Saw three episodes today of Veronica Mars. Our first three (and the show's). Lovely little show. At first it felt a little forced, too pat, and the ever-so-slightly-arch narration a bit too much. But the darkness of the show is earned. (My god, that barefoot walk up to the police station in the pilot, and her tears when the sheriff laughed in her face!) We're both into it. Impressive work, it seems. I wish the white-black-Latino tensions weren't so (ahem) whitewashed in the opening episodes, but I'm hooked.
Also saw five or six episodes of The Office, US edition. I know, latecomer, what can you do. Interesting expansion of the British series: all of the episodes I saw were Season Three, so I don't know when the turn toward a broader sitcom-y tone happened, but it's a smart move in terms of sustainability. (The best moments are still the closely-observed moments of unexpected humanity, of course.) Pam is pretty much my favourite TV girl, no question. I hope those fools make it.
So that's what this 'reborn' blog is, I guess: bitching about the Republicans, watching some TV, writing about how I like the TV I watch. Change is the one thing you can count on, I guess. Further changes to come. Got these plans, got these ideas.