saturday smackdown

February 20, 2010

Saturday Smackdown: Human Target versus Burned Spy

Good morning and welcome to Saturday! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last smackdown (we celebrated Valentine’s Day last weekend), so I have a copy of Nikki Duncan’s Sounds to Die By to give away (winner announced at the bottom) and a new prize for this week: a $10 gift card to iTunes. To enter, just comment on our smackdown with your personal pick! Comment! Comment! Comment! Winner to be announced next week! Human Target versus Burned Spy On the USA Network’s Burn Notice, Michael Westen is a former covert operative who finds out he’s been burned while […]
February 6, 2010

Saturday Smackdown Sexy Brothers

Does sexy run in families? On television and in novels, it certainly seems to. Numerous romantic series focus on families of great looking men with vibrant, desirable personalities. On television, we lust after them, often comparing the brothers and what makes them hawt and hawter. For today’s smackdown, we are going to pick the sexiest brothers. You, of course, are welcome to nominate brothers not on this list. Here are some of the sexiest brothers I’ve watched on television or read about in books. The Salvatore BrothersDamon and Stefan Salvatore make dead look good. Damon is the wild child, cynical, […]
January 30, 2010

Paperback Heroes: Law and Order

If you’ve been missing Saturday Smackdowns, so have we. They will be returning February with a whole new series of Saturday challenges, prizes and more. In the meanwhile, I was digging through my archives and found this little gem about law enforcement paperback heroes. The Lawgivers Lawgiver may be a strong term, but it works. It covers all the people in law enforcement (local, military and Federal), judges, prosecutors and the occasional vigilante or private investigator. The private investigator is probably the weakest link in the lawgiver archetype, but since the majority of the heroic private investigators are more the […]
January 2, 2010

Saturday Smackdown: The Doctor’s Companion

Tonight ends the David Tennant run as Doctor Who. The second episode of The End of Time has already aired in the United Kingdom, but BBC America will air that episode this evening in the U.S. In honor of David Tennant and the magnificent women who served as his companion, we have an extra long Saturday Smackdown for you this week. Up for your choice, this week is which companion is your favorite: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones or Donna Noble? Billie Piper Rose Tyler played by Billie Piper is introduced in the revived series as the ninth Doctor’s (Christopher Eccleston). […]
December 19, 2009

Saturday Smackdown: Gandalf versus Dumbledore

Ah the beauty of the holiday season! We kick off our last week in a countdown towards Christmas with last minute shopping, sending holiday cards and sadly, a head cold for the midget. Today’s smackdown is a look at the great wizards of two fabulous series. Both wizards inspire, guide and are tremendously powerful in their own right. I can hardly choose between them and cannot compare them as which is more powerful or which is more inspirational. Therefore, I ask only that you choose which one is your favorite. I know which one is mine. Gandalf the Grey (later […]