• Do you like this website?
Then please “like” The Beat page on Facebook. It takes like…two seconds. If you are already our Facebook pal, please know we disabled the Twitter updates on the Beat page (for now) so you won’t get two feeds. Team Beat is going to be doing some updating and upgrading on our FB page so don’t miss out on the incredible, life-changing developments.
• In other news, yes we are watching Game of Thrones. No, The Beat has not read the books. (Ever since getting burned on Wheel of Time, we’ve been wary of giant, unfinished fantasy epics.) Clearly, GRRM is better than Robert Jordan so we may revise that. So far, we like Peter Dinklage and the dire wolves — things that are small and cute, basically. More seriously — wow how much money did HBO spend on this? And it’s refreshing to watch a TV show that takes the time to just show people plodding on horses across a wintry landscape for what seems like an eternity. World building/scene setting.
ASIDE: Nice warm-up for Conan from Jason Momoa as Dothraki horse-lord Khal Drogo.
• Finally, The Beat and FMB after YEARS of resistance, have started watching Doctor Who.
PLEASE DO NOT FLOOD THE COMMENTS WITH OH HOW COULD YOU NOT WATCH DOCTOR WHO. YOUR LIFE HAS HAD NO MEANING UNTIL NOW. I am well aware of Doctor Who and who he is and how many doctors there have been and Pertwee and Daleks and all that stuff. I just never liked watching TV until streaming Netflix made it the most fun thing on earth.
Also, it just…I dunno. Ever since Lost ended almost a year ago, I suspected the next TV show I would go onto was Doctor Who, but I needed to take a break. I needed some time to myself. I needed to sit on the shore and skip stones across the lake. Also, you can only have a few TV shows that you devote your entire life to, and I already have Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Twin Peaks, and Uncle Floyd, so it is hard to squeeze in another one.
But anyway, rest assured, we are now on board and will be joining in all the fun very, very soon.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.