My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 9/24/21

This week was the start of the fall TV season so the majority of my week was spent on TV shows. I did manage to watch one movie and read as well.

Movies

I watched The Quiet Place II yesterday. It starts with a flashback to the day when the aliens attacked and then flashes forward to where we left off last time. I was much more interested in the beginning of the attack than I was in the current time piece. It was well done, but I kept letting myself get distracted. Part of that is my state of mind at the moment. Part of it was probably because I watched it in the middle of the day. If you liked the first one you will probably like this one.

TV

If you follow my blog you have read about most of my TV week. Click the link below to see all of my reviews of new shows. I also watched new episodes of The Walking Dead, Heels, The Other Two, and Ted Lasso.

I’m also working through the new Fantasy Island series that aired this summer. It is more a sequel than a remake. The island is now run by Roarke’s great niece. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it is a pleasant way to spend an evening while waiting for Jeopardy to start.

Tater on TV

Books

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch – Shannon Moss is part of a secret division of NCIS assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a family. Moss and the suspect are both part of a secret program that has discovered the ability to travel to the future. The suspect was presumed dead when his ship disappeared on a mission to the future. Moss travels to the future to gather information on the case in an effort to save the one possible survivor of the murder. She discovers the murder is connected to the looming end of the world the time travelers have discovered. It was a very interesting book. I enjoyed the story and it mostly kept me interested. I think it was a little long and sometimes got too bogged down in the details of the time travel.

Harlem Shuffly by Colson Whitehead – I stumbled across this one as part of the 7 day checkout/no renewal collection at my local library and grabbed it. This meant it had to be my next book even though I now realize I needed something lighter after the above sci-fi book. The book centers on Ray Carney, a furniutre salesman who also dabbles in moving stolen property in late 50’s/early 60’s New York. Ray considers himself slightly bent, not crooked, but keeps getting drawn into the criminal world by his cousin Freddie. Whitehead is a great writer and that doesn’t change here, but it was a challenge for me to read more than a couple of pages at a time. For me it seemed too wordy for the type of story he was telling.

On Deck

I have no movies to watch. I will watch more Fantasy Island tonight and possibly a few episodes of Dear White People. Saturday and Sunday are football days. Sunday we start back with new episodes of TV shows. I have not yet chosen my next book.


14 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 9/24/21

  1. The only Whitehead I’ve read is the Intuitionist, his debut, which I really liked. I’ve got several others on my list, but so far I haven’t gotten to them. I have Harlem Shuffle (audio version) on hold at my library. There’s a long wait list, of course. I have plenty of other stuff to read in the meantime.

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