Apr. 25th, 2009

Jeebus...more than a year since my last post. Well, it's been a bit of a rough one, so I've been keeping my head low to the ground, and working on getting through, day by day. However, I've been feeling rather uplifted and optimistic lately, so rock on. Woot. Working on maintaining my zen, and letting go of some of the things that have been dragging me down for too long. Slowly changing me into someone, or something, that I don' t want to be. So I'm taking a step back. Re-shuffling the priorities. Thinking about my dreams and goals. And what makes me happy, and glad to be alive. Gotta get back to *that*. And reminding myself, that hey, guess what? Sometimes, life's just not that damn bad. Have some fun. So that's my home-work, this year. And y'all have been helping me with that, a great deal. So thanks for that. *g*

Have discovered the awesomeness of some great T.V. lately, which has rekindled the flames of inspiration and imagination. It's all good.

You should all be watching:

1) The Closer. Because Kyra Sedgwick rocks like nobody's business. She's smart and savvy, and goofy, and funny, and ballsy, and take-you-down-with-your-own-lame-ass-excuses tough. Her team is fascinating to watch, and in many ways, I feel as though I'm watching a play every time out of the gate. Bought the first three seasons on DVD, and watched them all through in a week or so. With time off for sleep and work, and well, life. But it is full of awesome.  Love it.

2) Burn Notice. Again, rocking the smart and funny, with a side order of hot-ass ass-kicking and wise-crackery. Jeffrey Donovan is *amazing* in this role. It's funny, I never really cared for  him before, but now, all of a sudden, I am bowled over by his dry, dry wit, and his put-upon airs. A spy, given the heave-ho by his former superiors, and dumped in Miami, now dealing with a gun-crazy ex-girlfriend, Fiona, Bruce Campbell as his sarcastic friend, and his crazy family, while he works to get by. Took a chance, bought the Season 1 DVDs, and now cannot wait for Season 2. Seriously awesome stuff. When you need a little something on the lighter side. Love it.

3) Life. OMG. Damian Lewis just takes my breath away in this role. A cop wrongfully-accused of multiple murders, sent away to prison for 12 years (!!!) and finally exonerated, back on the force. Paired up with a recovering alcoholic/drug-addict, Reese. This show is quirky, and yet relentless. It's got a driving style, a thumping heartbeat, and it constantly leaves me on the edge of my seat. It's smart, and funny, and gut-clenching, and when it's over, I immediately want more. Now, now, now. 2 extraordinary seasons so far. I hope for a third, really hope for a third. But if it doesn't happen, then the Season 2 finale works for me. LOVE IT. Yes. And the music is outstanding. I'm constantly going to look for the songs featured in the show, because they're new and I have to have them, so that I can listen to them again and again, and lose myself in them. Gah. So good.

4) Southland. OMG. Michael Cudlitz (from Band of Brothers - Bull Randleman - and a TON of other things, including Life - total Hey It's That Guy) rocks my world in this role. He just owns the screen. And his partner is Ben Mackenzie (Ryan from The O.C.). And he is magnificent in this role. Quiet and understated, but powerful. Like he's really coming into his own here, and actually has the material that he deserves. The whole cast just comes together as this dynamic force, just being unleashed onto the screen. But again, in such an intelligent way. And it goes from scenes that are quiet and understated, to BAM, life on the streets with a shocking event just exploding out of nowhere. I'm not kidding. We're only 3 episodes in, and I am totally and completely hooked. Highly recommended. 

And I have somehow, mysteriously, inexplicably, stumbled into an obsession with the finalists from last season's American Idol, David Archuleta and David Cook.  Which I don't even know how the hell *that* happened. I despise the show, and find myself actually *incapable* of watching it. Like most reality shows. All I can say is that my flist has a lot to answer for. And somehow, as an "outsider", completely ignorant of their "origins", I have become fascinated with them. I believe that they're both really funny, decent, interesting people, with very dry wit and actual talent. Their musical styles aren't even remotely similar to what I would normally listen to, and yet I'm happy that they're doing something that they love. And I truly believe that they're going to go far. And I'm sort of watching their evolution, and waiting for the moment, a few years from now, when they're playing a massive festival with tens of thousands of people watching, and I can watch them and think that I saw this happen. Step by step. It's insane, I know. And sometimes I think that my brain is rapidly dissolving, but you know what? They make me *HAPPY*. They truly do. So I'm just going to own it, and enjoy it. Yes. *nods decisively* 

And by the way? I love you all. I really do. You make my life immeasurably better, with the stories, and the snark. Not to mention the porn. As my BFF and I say: God bless the Internet. *mwah*



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