My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/17/20

Here we are once again at the time of the week when I recap what I read and watched since the last post. Is it just me or did this week seem to take forever?

Movies – We watched the new Andy Samberg movie Palm Springs on Hulu. It’s not the type of movie my wife would generally agree to watch, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the one TV comedy she likes so she was willing to watch a Samberg movie.  The movie takes place at a wedding in Palm Springs. I don’t think it is a spoiler to say that it is a Groundhog Day type plot. The wedding day is lived over and over. It is a comedy, but there is more to it than just cheap laughs. We all really liked it, even my wife who would usually not watch this type of movie. I’m pretty sure that is the only movie we watched. I might have watched pieces of old movies here and there, but this is the only one I remember actively watching.

TV – Nothing groundbreaking on the TV side. We watched our regular shows I’ve listed before. This was the week of the Snowpiercer season finale. I really enjoyed the show and I’m glad there will be a second season. The first season ends with a game-changing cliffhanger. It sounds like they finished filming season two and just have editing work to do so we might get a second season faster than we will get new episodes of other shows. We finished season 5 of Amazing Race and started season 9. This is finally the season my daughter wanted – a season where the team she likes wins. I finally settled on The Goldbergs as a show I can watch when I am alone. It’s funny and short and something I can watch without too much focus.

Books – I finished reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. The basic plot – it is set in the ’80s and ’90s. A woman joins a book club to make friends around the same time a man moves into his aunt’s house across the street. Strange things start to happen that she believes are connected to the man. She has trouble convincing anyone that he is not who they think he is. The book spans around a decade. It was an easy read and I enjoyed it. I would recommend his book Horrorstor if you are going to read one of his books. This one was good, but Horrorstor is so much better.

On Deck – I’m reading the new Hunger Games book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I need to figure out which books I plan to take when we finally escape our home bubble for our vacation bubble. Movies and TV will be hit or miss as we just watch our regular shows and random movies. There is nothing groundbreaking on the horizon.

I will likely not have a recap next week as I plan to go radio silent and shut myself off from the world starting Tuesday.


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