Why is it that I don't want to listen to people sometimes?
I didn't watch "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" until Season 4.
I didn't watch "Warehouse 13" until Season 2.
I didn't watch "Fight Club" until like 10 years after its release.
And now I get to add a new one to the list: "The Guild." And it's all because of that Felicia Day.
This Web series has been out since 2007, and is watched by every single person I know (and probably every single person who reads this). I had heard about it many times, and Felicia herself even talked about it with me at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Yet, I didn't bother watching "The Guild" until I accidentally stumbled upon it on Netflix recently.
And I'm hooked.
This week's episode (part of a season that takes place at a mega-convention) featured some greats like Brent Spiner and writer Maurissa Tancharoen, one of the writers of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."
Within minutes, I'm totally attached to Vork. To Zaboo. To Tinkerballa. To Bladezz. And especially to Clara -- a scene-stealer every time, played beautifully by Robin Thorsen.
And then, of course, there is Codex, the sweet, pretty and innocent gamer played by Felicia Day.
Everyone loves her. I love her. And that's why I hate her.
Can you hate something you love? Probably not. But can a video pirate go viral? Can cookies really be made from "frakadamia" nuts?
Day -- a huge gamer, apparently -- had originally intended "The Guild" to be a television pilot. However, she decided along the way to debut it online as a Web series. She not only stars in this fun and entertaining series, but she writes it, too. Seriously.
I'm angry at myself for coming in on "The Guild" so late. But at least I'm not too late. I can't wait for each episode to be released, and now that I'm caught up, when the season ends, I'll have to wait and wait and wait for Season 6 like everyone else.
I know I'm not supposed to hate you, Felicia Day, but how can I not? You're an amazing actress, extremely talented, an awesome writer, you make me laugh, and you know how to entertain.
Maybe what I really hate is that there aren't more in Hollywood like you. Imagine how amazing that place would be!
I guess we'll just have to get our fix through Codex. And maybe I'll learn to listen to people, and get to enjoy great programming like "The Guild" when it actually debuts.
Sorry about that, Felicia.
By the way, I talked to Felicia Day on the red carpet of the Syfy/E! Entertainment party. Check out that video by clicking here.
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