Here are some terrible things.
First, I am watching the second half of season 8 of SPN (naturally missing out much of the first half). Not only am I watching, but I am...actively enjoying it. They have a home! And they still hunt! And Dean is no longer drunken despairing Dean! He is recognisably the Dean of the earlier seasons to me. And! I am pretty sure he has lost the Batman voice, which, praise Jesus, is long overdue.
I like the Men of Letters stuff, which was a totally surprising new direction but still feels like it belongs in the SPN universe, and the plot this season is much more tied to Sam and Dean than the leviathans ever were. More to the point, Dean walks around telling his grandfather how Sam is the only family he has left and he will sacrifice anything (grandfather included) to save him. He does this apparently with no irony. Also, Sam getting a happy ending is Dean's happy ending. And Sam says utterly insane things like, "I'm sorry you can't see the light at the end of this. But if you come with me, I can take you to it." I did not believe this was a real thing. I accused mollyamory
of having a psychotic break when she told me about it, but no. It seems it is an actual thing that actually happened.( I might be back aboard the Sam train. A bit )
Secondly, the first ep of season 2 of the Newsroom was actually good. I mean, I think. My expectations for that were pretty low, too, but many of the reviews seem to back me up. Not Sports Night or West Wing good, obviously. But a show I could watch because it's mostly enjoyable, rather than watching it because there are flashes of what Sorkin's capable of, and I keep hoping they'll turn into more than flashes. I dunno. But the women were far more competent, and a lot of the smugness was gone, and there appeared to be an actual overarching story. Who knows! It's Sorkin, so it could revert to horrendous by next week, but I am kind of hopeful.
Thirdly, I have to go back to work tomorrow after nearly 2 weeks (and a Barcelona trip) off. The part where you have to go back to work nearly makes the time off not worth it. Ugh.
And here is a potentially good thing. Maybe? LJ is pretty quiet, so I'm not sure how much interest there would be, but a round of Silverbullets schmoopiness
seems in order. I will put out feelers soon, and if there is interest, it shall happen! Maybe just a lightning round, so it's quick and pressure free.