Sunday, January 25, 2009

Who I am and why I'm here

Hello, I'm Theoriginalspy (Spy for short). If you've read my recaps, welcome back! If you have no idea, to quote the great philosopher Mick Jagger, please allow me to introduce myself.

Previously, I've worked for two separate, yet equally important sites, the now defunct Fandom Talk, where I recapped Numb3rs and House, and Recapist, where I recapped Numb3rs, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval. All right, I also recapped the very short-lived Drive (Nathan Fillion, enough said) and the even shorter-lived Viva Laughlin (Hugh Jackman, can you blame me?) for as long as they lasted.

Earlier this month, all of the recappers from Recapist were let go. Our parent company, Buzznet, decided that they only wanted free content. Thus, they are now getting what they pay for.

For the time being, I'm striking out on my own, but I'm not completely alone! I can be found at this blog or through the awesomely spectacular midseasonsreplacements, who have agreed to let me play with some of their bandwidth. It's a very nice sandbox in which to play, so I'm happy to be on board.

Schedule Changes

There will be a few changes from the Recapist days. While working for that site (henceforth to be known as TSTSNBN -- The Site That Shall Not Be Named), I had only 48 hours to get the recap up. By the time I deducted sleeping, eating, proving to the rest of the world I wasn't kidnapped by ninjas, monkeys, or both, my RL job, and other day-to-day activities, that actually equalled only about 4-8 hours, instead of the full 48. From now on, I will give myself the full 48 hours. This means that, like in the old Fandom Talk days, the recaps will be up prior to the next episode (or eppesode, in the case of Numb3rs) airing.

This will give me enough time to pay extra-special attention to my favourite prop (the lime-green fluted well-lit bowl on Numb3rs), my fictional Welsh boyfriend (Ianto's MINE damnit!), my adorkable Doctor (Tennant, don't leave me!) and hide from the scary, scary dinosaurs. Or it will give me time to do randomly strange things never-before seen in a recap. (Don't ask.)

What's New?

An Instacap will be posted after each episode / eppesode airs. I cannot guarantee their content, as it will be my initial reactions to everything, without editing. commenting will be disabled on the Instacaps as I don't want anyone to think I'm borrowing their ideas. In the past, I myself have been plagiarized, so I don't wish anyone to go through the same issue.

The Percolated Recap will be what people have come to expect from a full, well thought out recap.

Extra Froth is simply that. Whenever something tickles my fancy show-wise, I will write it up. Whatever the Extra Froth posts may contain, they're all in good fun.

Why these names? There were inspired by another great love of mine - coffee. Speaking of coffee, would anyone like to buy me one? I need caffeine for snarking. (Points to button on the side.)


  1. Yippie!! Glad that you'll be posting recaps here!!

  2. I'm glad you'll still be posting recaps! Are you using Adsense to help pay for it?

  3. I'm so glad! That means there may be a recap of last weeks Numb3rs right?

  4. I just got this up and running! Give me time!

  5. IT'S LIKE THE WORLD HAS COLOR AGAIN. (Too strong? I'm not sure you fully understand the extent to which Numb3rs recaps are my favorite part of fandom)

  6. I'm going to be officially starting with this week's eppesode. Trouble in Chinatown may be lost, for a while.

  7. Yay! I was all sad that your stint at recapist was over, and now I'm happy your back! It's like emotional ping pong with the internet (which is a lot less taxing the game we're playing with the weather, eh?).