The bad news: Your New Year's resolutions lasted, oh, all of about three days, and your 1099s are starting to arrive in your mailbox; a cruel reminder of what you'll soon have to shell out to Uncle Sam. (What's that? You're expecting money back? I hate you.)
The good news: At the end of this month, we've got a new Masterpiece Theater to look forward to -- from a Bronte sister, no less! Jane Eyre stars newcomer Ruth Wilson (a poor man's Liv Tyler?) in the title role alongside Toby Stephens's surly Mr. Rochester, and is directed by Susanna White, who was behind last year's marvelous production of Bleak House. Jane Eyre premieres on PBS on Sunday, Jan. 21 and concludes the following Sunday, Jan. 28.
You can catch a sneak-peak of the mini-series at the Masterpiece Theater web site. (Sigh.) Only a story this good could have you pining for men who keep crazy exes locked up in their attics.
Up next on Masterpiece Theater: Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and Philip Pullman's "The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in the Smoke." Check here in a few weeks for more info. -- Amy