The Week in Entertainment
Live: The Rake's Progress - a student production by the Peabody company. Very nice, very good production. Kisma Jordan, the soprano, has a great career ahead of her if this is any indication. She filled the house with a lovely, full voice, something that Peter Scott Drackley, the tenor, couldn't always manage. He's not at all bad, but he's not up to her weight. Unfortunately for him, he's also overshadowed by a very theatrical Peter Tomaszewski, who brings a nice acting talent as well as a good voice to the rewarding role of Nick Shadow (the devil always gets great applause). Lots of fun.
DVD: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Happens), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Brave Heart Carries Off the Bride), and Kal Ho Naa Ho (Tomorrow Might Never Come), all very good (as I said earlier, I'm on a Shahrukh Khan kick...). Kal Ho... is a real tearjerker, and Kuch is a blast, though the college scenes are just a bit over the top in places. Dilwale is just about perfect.
TV: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2 - wrapping up the series neatly enough. Like part 1, it was dark, and I don't mean thematically. There were some scenes in which it was nearly impossible to see what was happening. The Middle and Modern Family - the latter quite funny (as always), particularly when Phil worried about changing careers, pointing out that he has three kids and "at least one is going to college. Worst case scenario, they all go" and when Alex told Hayley "You have your fans and I have mine. Someday yours will be working for mine." "The Song of Lunch" on Masterpiece Contemporary, with Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, which should be enough right there but didn't have to be, a gorgeous script and lovely direction.
Read: Continued with 1Q84.