EDIT: oops — I accidentally scheduled two posts for today instead of an edited version of this one for next Monday (here’s the post meant for today). Oh well. I guess you just get two today 🙂
I’m experiencing an absence of blogging ideas today, so I decided to write about another absence that has showed up in my life recently — new TV episodes to watch. Every show I like is now 1) cancelled or 2) on hiatus.
- Almost Human — cancelled (not that I was shocked Fox cancelled a sci-fi show I liked after only 13 episodes …)
- Doctor Who — back in August (new trailer!)
- Downton Abbey — season 5 is filming
- Grimm — on hiatus, but renewed
- Falling Skies — back on June 22
- NCIS: Los Angeles — on hiatus, but renewed
- Sherlock — who knows. (BBC wanted a 2014 Christmas special, but there’s scheduling conflicts. Could be years. In other news, the phrase “hiatus intensifies” has come back to Pinterest and Tumbler)
- White Collar — cancelled, but at least we get a 6-episode final season
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is on hiatus, too, but there are episodes I haven’t watched yet and I still haven’t decided if I like that show or not. It’s been renewed, though, so I’ll have a second season to make up my mind, if need be.
This lack of new episodes isn’t all bad, though — I’ve read a mountain of books. The latest 5 are were Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Enchantment by Orson Scott Card, Chalice by Robin McKinley, The House At Riverton by Kate Morton, and Shadows by Robin McKinley. I’m currently re-reading The Hobbit, and I picked up four more at the library on Friday, all young adult novels. I’m calling it “researching the target audience” for my novels.