San Diego Comic-Con is where fans converge to celebrate their lifelong commitment to comics, movies, television series, and of course, the institution of marriage. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, SYFY set up its very own Geek Love Chapel in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District where fans could become their own Lord and Lady of the Wedding Rings. Orlando Jones (American Gods) officiated the ceremonies, which included two marriages and vow renewals for six couples, including Sharknado star Ian Ziering and his wife, Erin Ludwig.
With so much to watch on TV it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week.
The “Twin Peaks” reboot got us thinking about how the original ’90s series spawned the dead-girl TV trope that has haunted us since then.
“American Gods” can turn on a dime from self-serious gods musing on the nature of goodness and death to a doddering old man swindling folks of their cash.
Over the last month, executive producers of more than 30 current genre shows have taken part in Yahoo TV’s “Why Genre Shows Matter” survey, either via email or by phone. We’ve learned which genre show was the first to resonate with them, which genre show they believe deserved more Emmy love, which current genre show they think is tackling an issue well, and, if they were a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, what moment, episode, or arc best explains why in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.
Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon in Starz’s American Gods. Leading up to the 20th anniversary of the March 10, 1997, premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yahoo TV is celebrating “Why Genre Shows Matter” and the history of how these shows have tackled universal themes (such as how much high school sucks) and broader social issues. One of the interesting things about genre is that, when telling one story about your characters, you often find out you’ve told another unexpected tale as well.
American Gods has finally started production! Novelist Neil Gaiman took to his twitter to announce that production had begun with this picture and the caption, “Oh yes. It’s happening. It’s really happening.” So what is American Gods? Here’s the rundown…