Snowed under

Back from an awesome holiday vacation, as usual, and this first week back is just crazy. I'm working on a film shoot, and the whole crew has been working 12 hours shifts starting early every morning in order to try and finish a 2nd year student's short film before equipment is due back to the school. Today we shot a whole series of sex scenes. Hmmm, awkward (and not just because you all now think I'm working as a grip on a porno). Tomorrow, another 12 hour day. I'm so tired I can barely sit up straight for more than five minutes at a time without nodding off like Grandpa Simpson.

I didn't jump online much over break, and I'm buried in e-mails and unpublished thoughts of the year past and the year to come, but I did notice that A&E is airing an MI-5 marathon tomorrow (Sat, Jan. 8). I highly, highly recommend the show. Just set your TiVo to record every episode being aired tomorrow (Seasons 1 and 2 and the first episode of Season 3); you won't regret it. My only regret is that I'm publishing this recommendation so late.

If for some reason you miss it, Season 1 and 2 are out on DVD Jan. 11 (Season 1 has been out for a while). I haven't much of Alias, but I'd put MI-5 up against any American suspense drama on television.

Belated happy new year everyone!