Was that not a fantastic Superbowl game?? Granted, we were rooting for the Steelers--an arbitrary decision mostly based upon uniform colors (although I believe dude_the is a fan). There were two memorable plays--the 75 yard run to touchdown, and the fallback pass touchdown (that's probably not what it's called)--which had me jumping up and down and cheering, a 200% increase in memorable plays than in previous years. The bottle of Mike's Hard Lime I had may or may have assisted on the jumping/cheering front.
dude_the introduced (and addicted) us to Veronica Mars. He brought the season 1 DVD boxed set with him, and we spent most of Thursday and Friday, and several chunks of Saturday, watching them all. It's an excellent mystery series, with Buffy-esque writing (and even a few cameo appearances by Alyson Hannigan). Word on the street is that Joss Whedon is a fan of the show, and I can definitely see why. Although I think the DVD set is the way to go. The story arc is pronounced and I probably would have gotten annoyed if I'd had to see it unravel on a one episode per week time frame. Ergo, fosteronfilm and I aren't going to start watching season 2, which is currently airing. I don't want to jump into the season 2 story mid-season and I'd much rather wait for it to come out in a boxed DVD set and see it in another Veronica Mars viewing marathon.
oh yes joss whedon is a rabid fan of veronica mars. he's stated that veronica mars is in fact the harry potter of television.
and just a tidbit for season two: joss himself makes a cameo in an episode.
and if you like season one, you're going to love season two.
I have to get the first season on DVD, but I'm already addicted to the secnod season. I can't stop watching it. I don't make plans around it but if I'm home on Wednesday night at 9 or Sunday at 7pm, that's what I'm watching. And even if I'm home both those nights, I watch the rerun.
Sadly I didn't see last week's episode at all. Class and movies took VM away from me.
I've heard positive things from the authors they've treated properly--the ones who they've responded to in a timely manner, published, and then paid--but those definitely seem to be in the minority, especially these days. Once upon a time they were a solid semi-pro publishing house, but in recent years they seem to be falling apart. It's a shame, but the badness is mitigated in large part by Wildside Press taking over the Weird Tales title.