Film: The animated restoration of Patrick Troughton's first Doctor Who
: The Power of the Daleks
. I enjoyed it - the animation was a bit middling, but that's pretty much fitting for 1960s Who. The (British) National Theater's encore broadcast of Hamlet
with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The staging was ... a bit odd, let's say, and I wasn't especially fond of the Horatio, but the other roles were solid, especially Guildenstern. And Claudius! I was thinking during the intermission how very good he was, matching Cumberbatch head on. And then the credits rolled. Ciarán Hinds. No wonder. A Man Called Ove
- a wonderful, emotional film, with excellent performances; faithful to the book though they had to leave a lot of the details out. Read and watch them both! Also Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
, which was very enjoyable. And Arrival
, which was very good even though they made a number of changes to the story (Ted Chiang's "The Story of Your Life"), some incomprehensible and some probable needed by the changed medium.
DVD: Started rewatching Stargate SG-1.
TV: The Librarians
at last. I do wonder how the Australian guy knows "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" so well, though. Some Leverage
, but now they're into the Tara episodes, bleagh. Stargate
which sent me to the DVDs.
Read: A Man Called Ove -
what a brilliant book. I've already picked up Fredrik Backman's other books (the translator is Henning Koch) and read My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, both very good.