Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Will the real Princess Leia please stand up?

This is just too cute, a photo from this year's Dragon*Con showing the popularity of Slave Leia costumes. This costume figured into last night's episode of "Chuck".
Oh. And did I mention that "Chuck" has also become must-see TV for me? Although it's not as innovative as Pushing Daisies, it's more consistently enjoyable. I think the fact that Adam Baldwin plays a secondary character has a lot to do with that.

But really, it's the funnest hour on tv these days. Monday nights at 8:00pm EST on NBC.

The other edge it has over Pushing Daisies (which I still really love) is the lovableness of the schleppy main character. Some critic has observed that this fall on television is Revenge of the Beta Males. Both Pushing Daisies and Chuck star a beta male, but Chuck wins out because the show has more chemistry between the beta male and the alpha female lead.

I've also heard Chuck described as Scarecrow and Mrs. King, but gender-reversed.

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