And since this is all supposed to be a prequel to Battlestar Galactica, we already know how things are going to turn out: badly. So really, why bother?
But Burn Notice and White Collar are back, which makes me happy. White Collar did an excellent job of taking the seemingly inexplicable ending of the previous episode and spinning it out into something that makes sense, while still retaining the possibility that Peter's been lying to Neal and is still lying to him. The episodic stuff was pretty throw-away, as usual, but the season arc is turning out to be a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. And Burn Notice was marvelous, as always. I have so much fun watching the characters bounce off each other and be totally kick-ass that the plot almost doesn't matter.
(...Though if I'd finished this before work, when my brain was still fully functional, I would have talked a bit about plot weaknesses in both shows and why they did/didn't bother me. I'm too tired now, though.)
Gave Human Target a go, and might keep up with it, if they tone down the extremeness of the dire situation the team (are they a team? I'm not sure what term to use) and their client wind up in. Though as my dad commented, the first two episodes must have pretty much blown their effects budget, so we'll see. It feels a little unbalanced, like the writers and everyone are trying to find the show's stride, but still a lot of fun.
Bought Tales of Outer Suburbia, which is by turns beautiful, whimsical, odd, disturbing, and downright breathtaking. The artist's versatility is astonishing.
It was in the kids section of the bookstore, which probably isn't the best place for it, but I'm not sure where else it should go.
Am currently reading the Silmarillian for trishkafibble's very late Christmas ficlet that definitely isn't much of a ficlet anymore. Can't speak about the whole thing, but the bits I've read so far feel authentic--like stories that could have been told over and over through the generations. Makes me want to sit down and do the same sort of thing for the Athosians and Satedans (and C&S, which has languished long and will probably languish a while longer, though not forever). Reading Tolkien always makes me want to quit my job, surround myself with books of myths and history and some atlases, and then write all the stories in my head properly. By which I mean, with fully developed cultures and such that will make in onto the published page only obliquely.
I started an encyclopedia once, for C&S. Now I want to dig it up and spend about a year or two completing it for real.
This is why I don't read Tolkien as often as I'd like: he's DANGEROUS.