Sunday, January 19, 2014

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. 



At 3:29 AM, January 20, 2014 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

My taste is that the Alleyn books become something special once we meet Troy on that ship ... well, up until the arrival of the (as you say, obnoxious) child.

At 1:55 PM, January 22, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I agree. She's special - in a good way. I particularly love "Black As He's Painted". And "Clutch of Constables".


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