The holidays were fine. Nice and sloooow. I re-watched the first two seasons of The Wire. I have spent a lot of the last few years just quietly nodding in agreement when people talk about The Wire; I didn't really have too much first-hand knowledge of it, other than a marathon of watching it a couple of years before. Now, I got it, though. Now I know the difference between Barksdale and Stringer Bell. I think I totally missed episodes before, too, because how could I not have remembered the scene where Wallace is killed? Wow.
Season one is much better than Season two, though. I think Ziggy's character is akin to Jar Jar Binks. I just want to throw my shoe at the television whenever he's on. I haven't finished season two yet, and have no recollection of what happens, so maybe he gets his redemption or something. I've heard that Season 3 and Season 4 return to the quality of Season 1. Season 2 isn't bad, it's just... eh...
Other things I watched (I use Christmas vacation to catch up on movie watching):
Charlie Wilson's War: Excellent. Funny. Tom Hanks' best movie in years, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is great.
The Great Debaters: Also excellent. Not cheesy when it looks like it could be. I was disappointed later to read some of the liberties the script took with the truth, but still a cool movie.
The Kingdom: Entertaining film, cheesy at times but well-made.
The Simpsons Movie: A bit of a letdown, but good for some chuckles.
Superbad: Why do I always end up watching the dirtiest movies with my parents? Pretty funny, though.
I also - ugh - graded a lot of papers. I literally spent all of Thursday grading, plus a lot of Wednesday night, and much of Friday morning. Still not done. Hopefully by the time we return to school...