23 December, 2014

THE 2014 THINGS IN VISUAL MEDIA AWARDS!



[INSERT AWESOME BANNER HERE... ehh screw it]

Last year I wrote an extensive list of my favorite, and least favorite, of 2013… and then never posted it. Why? Because.

Anyway, these are my favorite things of 2014… they may not be yours. That’s cool. I don’t like things so you’ll think I’m awesome. I like them because no one else is going to enjoy my life more than me.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

19 December, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.16 'Gold Soundz' & Season 5


Christ.  If I could write my season finale review solely in emojis tonight, I would.  It's the only way I can properly express how I'm feeling right now.  It's all over the goddamn place.

"Trust your heart."  -Auggie
"Get it?  She literally cannot trust her heart.  I see what you did there, writers.  You think you're so clever."  -Katie (cousin of The Plopper)

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

12 December, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.15 'Frontwards'


Well, that was a squeaker.  I spent the first 40 minutes of this one feeling increasingly exasperated thinking that this ep was going to amount to nothing more than Team McWalkerson running around a pretty place (Buenos Aires being their final foreign shoot for season 5), trying to figure out how to rescue a character we only met one episode ago.  Like I said, I'm a fan of Kenny Johnson, but that can only carry me so far, given that his character is not at all central to this series.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

05 December, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.14 'Transport is Arranged'


For some odd reason, USA decided not to release any promo pics for ep 5.14.  So I had to go scrounging through social media for a pic for this review.  If they're gonna make me jump through hoops, then Barber and Joan are gonna get the headline treatment today.  Aww Barber.  He was so cute, all sad and anxious for his beloved BFF.  I still feel like Barberson is kind of a unidirectional relationship (Barber mostly gives, Auggie mostly takes), but I don't have time to analyze it now.  I just re-read that sentence and suddenly it sounds sexual.  Oh well, I'm letting it stand.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

29 November, 2014

Star Wars - THE FORCE AWAKENS Teaser Discussion



We're back! VladyGG and GeekFurious, in the final podcast of 2014... and maybe ever, talk about the STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS teaser!

We discuss our history with Star Wars --the prequels and originals- and our feelings about this teaser... and why it's fine to feel underwhelmed. We also give life advice to young people... and define Internet trolls.

Enjoy!

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

21 November, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.13 'She Believes'


Sigh.  Olga, just when we were starting to get to know you.  It's been SO long since this show has allowed Annie to have a worthy female adversary and/or partner in crime, and the minute we finally got one, they couldn't let the poor woman last more than one episode. Yes, she was in 5.11 & 5.12 too, but she barely spoke more than three words until this ep.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

14 November, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.12 'Starlings of the Slipstream'


Wow, Britta.  You really BRITTA'D that one, didn't ya??  Har.  I fully expect about 4 people to get that joke.  O.k. well this is GeekFurious after all, so I take that back - as many as 6 to 8 people who read these reviews may get that joke.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

07 November, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.11 'Trigger Cut'


Uh ddaaaayyyyuuuummmmnn look how hot my man Eyal looks here.  Mmm, MM mm.  Is it just me, or does he get hotter with every new appearance on this show?  Anywho.  Hey y’alls.  It’s been over 2 months since we last talked.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

26 August, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.10 'Sensitive Euro Man'


Oh this goddamn show.  I just don't even ... I was SO into this ep for the first 40 minutes.  Like fully, 100% on board and having fun.  Well alright fine 100% is an exaggeration.  I was annoyed about Caitlyn being the obvious culprit, but let's say I was still 90% on board.  And then it got ... AGGH.  I need to collect my thoughts for a hot minute so that this doesn't turn into one long rant.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

30 July, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.06: 'Embassy Row'


Jesus H, it's a damn good thing Annie was such a badass spy in last week's ep, because she sure as hell was tripping all over her own two feet a lot of the way through "Embassy Row".  She stumbled and bumbled her way to the finish line after having spent the entire second half of the ep being quite literally physically dragged by one dude or another to places unbeknownst to her until - whoopsie daisy!! - she somehow just, found herself there.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

