I appear to have accidentally broken up with The Vampire Diaries. I fully intended to watch this season but have only watched the pilot and appear to have deleted all my caps of the second half of season 2. Onhe one hand, there's a lot less reactionary RAGE towards TV on my part when i'm not subjecting myself to Damon Salvatore and the show's crush on him and conviction that the more he abuses women, the more hot and compelling her is. On the other hand, it means that Bonnie Bennett is not in my life. (Along with a number of other characters I like on the show, but Bonnie is my favorite TV girlfriend even when I'm not watching. Granted, based on season 2, watching just her scenes would probably only take 15 or 20 minutes for all the aired eps for this season.)
I watched the 2007 version of Mansfield Park recently (short version of thoughts: fun, but aside from Hayley Atwell and Blake Kitson, it felt like a production with a ton f good actors who were completely miscast) and was filled with hatehatehate when Fanny's brother showed up and was very confused about why as there was absolutely nothing wrong with him and then I realized that it was Joseph Morgan/Klause. Unless he joins Somerhalder in talking about how fun rape and abuse plotlines are and how tragic (for his character) it is that his character can only express himself while violating women physically and mentally, i'm sure I'll get over the instinctive reaction soon.
I'm also almost out of Parks and Rec DVDs. Aside from the pilot (which I disliked) the only flaw with that show is the criminal underuse of Natalie Morales. I want to br Leslie Knope when I grow up.