1. Are the Supernatural DVDs worth buying? Are there any good commentaries or extras? I enjoy commentaries that shed light on the story and characters, but I’m not so into the ones that bore me with technical details and irrelevant anecdotes. Is there a particular season that stands out as worth owning?
2. Is anyone going to Book Expo America? Is there anything there worth seeing or doing? I have to go for work, but aside from a few meetings I’m basically free to roam. I didn’t see anything particularly exciting listed on the website, though.
3. I’m thinking about maybe watching Ashes to Ashes. A lot of my flist has been buzzing with positive thoughts about its finale. I really do like Keeley Hawes and, of course, I love the Bowie references. However, I’m worried because I thought the premiere was terrible, because I loved the ending of Life on Mars and don’t want to see it ruined, and because I really can’t stand the glorification of Gene Hunt. He’s a racist, sexist, ableist homophobe–I liked him on LoM because he was (mostly) presented as a flawed character and because Sam was there to point out how wrong he was. But even LoM was starting to get caught up in the glorification of Gene, and from what I’ve heard it only gets worse in A2A. I really just cannot take a bunch of white male writers glossing over Gene’s flaws as if they’re somehow minor or lovable, when in fact they’re deeply hurtful and wrong. So I’m curious if anyone else has this issue, and how they thought A2A handled it overall, and whether or not A2A is, in the end, worth watching.
Many thanks to anyone who answers. :)