Netflix, The Killing, & Theater Seating

 

The Killing

 

* After coming up with a superb coda to the Arrested Development series, Netflix has rescued The Killing from oblivion. The Killing will receive a final season on Netflix consisting of six episodes. While I like the ten to thirteen episode model, someone realized that The Killing could benefit from streamlining so those meandering subplots have likely been paired away. Both Joel Kinnamon and Mireille Enos could use the boost as Joel Kinnamon starred in the pointless Robocop reboot and Mireille Enos joined an ensemble cast in the horrendous Sabotage.

So what series to rescue next Netflix? No, obviously they can’t have Firefly – Nathan Fillion is doing just fine on Castle and Joss Whedon has The Avengers 2.

AMC Seating

 

* Now that all of the new theaters are finally having the soda fountain outside of concessions (YAY!), the latest trend seems to be improved theater seating. Check out these fully extendable lounges in the new AMC set up (above).

Chairs

 

The loungers above here are Carolina Cinemas new ones – listed for the Charlotte location but one can hope for my Asheville one. I like their current couches and footstools but my wife finds them uncomfortable.

Firefly & Serenity & Deleted Scenes

Just a quick note to all the Browncoats out there: Apparently there are some deleted scenes for Firefly. Geek Exchange has posted three of them here.If you aren’t a Browncoat, go watch Firefly and then Serenity on streaming Netflix.

Firefly (2002)

“Set almost 500 years in the future, this short-lived but much-loved sci-fi series follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of the transport spaceship Serenity, who view no job as too small, too dirty or too close to the line of illegality.”

If you haven’t seen Firefly, you should. While it can be summed up dismissively as a Western in Space, you would be missing out on a fantastic ensemble cast, great plotting, and scripts that play wonderfully with language.

Serenity (2005) – Rated PG-13

“Malcolm Reynolds, captain of the ship Serenity, picks up two fugitives from the powerful coalition ruling the universe. Mal and his mates find themselves at the center of a cosmic conflict, pursued by military forces and space-roaming savages.”

Serenity is a great film but if you have seen and enjoyed the series, it makes a fantastic denouement to an under-appreciated show.