Saw the Christmas special of Doctor Who.
What an incredible episode! So much better than the majority of series five, because it had heart and depth and real character focus on top of the time travelling cleverness. If that is an indication of what is to come next year, I'll be looking forward to it much more than I had been. Michael Gambon's performance was amazing . . . really it was the first good Christmas special they've done, and a definite highpoint of the show as a whole.
Having Neil Gaimon do an episode for series six was an inspired choice: I'm definitely eager to see that one.
Been watching season 3 of Mission: Impossible. Such an awesome show; very sixties, but in the best sense. I've been familiar with it for a long time because it was my mother's favourite when she was a kid, and she had us watch them whenever they were re-run. The Tom Cruise films are an abomination, utterly ruining everything that made the tv show great, so I shun those and refuse to watch them, but the show is one of the best things that's ever been broadcast. It's pretty much a heist show with a lot of clever mind games--the focus is nearly always on fooling the enemy and outsmarting them through elaborate deceptions and subterfuge, and the intricate plans are completely dependent on teamwork to carry out properly. (Sort of like the recent Ocean's Eleven on a weekly basis, but the characters as secret agents and not so much with the wisecracking.) If you have a short attention span and little patience it won't be your favourite thing ever, but if you want something that will engage and thrill your higher functions it's really worth getting into.