Wednesday various

Tuesday various

And then there was Saturday

Where did the day go? For a day I spent doing almost nothing, beyond going to the bank and the post office and then later for a long walk, the hours just seemed to fly past.

I watched this week’s episode of Dollhouse, which, despite a few good moments, ultimately just disappointed me. The whole season has kind of been like that. I think the show contains a lot of Joss Whedon’s best and most mature ideas, some truly scary and thoughtful examinations of identity and power, and yet it’s ultimately his worst show. I think there are a lot of reasons for that, not least of all network interference, but it’s difficult to look at it as anything except a noble failure. I’ll wait to see how the series finale in two weeks wraps everything up (or doesn’t), but it just didn’t work for me as a cohesive whole.

Enver Gjokaj definitely needs to get a lot more work, though.

I also watched District 9 this evening. I was worried that, after all the hype and endless discussion about the film, that I might not enjoy it. But I thought it was terrific, visually unique and truly intelligent, exciting science fiction. I’m sure it would have been somewhere on my “best of 2009” list if I’d managed to see it last year.

And that’s about it. I leave you with this important question I discovered on my afternoon walk: