Hello everyone, and happy new year!
I haven't posted for awhile, mostly because I haven't had much to say. I am not currently feeling very fannish about anything. But right now, I am in the mood to talk about how I am not in the mood to be fannish. So here, have a post. ;)
First off, Doctor Who. It was the fandom that brought me to Teaspoon, and then to LJ, and then here. (It hasn't yet brought me to Tumblr, though, which is a problem since that seems to be the place where most people are hanging out now. Oh well, I shall remain here with my charmingly old-fashioned typing words and expecting people to read them
method of communication.) I was so incredibly excited to have a female Doctor, and I couldn't wait to see what they did with Thirteen. And then we got last season, and I really didn't enjoy it. Then I saw part one of "Spyfall," and don't even think I want to bother with part two. I am just not enjoying Doctor Who. It's a very sad feeling. The only thing that makes it somewhat okay is the knowledge that eventually I am likely to enjoy it again. After all, I stopped watching Classic Who in the Sixth Doctor era for pretty much the same reason, and look what's happened since. Also I did go back and watch "The Pandorica Opens" today to remind myself of what a great Doctor Who episode is like, and I can happily report that I still loved it to absolute bits. So it's not the show itself that I no longer enjoy, just the current era.
In other TV news, I am watching The Good Place, and they are winding down the series and I am finding it very disappointing. The show was great in season 1, and mind-blowingly fantastic in season 2, but it's been a lot more Medium Place ever since. So I'm not really caring now about how they decide to end it.
Also, I just started watching The Orville, which is an interesting show, but I doubt that I will become fannish about it. The latest episode I saw, "Majority Rule," was pretty heavy-handed social commentary, although it did make me feel nostalgic for Sliders, which is an old TV show that perhaps no one on my flist has seen. But the "Majority Rule" planet would have been an excellent alternate Earth in a Sliders episode.
But I did just hear about some new TV show coming out with Hugh Laurie in it called Avenue 5. Does anyone know anything about this? Apparently Hugh Laurie is again using an American accent, which I find amusing. It also looks like it might be something that I would really enjoy. It is, alas, on HBO, which I do not have, but maybe I should look into finally getting it? Here, have a trailer and judge for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Zr3f-_Ft8This entry was also posted at https://dbskyler.dreamwidth.org/263768.html.