I Must Confess…I Enjoy Getting my Geek On
I have been amused lately when I’ve checked my site stats, particularly when looking at the keywords bringing poor unsuspecting folk to My Home Truths.
It seems some of my earlier posts discussing my conversion to some of my husband’s geek interests bring people to the site when they search for Doctor Who, and more specifically, Doctor Who and his newest enemy, The Silence. I am equally bemused and impressed that these searches are finding me at all…what a classic!
Who am I to deny those poor souls what they most desire?
So, without further ado, here are 5 more of my favourite geek guilty pleasures:
This is such a funny show and you don’t need to be a geek to appreciate it – it is funny on so many levels. But having a geek husband I can so relate to the character of Penny as she tries to understand what Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are on about half the time. The comic book and pop culture references are great and I do tend to laugh out loud with each episode – even those I have seen about a million times before (thanks for TBBT overload Channel 9/GEM/NBN/WIN)
4. The IT Crowd
This gem is shown on ABC1 and 2 and is a British comedy about a small IT department in the basement of a high-rise building. One of my husband’s favourite episodes features one of the IT’ers, Moss (Richard Ayode) running a role playing game (one of his geek interests I have not chosen to take on) while my favourite ends with Moss stuck in a skill tester machine after desperately trying to get a free Apple iPhone. Definitely well worth a watch when it next airs on ABC!
My husband only recently introduced me to this 2008 internet mini-series and it is fabulous. It is a musical romantic comedy tragedy – but don’t let that put you off! It stars Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as Dr Horrible, an aspiring supervillian desperate to defeat his nemesis, Captain Hammer (Castle’s Nathan Fillion) and connect with his laundromat crush Penny (The Guild’s Felicia Day). This was written and produced by Joss Whedon (Buffy) and is a lot of fun. Apparently they will be making a sequel – I can assure I won’t be waiting 3 years before seeing that!
2. The Guild
This is an ongoing web series created and starring Felicia Day (from Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog). It is all about a group of online gamers and each episode only goes for 7 to 10 minutes. They are currently into Series 5 and it is a great diversion if you don’t have heaps of time to watch a movie or a longer TV show. Just search for The Guild on YouTube and you’ll find it – well worth a look, very funny and will definitely amp up your geek cred (if that’s what you’re looking to do…)
Okay, so this not so geeky as gleeky, but it is a whole lot of fun and I am a sucker for musical numbers! If you still haven’t treated yourself to an episode of Glee, you should when it returns to Channel 10. Sure, Season 2 wasn’t quite as sublime as Season 1 but it was still an enjoyable ride and I’m looking forward to seeing where Season 3 takes us (as well as what clangers Brittany will come out with next…)
And, to prove my geek credentials, just check me out getting my geek on in the photo below:
The shirt sports the words “Gaming Widow” – my husband bought it for me, ain’t he grand! And I am wearing my glasses too – I have had glasses since I was 5 years old – I wear them all the time at work but rarely wear them at home…figure that one out…
Do you have any “geek” interests? If so, what do you do to get your geek on?