If you like your secondary-world fantasy with a healthy dollop of intrigue, wit, danger, and understated but powerful romance, you should all go read Leah Cypess's Mistwood (HarperTeen, April 2010), which I just finished and enjoyed enormously. Steph Su has a very good review of the book here, though I'd disagree with Steph's comment about the secondary characters -- I had no trouble telling them apart, myself.
And Leah tells me she is working on revisions to the companion novel as we speak! Yay, companion novel!
In the DO WANT category: J.J. Abrams' new show Undercover, about a married couple who are spies. From the guy who wrote Jack and Irina? This HAS to be good. Seriously, look at this picture. I am gleeful and optimistic.
Also, check out this lovely, exuberant, heart-warming Doctor Who S5 vid from humansrsuperior: Brand New Day. Thanks to infiniteviking for the tip.
I'm mostly preaching to the choir here, I'm sure, but still -- taraljc has reposted a terrific essay about the effort that goes into writing quality fan fiction, and how it isn't always easy -- or even desirable -- to just file off the serial numbers.
And that will be all, because I'm feeling curiously dizzy all of a sudden. *blinks*