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We Bite: Buffy Vs. Other Vampires from Pop Culture

TV still from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

One of the most iconic TV shows to ever hit the air was the fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role. This show was by far one of the most popular shows of its time, spawning its own well received spin off in Angel, and of course a slew of comic books, all of which met with acclaim. Still, throughout the series, Buffy fought an ever reproducing cadre of no name vampire foes. Some eventually left the ranks of irrelevant to become famous in their own right like Spike and The Master, but who really remembers the names of the thousands dusted along the way? Perhaps it is time to consider the outcomes of a Buffy fight against some real tough vampire foes.

Posted by David Winnick

Books We’d Love to See at Rose Apothecary

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It’s the final season of Schitt’s Creek and we’re feeling very peculiar about it. One minute we’re sad to see David and Patrick and everyone else leave us forever, the next we’re telling everyone we know that we’re happy the show is ending on its own terms. What? You haven’t had a thirty-minute conversation with your favorite barista about the many wigs of Moira Rose? And why not? So today, as we both celebrate and hold vigil for our favorite show on television, we’re exploring the five books we’d love to see in Rose Apothecary before the end of the season.

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

5 Aliens We Wouldn’t Mind Dating

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Science fiction has allowed humanity to explore its wildest dreams in terms of exceeding our technological limitations. But why should those be the only fantasies with which this vast genre allows us to experiment? Sometimes, after looking for love in all the wrong places, you find it in the last place you search: beyond the bounds of our planet. These five extraterrestrials have abducted our hearts. 

Posted by Ryan Miorelli

Walking Dead Spin-offs We’re Hoping for in 2020

This April, The Walking Dead will be premiering its second television spinoff series, giving audiences yet another way to explore our favorite flesh-eating apocalypse. But The Walking Dead: World Beyond is just one addition to Robert Kirkman's ever-growing Zombie universe. With multiple novels, several spin-off webisodes, Funko Pops, and even an attraction at Universal Studios, it seems there’s no stopping the slow, ambling expansion of this franchise. So we’re pitching some of our favorite ideas for Walking Dead TV spinoffs. Here’s what we’re hoping to see in 2020.

Posted by J. B. Kish

Best Bards in Pop Culture

Netflix’s The Witcher finally proves that it is possible for a live-action adaptation of a video game to be a smash hit, even if uber-fans know that it’s really an adaptation of a book series to start with. Fans are loving the intricate timeline, the incredible swordfights, and of course, Geralt’s wide-ranging vocabulary.

It’s not just Geralt that fans love, though. The character that may well be the ultimate spotlight-stealer isn’t the powerful Yennefer or the magical Ciri, but the singing sensation that is Jaskier. Originally called Dandelion in the books, Jaskier is the perfect Bard; he’s wandering the realm, creating catchy stories and tunes for money, seducing everyone he can get his hands on, and acting as both narrator and comic relief. So toss a coin to your Witcher, and celebrate all the other pop culture Bards we love, from Gilmore Girls to Harry Potter.

Posted by Rose Moore

Book Recs for the Characters in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine Nine has just launched its seventh season, with an eighth already confirmed, and fans are thrilled that this epic cop comedy has found a new home on NBC and can keep making us laugh. Police work may be serious business in the real world, but in this fictionalized slice of Brooklyn, it is anything but, with the detectives of the Nine-Nine constantly getting up to all kinds of ridiculous hijinks…and with all that going on, it’s unlikely that most of them have any time to read (except Amy, of course, who will always find time to read), but in case they do, we’ve got the perfect picks for each of them! 

Posted by Rose Moore