyrinth which just looks so exquisite. Were any of your favourite couples included? What did you think of Lawson’s artwork?

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R2D2 Claptrap Tattoo

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How amazing is this tattoo? Seriously, how amazingly is this tattoo? The person that came up with the idea to combine R2D2 from Star Wars and Claptrap from Borderlands is most definitely a genius. They make the most perfect, adorable mash up.

Genius in question? Tattoo Artist Josh Bodwell from Funhouse Tattooing in Tannersville. You can check out more of his work here, but I think we can all agree that clap2D2 is owning the ‘best tattoo ever’ chart at the moment. What do you guys think?

Wee Little Stitches

 

Whilst having one of my ‘find all the awesome stuff on Etsy’ sessions, I came across a little online store called Weelittlestitches who create little cross stitched works of art. Using a needle and thread has never been something I’ve been particularly good at, so I was instantly impressed that someone had the patience.

I then noticed the nature of the art work and fell in love. Are these not the cutest nerdy pictures ever? Jacqueline and her husband have created images of loads of my favourite fandoms; Star Wars, TMNT, Game of Thrones, Sailor Moon. I kind of just want one of everything. In fact, I want a quilt made out of all of them. Someone make me a quilt?

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Battlefront Beta Launches in October

featuredImage.imgDo you remember my post about the Battlefront Beta last month? Well I told you I’d keep you informed didn’t I, so here’s a little more information on how and when it will become available.

If you have access to an Xbox One, Playstation 4, or PC, then you’ll be able to play the Beta from the 8th October, for four days, until the 12th. That’s over a month before it will be available for purchase in November. You don’t even have to register, just sign on, go to your consoles store, and download for free, easy peasy.

The Beta will be around 7GB on consoles, but 11GB on PC, so make sure you have space or you’ll miss out. You can even pre-load the Beta on the 7th if you are downloading onto your computer.

You can find out more details about what to expect from the Beta here