The Week in Entertainment
Live: Turandot at the Met - a glorious performance - wonderful, opulent, gorgeous sets; so complex that the first intermission was actually longer than the first act. Lovely singing, too.
TV: Doctor Who's mid-season finale, while not perhaps brilliantly plotted, was still wonderful. Goodbye to Rory and Amy. Doctor: "It would take almost unimaginable power. What have we got? C'mon, tell me. What?" Amy (takes Rory's hand): "I won't let them take him. That's what we've got." And oh my god the two of them on the roof. And what an ending. Wow. Also The Middle and Modern Family new season premieres. Loved Sue's attempt to get lost. Gave The Neighbors a shot - it was amusing and I'll try it again. Also tried Elementary, but I'm not sure I'll go back to it.I like Lucy Liu, but I'm not crazy about her costar, and the whole premise seems unmotivated to me.
Read: Calling Bernadette's Bluff, an intriguing book about an atheist philosophy professor at a Catholic women's university. Began The History of the Siege of Lisbon by Saramago - it's not about the siege of Lisbon, actually, it's about a proofreader. And it's marvellous.