"i may have made a social blunder. i showed them how to destroy the world."

a few passing thoughts for your sunday morning on the first episodes of the second season of the sarah jane adventures.

you will definitely need to have watched the first season to be au courant with events since the season opener doesn’t even bother with a brief “detective exposition and sergeant plotpoint” sort of recap. (i did some desultory searching for a first season trailer to post here and had no luck; no time to search further! try the bbc america website if you’re really keen.)
the adventures, for those of you not in the octopus-like grip of russell t. davies, is his third reboot of the doctor who series and the second successful spinoff — torchwood being the other one. i can only say that if you’re not watching torchwood you’re missing something very special. but i say that a lot when it comes to doctor who-related things.
sarah jane herself — the eponymous character of the adventures — is an old-school companion; she travelled with the 3rd (jon pertwee) and 4th (tom baker) doctors back in the 1970s-1980s. she’s one of the absolute all-time knock-down drag-out top ten best companions ever and they tried to give her her own show before in the mid-’80s with k9 and company:

, at least, also seems to be up on youtube in 9-10 minute chunks if you’re into watching things that way):