The Week in Entertainment
TV: Psych is back! Terrific episode with Despereaux and London. Lassie's in uniform? That's not good. And then another good one - this crazy new captain may be all right, in show terms. His reactions and press conferences were very funny. All the comedies, nice and entertaining. What a nice moment at the end of Modern Family with Alex and Claire, and another good one for The Middle. The Mentalist was intriguing, though I certainly hope that they're not (in years show time) resurrecting that organization. Still, nice to see Van Pelt and Rigsby again. Almost Human - caught up with two episodes, one kind of goofy (seriously? Are they really trying to tell us that the DRNs are emotional and human-like, while simultaneously showing the destroying an MX is not even reprimand-worthy?) and the other my possibly least favorite cop-show plot (the guy who makes a game out of killing random people). Agents of SHIELD - whoa. First Coulson, now Skye... there's a lot behind the scenes here. Grimm - nice one, though they should have known the colonel was not getting chemo - he had all his hair!
Read: Abandoned Roosevelt, Taft, and McClure's for the latest Flavia deLuce, which was a wonderful coda to the series. I loved the immediate transition from the last one's cliffhanger, and the de-Lucian insanity of the way that the resolution was reasonable (Harriet's back!) and yet absolutely not. Plus, Flavia's descriptions of her father in his grief are amazing. Then I reread Surfeit of Lampreys aka Death of a Peer, one of the early Roderick Allyen books by Ngaio Marsh (Nigel Bathgate still minorly present, Troy nowhere in sight and obnoxious child not dreamed of); I didn't remember who did it, which was nice. Then back to Roosevelt & Co: it's somewhat disheartening to see the parallels as regards corruption, big money, and social injustice.