On Sunday, I went to a friend's birthday party in Marin. BBQ + pool + perfect weather! I'm going to have to give up trying to keep my hair dry by clipping it up, though. The first time I tried that, a live bee washed onto my float and I instantly slid off it into the pool. And on Sunday, Tati decided to step onto a float on the deep end of the pool (and didn't make it) so I had to swim over frantically to rescue her. As it turned out, she didn't get immersed and had managed to catch the side of the float with her elbows and was calmly trying to climb on, but she disappeared from view briefly! Babies and toddlers are so suicidal. :(
I haven't managed to watch much fall TV yet; I'm still finishing up all of the summer shows I follow. I am totally cool with the networks adopting the basic cable model of 13 episodes of great TV like Leverage over 22 episodes of mediocre TV. Assuming that the focus on quality over quantity actually makes a difference. Or maybe it's because cable requires smaller audiences and can thus take less of a lowest common denominator approach? At the same time, I think Leverage and Burn Notice would be successful shows on network TV.
I watched the season premiere of Fringe last night and it made me happy. :) Well, not that it was a happy episode, but the quality of it made me happy. And I'm a big fan of the guy who's recovering from being charred to a crisp by Nick Lane because he played the bisexual adopted son of the transsexual on Nip/Tuck and always seemed like he could have sex with anyone at any given moment and it wouldn't be inappropriate.
I do worry that with the current storyline it will drift away from monster-of-the-week to a more serialized story and I know that's what all the fans are clamouring for, but I don't think it will be good for the show. The mythology of this show is actually interesting, and it should be treated like ice cream. Have a little for dessert, but don't make it the entire meal otherwise it just doesn't work.