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Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday last week. I did have a lovely day and then a nice week off. Since I haven't done a proper update in the longest time, this might get huge.

On the 21st I had great day out by myself. I had my eyes tested for the first time in a while and bought some brand new glasses (two pairs in fact) which I haven't had in five years. Then I went to the hairdresser and I talked to him about the Harry Potter films and Star Wars, because I have the coolest hairdresser in the world. Then I went to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which is just one of the best and most beautiful films I'm ever seen. Gary Oldman was incredible, as was Benedict Cumberbatch. In fact the entire cast was perfect and for a film where not a lot happens, I could honestly watch it over and over. On my way out I was walking behind a group of boys, just about 18 years old, and I really thought it wouldn't be their kind of film, but one of them said it was the best film he'd seen, which I thought was quite impressive.

I was back at work this week, with our new manager who I think is going to be a nightmare, but I only have to get through to April when my real boss comes back from maternity leave. I can't wait. At least the new tv season has started to give me some fun things to focus on.



Community makes me happy like nothing else in the world. The first two episodes of the season have been hilarious and fun. I love everyone so much, I switch favourite characters in practically every scene. Jeff and Annie cannot get any more adorable, though I'm bound to be proved wrong about that. Troy trying to calm Abed down about Cougar Town, Britta trying (and failing) to help, and the shoutout to Doctor Who was brilliant. I have missed Community more than anything, I'm so happy it's back.

Ringer is odd. I'm enjoying it, but I feel like there's something missing. I care about Bridget and Andrew, I'd like it if they focused on her relationships as she tries to fit in with Siobhan's life, rather than make it all about the intrigue. If it keeps going at this pace it's going to be over pretty fast, or it's only going to become increasingly bizarre. I think they'd do better to calm down a little and make everything less of a mystery. And it has no sense of humour at all, which is very weird. That said, I do enjoy having Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ioan Gruffudd on my tv every week.

The Playboy Club, I tried and I didn't enjoy it. For a show that had a musical number and a murder in the first five minutes, I thought it was dull as ditchwater.

New Girl and 2 Broke Girls surprised me by being not half bad. I really was expecting them to be awful, awful, awful, but they were surprisingly sweet and the characters weren't all annoying. I think I'll give them a few more weeks and see if I stay interested.

It was Doctor Who's season finale last night and since I was a barbecue and missed it, I watched it this morning. As usual it reduced me to a tearful ball of happy fluff saying everyone's name over and over because they are just the best characters there have ever been on Doctor Who. Yes, that's how I feel. Amy and Rory are so perfect and badass and utterly in love with each other I could watch them potter about their daily lives and never get bored.

Happily though I don't just have to watch them potter about. I haven't said anything about Doctor Who in a while, not since we discovered that Amy was flesh and not actual Amy. Discovering River was Amy and Rory's daughter was interesting and after the break, seeing Amy and Rory growing up with Mels and here getting the two of them together without ever knowing (obviously) that she was their daughter, I thought that was brilliant. I love how strong Amy and Rory's relationship is. I love how much they love each other. I really wasn't prepared for them to leave and it came as a big surprise to me, but I actually love the way it happened. It's nice that he could just leave them to go on with their lives without any bad blood between them at all.

The finale I adored and I really want to watch it again. Again, Amy and Rory not knowing each other, but knowing each other was just beautiful and then kickass. And really, Amy saying they should get a drink and married was so perfectly Amy. ♥

I have to say, my favourite bit of the episode was the Doctor ringing the Brigadier and finding out he'd died. I thought that was such a special and touching thing to do and it worked in the context of the story, so he could actually help the Doctor one last time.

Is it time for the next season yet?

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