But what if I just spend the rest of the weekend reading Courtney Milan's romance novels? (The Governess Affair
, the novella prequel to one of her series, is available for free via nook and kindle and possibly other ways. Honestly, no matter glowing the reviews, having read that was the only reason I was willing to shell out actual cash for a novel.) I haven't read a het romance novel in forever, and I'm fairly certain that the last few were those collections of novellas that they put out around Christmas that all take place at an inn, or have cookie recipes, or feature cats playing matchmaker. It's almost enough to make me want to go back and re-read some of my favorites from high school (shout out to Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux and... someone else whose books had pastel covers) but I'm worried that they were all terrible.
I'm caught up on Suits Season 4, or whatever this is. The first half of it? The whole thing? What does "summer finale" even mean? I do appreciate that everything of interest to me isn't all premiering the same week in September, but on the other hand, I don't quite care enough to keep track without DVR series subscriptions to remind me.
I really liked the first third of the season. The middle third, slightly less. By the end, I was tired of and frustrated with the yo-yo. I don't know if by this point I've managed to stick with Suits
for more episodes than I stuck with White Collar
, but I like where they left Louis even less this time than I liked it last time, and... yeah.
Free movie channel weekend two weeks ago landed my DVR with Star Trek: Insurrection
(the one that starts with Data appearing to go rogue and then does what it says on the tin), Riddick
(2013), About Time
, and Slap Shot 2
Star Trek was worse than I remember Nemesis being, and also had a hilariously awful cgi pet and no conflicted young Tom Hardy. Haven't watched Slap Shot, which I expect to be differently terrible, or About Time, which I suspect may make me angry.
Riddick, I thought I'd seen, but it became clear early on that either I'd missed the first 20 minutes, or I was just remembering the other two movies. And on further reflection, no, I hadn't seen a Riddick movie since at least, like, 2010, so I definitely hadn't seen this one. The question, I suppose, is why did I keep watching... In the end I don't believe that it was, in any objective sense, a Good Movie, nor was it my type of fun, although there were a few redeeming moments. A few.
Back in the mists of time, I managed to remain unspoiled for the end of Oz
until I was halfway through the last season - so that's like fifty episodes? At which point I did something stupid. This was despite having read fic written post-finale, even, so both truly a wonder and truly only with myself to blame.
I thought I had learned my mistake, going into Person of Interest. I've been studiously bookmarking fic and not reading any of it no matter how tempting. And somehow - possibly because it's a less popular show? I managed to remain unspoiled for Major Events in the middle of season three until 20 minutes before such Major Events. I should not be allowed to google anything relevant when watching TV.