I’m back. Thank goodness.
Thank you to anyone who has stuck with me through this dry spell and to everyone who told me that they kept checking back here hoping to see something new. You’re awesome. I like you too.
I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to start up again without making too much of a fuss about how there has been a four month hiatus, how I wasn’t being very good about posting to being with, and how this blog had sort of devolved into random video posting there for awhile.* And I think the best way is to just jump in and get wet. So break’s over, you’re awesome, and here we go.**
And what better way to get going again than to share with you… (please picture a Ten Commandments booming voice here)…
5 EXCITING THINGS -INGS -INGS -ings -ings -… :
(5 Things About Which I am Excited just sounds silly)
1. Party Down is back!
That’s right, season 2 is upon us. Prepare thyself.
Don’t remember what I’m talking about? See: New Favorite: Party Down.
Season 2 begins April 23.
2. Iron Man 2
Have you watched the trailer for this??? If not, do yourself a favor and go here. Believe me, it warrants three question marks. This is gonna be swee-eet.
Opens May 7.
3. George Lucas’s new book Star Wars: The Making of the Empire Strikes Back
I love his movies with a passion, but am not the biggest fan of George Lucas, the man. Well, really of George Lucas, the writer (see: all dialogue and some storylines in the new Star Wars movies). I’d say that maybe he just wants to make more money with this book, but the behind-the-scenes photos from Empire Strikes Back in last week’s Entertainment Weekly are amazing and there are great quotes too. This looks like it’s going to be a labor of love about a movie everyone loves. Awesome.
Out in October.
4. The return of Glee
It’s true, I’m one of them. I love it. It’s a smart show, done well. It’s a lot of fun, while still telling some cool stories and not pandering to/about high school kids. Sure the production numbers are polished with a capital P and some things may not be believable, but it also had the most well done coming-out scene I’ve ever seen, handling the topic so maturely and showing such beautiful humanity. It’s like it’s a guilty pleasure without too much guilt.
And in the part 2 of this season (can you believe it only started this year?), we get to look forward to some awesome guest stars (Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth is back, and, of course, Neil Patrick Harris) and, even better, lots of Jane Lynch singing and dancing!!! Yaaaaaay!
Returns April 13 (yeah, tomorrow).
I am obviously not going in chronological order here at all.
5. What’s next for Mad Men
(Carrie, don’t read this til you’ve watched the rest of season 3)
I just finished watching Season 3 on DVD, and, while I thought it all got a little weird there in the middle and a little too much was left to silent symbolism without being explained, they ended on a great note. I love the set-up in all good stories- the gathering of forces, preparing for battle, training sequences. The Plan. And the final episode was one awesome set-up for what’s to come. It’s a new dawn on pretty much all levels for our flawed hero. (hee hee, unintentional pun***) As they mentioned in the commentary, hell, they’re going to get a whole new physical set. It was the end of an era, but the gathering of the essentials of something new; all the characters you want to see more of are there, gathered together in one room, ready for the next step, the new company. Things getting too confusing and not going where you want? Cut ’em all out and start over. I am very excited.
Season 4 starts in July 2010 (though I’d have to have working cable by then to watch it as it’s happening).
Okay, I only have a list of five for you, because that’s all I could think of right at this moment and I wanted to start this ball rolling. Get things moving. Shakin’ and bakin’ and- Okay, it’s time for bed.
Many many more posts to come. 🙂
*Random videos, those you used to find in the side bar, are now all being sent to my tumblog of things I find funny and/or awesome. I hope you’ll check it out — Gareth Keenan Investigates!
**I almost wrote, “and we now return you to your regular programming,” but what had become “regular” for this blog was complacency and laziness. And even that was anything but regular. So instead, welcome to the new and improved programming. Ooh, that’s Exciting Thing #6!
*** Ooh ooh! Best marketing campaign ever??!! With a picture of Draper – “A New Dawn.” This is just rife with possibility. I’m a dork.