When I wasn't watching television for the space of a few years I didn't notice it so much, but now that I am watching a few shows, I do - summertime is basically devoid of new entertainment, most of the series have packed up and gone of (hopefully) to film new ones. In a short space of time, I lost The Borgias, Justified, Vampire Diaries, and Hawaii 5-0 and am about to lose Top Chef Masters after the season finale tomorrow night. There is, of course, Netflix, to help fill the breach, as well as series we either own or get from the library. I'm currently watching Top Chef Season 5, QAF Season 3 and on instant watch I have Beauty and the Beast, Xena, Spartacus and Thirtysomething, depending on what I'm in the mood for. Sarah and I are watching Six Feet Under (just finished season 3), Dexter (season 2), DaVinci's Inquest (season 1) - and hopefully will start season 2 of True Blood and season 1 of Burn Notice soon.
I cannot say enough about the Glades - the writing is edgy and good, the acting is great, the plots are great, and the locales? They make me want to visit that part of Florida, even though I've been farther north and not been impressed. The Glades looks like a much more interesting part of the state, one I'd be willing to visit. I have to say that it's been a while since A&E did something to make me take notice, and I used to watch it a lot. But they've got my attention back now with The Glades - I hope they keep up the good work, and add more stuff to their schedule that I'd like to see.
*********possible Dexter spoilers ahead, warning*****************
Today I re-watched Scary Movie. Haven't seen that in a long time. Going to watch them all, and Scream too. Funny movie with parodies of lots of other films. I wouldn't have recognized Anna Faris if I hadn't looked it up on IMDB - I'm used to her as a blonde now, I think. I saw her in House Bunny, I thought it was really cute and funny.
It's only 43 minutes long, but it's 43 minutes filled with fun and song and intensity. If you don't love Dr. Horrible after those 43 minutes, I have to question your judgment.
I recommend this film highly. You'll love it.
I have also begun playing, thanks to Ann's wonderful influence, Age of Conan. It's a mmo game. Currently certain things are available only to paid players, but it is my understanding, from Ann, that soon the whole thing will be free. So far (and I'm not that far, because frankly I'm not necessarily the best at this) I'm enjoying it.
I chose to play a barbarian, he's Cimmerian, like Conan. It's similar in ways to WoW, but not others. It's the differences I have to get used to. I died the first time from not realizing how to fight. lol I could read the manual first, but what fun is that? I like it, and I look forward to a lot of hours of fun, when I can fit them in.
Well, I have writing to get back to - I'm working on my entry for Hot July Days for the m/m group at Good Reads; I have a second Forbidden to write, and the next Captivations, and I am working on something with co-author SL Danielson, Leaving His Mark, which is going well, and something with Sui Lynn that I'll talk more about later.
Have any thoughts on the things I'm watching? Or do you have shows of your own you'd like to discuss? I'd love to hear it!