23 July, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.05: 'Elevate Me Later'


I can tell exactly when this episode finally started crackling for me based the spot where my notes trailed off: "AHH HAHA FUCK YES ANNIE STOLE THE KEY!!"  That's the last bulletpoint I have.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

16 July, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.04: 'Silence Kit'


Wow ... for a few minutes during "Silence Kit," I started to mentally plan out the rest of season 5, and it consisted solely of Annie surfing the web for new career opportunities, updating her LinkedIn profile and getting pissed when her profile views go down by 10% even though she just revamped the entire thing and she thought she was using all the right key words, goddamnit.  This is not me speaking from experience, by the way.  It’s just ... you know ... how I would imagine ... something like this might go.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

09 July, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.03: 'Unseen Power of the Picket Fence'


"Well that was ... an episode." - My cousin Katie.  Hahaha I mean ... first off can I just ask this question - Who in GOD'S name actually watches Royal Pains??  Anyone?  Have you ever met anyone in your life who watches that show?  Last year we had to suffer through the ends of L&O SVU eps before CA came on and I never thought I'd find myself being wistful for that time period.  At least those endings had crazy people yelling and freaking out.  Royal Pains endings are like bland people saying boring stuff, set to drowsy lame music.  What am I missing?

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

02 July, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.02: 'False Skorpion'


Uhh holy shit, that just got a LOT more real, a lot more quickly, than I was expecting.  I just finished googling Myocarditis, as I'm sure a lot of you did while watching this ep.  Medical accuracy has never been a strong suit of the Covert writers, especially when it come to Annie, whose recovery from two bullet wounds to the chest in season 3 was approximately as difficult as bouncing back from a sprained ankle.  So I'm already apprehensive on this front.  Partly for that reason but partly just because I'm dying to know where this condition came from.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

25 June, 2014

The Plopper Reviews COVERT AFFAIRS 5.01: 'Shady Lane'


Oh my how time flies.  Has it already been 7 months since I last wrote one of these?  There was actually a nasty rumor during the break that I had been “fired” from GeekFurious and replaced with a cat, who was going to take over The Plopper moniker.  The cat would be filmed pooping on various items (suggestion: pics of Helesa?) each week and those videos would be posted here in lieu of my normal Covert Affairs reviews.  Thank god that one turned out to be false, at least for my sake.  Whew.  I’m back baby, and I just watched the season 5 opener, “Shady Lane”.  So let’s get right to it.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

27 January, 2014

Eli's 20 Biggest TV Crushes of All-Time

I could mention my usual caveat that this list will anger some people. And that you're wasting your time complaining about it because it's the most subjective ranking ever and I don't give a rats ass if you think my list is "wrong" or "stupid" or doesn't include someone that you like. Go make your own damn list that no one will read.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

18 January, 2014

GeekFurious the Podcast - Episode 204: Was Live!


Our first ever LIVE podcast that was watched and listened to by actual living people! Enjoy the recording. I don't know what we talked about but I'm sure it was something interesting.



CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

12 January, 2014

Eli's 20 Favorite TV Characters of All-Time

Assuming anyone reads this or gives a darn what I think, this list is sure to anger some people. Do me a favor and save your outrage that I left off your favorite character from your favorite TV show. Because while I'm a huge loser addicted to television, I don't watch every show out there. You and I have completely different tastes, so deal with it. Make your own damn list, people.

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE

02 January, 2014

Review - COMMUNITY 5.01 & 5.02: 'Repilot' & 'Introduction to Teaching'

COMMUNITY is back after a 2-year layoff! And so is Dan Harmon, baby! But was the return of the great God of this world a triumphant one? Or can nothing pull this show out of its massive nose-dive brought on by the let-us-forget-it-ever-happened season 4? Keep reading to find out in this two-parter review (or whatever).

CLICK TO READ THIS ARTICLE