In case you haven't noticed, I live for next big things. Whether that means putting together a play, or working on a writing project, or looking forward to a big trip. As a kid, I never recall being bored, because I always had a pile of things that I could easily become absorbed in. It's still that way. My mind is filled with obsessions, and it's a task to simply try and fit in enough time to get to them all. But I will, someday.
One thing I'm looking forward to is sinking into one of the DVD collections that I've accumulated. 24, or Alias, or Gilmore Girls. It's gotten so that I barely remember the plot lines, because it's been so long.
The only thing I've been able to watch on a steady basis from my collection is Bewitched and Angel . Bewitched because there's essentially not story arc to pick up on; it's just pleasant filler--a peanut butter and fluff sandwich with a laugh track. Angel because the kids insist upon it--we now have only three episodes left of the final season. And I have to say, I almost can't wait for the last episode to come soon enough.
I can see now why my friend Courtney said that she bought the entire Buffy seasons, but watching Angel's episodes once was enough. This last season in particular seems slightly rudderless (unlike the previous season, which was really quite focused). It's as though they had a vague idea of what they wanted to do at the start of the season, but then were uncertain what the fate of the show was going to be (whether it would be canceled or not), and sort of tap danced until they figured out what was going to happen.
Particularly the episode we watched last night, which was a silly piece taking place in Italy. I found myself impatient with what was taking place, not caring much, bored with the 1000th flashback involving Darla and Dru. I was annoyed that they showed a girl in a blond wig dancing at a club and suggested that was Buffy. Cheesy shit. And this is two episodes before the final episode. Sheesh. I'm getting flashbacks to the "Great Vegetable Rebellion" here...
Blah. I want to get charged up about something today. Something for the future.