A cat came to the library today. Hesitant and silent as only a big-bellied pregnant cat can be. I told this tabby that we had no smell-o-books, so she left. For a weekend of feline debauchery, no doubt, as the college has quite a population of semi-feral cats.
It has been a strange sort of a week, or maybe I’m merely suffering withdrawel symptons from not being online so much. My contribution to the b’verse have been, for the most part, confined to the mornings at work. But it isn’t really my fault. You can blame Tim Minear.
Or, maybe you can blame Channel Six, as they were the ones who showed the promos for his show The Inside, but haven’t actually scheduled it yet. And they’ve ignored my emailing asking if they know when they might be airing it. But an idle comment on Whedonesque prompted me to look online, again. And lo and behold I found some episodes, that weren’t dead. So, since Monday evening Pavlov has been occupied downloading a folder containt 7 episodes of The Inside, hopefully it’ll be finished some time this evening.
And, while I can go online and do other stuff while the torrents do their thing, it does tend to slow everything down. And given that Pavlov is a whole two years old I decided to just leave him to it.
This, of course, also means that I’ll be waiting till alter to nab the most recent Veronica Mars episode. I’m prepared to wait though, especialy given the fact that at the moment it doesn’t look like there will ever be a dvd release of The Inside, while there will be one of VM.
And of course, there is also the fact that we are blessed with an abundance of watchable weekly tv at the moment. Another factor keeping me from messing about online.
- Lost which has improved from the “oh god, let something happen before I die of boredom
- Podge & Rodge – the terrible twosome.
- BSG where poor old Apollo was suffering last episode
- Desperate Housewives – which gets more and more surreal with every episode
- Our second helping of Podge & Rodge though I do think they have eased back from the attacks on their guests. They were positively nice to Fr. Brian Darcy. And wasn’t he odd, with his fake-laughter?
- Wednesday is a bit of dead loss. Apart from soaps, which I didn’t actually watch this week, instead I went to see V for Vendetta for a second time>
- House – bearing in mind that I’ve only seen two episodes of this show I have to say that all the reports of it have not been exagerations. It is funny and gross. It does have interesting storylines, and characters, and technobabble, because you can’t have a medical show without the technobabbale, and it has interesting directors like Bryan Singer.
- Bones is also really enjoyable light-hearted entertainment.
So, that is a week filled with much tv-goodness and I haven’t even mentioned the shows on dvd that are waiting for me.
But it does pose a bit of a problem. My reading is suffering, as well as my blogging. Used to be I’d read a book every day or two. Now it is usually at least a week.
And also, what is the deal with the increasing use of maudlin songs over the final few shots in American TV shows? Cold Case is of course the worst offender. It spends the final half and hour recapping all the scenes we’ve already seen with people filing boxes away while some angst-filled emotional songs provides the only sound. But Bones seems to be spending longer and longer grave-side with the music, and House did the same thing. I don’t mind a bit of music at the end, but do we really need to be hit over the head with the “look how sad/resolved/emotional/important the ending is?