Welcome to my Friday summary of what I’ve read and watched this week.
Books – I started reading Noir by Christopher Moore. Chris is one of my favorite authors and, as an added bonus, a really nice guy. I’m about halfway done with the book and I am enjoying it. It took me a while to get in to the noir-speak, but once I got there I really started to enjoy the book. I think listening to it would be fun. I also read For Every One by Jason Reynolds. It is very short and easy to read, but very powerful.
Television – I have had trouble sleeping this week, so many of the times I watched TV this week I was drowsy and missed pieces of the show. I have nothing of import to talk about as far as watching goes. I did watch the first episode of the new season of Westworld, but I will need to watch more to comment. The big TV news for me this week was the news that one of my favorite shows might be canceled because of the behavior of one of the stars. Clayne Crawford, Riggs on Lethal Weapon, has been reprimanded for his behavior on set and one article says he is not speaking to his co-star, Damon Wayans. I was happy that the behavior was not a sexual harassment complaint. I can deal with liking an actor with possible anger issues and given what I’ve read about what caused his “outbursts” I can understand why he might be angry. I hope they resolve the issues. I love the show.
Movies – We watched Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. I can see why there were so many Oscar nominations. It was very good and the acting was superb. I heard vague rumblings that people were unhappy with the arc of Sam Rockwell’s character. I guess I can see their point, but I didn’t feel like anything in the movie made it seem like his behavior was OK. I think it is more of the “we must be outraged at everything” atmosphere on Twitter these days.
I will be away at a conference next week. The week in review might be delayed.