Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blogging A to Z: The Guild

I wanted to write up Game of Thrones, which I had at the top of my Netflix queue for weeks, but suddenly it's "a very long wait," and I was sent the Puss in Boots disc instead. I admit, I love the Antoino Banderes-voiced Shrek character, but it doesn't fit for "G."

Codex and Zaboo
So, instead of the HBO epic fantasy, we have the more easily accessible web series The Guild! You can watch this online here or instantly on Netflix.

The Guild is about a group of online gamers who play a World of Warcraft-like game and their various adventures meeting in person. I don't play WoW, but the series' humor is accessible if you're a fan of video games in general, or if you've ever maintained relationships online with people you've never met in real life. This guild, called the Knights of Good, is comprised of misfit characters that range in age from high schooler up to mid-life adult, from sarcastic slacker to a horrifyingly negligent mother.

Codex (Felicia Day) is the Every Girl Gamer who holds the group together. She's debilitatingly shy, which is part of the overall story arc of the series. Each episode begins with her narration into her webcam (see pic above). The guild has banded together at a Gamestop for an expansion pack release (where they are accosted by line-jumper guild The Axis of Anarchy, which includes Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton), and has supported each other through failed social interactions at parties and an ill-fated wedding between the balding Vork and Zaboo's mother.
The guild members as their game avatars

Why You Should Watch:. Each episode is only minutes long, and you can watch the whole first season in about an hour - how's that for time efficiency!

Factoid:  Felicia Day stars, writes and produces The Guild, which is pretty impressive. The first season was financed by fans and her own fundraising supports until a sponsor was picked up for the series. Very DIY!


  1. I loved the Guild. I haven't seen all of the series because I used to watch it with an online friend and now I don't play WoW I've lost touch with her. But it was awesome :-)

  2. Ooh, I may have to check this out since it doesn't seem like too much of a time requirement. LOL.

  3. I'm glad you covered this one. I never could figure out what it was about based on the buzz, but now I know. I'll have to check it out...

  4. This is one of those that I've been meaning to watch. I want to watch Game of Thrones after I read the book... but it's so long. I've been stuck at 30% for about two months now. :)

  5. I think I'm going to like your blog. Are these typical posts? Reviews of television shows? You have my curiosity piqued.

    Going to follow to see what else you have in store.

    Stopping in via the A-Z blogging challenge.

    Bev @ Blue Velvet Vincent

  6. interesting diary
    ill come back again to read
    do check out my G at GAC a-z

  7. Never seen it, but I'll keep an eye out. :-)

  8. Proud of you for choosing this over "The Gilmore Girls".

  9. Well, Paul, you should skip Monday's post on Hart of Dixie where I actually reference Gilmore Girls :)

    @Bev, I'll stop by your blog, too. The TV theme is specifically for the A to Z challenge, but I do write about TV sometimes. I also post book reviews and generally about publishing and pop culture.

  10. The Guild is on my Netflix list. I'm looking forward to watching it one of these days.

  11. I haven't seen this but it sounds hysterical. I'm off to check it out, thanks!


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