I dropped off my MacBook Pro — again — for, hopefully, a fix and an end to my issues with the graphics card. They also fixed my iPhone, or rather, replaced it with a new unit and swapped out the sim card.

I’d forgotten how nice a fully functional iPhone is. Mine’s been busted for so long I’d gotten used to the lack of my ringer off switch.

My sister flies out tomorrow. We got her to watch Ms. Pettigrew Lives For A Day (one of those lovely movies you have to see if you haven’t, the kind you keep on hand in case of rainy days, bad news, or emotional meltdowns), and that got us on the topic of Lee Pace and how much we’re mourning The Piemaker, which got us on the topic of Bryan Fuller. She’s an IMDB nut, not unlike our father, so we now know that Fuller’s had his hands in a lot of shows we’ve both enjoyed, like Star Trek Voyager and Dead Like Me. Much as I enjoy Heroes, I find it odd that it survives and the more interesting shows he’s worked on over the years have, not failed, but been killed off.

Makes me wonder when the entertainment sea-change the Internet was supposed to bring about will actually arrive. I feel at times that we’re close; The Guild and Pure Pwnage prove that smaller narratives can be possible on tight budgets. Sanctuary must have been successful in order to spawn the Sci-fi channel series. But when will we get that truly break-out bit of entertainment from an indie studio? Something everyone tunes in to watch through their browsers, because it’s as good or better than what’s on TV?

There have been a lot of shows in England that started with only a six-show season. Maybe that’s not a bad target for a compelling, 22-minute Internet series. Now’s about the time for this to hit, with all the good shows getting taken off the air in lieu of reality programs and Howie Do It.

Just need someone like Felicia Day of Joss Whedon to lead the charge.