The Week in Entertainment
DVD: Two (of four) episodes of Shetland, a well-done series based on Ann Cleeves's "Shetland Quartet" (Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning). They're filming more next year, going off on their own, I guess, since they've done all but one of the books (much like the Dalziel & Pascoe series did). Interestingly, I see the program originally broadcast them as two one-hour episodes per story, but they've been consolidated on the DVD as two-hour episodes.
TV: Doctor Who - yes yes yes. I love the new theme/title sequence, I think I'm gonna love the new Doctor, and Clara might actually turn into a real character before she leaves. Also? "I'm not your boyfriend." "I never thought you were." "I didn't say it was your mistake." Yes. And was that a Matt-Smith-Doctor Ganger mask they used when Capaldi disguised himself as an android? All in all, a very nice handover episode.
Read: Finished The Magician's Land, which was an utterly satisfying end to the trilogy. Lovely, lovely writing and a helluva story. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami was delivered to my Kindle (from a pre-order) and I devoured it on the plane ride yesterday. It's one of the quiet, almost melancholy ones (unlike its predecessor, 1Q94), accessible and haunting. I also read Designated Daughters, a Deborah Knott novel; this one's almost overrun with her family, but still a nice little read.