So, the people across the street and two doors down have put THEIR house up for sale…coincidentally, a week after we put OURS on the market. Seriously, dudes. They’re having an open house this Saturday and I intend to swing by, posing as a potential buyer. At some point, when it’s at its most crowded, I will casually (and loudly) note: “Hey, for just a little more money, you can get the much nicer house up the block. It’s bigger, brighter, and NOT HAUNTED!”.
The power wash guy came by yesterday and did a top to bottom cleaning of the house exterior. The stonework, the walkways, even the ornamental garden Buddha look brand spankin’ new. Tomorrow, the photographer comes by to take some snaps of the house for the listing. After that, it’ll be smooooooth sailing…until, ugh, another round of back to back two-hour open houses this weekend.
No matter how things shake it, I have a feeling I’ll be pleased. One the one hand, we can sell the house and cash out of the market, buy a nice place somewhere else and bank the difference. On the other hand, we can keep the house and adopt this guy Akemi has her eye on…
Suji desperately needs a brother to boss around.
My man Tom Gardiner explains Why Dark Matter 304 Is The Ideal Episode For New Viewers
While the episode brings up past events and hints at future ones, none will detract from a new viewer’s enjoyment. In fact, these events will serve as an enticement to learn more rather than confuse or frustrate. And this episode is funny as hell. Everyone loves to laugh, and this is easily the most comedic episode of Dark Matter to date. If you watch, you’ll see the comedy isn’t just for laughs, but is also integral to both the story and character development.
Meanwhile, I talked to Space.com’s Elizabeth Howell about Dark Matter’s third season:
In the spirit of “Breaking Bad” or “The Sopranos,” the new season of Syfy’s “Dark Matter” will continue to offer weekly surprises and twists for its fans, promised showrunner Joseph Mallozzi in an interview with Space.com.
Love this article. Wired’s Adam Rogers says Sci-Fi TV Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Prestige” – It Can Just Be Fun
Dark Matter and Killjoys both follow crews of spaceship-flying antiheroes—amnesiac criminals in the former, working-class bounty hunters on the latter—struggling against various interplanetary conspiracies. Wait, you think. Isn’t that just Firefly with a Canadian accent? Well, yeah, but also: no! For one, that trope goes way back. (What, no one remembers Blake’s 7?) But for two, the trope-y-ness works, because in the right hands, a “trope” is just a structure for making stories you care about.
Another day (or two), another episode broken. This one, Episode 4.03. That ending! Gaaaah! AmIRight?!!!
We spent the last couple of hours of the day spitballing Episodes 4.04 and 4.05. I’m hoping we can roll right into the breaking them tomorrow morning. We need to have seven outlines by the time we’re done next Friday, or nobody’s going home!!!
I’ve noticed a number of you have posed questions in this blog’s comments section about the direction of the show. I will be answering all of your questions – over the next few weeks as each new episode airs.
Have heard from five different people who watched screeners of this Friday night’s episode, “All The Time In the World”, and actually took the time to message me and tell me how much they enjoyed it. Thanks for that. Tell your friends! If there’s one episode you don’t want to miss, it’s this one!