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Invite HBO’s ‘The Outsider’ Into Your Home

The following post contains affiliate links. I'm not a fan of slasher, spooky horror shows. But for some reason, I love reading Stephen King. It's more the suspense than the horror I think. I've read the bulk of King's classics, as well as his more recent novels such as the Bill Hodges trilogy (really good!), and more recently, The Outsider. It's a sequel of sorts to the Mr. Mercedes' stories, as it features the real quirky-yet-lovable wannabe private investigator Holly Gibney. She was a great sidekick character in the Bill Hodges run, but takes a much bigger spotlight in The Outsider. And that's why I was super excited to hear that HBO was ...

My Watch Has Ended But the Ale is Still Flowing

It's been some time now since HBO's bloodthirsty game has come to end. We've all had time to truly digest the rise and fall of our favorite families from the Lannisters (boooo!) to the Targaryens (Yay! Er, boo?) to the Starks (Forever Yay!). Yes, HBO's Game of Thrones has ended but there's still time for one more toast. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are proud to announce the 15th and final offering in their line of ales inspired by the award-winning drama. I previously shared a pint of King of the North with my buddy Eric. This time around, however, it felt more appropriate to drink alone. The series is over. Characters are dead. ...

Save Swamp Thing From Extinction #SaveSwampThing

I was always a Marvel Zombie growing up. I would eat, breathe and sleep Captain America, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The X-Men and everyone else who fought for good in the Marvel U. My buddy Ethan was more of a DC Guy and was constantly trying to get me to give them a shot. But the books he mentioned sounded ludicrous. Animal Man. Booster Gold. Swamp Thing. Really? Swamp Thing? The muck-encrusted mockery of a man? I wasn't into horror and thought it just sounded... well, dumb. But I gave in to Ethan's prodding and started reading Saga of the Swamp Thing with issue #21, "The Anatomy Lesson" written by the crazy talented Alan Moore. And ...

Warm Up With a Pint of King in the North Stout

Winter is coming... and it's quite delicious! Yes, Brewery Ommegang and HBO have joined forces to release the latest Game of Thrones-inspired brew: King in the North. You don't need to be freezing your bits off up at The Wall to enjoy this one. But any beer that's named after our hero Jon Snow has got be good! This barrel-aged imperial stout is now available at the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, as well as on draft and in 750ml bottles. One cannot partake of a Game of Thrones brew by oneself. So I enlisted my brother in arms Eric to join me for a pint or three. He wasted no time in ...

I Was Admitted to General Hospital for an Exclusive Set Visit

Looking back to my childhood years, I remember coming home from school to find my mom and sister glued to the TV as the latest episode of ABC's General Hospital aired. Who knew just a few decades later I'd be walking on the very sets that they were mesmerized by. Yep, I recently had a trip to the hospital while I was out on a #HanSoloEvent Blogger Trip in Los Angeles, California. No, not that kind of hospital. This one was more general, as in General Hospital. Yes, I actually visited the set of this insanely popular soap opera that's celebrating 55 years on television. Oddly enough, this wasn't my first trip ...

ABC’s Deception Casts a Magical Spell on Traditional Crime Dramas

Some of my favorite childhood memories involve joining my dad in Manhattan for work. Every once in awhile he'd either have a day off or it'd be a weekend and the two of us would head into the Big Apple. I'd play with things on his desk (nothing like a good pair of scissors!) or the copy machine down the hall. But the best part of the day was easily the magic shop. I loved performing magic tricks and my dad loved taking me to the magic shop near his office. The coolest, most entertaining salesmen in the world have to be people who work at magic shops. They just love ...