But then, when we got home, we watched the first three (or is it four?) episodes of Threshold, and that's what I want to write about instead. I had recorded the show thinking it might be something I'd like, and it looks like I was right. Beth liked it too. For those who haven't seen it yet, Threshold stars Carla Gugino as the leader of a US government crisis response team dealing with an apparent extraterrestial encounter. It is set in the present, and by keeping the alien presence low-key but still threatening it generates suspense without being too "out there". And Peter Dinklage (who plays a mathematician/linguist on Carla's team) is a great actor. That's what I always heard about his performance in The Station Agent, but I never saw The Station Agent so he's new to me.
So now there are two new shows this season that I have to watch -- Threshold and My Name is Earl. (I'm still on the bubble on How I Met Your Mother...)