Keeps Getting Better

Ever have one of those days where little things keep popping up to make you happy and it just seems like it keeps getting better?

Today is one of those days. Blog comments, emails I wasn’t expecting….and, finally, some amazing news.

Christian Kane (if you’ve ever read my blog, surely you must know of my love for all things Christian Kane) is FINALLY returning to television! He’s been cast as one of the leads in a new tv series called The Librarians. It’s based off the movie series of the same name, the ones starring Noah Wylie. Wylie will be in the show, too, along with Rebecca Romijn. But who cares about that? CHRISTIAN KANE is going to be back on my tv!!!

I haven’t seen him in anything since Leverage went off the air on December 25, 2012. He’s made a movie since then, but it is in limited release and, as of yet, has not been released within reasonable driving distance of my home, so I haven’t seen it.

But they called him off the road a few weeks back, from promoting the movie, 50 to 1, because the creators of Leverage wanted him for a new tv show. It’s finally been confirmed that TNT has picked up the show for 10 episodes that will be released, wait for it, in the fall of 2014! That is this year!

Now we just have to hope the show is amazing and gets picked up so I can get my weekly CK fix. I’ll watch it no matter what, that goes without saying, but it’d be nice if it worked out and he had a regular series again. It’s nice for me. And probably him, too, I suppose.

The other news in Kaniac-land is that for the show, the producers made him cut his hair. You saw him in the blog I did about photoshop and yes, he’s wearing a hat (that was for the movie promo) but you can certainly tell that his hair is considerably shorter there, than it was, say, here (he’s the fourth picture down…just scroll). He actually cut his long hair toward the end of Leverage, I think I might have blogged about it here but I can’t find it. Anyway, he’s cut it again. Now he looks like this:

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Yep, that’s the shortest his hair has been in about a decade. When Angel first began, his hair was that short, but he had started growing it out by the end.

Because I’m just making my own day, here’s a pic of him from the first season of Angel, in 2003, eleven years ago.

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See, short hair? And that’s the CK I developed my crush on, but I always did have a thing for his long hair. At any rate, he’s handsome regardless of what his hair looks like. The point is. HE’S COMING BACK TO TV! Soon! And I’m so happy I could dance a jig. (And yeah, I used that as an excuse to talk about him and post pictures. That’s why I blog. To do whatever the hell I want.) My day: keeps getting better. Christian Kane: KEEPS GETTING BETTER

Roller Derby

This past season of television, I was watching a show and they did an episode about roller derby girls. I honestly can’t remember what the show was. I remember thinking it was an odd thing to do a show about, but whatever. Then, a couple weeks later, Bones did an episode about roller derby. 

That caught me off guard. One was odd, but not strange. Two? In the same season? 

Then, a month or so later, Hawaii Five-0 did a roller derby episode. 

THREE shows I watch did episodes revolving around roller derby in the same season. That’s beyond bizarre. Is there some nationwide derby crazy going on that I don’t know about? 

I know roller derby has gained a cult following the past few years, but enough to deserve immortalization on not one, not two, but three prime time television shows?

Then, just last night, I was watching an episode of The Glades, which is a summer-only show from A&E. I adore this show. And that episode was about….roller derby!

I mean, seriously, what is going on? 

Now I am worried that if I watch something I’m going to have to spend an hour learning – again – what a jammer does, and trying not to give myself a headache from the wannabe funny puns that serve as derby girl names. 

Sigh. 

I used to want to go and see a roller derby match. Honestly. I’m over it. I hope that television writers are, too. 

Shivers Down My Spine

There is a commercial that is airing right now. I see it ALL. THE. TIME. Like every single commercial break.

It is done entirely in black and white and it is shots of pregnant women with messages written on their bellies.

Do you know this commercial?

I strongly dislike this commercial. I find it chilling, dark, and depressing. The point is to try to keep babies from being born HIV positive, and it touts a charitable organization. Fine. That’s good. Very good. I’m all for eradicating disease in babies. However, I don’t think the message comes across the way they intended.

Or maybe it does.

Maybe they’re trying to scare the crap out of people to call attention to it. If so, I find it a bad choice. I wouldn’t visit their website for anything–out of protest for this terrible commercial. I’m not even going to mention it in the blog, so if YOU want to check it out, you have to see the commercial yourself.

I’m just not a huge fan of the “do or die” mentality. There are plenty of ways to get your message across without taking one of the most magical stages of a woman’s life and turning it into horrible darkness.

The first time I saw it, I literally got a chill down my spine. It made me feel sick. That doesn’t inspire me to feel pity or empathy and to extend my hand in friendship or whatever. At this time of year, when everyone is in need, you need to be powerful without causing guilt, or fear, or sadness, or pain, because if you do–you’ll lose me.

These people lost me the very first time. I actually flipped the channel to get away from it and never even saw the point. That’s how much I didn’t like it. But, unfortunately for me, this commercial is blanketing the airwaves (at least on ION, which is what I watch) and I can’t get away from it. So, I’ve seen the whole thing and it doesn’t get better.

If I were in charge of the world, every commercial would be like this one, especially at the holidays. Or this one. Or this one, which is probably my favorite commercial–and sends shivers down my spine in a good way, every time I’ve seen it. If I were in charge of the world, people would look forward to commercial breaks because they were funny, uplifting, and left you feeling good. That’s how we should feel every moment during the holidays.

Funny.

Uplifted.

Feeling good.

Merry Christmas!