Sunday?

There’s no “Sunday!” post and I have stuff to say, so consider this a poor man’s substitute.

So I am one episode away from finishing the fall half-season of Revolution. Without any specifics, I was coming around to Tod Kelly’s view that it’s red meat for Tea Partiers when it sort of turned on its head and now, if it’s political, I think it’s a cautionary tale aimed at Tea Partiers. Now to Rot13 (spoilers to episode 8 or so): Gur vapernfrq eryvnapr ba pnyyvat gur rivy snxr-tbireazrag Gur Cngevbgf pnhtug zl nggragvba. Naq gura V gubhtug, jryy ybbxvat ng vg n cnegvphyne jnl, urer lbh unir n ohapu bs onq crbcyr gung ner pbzvat va naq znxvat qhovbhf pynvzf haqre gur onaare bs cngevbgvfz naq angvbanyvfz. V’q vzntvar gung n ybg bs Ubyyljbbq ybbxf ng gur Grn Cnegl guvf jnl. Vg’f n fgergpu, ohg gura V gubhtug vg jnf n fgergpu va gur bgure qverpgvba nf jryy. We’ll have to see where it goes from here.

Closing in on that, I took a break today and watched Green Lantern First Flight which I thought was good and probably better than the live-action movie (which I think I liked more than just about anyone else, even though I didn’t think it was great) but given some of the positive reviews I was expecting more.

Tomorrow I start House of Cards because unlike some others I can wait for it.

On the reading (or audioreading) front, I am listening to an old Robert Ludlum book, Trevayne (not related to the Bourne series). Before that I finished Brad Meltzer’s Dead Even which was good but not great. (I hated what Meltzer did to some previous characters in some previous books of his I have written, but on the upshot it makes me fear for the characters every time I read one of his books because I have no security at all that things are going to turn out well for characters I can often expect things to turn out well for.

I’m not sure what comes next. Maybe John Sandford and whatever is next in the Prey series. Oh, and a little bit of Discworld, of course.

So what are you reading, watching, etc?

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28 thoughts on “Sunday?

  1. Thank you! We are internetless and so didn’t do it (I’m at work, finishing up homework, right now). You are the bomb.

    I’ve been reading a ton! Mostly comics and Whipping Girl and picture books. I just started The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 and so far the essays are 2 for 2 awesome.

    I’m in the middle of the 2nd season of Sherlock. I might rewatch the first season. Hurray for DVD loans when your internet is down.

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    • Jaybird called to get an update on the state of things virtual and then made me turn my computer back on (I’m finally done! I want to go home!) so that I could tell you all he’s watching the first season of Sherlock.

      So. Now you know. (I think he’s also read a bit more of Small Gods – I’ve gotten way ahead of y’all again and had to slow down again :D ).

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  2. With my son’s little brother here for most of the weekend, unexpectedly, I have had more TV watching time (though we did watch the marathon go by this morning) than I expected. So, I started season 7 of Burn Notice, and everyone’s now watching season 1 of The Americans, and I watched an episode of Suits. Still reading Le Carre, and more Naipaul.

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  3. Saturday, I finished off American Horror Story: Asylum so that I could start season 2 of House of Cards, though I am only one episode into the latter.

    I am still reading A Crown of Swords, though I have slowed down a bit. I typically read during my lunch break, but my lunches have been busy over the past week.

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  4. My non-spoiler comment on Revolution:

    I started out expecting to hate this show, then decided I loved it, now I am having difficulty staying committed. The overall story arc is great and in many ways it breathes some fresh air into the typical dystopian stories. In other ways though I feel they have gotten away from the core premise. In the very first episodes everyone was mostly running around with flintlocks and bows. Now they all have assault rifles. Where did all the dang ammo come from? It feels like the writers are struggling with incorporating the lack of electricity into the story more often.

    The other problem I see is that every-single-week seems to be “Oh no, we’ve been captured by the bad guys again! How will we get out of this?” I feel like we need Waylon Jennings to narrate before they go to commercials like he did on the Dukes of Hazard.

    “Boy I tell you, the day they passed out good luck, Miles and Charlie must have been out fishing.”

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    • You know, I keep hoping this story will turn on Aaron and Priscilla; that they have to find their love for one another to teach love to the New God.

      But I fear we’re, instead, going to walk the path of one of my favorite, and sadly out-of-print dystopian novels, Deus Irae by Philip K. Dick and Samuel Delaney (which is worth reading just for the scene of giant cock roaches worshiping a VW bug).

      But yes, I agree with all your criticisms, it’s like the whole show’s been Cheneyed.

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    • What I don’t understand is why they don’t realize that anything they do with a gun would look way cooler with a bow and arrow. That said, I think the Patriots are well-stocked with bullets and that’s where they’re getting them from (they’re stealing the guns from the bad guys they kill).

      I agree with your broader critique. It was at the bottom of the fall shows I wanted to catch up on, though I did watch it and will continue to do so until they give me a reason not to.

      Most concerning to me is the lack of discipline. It feels like they’re just going to continue to punch things up over and over again to keep it interesting when I’d prefer a tighter overall story-arc.

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      • The traveling timeframe is hard to follow sometimes too. For instance Neville and his son recently made the trip from DC to Texas in what seemed like a couple of days. And Aaron and Priscilla made it to Oklahoma and then back to Lubbock in record time. Monroe and Charlie got to Vegas in what also seemed like a couple of days. From Texas. WTF?

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