For the week of 4/16/12

Amakoooooo Nerds! I am back with fingers burning with justice, aflame with the passions of informing you about what’s coming up this week in all things glorious. In other news, I’m not intentionally starting every post with pug pictures, but these past two have just been so adorable/hysterical (adorical? hystorable? HYSTORABLE) that I had to share them.

Music

Well, this week seems to be a good week for fans of chill music. We’ve got new albums by both Jason Mraz and Train, so that’s exciting for some people. I’ve never been very into Mraz, but at the same time I’ve never been really antagonistic towards him either. This latest effort seems to be getting pretty middling grades, basically saying that it’s Jason Mraz – for better or for worse. If you like what he’s done so far, you’ll probably like this. If not, it’s not going to change your mind.

Train, on the other hand, I am more excited about. While I vastly prefer older Train (Drops of Jupiter anyone?), I have been liking their post-“Hey Soul Sister” sound, and really digging their latest single. I mean, it says “groovy.” How can I resist that?? So I’ll probably be checking them out.

On the other end of the spectrum, we’ve got the fourth studio album from Evan’s Blue: Graveyard of Empires. I’ll admit, I was SUPER into this band towards the end of high school, and actually saw them live, but then, I was ANGRY. As I got to college, I chilled out a lot and fell away from my hard-rock/post-grunge roots and into the open arms of alt-rock/indie-pop. But now that I’m back in my hometown, with my favorite radio stations, and filled with a general simmering frustration with my food-service job, I’ve been drifting back to the (constantly shrinking) world of rock. I really like the current single from E.B., and I’m glad to see that they are pretty much exactly what they were circa ’06. So I’ll also be picking this up.

Movies

Nothing! Unless you want to see Zack Efron pretending to be a soldier in a sappy Nicholas Sparks movie.

Television

Holay crappp big week so goodbye punctuation.

Monday – HIMYM’s penultimate episode and somehow something about mariachis? IDK. Eureka’s last season premiere is also happening, and if you’re not watching, it’s pretty much too late because the show’s already cancelled. But you should watch anyway.

Tuesday – Glee rips off/”salutes” Saturday Night Fever. Hooray. Raising Hope finishes off its second season, and after the RIDICULOUSLY STUPID reveal of last episode, they have a LOT of trust to earn back from me. And finally New Girl sees Jess bonding with Russell’s daughter and a pregnancy scare for Cece.

Wednesday – BEST. DAY. EVER. Two episodes of Modern Family AND THE RETURN OF REVENGE AKA THE BEST NEW SHOW OF THE SEASON THAT IS SO BEAUTIFULLY DRAMATIC AND FULL OF GOOD-LOOKING PEOPLE IT’S BASICALLY MY SOUL MATE IN TELEVISION FORM SERIOUSLY GUYS I AM CRAPPING MY PANTS RIGHT NOW.

Thursday – Community. Annie. Abed. Dreamatorium. It sounds silly, but knowing Community it’s going to get super serious and STILL be hilarious. Expect some serious inspection of Abed – and hopefully some advancement of either Troy/Britta or Annie/Jeff. I LOVE TO SHIP GUYS. Also Awake is still on the air. Please watch.

Weekend – FRINGE. YOU GUYS. Stop ignoring it. Supernatural, needs to get better SOON or I will lose interest. And of course Mad Men and Game of Thrones are flawless as always.

Comics

Pretty light week. Over at DC we have Wonder Woman – which is AWESOME lately. Diana’s plucky pregnant sidekick has been kidnapped, and now that Wonder Woman has armor from Hephaestus himself, expect her to chew bubble gum and kick Hades’ ass. MINUS THE GUM-CHEWING. There’s also more of the Batman vs. The Owls, which sounds REALLY STUPID but apparently is supermegafuntimes, so if you dig the Bat, check that storyline out.

At Marvel we’ve got more Avengers vs. X-Men, with the A-Team storming the banks of the Mutant Utopia, and Wolverine caught in the middle. There’s also a sweet Spiderman event going on that I do not read. And new X-Factor, which is so consistently awesome I get aneurysms.

Books

I promise I read books guys. I do. I just don’t read a lot of new releases. Right now I’m reading The Magician by Lev Grossman so I can understand Sword and Laser on Geek & Sundry because I have a crush on Veronica Belmont because she looks so tiny.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. I will now go to sleep because I am writing this the night before you are reading it, and hoping that five hours is enough to get me through 8 hours of teaching, 4 hours of pizza, and starting a fitness regimen! Hootie Hoo!

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