Jenna Busch

Geek Girl in Hollywood: A final column and a state of the geek union

So, this is my last column for Metro. I wanted to not only say farewell to all of you guys, but to thank my amazing editor Matt Prigge for his support and awesomeness for the last two-and-a-half years. It’s been an honor to know you were reading, and it’s been wonderful to hear from...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:00 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: I'm worried about Sansa Stark on 'Game of Thrones'

We’re two episodes deep into our seven episode season of “Game of Thrones.” A while back, I wrote an article called “In Defense of Sansa Stark.” Back then, I had a lot of respect for her character. “Sansa’s passivity and “girliness” may...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:29 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Finally, a female-led 'Doctor Who'

This Sunday, the 13th Doctor was announced for the new season of the BBC’s long-running show Doctor Who. If you’ve managed somehow to miss this show, let me explain. It’s been around since 1963 and there are 36 seasons. There have been 12 Doctors (well, more, but it’s...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:28 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: San Diego Comic-Con is getting too big

A few days back, Mile High Comics announced that it won’t be at San Diego Comic-Con. They’ve been there for 44 years and it’s going to be odd to have them missing. In the post on their website, they talked about their reasons for not returning, including poor foot traffic and poor...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:36 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'She Makes Comics' shows superheroes aren't just forboys

A couple of years ago, I took part in something that I’m very proud of. The film "She Makes Comics" is hitting VOD and iTunes on July 11. I promise you, this isn’t some sort of shameless promotion. I’m just interviewed in the film for a few minutes. I didn’t write/...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:04 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Spider-Man, Venom and loving shared universes

There have been conflicting reports about whether or not Spider-Man will appear in the upcoming Sony spinoff films.  If you’re not familiar, Sony has the film rights to Spider-Man, though he’s a Marvel comic book character. Marvel and Sony have a deal that allows Spider-Man to be...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:31 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: In praise of kids' video games

E3 has been going on for days and I’ve been caught up in a sea of game trailers. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since I played Atari in my basement as a tot. I’ve been loving everything from “God of War” to “Skyrim,” but a tweet really struck...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12:07 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: It's not surprising 'Wonder Woman' is a smash

By now you’ve probably read a zillion articles about "Wonder Woman": think pieces, reviews, box office reports. I have as well. I keep reading them, partially because I’m so thrilled with the success of the film, and partially because it’s amusing that people seem so...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12:22 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: I cried watching 'Wonder Woman'

By now, you’ve read the reviews of “Wonder Woman.” Even if you haven’t, you’re probably aware that it’s getting great ones. I was lucky enough to see the first press screening and go to the premiere, so I feel like I’ve had my emotional viewing, plus one...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:22 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Manchester and not letting the terrorists win

It’s hard to write about the latest movie trailer after something terrible happens in the world. It’s hard to write about anything. Everything seems silly and superfluous in the face of the deaths of children. I’m not even going to try to pretend I’m thinking about anything...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 AM

Geek Girl on Hollywood: On the 'American Gods' gay sex scene

So many articles have been written about the recent gay sex scene in the third episode of “American Gods.” I just wanted to add my two cents. My two cents, by the way, are coming from a straight white woman, and they should be taken in that context. My horse in this race is connected...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: In praise of unplugging

I didn’t turn on my computer this weekend. I mean, I checked my phone here and there, but I didn’t do it that much. I can hear the groans already. Yes, we know: Turn off your tech for a bit. You’ll feel better. The thing is, that’s pretty vague. “You’ll be able...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 8:13 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The pros and cons of Nintendo's DLC packs

So, I just got my Nintendo Switch today. (Don’t judge — it was hard to find.) I’m freaking out at the chance to play “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” tonight. I’ve heard about the incredible amount of hours you can spend on this game, and as someone who’s...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10:57 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: There's way too much TV

Does anyone else feel like they’re on TV overload lately? Even as someone writing about TV all day, I’m starting to get to the point that I just cannot watch everything. There aren’t enough hours in the day. It doesn't help that in addition to all the new television...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:20 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Now's the time to watch 'Doctor Who'

The 10th season of “Doctor Who” premiered last weekend. Well, Season 10 of the reimagined series. Yes, I’ve watched and loved the older ones, though I have to admit that I’m a sucker for the newer version. I’m also a sucker for Peter Capaldi. No, David Tennant and Matt...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: On the women of 'Orange Is the New Black'

The trailer for the fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black” just premiered this week. To recap the finale of the fourth season, there was a huge event and the death of a main character, which led to a prison riot. This season, which begins June 9 on Netflix, will take place over just...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:23 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Midnight, Texas' will fill that'TrueBlood'-sizedhole

Before “True Blood” aired on HBO, I’d read all the books. I was thoroughly invested in the show. I was so invested that, when it went off the rails in the final few seasons, I still watched. I had followed Sookie and her friends for so long that I kind of felt obligated, like you...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:26 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The thing about Spider-Man

The thing about Spider-Man is that he’s us. He’s any of us. I watched the new trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” this morning and it’s more obvious in this version of the Marvel superhero than it’s been in any of the versions I’ve seen out there. Peter...

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:59 AM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: On the Disney Princesses Avengers movie

There is allegedly a spec script floating around Hollywood called “Princesses,” which has fairy tale princesses teaming up a la the Avengers. It immediately piqued my interest, in both positive and negative ways. I’ll just go with the negative first, since there is far less of that.I was a Disney...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 4:30 PM

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Thank god 'Doctor Who' is back

Gosh, I’ve missed “Doctor Who”! I’ve missed it in the way I miss having a “Star Trek” series on TV. (Please get “Star Trek: Discovery” ready to go!) I know “Doctor Who” hasn’t been off for that long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s far longer than I would've liked. BBC America just released...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 AM