I’ve been watching a BBC miniseries version of Bleak House this week (yes, I got it for the title) and it’s awesome. I don’t have a lot of patience with reading Dickens, but watching it is great. According to Wikipedia, Bleak House is “held to be one of Dickens’s finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon.” After just the first two installments, there’s already been a Mr. Krook, the bad landlord, a Miss Flite, the crazy bird lady, and someone named Mr. Guppy. And a minor character will die of spontaneous human combustion! Really, what more could one ask for in a miniseries?