Never let it be said that Nerd HQ does not listen to your suggestions for shows to watch. SHIELD is on another hiatus again until March, and we have a two weeks (plus more in March) with nothing to be paired up with The Musketeers (Note: Fri Feb 28 will be a special night, no TV shows, stay tuned for that announcement) so, there are a few shows that have been mentioned by some members of Nerd HQ that they would like to watch as a group. Here are your options to pick between: Black Sails, The After, The Misfits ~ Season 3. Note: for The After, this is a pilot program from Amazon Studios the is offering viewers the chance to vote on their favourite pilots, the highest ranked of which would go to series. At this time, it would just be 1 episode to watch, so we could always start Black Sails or The Misfits the week after.
We will have all three shows ready to watch on Friday, and decide on Friday what we would like to give a shot to.
Black Sails: During the Golden Age of Piracy, the feared Captain Flint brings on a younger crew member as they fight for the survival of New Providence Island. According to the first episode, "In 1715, West Indies, the pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis; enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own...war against the world."
The After: The After follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.” The series is Carter’s first show since The X-Files concluded, and his first piece of work since the last film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Misfits Season 3: Resident delinquents - Simon, Kelly, Alisha and Curtis - are joined on community service by new kid on the block Rudy. Rudy gets a rude awakening on his first few days as he learns that with the keys to the infamous locker room comes a great deal of running and screaming and, in some instances, killing.
And of course, we can't forget the one show we know we will be watching on Friday:
The Musketeers: Episode 3 ~ The Good Soldier - Aramis’s old friend Marsac (JJ Field), a former musketeer, returns to Paris to kill the Duke of Savoy (Vincent Regan) whom he holds responsible for the deaths of 20 musketeers. The Musketeers capture Marsac and he seeks their help to discover the truth that implicates Treville in the massacre. They are also charged with protecting the ruthless Duke who is in Paris to sign a treaty with the King.
This event is scheduled to start at 6:30pm to allow time for people to arrive, get settled, order dinner, and have some general geeky chatter. The shows will start around 7pmish.
Please feel free to come before or after the scheduled event time, as there are usually members of Nerd HQ hanging about goofing off, watching something suitable geeky before the "official" event start time. After we have finished watching the shows, stick around and hang out for a bit there is usually people milling about, chatting, playing boardgames, singing karaoke...who knows, but the night will be young and we always have fun.