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Shiver Me Timbers, Captain Hook is Coming to Storybrooke!

I love Once Upon a Time. I love seeing characters I grew up with exist in our world and I love how the writers have adapted and evolved these characters. Recently it was revealed that there will be some additions to the town of Storybrooke, including Mulan (my favorite Disney ‘princess’), Lancelot, and many others.

There is one character, though, I am particularly excited for that will be appearing next season. That character is Captain James Hook.

I love the world of Peter Pan. I’ve read the book and watched almost every rendition there is of that story. I am, dare I say it, a Peter Pan fangirl. One of the main reasons for this is the character of Captain Hook. Hook is the embodiment of sinister adulthood. He is a gentlemen, a scoundrel, and the perfect villain to the youthful Peter. He is also dead sexy. The fact that I like him as much as I do would probably be an interesting choice of topic for anybody who study’s Sigmund Freud’s theories.

Anyway.

The next Captain Hook

The casting for this iconic character has been revealed and I must say I totally approve.  Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite) will be the next man sporting the iconic arm ornament and is said to be one the main villains next season. He is described as “a confident pirate who never backs down from a fight; a man who seeks to crush and humiliate his enemies. But he also has the meticulous style and manners of a proper gentleman” (EW.com). It looks like the writers have captured the essence of Hook and it’s just a matter of time before we get to see this iconic villain on the screen once again. I’m excited to see how this character may be updated for Once Upon a Time and how he shall interact with the other characters on the show.

 

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Ep. 69 Stinky Tofu and Sexy Episode

More stinky tofu talk than sexy talk but the Lady Geeks discuss 626 Market Night, the Hobbit movie trilogy and how much Batman spends on his toys. We also talk about our most favorite and least favorite pairings in the science fiction and fantasy genre.

Ep. 55 Team Evil Queen

The Lady Geeks discuss the not-so-innocent behind the scenes experiences and stories of people who work at Disneyland, specifically, the tale of a Jack Sparrow. Then go off on a tangent about the TV show, Once Upon A Time. It’s sooooooo good, you guys. Other topics include hydrating, bachelorettes and Skullgirls.

Ep. 36 Drama, Horror and Fairy Tales

The Lady Defectivegeeks discuss drama on television and covers all kinds of series and genres. Sailor Mizz and Gizzy B (that’s her new name, guys) discuss the new television shows this season such as ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘American Horror Story.’ Once again, we establish how much we enjoy boys. Fanfic theatre features ‘Gossip Girl’– don’t judge us.

The ABC Network Press Tour

On August 8th-9th I got the honor help out at the Summer ABC Press Tour. As a Page I escorted talent, steamed clothes and led actors to the media panels and interviews. While participating in coffee like errands I got first hand info on all the new ABC shows coming this fall. You should be excited because some of them sound pretty fun.

 My morning started out escorting Christina Ricci to the green room to get ready for the panel. Maybe it was the conversation about shoes or the fact that she is really cool but it got me pumped to watch her star in a new drama series called Pan Am. Directed by Thomas Schlamme from the West Wing, Pan Am is a period piece that takes place in the 1960s centered on one of America’s first airline companies. It portrays the glamorous and dramatic lifestyles of the pilots, flight attendants, and the guests of the plane.

One of the questions asked was if ABC was trying to complete with Mad Men. Schlamme responded that this show was trying to appeal to women as the story centers mainly around the flight attendants. Mad Men takes a very chauvinistic approach and all he is trying to show is that the lifestyle of air travel was a privileged one. There wasn’t much freedom for woman of the 1960s. Flying was a way to escape, to see the world and be in charge of their own lives. Kelli Garner who plays Kate in the show went on to say that many people don’t realize what pressure there was to be a flight attendant during the 1960s; not only did you have to be beautiful, but also well educated. Garner made a comment about how her past experience as a stewardess helped her with the reality of the role. Ricci added to Garner’s response by stating that in her own performance she tries to remember that flying is new and exciting and she shares that experience with the actors that play the guests on the show. Pan Am is scheduled to air September 25th 10/9c on ABC, so keep a look out.

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