I watched TV last night, which almost never happens (not in real time, anyway), so I’m going to write about it. Bryant was away and coming back late (I got home at like 9:30 last night, and he got home at 3am, so I had lots of time to kill), so I parked on the couch and half read In Cold Blood (not ideal home-alone reading) and half watched TV. It started with the Emmys. I didn’t see all of it, but I had three thoughts:
1) Jimmy Fallon is incredibly unfunny and unlikable.
2) When they did the In Memoriam and Rue McClanahan came up, I cried.
3) I tuned in right as they were doing best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie or something, and John Goodman was a nominee, and I <3 John Goodman. He lost, and I thought, “wow, I know exactly how John Goodman feels right now,” which is maybe the first time that’s ever happened, which almost makes spending $2000+/- to go to the Emmys and lose last week totally worth it.
After the Emmys, I turned to VPTV where I saw part of Ric Burns’ Andy Warhol documentary, which was awesome.
And when that was over, Inspector Lewis came on, and Alan Cumming introduced it. Three thoughts on that:
1) Scottish accents might be my favorite.
2) I need to wear more sweaters and so does everyone else.
The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.
Steven Moffat said: “The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!”
I hope they do more episodes then.
Uh…cynical Meagan says this is because Steven Moffat is only a good writer when he has lots and lots of time, which is why Blink and Silence in the Library and Empty Child are all so good and the entire last season (which I know wasn’t all written by him, but he was still the head writer) was really loose and not very good.