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Alphabet Cinema: “B” is for “Being Human”

Network: Syfy
Starring: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Horror

I hadn’t even known about the BBC series until after I watched the pilot. My apologies to those fans. In retrospect, I should have figured it out when my search for season 1 images turned up a completely different trio of actors. Dense Christine is dense.

My first Netflix search for “B” actually brought up the movie Behaving Badly (2014), which I thought sounded nicely relevant to ASV and clicked on it. Then a slew of “ack-Selena-Gomez-in-crappy-teenage-rom-com” jolted me right back to the main menu. My fingers have great reflexes, I swear. Anyway, that’s how I found Being Human (2011-Ongoing): “There Goes the Neighborhood Parts 1 & 2.”

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Review for “The Dragon’s Path” by Daniel Abraham

For the last six-or-so months, my personal reading list has been dominated by science fiction. In July, I gobbled up James S. A. Corey’s latest entry into The Expanse series, Cibola Burn, followed by John Scalzi’s laugh-out-loud Redshirts. I revisited Frank Herbert’s Dune shortly thereafter (yes, it’s still amazing, and no, I’ll skip the sequels, thanks). I then read Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for the first time, and recently I finished Sakurazaka Hiroshi’s All You Need Is Kill, on loan from my sister–thanks for that, btw. And currently, the four-person book club I’m in (The Badass Berets) is reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams for January.

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