I know that I am a little late posting this. I am deeply saddened by the news of Luke Perry’s passing. I wrote about this in my Beverly Hills, 90210 post, but I will reiterate it here:
Watching Luke on Beverly Hills, 90210 was one of the highlights of my adolescence. I struggled with depression in high school so I found solace in listening to music and watching television. Beverly Hills, 90210 was one of the first shows that allowed me to escape. I was drawn to the characters with Dylan McKay being one of my all-time favorites.
Luke Perry brought so much life to Dylan. Whenever he was on screen, I could not take my eyes off him. Not many actors have that type of charism, but Luke sure did. He was one of the biggest teen heartthrobs of the ’90s and, like many of his fans, I will always cherish those memories.
Just an update that I am working on some site maintenance to cleanup some of the blogs and make them read a lot clearer. Since I am done with grad school, I can focus more on shaping these posts to be in their best shape and even add more depth to my reviews. With that being said, if you notice that one or two of your favorite posts are offline, don’t worry I’ll have them back up and looking good as new.
Just a little update on what I have been up to. First off, I recently graduated with my master’s in (you guessed it) TELEVISION! If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know how anxious I was about applying to grad school and getting in. Well, I did and that part of my life is now over – I can’t believe it. Alas, I am ready for the next chapter in my life!
I started this blog because it helped me escape my stressful life. It has allowed me to focus on what I love doing (watching TV/film) and having a space to talk about it. So, instead of stressing about job security (which I have been doing a lot of lately), I am back to writing about all of the shows and films that I have been watching – and it has been quite a bit. I’ll even try to tackle Game of Thrones to gear up for the final season. Wish me luck!
Ok, so I’ve been so busy writing my graduate thesis that I forgot to post about me meeting the cast of…FELICITY. I volunteered at the ATX TV Festival last month and got to attend the Felicity: 20 Year Reunion panel. I attended the panel with my freshman year roomie – the one that binged the show with me even though we had actual studying to do.
First off, I showed up super early for the line. I was the first person there but it was incredibly hot out (Texas, come on now) so I went to the nearby hotel for some refreshments. I was gone no more than 20 minutes and when I came back there was already like six people in line. Since I knew that the line was going to be outrageous, I just took my place and tried not to fry in the sun. Didn’t help that I was wearing my black “Team Noel” shirt.
I had great conversations with the other fans in line. A lot of them had only started binging the show on Hulu but there were others who watched it during the original airing and others like myself who caught it a little later. I started watching it 10 years ago on DVD.
But the panel was amazing. I was happy, sad, eager, and just feeling so many emotions at once. Before the panel, I chugged down a mimosa and settled down. The entire cast was there, which was a pleasure to see. They all looked great! Most of the cast did photoshoots before the panel but Rob Benedict showed up later for the actual panel. I met him before at a Supernatural convention in Dallas, TX. He and his band are great!
The night before, I got to meet Scott Foley at the Whiskey Cavalier pilot premiere. I was shaking so hard that my teeth were chattering. I’m kind of sad that I couldn’t hold still enough to get a decent photo but at least I got to quickly meet him. I asked him about Noelcrane.com and he endorsed me to get the site updated with some new content. If I could fundraise the cash, I absolutely would!
When it came to the audience Q&A at the Felicity panel, I rushed my way to the mic because this would probably be my only shot to talk to the cast. Here’s what happened:
I reminded Scott Foley about Noelcrane.com and asked Scott Speedman if he’d be back on Animal Kingdom or Grey’s Anatomy. I thought his guest appearance on Grey’s was great. I felt the chemistry between his character and Meredith, so I definitely wanted him to return. Maybe one day…
UPDATE: Here’s the full panel. You can find me around 1:05:03!
All in all, Felicity will forever be one of my favorite television series. Every time I watch it, I connect with it in a different way. I continue to grow with it even though the show premiered 20 years ago! Hopefully one day they’ll get that reunion mini-series going and I can actually have a one-on-one talk with my favorite cast.
Good news, I am 2/3 done with graduate school and will soon be heading to the city of angels for the last stretch! Super awesome but also super stressful. Anyway, in the midst of my final projects a little while ago, I was sought out by Reviews.com and got the chance to check out their carefully compiled list of top picks for live streaming, on-demand streaming, and the best streaming device. Because that’s how we really watch TV these days.
Their list also helps with figuring out where to watch all of this amazing television that’s now available to us. Seriously, after a lifetime of watching TV and a year studying television, I am just amazed at how this medium has evolved and how the ways in which we access our favorite shows have evolved. Beautiful.
Anyway, check out the Reviews.com list if you have a moment and want to narrow down how you’re watching your favorite programs! Keep yourself entertained!