The Week in Entertainment
Oops ... scheduled this for the wrong day!
DVD: Season one of Leverage (having run across it on Ion). Man, I loved that show. Ivan and the Mare (Іван та кобила), a Ukrainian rom-com.
TV: Sherlock - this episode was much better. A couple of teases (Red Beard? CAM?), some terrific throwaway cases, like Doyle's Watson used to do (The Hollow Client!), and Sherlock's touching and hilarious speech. Mrs Hudson's crazy past. Occasionally the camera work was distracting (the marching guards) but sometimes the style was effective (the conversation with Mycroft), and the 'mental palace' imagery was striking. Plus the whole realize-and-solve-the-crime-while-giving-the-speech was a tour-de-force. And finally, the episode showed us how Sherlock thinks about John, and it was sweet. The Crazy Ones - funny. I loved the silly "easy-open-can" - so stupid - and the way Simon reworked it was funny.
Read: Reread Taft 2012, lured there by something mentioned in The Bully Pulpit, which I've finished and highly recommend.