I am nearly done reading the Before Watchmen series, and it’s pretty great. I like it even more than the original Watchmen because you learn so much about each of the characters; it even fosters additional respect for the original and makes me want to re-read it. I thought I would only enjoy the Silk Spectre series and maybe the Comedian, but I loved all of them. I found the Dr. Manhattan section especially inspirational.
I have been binge-watching Castle this summer. It’s a great show. I love the writing, and despite every show functioning the same way–murder, flirting, wrong killer/killer and we don’t know, new evidence, catch the killer–it still manages to stay pretty fresh and fun. I watched a number of Bones episodes as well, and even though I enjoyed it a lot, I did get tired of watching after a while. I watched some episodes of Castle a few times and still enjoyed them; with Bones, I enjoyed them a little less, unless it was an exceptionally hilarious episode–thank you, ZZ Top. Anyway, I like them both, but I think Castle has a special place in my TV-viewing heart. Still, if they drag out the show much after the Castle/Beckett wedding, I don’t think I will be very interested. Same deal with Big Bang Theory: I was a huge fan for a while, but the comedic fount has slowed down to a measly dribble. I’m waiting for the end, when Penny becomes a big star, she and Leonard get married or move in together, and Sheldon learns normalcy isn’t such a bad thing. Howard basically has his happy ending. Maybe Raj could take over the astrophysics wing? He could at least have a new female coworker or assistant who likes him.