Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Week in Entertainment

Live: Carmen at the Met. Quite good.

DVD: Several of the "Perry Mason" movies, those odd (to someone who grew up with Raymond Burr) films with Warren William playing Mason. In the first one, we meet Perry as the head of a huge firm (!) of lawyers and staff who call him "chief" (and Paul Drake is called "Spudsy"!) and he's so busy he "can't be bothered" with "every little case"... and who goes out and does his own investigating. Also, his client in the first one is (probably) guilty - Perry thinks so - but he gets her off! Radical! Also, in the third one, he is discovered lying on his office floor, hungover! Yikes!

TV: Usual Wednesday viewing, its usual entertaining self.

Read: The Woman Who Wouldn't Die by Colin Catterill - a Dr Siri and a fascinating (as usual) look at lat 70s Laos. A number of cozies by Jessica Beck, light and amusing. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, a fascinating look at mid-8th century America, not to mention a rather amazing man



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