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13th-Jan-2010 07:04 pm
Today has been a wildly fluctuating day of emotion, lead mostly by the fact that the power adaptor for my laptop has stopped working - my PhD is on my laptop. It Was mostly on a usb stick I thought I'd be a fool to lose, but I lost it, and so I started rebuilding what I lost on my laptop and now the batteries have run down and... I'm run down. i have a new power cord coming on eBay and I found my warranty agreement after much panic and they're picking it up... I have no idea when but it's arranged. And now I'm in an emotional well.

Which was alleviated in violent excited squeaking fashion by the news that Birds of Prey is returning to my pull list, written by Gail Simone! (Drawn by Ed Benes, but you can't have everything.) Though getting-excited-over-stories has left me drained. I have, however, rehung the curtains in the living room and they look surprisingly good.

But enough about my mental health! On to:

THIRTY DAYS OF MEME:  Day 3: Your Favourite TV Programme

No fair! Too many! Actually, tell you what I'll do, instead of talking about ONE show, I'll showcase some of my favourite TV shows of recent, which I've been meaning to tell LiveJournal about and failing.

The Middleman

Comic book evil! Hot girls! Passing the Bechdel Test! Sardonic robots! Johnny Cash references! Bleeping black boxed teenagers!

Battlestar Gallactica.

I'm in Season 4.5 of this right now, and spoilers will not be tolerated!

This is what Science Fiction should be (well, for the most part) - intelligent, unafraid, and not about outer space at all but about humanity and humans and what we are and what we do. A good SF story is about this world, not another, and BSG when it does it right, does it very right.

ALSO spaceships.


This is comfort telly. The knowledge that our heroes are going to win, they're always in control and whoever it is they're doing bad stuff to, he definitely definitely deserves it. It's a bit like Leverage, which was based on it, but just the British grifting, and none of the hi tech bells and whistles, which I think makes it great.

Being Human

So take one addict, one young man suffering from PTSD that is sending his life into a cycle of violence he can't break out of, and move them in with a girl coming out of an abusive relationship. Add horror fantasy and mix. In Bristol.

I'm not going to bother with Supernatural or FlashForward - the one you're either in or out of by now, the other, I'll wait until it's finished then tell you if it's good.
13th-Jan-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yay curtains! *sends cake*
13th-Jan-2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
14th-Jan-2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Going to take a look at The Middleman now. Thanks - i taking it as a recommendation.
14th-Jan-2010 09:49 am (UTC)
See if you can get Weaves to watch it with you - she'd love it!

As will you. It's AMAZING.
15th-Jan-2010 01:54 am (UTC)
I has only a Weaves for 4 more days! WOE!

sure will will burn her a copy.
15th-Jan-2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
A good SF story is about this world, not another

I feel like there's a long and interesting discussion to be had on this subject.
15th-Jan-2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
I should preface it with "in my opinion", right?
17th-Jan-2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Possibly, but what I was thinking was that "about this world" could mean multiple things on multiple levels, and that was the aspect I was finding interesting.
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