Kickstart: Walk the Moon and Alphas

I’ve been lax about my Kickstarter posts recently, as there hasn’t been a whole lot that I really wanted to share (aside from knitted FOs!) but this week I have two things I want to encourage you to give a chance.

The first is the band Walk the Moon, and their self-titled debut album. It’s fun and upbeat and puts a smile on my face every time I listen to it (which is… often).

The rest of the album is just as much fun and you can stream it free on Spotify (or wherever you like to stream music, most likely).

The other is the TV show Alphas, which I know I’ve mentioned here before. It’s a “SyFy” show (sorry, it’s still SciFi to me) and airs Monday nights early in the TV season (season 2 stated at the end of July). Created by Michael Karnow and Zak Penn (who shares a story credit for Avengers with Joss Whedon), Alphas is a mash-up of the kinds of superheroes seen in Heroes and X-Men, without the former’s melodrama (I didn’t watch much of Heroes so take that with a grain of salt) and X-Men‘s over-the-top-ness (I love the movies, all of them, even Last Stand, but you know what I mean). David Straithairn is the “neuronormal” ringleader of a secret government group made up of Alphas—human beings with special abilities, such as mind control, hyperactive senses (Rachel is her own magnifying scope), and more. It’s really well-written, the regular cast actors are amazing, and they have awesome special guest stars such as Summer Glau (who I think is in tonight’s episode as well) and Callum Keith Rennie.

You can watch season 1 streaming on Netflix, and season 2 is available at Syfy.com for free, or on Hulu (though it looks like Hulu is a couple episodes behind).

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