Watch the following this week and discuss in the comments:
1 -- Damages: You're only a week behind, and you should be able to find the pilot on FX some time this week. Bitchin' Glenn Close and the best mystery on TV.
2 -- Mad Men: It's on AMC, not on A&E like I thought. No less than four people in the span of a day and a half told me I had to watch this show, and I'm glad they have. Watching the show made me realize how relatively seldom, on TV and in movies, the 1950s are viewed through the prism of sexism. It's halfway terrifying -- how can you fully trust anyone who displays the levels of misogyny that were so commonplace in '50s office culture -- but it's fascinating at the same time.
3 -- Weeds, season 2: It's newly to DVD, and it's required watching to get you caught up for season 3. To the best of my recollection, half the characters left off in the midst of various Mexican standoffs, while the other half were headed for various borders. Be as psyched for the new season as I am!
4 -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: They did a really good job on this one, did they not? Lot of stuff had to get pruned away, of course, but that book was a motherfucker to adapt, and in a few areas I thought the movie might have been more successful than the book. Sacrelige, I know, but, for example, Harry's pissiness and isolation are much more sympathetic in this movie. And the Luna Lovegood character was depicted SO perfectly, I can hardly stand it. Great stuff.
So get to talking while I dig out from under this pile of recaps I haven't written. Discuss!