I haven’t updated in a while. It’s because I’ve been blazing my way through Naomi Novik’s excellent Temeraire series (of which “His Majesty’s Dragon” was only the first,) and working my way thorugh the first season of “The West Wing” on DVD. Having missed the show the first time around but a fan of anything Aaron Sorkin (“Studio 60”, “SportsNight”,) I’m clearly enjoying the hell out of it, however I can’t help but wish that John Amos really could be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
If you happen to be anywhere near a television this evening, I urge you to catch the premiere of “The Knights of Prosperity”, a soon-to-be-canceled half-hour comedy I enjoyed at local tv critic Aaron Barnhart’s fall premiere several months ago (his review here) and a show that is certainly destined to be jerked around by the network; judging by their advertisements, clearly they have no idea how to properly promote the thing. If you like non sequitur humor in shows like Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, and Scrubs, you’ll like Knights. And it’s got a lot of heart, which is difficult to explain when the show is about robbing a celebrity’s house, but you’ll know what I mean once you see it.