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Thursday, June 04, 2009

What I've Been Consuming

Pamela--18th century lass shows spunk in defense of her chastity, inspires both Austen and Bronte. Oh yes, I made it through this ancient-seeming, yet lively, behemoth of Christian values and a weird proto-feminism, and you shall have my full report on it forthwith.

"In Treatment"--Loved this season on HBO, though it was intense. Paul was on his game as a therapist, but he kept crossin' those boundaries and he had to pay the price to a certain extent. The acting, writing, plotting was top-notch as always, and I left with a little more hope than I had at the end of season 1. Hope there's a 3rd season.

Star Trek- I've never been a megafan of the show, though I've always enjoyed it, but as everyone says, the movie was lots of fun. The first action movie I've seen in ages that didn't try to be "dark" and meaningful, but to entertain with a dose of thought-provocation. Word.

Concerts: In the past few weeks I've seen Bruce Springsteen, Unwigged and Unplugged (the dudes from "Spinal Tap" and "A Mighty Wind"), and Grizzly Bear. One rocked insanely hard, (of course) one elicited chuckles and claps, one soothed and stirred... all were awesome.

Pro-choice insanity: between the Obama Notre Dame speech, Sotomayor, and the tragic assasination of Dr. Tiller, I've been reading and writing a TON about women's stuff. You can check it out on my google reader feed, or my freelance writer feed.

What culture have you been consuming, O readers fair?


  1. Lately I've been on a Jane Austen movie binge. Watched Persuasion (1995) S & S (2008) and P & P (2005) All in the course of a week.

    TV wise I Highly enjoyed MT Mystery! Wallander. Branagh was awesome. Swedish setting was cool/different.

    Am participating in Lost Rewatch hosted by Lostpedia. I'm such a nerd.

  2. I've just read: Beat the Reaper, The White Tiger, Granta (lit. mag., but it's as big as a book, so it counts!), Christine Falls, The Silver Swan, The Book Thief (loved it!), a novel in Italian by Andrea Camilleri called Maruzza Musumeci, and a couple of others I can't think of right now. Cheers!

  3. Oh, I almost forgot. I canceled HBO because I'm trying to save money, but I have started watching the second season of "In Treatment" online because I had watched the first season on tv last year and really liked it.
    As far as TV goes, this year of the new shows I've liked: Lie to Me, The Unusuals, Southland. Of the usuals I love The Closer, In Plain Sight, Saving Grace (notice a pattern? They're all police shows of one kind or another... I'm a sucker for detective work!) :-)