My Week in Books, TV, and Movies 2/22/19

It’s another week where I don’t have a lot to report as far as the screen goes. It’s been a while since I’ve watched a new movie. This means I will probably get all of the new movies from the library at the same time. I do have one new TV show that I forgot until just now. So, here is my week:

Movies – I don’t think I even watched an old movie this week. AMC had some 80’s movies on President’s Day and I considered watching them but changed my mind. It’s possible I’m forgetting some random old movie I watched while trying to do nothing over my weekend off, but I really don’t think so. It’s weird for me to have a stretch like this with no movies. Maybe I should just go to the movies.

TV – I always watch a lot of TV. This week it was mostly focused on existing shows I had on my DVR. I would have finished season one of Manifest but my wife got sucked into it while she was supposed to be working so now I have to wait for her before I can finish the season. We did watch one new how this week. Proven Innocent premiered Friday night. It is Kelsey Grammar in a legal drama. I like him and legal dramas, so we watched it. The premise – Rachelle Lefevre plays a lawyer who was found guilty of murder as a teen, went to prison, was exonerated and became a lawyer. She now works to free others who were falsely accused, focusing on cases of the DA who sent her to prison, Kelsey Grammar. I will probably give it a couple of more episodes, but  I will be shocked if it isn’t canceled quickly. I’m not a fan of Lefevre as an actress, so I’m not sure how long I can stay with a show with her as the star.

Books – I finished two books this week. The first was The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams. It is the first in a series about Bobby Dollar, an angel living on earth and working as an advocate angel. His job is to argue the Heaven side for the recently dead’s soul. Odd things start happening with some of those souls and Bobby is caught in the middle of it. I enjoyed it and will probably try to remember to read the next in the series. I do think it was a little too long and would have been better if 50 or so pages shorter. I also finished An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Soloman. It’s hard to explain the plot so I will share the synopsis from Wikipedia – “On board the generation ship Matilda (named for the Clotilda),[1] where the passengers have formed a society stratified along racial lines such that those with dark skin are relegated to lower-deck lives of servitude and harsh behavioral restrictions, Aster Gray is a lower-decks healer who must discover the hidden connection between her mother’s suicide decades ago and the mysterious death of the ship’s Sovereign.” It will be an interesting discussion at book club tonight as I really enjoyed it and I saw that two of my friends from book club have it one or two stars. I’m curious why.

On Deck – I have the DVD of Night School waiting for me at the library. I will likely have to watch that one alone as my wife is not a fan of comedies. Whiskey Cavalier premieres this week and it looks fun. I really like Lauren Cohan and Scott Foley. I’ve been looking forward to this one. I just started reading How Long Til Black Future Month? by NK Jemisin. I’m not sure if I will finish. I tend to abandon short story collections.

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