Most of my (free) time as of late has either been spent with Laura watching Weeds, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Mad Men or sitting in quiet isolation reading Fables and Scott Pilgrim. Or jogging in short shorts. Say what now? You’ll have to read to find out.
I’ve talked at length about Weeds, so I won’t reiterate. It’s Always Sunny (IASIP henceforth) was suggested by coworkers, and I found the first two seasons at FYE for $20 combined and couldn’t pass that up. It’s a very indy show, almost Lonely Island-esque, and very funny. Basically about three guys and a gal running a bar (in the second season Danny Devito joins this group). I’m sorry, let me reword that last sentence. Basically about three f-ing crazy guys and an f-ing crazy gal running a bar. The show alternates between inane and witty, subtle humor (mostly leaning toward inane), and it takes a few episodes to really find its groove, but once it takes off it’s a fantastic show all the way to the finish line.
Mad Men is one of only a handful of serious shows I’ve been watching. It’s about ad executives in the early ’60s, focusing on the adventures of hot shot Don Draper. And it would seem Draper has a mysterious past. I haven’t gone too far in to know fully how I feel about the show, but I know it’s good and I enjoy it thus far.
While we’re on TV, I’ll go ahead and address the BSG finale. It was OK I guess. I’m one of only a handful that has liked the show from start to finish; admittedly it’s been bogged down in a few spots and never quite recaptured the luster of the first season, and some of the decisions were… unfortunate (Ellen). But I always had a good time. They wrapped up most everything, if not somewhat anticlimactically. The “opera house” was a big letdown, and the way the colony ship was nuked was farcical. Still, who doesn’t get a little choked up when Roselin dies?
On to Fables. Someone at work tipped me off to this graphic novel; having just wrapped up Y, I thought I’d try it out. It’s about various fairy tale characters hiding in the real world after being forced out of their own worlds. The story starts with a crime scene and a lot of blood and follows the investigation by the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White. I’m close to wrapping up the first volume, and I’m fair-certain I’ll start (slowly) acquiring the others.
Scott Pilgrim was Ricky’s suggestion. It’s about a normal 23 year old in a band with a high-school girlfriend. Oh, and he falls in love with a different girl and to date her he has to defeat her seven evil ex boyfriends. Normal stuff, really. The writing is pretty good, and it’s a fun comic, though it starts to get a little over-the-top-crazy during the battles. We’ll see how the second volume turns out.
Ah, right, I promised you something for the end here. Laura insisted we go jogging. I don’t have any jogging clothes, being a mostly stuffy person whose closet is filled almost strictly with button-down shirts. She just happened to have some in her trunk that belonged to her brother. I looked very girly. The end.
It’s not nearly as dramatic as body bombing a group of six year old girls.