Happy 90210 Day, everybody! In today's news, SNL wants to be funny, Big Bang wants to be nerdy, and Glee wants to be embarrassingly unhip. All is right with the world.
Look, I know there are going to be legions of Neil Gaiman fans out there who are going to stage protests or something about his masterful graphic novel series getting made into a TV show. And there will probably be so many millions of complaints about each casting choice, script choice, things they've left out, what they've change, what they've added, etc. that it will probably make my head spin. And while I am sure that I'll have my own share of gripes at some point, at this very moment, as longtime fan of Gaiman's work, I'm feeling somewhat positive about the news. And that's mostly because Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is rumored to be attached to the project. He's obviously got experience with the genre and if there's a showrunner out there who can handle this mythology, it is probably him. My bigger concern will be which network the show ends up on since that could make a major difference when it comes to budget (this show needs one), casting (it can't all just be pretty people) and edge (you can't dumb this material down). With that in mind, I've looked into the future to see what The Sandman might look like on various networks.
So this past week's episode of Supernatural featured Dean getting a disease that seemed to only effect people who had jerk tendencies. I personally was so distracted by watching Jensen Ackles singing "Eye of the Tiger" multiple times (since it is kind of the best thing ever) that I couldn't concentrate on the whole Dick vs. Not a Dick controversy that's been a-brewing. Anyway, creator Eric Kripke (who is one of the nicest people on the planet... I swear) would like to set the record straight. He sent a message to fans (via the press) to clear up any confusion.