The Week in Entertainment
Film: The last three of the Ring Cycle: Die Walkure, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung. As I noted earlier, they were full (as one might expect) of wonderful vocal performances. My favorite, by a nose, was Jonas Kaufmann's Siegmund, but Bryn Terfel (Wotan),Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), Hans-Peter König (Hagen here, Fafner and Hunding earlier) and Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried) were consistently wonderful, and the staging was exciting. Die Walküre is my favorite of them, and I loved this production - the singing and the acting by all the principles was extraordinary.
DVD:`Some episodes of 55 Degrees North, a Brit series about a black detective reassigned from London to Newcastle (after blowing the whistle on corruption), who's of course not popular in his new town. It's well-acted, interesting to watch.
TV: Happy Feet Two What? Okay, so I couldn't finish watching it, it was just. I don't know. Why hasn't Mumbles grown adult plumage? And seriously, Sven is a puffin, not a penguin. They can't tell the difference? The Middle was good, but a bit over the top. Modern Family was very funny. Grimm - what? WHAT? That's a helluva way to end the season! But it was nothing compared to what they did on The Mentalist. That was... omigawd.
Read: Kepler's Dream, a very good YA. Death of a Dean, Hazel Holt and quite good - I didn't guess the killer at all. Also a new cozy Buried in a Book, whose sequel I will definitely pick up.