This has not been the greatest week for me. I basically managed not to go completely crazy by binge reading Morning Glories. I’ve gotten through six of the trade paperback volumes since Monday, and I only have one more to go before I’ll have to resort to picking up single issues.
Needless to say, I’m hooked.
If you haven’t read Morning Glories, I can best describe it as “The television show LOST set at a weird prep school.” It starts off with six gifted teenagers arriving at Morning Glory Academy. You have Casey, Ike, Jade, Zoe, Jun, and Hunter, and from the first moment they arrive, the faculty at MGA basically tortures them and screws with their heads.
Good times, because apparently all of this horrific treatment will serve the greater good.
Or something. I don’t know. The more I read Morning Glories the less I understand what the heck is going on at this school. I still love it though.
Oh yeah, and Ike is my favorite character. Sorry (not sorry).
Morning Glories is written by Nick Spencer with art by Joe Eisma. You should definitely try it out if you haven’t already.
Now, Onto Some Links of the Week!
- The creators of Life on Mars are working on a new show! It’s called The Living and the Dead, AND it’s a Victorian ghost story. Sounds right up my alley. I cannot wait.
- I’m not general one to complain about book adaptation casting, but this whole Leviathan Wakes situation is getting me seriously annoyed. First, they cast Thomas Jane as my darling Miller (not amused), and NOW Steven Strait is Holden. He’s cute but WAY too young to be Holden . I don’t understand what Syfy is doing here, and I don’t like it at all.
- IO9.com rounded up some of the most promising comics coming out this Fall. I’m most excited about Sleepy Hollow and Prometheus: Fire and Stone, but Gotham Academy also seems really promising.
- Yeah, I’m going to need a Charlie Bradbury Funko Pop.
- Frankenstein M.D. started up this week just as Emma Approved ended. I wasn’t super thrilled with it (meaning I won’t be watching this one), but if you’re not a huge fan of the book, you might be able to enjoy it.
- Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Shere Khan in an adaptation of the Jungle Book. You may or may not remember that Idris Elba’s also been cast as Shere Khan in a different adaptation–which truthfully I’m less excited about because, if Idris is playing a giant tiger, that means we won’t be seeing his handsome face on the big screen.
So, have you read or watched anything good this week?