Live: A fabulous and very funny Le Nozze di Figaro
at the Met with
Ildar Abdrazakov absolutely owning the title role and a good rest of the
ensemble. The staging was excellent, too.
DVD: About half of season 7 of The Murdoch Mysteries
. Being Canadian, it's 18 episodes, not just 3!
TV: Modern Family
. Poor Mitchell and his sweater! Doctor Who
, back to his attempting to define "good". This episode had some great moments - the Doctor "Thing"-ing his way off the tracks, and the big "this plane is under my protection!" speech, yes! Also, his calling the device he built the 2Dis was hilarious. The Doctor doesn't get many "just this once, everybody lives!" moments (sort of implied in the just this once
part of it, if you think about it), and this wasn't one. But you don't often hear him say out loud that sometimes the wrong people do.
Read: We have got to Freedom Summer and I know it's going to be grim, so I took a break. Read a light mystery called Murder at Steeple Martin
which was good enough to try the next one; Navajo Autumn
, which was an okay mystery with a kind of odd, very unstylish writing style, I might try the next but I'm not sure; Cary Elwes' book about making "The Princess Bride", As You Wish
, which was very enjoyable. The first three in the "Twenty-Sided Sorceress" series, and I can hardly
wait till the fourth one comes out. I really enjoyed the world Annie
Bellet has built here.