October 17, 2016 • Television
Beginning with The Sound of Music LIVE! a few years ago, TV networks have slowly but surely been working to bring stage musicals both classic and modern into our living rooms. The first couple productions were more miss than hit, but TV musicals finally seemed to hit their stride with 2015's Grease: Live and The Wiz Live! Soon, we will be getting a new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, followed not long after by Hairspray Live! And after that – we hope -- the sky's the limit.
While some musicals might not necessarily work on network TV, either due to the content of the show or the complexity of the staging, below are ten shows that would thrive in this format, along with suggestions for who the networks could tap to star in each one. Are you listening, TV executives?
October 13, 2016 • Television, Humor
“Wait... Supernatural. That show's still on?”
Boy howdy, is it ever! After 11 seasons and on the eve of its 12th, hit CW television program Supernatural is definitely still on. There are probably a lot of reasons for its endurance as one of the greatest shows of all time (I'm not biased), all of which I'm sure could be addressed in an intelligent and thoughtful way, but for instead you're stuck with me! So let's dissect the reasons why Supernatural is still one of the best shows on TV, and why season 12 is gonna be the best season of all (after season 5. And arguably seasons 3 and 9. Also maybe 10, if you're into demon Dean).
October 12, 2016 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Comics, Humor, Geek
Legends of Tomorrow enters its second season this month, and promises a sophomore outing bursting with time-travelling adventures. Most of the original team is returning, along with a whole new gang of characters from the Justice Society of America, including Hourman, Stargirl, Citizen Steel, and an all-new Vixen. They’ll be back on the Waverider, attempting to save the timeline again (and undoubtedly going up against a brand-new villain, too). It’s action-packed comic-book sci-fi and we absolutely love it!
October 7, 2016 • Television, Fiction
We’ve got trains on the brain today at Quirk Books. It’s no secret that commuter travel plays a major role in the plot of The Girl on the Train, so we started thinking. Cars and planes are well and good, but where would storytelling be without our trusty locomotives? To celebrate the film’s release, here’s a look at our favorite train rides in books and pop culture.
October 6, 2016 • Television, Comics
Even before the CW announced that they were bringing Supergirl over from CBS, fans have been clamoring for a CW DC-verse musical. Not only does each of their four shows boast at least one seasoned veteran of musical theater (John Barrowman on Arrow; Ciara Renee, Arthur Darvill, and Victor Garber* on Legends of Tomorrow; Jesse L. Martin on The Flash; Jeremy Jordan on Supergirl), but the leads of both Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and The Flash (Grant Gustin) both had prominent roles on Glee.