Live: A production of She Kills Monsters
, a cute and entertaining play at Pellissippi State's theater. Also a concert of Telemann, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky by the city's orchestra.
Film: A couple of excellent movies I'd already seen, with someone who hadn't yet: Bridge of Spies
and Learning to Drive.
DVD: Season 8 of The Murdoch Mysteries
, which certainly ended on a cliffhanger. But since I cannot believe the apparent murderer is, I'm left wondering which trope it will be (he's protecting someone who did it, he's protecting someone he thinks
did it, it was a completely different person). And I don't (unlike Phryne and Jack) mind Murdoch and Julia getting married - it's about time, in fact.
, which I hope is now done with the whole 'oh however can I be super, who am I anyway' phase. I'm liking Kat. The Middle
and Modern Family
. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
which I'm still enjoying, though it would be nice if someone could have a simple, happy love life for a change. The Librarians
, yayayayayay I do love this show. The Muppets,
which is uneven but sometimes very funny. And the oddest thing ... somehow (well, I know how; see my previous post) I completely lost track of Dr. Who
having started. A friend mentioned it in an email Saturday, so I settled in to binge watch it so far, and there was episode 1, with Missy and Davros and I had seen that
. Weird. Anyway, I watched the whole thing to date and yesssss. I like it. I do wonder that the Doctor would make Ashildr, given how completely horrified/outraged he was by Jack, but perhaps he was just overcome by the moment. She's a good, interesting character, though I've liked her less as a person each time she's shown up, if you know what I mean. Yay the Osgoods! And Clara ... well, she grew on me as the day went on, but not enough to overcome the wildly inconsistent all-things-to-one-Gallifreyan writing of the previous season (seriously, there was not one single character trait that was present in her episodes on a constant basis; it's because she wasn't a character
, she was a nifty idea). I'm not broken up about her like I was about Donna or Amy & Rory. But it will certainly be interesting to see how this doctor goes about recovering from losing her.
Read: A massive amount of YA fiction, beginning with the whole Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
trilogy (reread the first one). The Ugly Stepsister
. The Blackthorne Key. The London Eye Mystery
, which had an interesting narrator. Several by Patrick Ness,beginning with the brilliant The Rest of Us Just Live Here
, and then More Than This
and A Monster Calls,
both very good, and The Knife of Never Letting Go
which I didn't care for at all.
Other books include the final of the Lunar Chronicles, Winter
, which was a fine conclusion. The Straw King
, another "Dorothy Must Die" prequel. More episodes of Bookburners
and the excellent Indexing
. The very funny Master of Formalities
. Wake of Vultures
which was extremely good. Began The Explorers' Guild: A Passage to Shambala
but quit on page 132. It's beautiful and well reviewed and yet I find it both repellent and oddly boring. And I have begun Tremontaine
, but I don't know how much more of it I'll read, either. Our main characters kill people for entertainment, and that's icky.