This is going to be much more of a "viewing" weekend than usual, and I'm looking forward to it. First off, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary! Tonight we have "You, Me and Doctor Who" at 9:30, then tomorrow at some point is The Anniversary Episode. (And I've just realised I missed "An Adventure in Space and Time" which was on last night. Damn.)
And the reason I don't actually know what the Anniversary episode is called, or exactly when it's on? Because I haven't bought the Radio Times yet. And the reason I haven't bought it yet, when I always buy it on Tuesdays when it comes out?
Because my local shop don't have one with my beloved Nine on the front. And yes, I have checked every single copy on display, every time I've been in there this week (three times so far).
So today I'm making a special trip to bank-and-shopping-town to check all the shops till I find one with Chris adorning the front cover. They'd just better have chosen a good picture!
I think - hope - that viewing figures for this are going to be phenomenal. My oldest (uni-boy) is a member of his uni's Doctor Who society, and they've hired a pub's function room with a huge screen so everyone can watch together.
Then after all that excitement, we need to fit in Hunger Games 2, which I'm very much looking forward to. Some of the kids' friends have seen it already and the verdict is "expletive amazing" as they delicately reported to me. (I've always said to them that while I swear on occasion and I'm well aware that they swear, they must not swear in front of me, because it is essential that they learn, and remember, that there are occasions when swearing is inappropriate and they should always monitor this and be ready to self-censor.)
So yeah, new Doctor Who and Hunger Games 2 in one weekend. Yay for geekiness!