My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 10/9/21

First a note on TV tonight – There are two new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway on CW at 8. SNL is new tonight. Kim Kardashian West hosts with Halsey as the musical guest. Now, my week.

Movies

I did not watch a movie this week. I didn’t even watch part of an old movie while doing something else. I’m sure my movie watching will pick up as more are released to theaters and then to DVD.

TV

Another reason for the lack of movies – the influx of multitudes of new TV.

I watched the season finale of Ted Lasso on Apple TV. I liked this season as much as season one. I’m not sure why so many TV writers spent the entire season trying to convince people it wasn’t good. I think the danger of writing about a TV show, or TV in general, is the possibility of losing your love for it.

I watched the series finale of On My Block. This is one of the better Netflix shows. I think they did a good job of wrapping the series. Some stories came to a satisfying conclusion. Some things were left open. The way life really works.

I need to find a new streaming show to watch alone. I do have some network TV shows I watch alone, but not enough to fill my entire week. I guess I could just use that time to read more.

Books

I finished two books this week

Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby – Ike and Bobby Lee have little in common. They are both ex-cons. One white, one black. They are connected via the marriage of their sons, Isiah and Derek. When Isiah and Derek are murdered, Ike and Bobby Lee join forces to get revenge while also dealing with their rejection of their sons because of who they were.

Razorblade Tears is not for the faint of heart. It is violent. The main characters are men who were ashamed of having gay sons. They only realize their mistake in rejecting them after they are murdered. We still see instances of homophobia from Ike, but we also see a desire to change to make up for how he treated his son, I figured out the mysterious figure behind the murders before the author revealed it, but it didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the story. I think it would make. very good movie.

Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald – A fake memoir from one of the best standup comics. You can tell it is old based on the forward from Louis CK.

I wanted to like this one more than I did. It had funny bits, but as a whole, it didn’t work. I wish it had been a true memoir.


4 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 10/9/21

  1. Ted Lasso is good? I will try it. I try to find some series occasionally to watch by myself. My last one was Madmen. I know, it’s old, but that is how long it takes me to consider something that is a commitment! I just finished it. It took about a week and a half. That is commitment! Thank you for your post.

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