Jun. 29th, 2010

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Apparently Babylon 5 is coming to instant streaming July 1st.  So is Veronica Mars, and the Sarah Connor Chronicles (whatever we're supposed to call that).

My to watch list is ridiculously long already.  I'm finishing up season 4 of Doctor Who.   I've got Torchwood, Farscape, and Highlander in my queue.   How is a poor girl supposed to choose?  It's a toss up between Farscape and Babylon 5.  I'm thinking probably Babylon 5.  Farscape is just the first three seasons, and the fourth season always has long wait times for the discs.  That's not to mention Mad Men and Glee on tap elsewhere.  Or the number of series on DVD that are in that part of my netflix queue.  It's all rather overwhelming.

I've seen the first two seasons of Veronica Mars, which I liked pretty well.  So I'll have to watch the third season -- though people say it's not as good.  I just finished the Terminator series -- which, btw, I liked quite well.  It's a pity that it got cancelled right around the time it started to be riveting.   I can see why the fans of that series were a bit bitter that they got cancelled while Dollhouse got renewed.  I still think Dollhouse had a higher potential, but it's the third season of Terminator that I wish I had, not a third season of Dollhouse.   Season two of Dollhouse was just that disappointing.

Reactions to Doctor Who -- not a lot to say about it.  I'm enjoying watching it.  There have been some moving moments.  But I'm not in love.  Partly it's conceits that I can't swallow -- most notably jumping far into the future and still finding humans there.  Do the writers have any idea what sort of time scale human civilization sits on?  Partly it's that time travel and its effects on history always hurt my brain.  Partly it's because I'm not madly in love with the Doctor.  He's OK, and I guess I like him.  I did like Martha quite a lot.  And Donna is growing on me in a hurry.  (Rose is pointedly not on this list).  But it seems like you have to love the doctor to be deeply drawn into the series.   I'm toying with the idea of watching all four seasons over again because I feel like I must be missing something.  But see above, re: very long queue. 


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