Time again for another edition of the Saturday Night Open Thread - a place where we can catch up on literally anything (within community guidelines) whether it be related to our beloved Houston Texans or not.
A couple of months back, I recommended a little-seen movie called Under the Skin. Curious to know if any of you ever ended up watching that, and if you hated it. Well, technically there's just too much of ScarJo in this movie for it to be hateable, but I'll leave that up for debate.
Since I'm a big movie/TV guy, given that many years ago it was my chosen profession, I'd like to pose a question and give another recommendation. Some of you will immediately wince at this rec, but that's okay. I think we probably already disagree on a lot of things. First, the question:
What is the best show on TV that nobody is watching?
Here goes - get your pitchforks ready. I'm a fan of Starz Network's Outlander. Yes, it's based on "chick books". This is undeniably true. It's also a great TV show, very well-directed, acted, and written. The Executive Producer, Developer, and Showrunner of this series is Ronald D. Moore, who some of you may know as the guy who very successfully resurrected the Battlestar Galactica series for the Sci-Fi Channel, now ludicrously re-branded as "SyFy".
Ask your wives or girlfriends about it. Chances are, if they're big readers, they've read the books. I haven't read the books, nor do I have any interest in the books. And yes, there is the occasional "chick-centric" episode where the show feels more like it's geared 100% to the gentler sex, but I'm comfortable enough in my own skin that I can just kind of power through those episodes. Or, you know, goof off on my phone or iPad when those episodes hit.
I'll also say this: Outlander has one of the best TV villains I can recall. Up there with any other TV villain I can think of. I just really don't want to say anymore in hopes that one or two of you might actually give it a try.
I don't really want to speak on the plot. It is sort of a blend of period piece, historical epic, and fantasy.
So there you go. I like it. Your mileage may vary. It probably will vary.
What's on your mind this evening? Hit the comments below and enjoy the rest of your weekend!