Another week of lockdown over. Let’s see if I can remember how I spent my reading and viewing time.
Movies – I had to ask my family last night if we had watched any movies this week. That’s a little sad. Time has lost meaning. They reminded them that we watched two movies last weekend. We watched Instant Family and a dumb disaster moves called 10.0 Earthquake. I had watched Instant Family alone when it first came out on DVD and thought my family would like it so I told them I was fine with watching it again. It is Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who decided to foster kids and end up fostering a teenager and her two younger siblings. It was funny and heartwarming and perfect for this time. I like Mark Wahlberg more in this type of role. 10.0 Earthquake was my wife’s choice as sho loves dumb action and disaster movies. I dozed during it, but what I saw was terrible. My daughter complained the entire time about how bad the special effects were. Just so bad.
TV – We have moved on to Survivor: Redemption Island because my daughter loves Boston Rob and wants to see him win. I’m amazed at how he was able to control his tribe so much. That could never happen today. We also still watch the new season of Survivor live when it airs. I like old school Survivor more. We started Outer Banks last night on Netflix on my brother’s suggestion. We made it through three episodes before I had to admit that I was missing pieces because I couldn’t stay awake. So far, so good. We are trying to keep up with the DVR but it is filling up again because we ran out of shows we all watch. We could clear some stuff off that I watch with my daughter, but that time is being spent on Survivor. My wife and I rarely have time when we are watching alone, so space is dwindling. It doesn’t help that she recorded San Andreas last night to watch later.
Books – I finished one book this week: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by Noneida Ramos. It is a teen novel narrated by a girl who is labeled as “disturbed.” Her dad is in prison. Her brother is in foster care. Her mom has “Mr. Guests” over every night. It is interesting to get a book from the point of view of this character. She has a lot of bad things in her life. It is not an uplifting book. It was written in very short chapters so it was easy to read in bits and pieces. I don’t know if I would recommend it, but it was interesting.
On Deck – Movies will once again depend on what we find when we decide to watch a movie. My wife has not seen Rise of Skywalker so I assume we will watch that soon. TV will continue to be old Survivor and Outer Banks. Dead to Me season 2 is up now. so I have a show to watch when everyone else is asleep. The finale of the new Survivor is Wednesday night. I am currently reading The City We Became by NK Jemisin.