I seem to be attracted to series TV at the moment. I finished watching The West Wing over the holiday break, and picked up Damages based on some recommendations. After three episodes, it’s starting to look very good. Of course, there are only thirteen episodes all up, so that’s not going to last long. I also checked out the first two episodes of The Wire, which I’ve heard widely lauded but not seen. Based on those two eps, it looks very promising. I’ll need to check it out some more over the next week before I decide to commit to all five seasons, though.

In the meantime, I’m getting ready to run through what books I’ll be working on this year, as opposed to those that’ll be published this year. I know I’ll be working on two books for the indefatigable Night Shade this year: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 3 and Eclipse Two. I’m reading for the year’s best, along with the LSSOE folk. It’s due at the end of October, so I’ve got a bit of time there. I’ve bought the first story for Eclipse Two and am waiting on the deadline for the rest of the stories to come in. It’s due in June, so again all’s well there. I’m also working on Godlike Machines for the SFBC. The deadline is still several months away, but I’ve bought terrific novellas from Greg Egan and Cory Doctorow for that. I’ll also probably start reading for both The New Space Opera 2 and a new project sometime this year. Hmm. There are also a few other things to follow up on. Busy, busy.

4 thoughts on “TV”

  1. My wife and I are back cherry-picking episodes of THE WEST WING as we try to stay aligned with current political events in the US primaries. The major difference being that Matt Santos has only three people working for him, and Josh is ecstatic about getting a cheque for $2,000, while Barak Obama has $100m in the kit and more staff than he can shake a stick at. But, it’s all good fun.

    THE SOPRANOS chewed up a large slab of my free time in 2007. Well worth it, but I’m trying to avoid getting into THE WIRE till I get on top of the to-be-read pile.

  2. The key, though, about the check for $2,000 isn’t that it’s $2,000. It’s that it’s a reportable contribution from a member of the President’s family, thereby subtly but publicly indicating Bartlett’s support for Santos.

  3. I recommend both seasons of Rome from HBO. Kirsten and I saw both seasons on DVD a couple of months ago. It’s worth watching.

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