Dark Shadows

Good morning… I guess… I dunno, it’s Monday, so I don’t know how good of a morning it is. This weekend kind of sucked for me. I got nothing done that I wanted to do. Most of the weekend I spent working on a new Wallpaper for Atomic Moo, unfortunately it’s still no where near to being finished. Thanks to my brother for stepping in and getting the all the posts. I did manage to make a trip to a comic book store up in San Clemente, Surf City Comics. Wes, the owner, ran an awesome comic book shop that was great place to hang out when I was a wee young lad going to in high school in Hemet. Bought my first issue of Heavy Metal there, among many other great things. It’s great to see he’s still in the business. If you’re ever in that area, check out his shop. I managed to pick up a few comics I wanted to go over (including volume one of The Walking Dead), but i just haven’t had the time yet. Hopefully some time this week I’ll get it done.

Last night I was having a tough time sleeping, mostly because of an upset stomach (I can’t eat normal junk food any more, so I tried making some gluten free cookies… they’re about as bad as they sound), so, out of complete curiosity, I watched the first three episodes of Dark Shadows on Netflix. This was the first time I’d ever seen this show, though I’ve heard about it for years. I don’t know why it took so long to finally check it out. Here’s an ultra brief synopsis from IMBD:

Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera, which follows the strange happenings to the Collins family and their surrounding friends. The show features everything from Vampires, to Witches, werewolves… you name it.

In the episodes I watched, basically some greedy young bastard looking for some buried treasures of a family he’s staying with (I wasn’t sure if they were running a boarding house or something… I kept getting up to get some Tums for my stomach, so I might have missed some stuff), the Collins, digs up an ancient member of the family who isn’t dead (Barnabas Collins… vampire maybe?). Barnabas, freed from his coffin, and pretending to be a foreign cousin from England, seems to be looking to make a new life in his old home. That’s pretty much it. I don’t want to give too much away, because I think you should check it out for yourself.

Overall, I liked it. Maybe at lunch I’ll check out another episode. It’s a little cheesy, and the acting isn’t the greatest (especially the kid), but it’s got a dark quality to it that reminds me of all the great classic old horror movies. Watch it if you haven’t seen it yet. It seems I read somewhere that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp where trying to remake the show into a new film. I’ll have to hunt for some more information on that and see if that’s true or not. I hope it is though. Burton’s style of film making would go great with this show. Here’s a fan made trailer I found on youtube. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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