Due to a very happy event in the family, I'm going to be taking the next two weeks off, returning sometime around April 19th.
I know it's not ideal timing, given how many shows I cover that are airing new episodes during this period, but as I had months of warning that this was coming, I've done some prep work. I've seen and written about "The Pacific," "Breaking Bad," "Justified," "United States of Tara" and "Treme" in advance, and conveniently some other big shows I follow like "Chuck" and "Parks and Recreation" will be in repeats while I'm gone.
The one show I really want to be able to cover is "Lost," particularly after what Damon Lindelof implied about this week's episode, but I don't know what I'll be able to do. The best I can promise is to get a post up after I've seen the episode so you all can discuss it, but it may be simply that ("Wild episode; what did everybody think?"), and it may not be what most of you would call prompt. Sometimes, family's gotta take priority, even over Desmond David Hume. Let's play that by ear.
The podcast may also be on hiatus for these two weeks, though Fienberg keeps trying to talk me into carving out 15 minutes to do a quick one. This is a case where subscribing via iTunes or via the RSS feed may be useful, because there may suddenly be an episode posted on a random day/time, or there simply won't be one till I'm back full-time.
While my attention is focused elsewhere, my friend Sarah Bunting has generously volunteered to keep track of the comments and make sure everybody's playing nice while I'm gone. By now, most of you should know the commenting rules by heart, so with any luck, Sarah won't have to do much other than read the many, many, many smart comments you guys make.
See ya on the flip side.