Eve of Darkness releases next week! *ack* I’m trying very hard not to think about it, despite having to do so much work based around it. I get butterflies. Seriously. How crazy is that?
It’s been over a year since my last new release. I’ve never had such a gap. I’m wondering now if I forgot what it’s like the week before the on-sale date? Or if it’s just more hectic this time than usual. Requests for everything under the sun have rolled in over the last several days, and I’ve been scrambling to get them all done before I leave for the RT Convention in Orlando on Tuesday morning. I have an article due for the Tor Books newsletter tomorrow and I still haven’t figured out what I should write about. *ugh* Does anyone else find it hard to talk about (sell) their books?
So, since I’m trying to avoid thinking about work right now and I just finished watching the latest episode of The Tudors (red hot poker, anyone? Yikes), I thought I’d talk about the television shows that have managed to capture my attention this season. Is anyone else watching The Tudors. Henry VIII seems much chillier this season and less stable. I’m not sure there’s anything in his life that makes him happy. The Pilgrimage of Grace retelling is painful to watch and Henri Cavill’s tortured portrayal of the 1st Duke of Suffolk is brilliant.
I’m still sad over the loss of E.R. I’ve watched the series on and off over the years, but they hooked me again with the addition of the phenomenal Angela Bassett. It was wonderful seeing former members of the cast come back to say goodbye. I loved how they ended it with an homage to the pilot and without really “ending” it. We were left with the notion that County was going on as usual, we just won’t get to see it.
I’m also enjoying the new Harper’s Island. Anyone else watching it? I’ve Twittered about it a few times and my description of it is “entertaining in a campy, movie-of-the-week sort of way. It’s combination teen soap opera and B-movie horror.” Yes, I admit it, I find such things amusing. 😳 To be honest, I “skim” the show. I peek around my laptop when I think someone’s about to die so I’ve only collected bits and pieces of the plot, but I’m still into it.
I really like Dollhouse and I think it’s a shame that it was scheduled on Friday nights when I’m pretty sure the targeted demographic isn’t even home. (Hence the 7 to 1 ratio of DVR to live viewers.) Fox will probably cancel the show because they haven’t yet figured out that Joss Whedon is golden. I hope Joss moves to cable where they’ll love him. I find myself watching more and more original cable programming.
Another cable show I’m hooked on is Dexter. I love, love, love that show and I’m eagerly awaiting its return. How will Dexter function with a wife and three kids? And Rita has really blossomed, so it will be interesting to see how her growth affects Dexter.
Wow, there’s a pattern emerging here. Who knew I was so bloodthirsty…?
So what about you? What’s your Must See TV? Are there any special events in your life that you’re looking forward to ?