So when I watched King of the Nerds for the first time at the beginning of this season, I was seriously skeptical – as seen in this post. With any good reality TV show, it manages to keep you coming back for more week after week, and I grew to insanely love my Friday nights, since I’m not popular enough to be doing much else anyway ;). Last Friday the finale aired, and I decided that not only was I really happy with the outcome, I was already wishing the second season was on it’s way (and that Robert Carradine is on his way to a speedy recovery).
King of the Nerds: Finale, and actually meeting the King0
King of the Nerds: First Impressions0
As a very proud, resident nerd in a field of my nerd-friends, I was surprised to hear about a show run by Metatron (Curtis Armstrong’s character in Supernatural) and Robert Carradine (of Revenge of the Nerds fame, but I have not seen that movie). I’ve never actively watched a lot of TV or movies (my haven’t-seen list is rather embarrassing) so I found this intriguing. Moreso in the fact that a friend of mine from work said that I could potentially be on the show and win it. Turns out the first 2 seasons had chick winners (suck it #gamergate), so I figured I’d check it out.
Agent Carter (Premiere Spoilers Ahead)0
I am not an avid TV watcher, but I happen to be an avid facebooker. This also means that I saw every social media in the nerd-galaxy that I’ve hit ‘like’ on talk about the Ant Man preview that airs after the premier of Agent Carter.
But what about Agent Carter?
This buttoned up spy chick who has the 1940’s sexism against her, but the brains, connections and motive to take her to new heights? I don’t know if I could swoon any harder. At 8:00 I made the split second decision to watch the 2-hour premier, and I was not disappointed.
Microsoft Re-Affirms Comcast Xfinity TV Coming to Xbox 3600
One of the quieter items discussed at yesterdays 2012 CES Keynote delivered by Steve Ballmer, is that Microsoft re-affirmed their intentions to bring additional TV service providers to the Xbox 360 platform. Microsoft already has AT&T U-Verse and Verizon Fios (in the U.S) along with Telus and Telefonica on board providing TV content through the Xbox 360. Microsoft announced previously additional partners would be bringing service to the Xbox, including Comcast’s Xfinity TV service but to date there has been no movement on that front. Yesterday Microsoft said that Comcast’s Xfinity TV service “will soon be coming to Xbox 360”, which doesn’t really give us a timeline but at least reminds us all that it is coming. They also announced a partnership with News Corp. that will bring Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Fox and IGN content to the Xbox 360.
Hopefully we’ll get more information soon regarding the big WHEN, so we’ll keep you posted.
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