Summer Media Blues
- Sue me, I like Wilfred. Wilfred’s freak out at the vet is classic.
- Falling Skies is quickly fading. Like Walking Dead, but that had a solid start. (I can’t believe it’s already been picked up for a second season). I’m giving it another few weeks, but unless something good happens, I’m done. (More writing my Michael Yost may qualify as something good…)
- Torchwood: Miracle Day … very poor start. It’s only a 10 episode season (with a single arc) and it already feels bloated. Seriously, I love the new Dr. Who, but Torchwood’s only good point has been Children of Earth (which is available on Netflix … the episodes are called “Day One” through “Day Five”).
- I finally watched (out of boredom) a Classic Dr. Who. It’s supposedly one of the good ones. Ne’er again. Ye Gods.
- Current Series — Warehouse 13 (amusing X-Files style comedy) and Leverage (caper vengeance). Leverage’s formula is already wearing thin after 6 episodes, but the family likes it.
- Movies — I’ve seen almost all the Coen Brother’s work, and I like Jeff Bridges, but True Grit didn’t grab me. I did kind of like The Stunt Man (with Peter O’Toole, the only actor whose name doubles as his porn name). Haven’t been to a theater in a while (obviously), but the kids have been eagerly anticipating the final potter, so we’ll do that.
- I gave up on Deadwood. Another proof that constraints improve creativity.