My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 11/12/21

I watched a new movie this week. It’s been a while since I had one to talk about. My reading was not so successful. At least I always have TV to write about.

Movies

I watched The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. We had to watch it earlier than we would normally due to football. That was good for me as I tend to fall asleep whenever we watch a movie at night.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is your standard action/comedy movie elevated by the cast. Ryan Reynold’s character is in therapy and taking a break from bodyguard life after the events of the first movie. That is interrupted by Salma Hayek’s character who wants him to help rescue Samuel L Jackson. The three end up working together to fight the bad guys. Pretty standard stuff, but I love Jackson and Reynolds, so I enjoyed the movie. Fans of the two actors and/or action/comedy movies will enjoy this one.

TV

My TV life has been interrupted by sports again. Kentucky basketball was on TV Friday and Tuesday night. Kentucky football was on TV Saturday night. Ravens football was on last night. It makes it difficult to stay current with any TV shows.

I did watch the shows I watch alone while my wife was still working: The Big Leap, All American, Fear the Walking Dead, Walking Dead: World Beyond, Queens, Chucky, Survivor, The Masked Singer.

I watched a good chunk of Head of the Class on HBO Max. It seems like a Disney Channel show but was pleasant enough to keep going when I had nothing else pressing to do.

We caught up on La Brea yesterday before the game. I am curious where they plan to go with the show if it gets renewed.

A weird thing happened while I was waiting for Survivor to start Wednesday night. We had watched a short show after Jeopardy was over. When it ended, Wheel of Fortune was on the channel where we had watched Jeopardy. I decided to watch the end to guess the final puzzle before Survivor. They went to a commercial after the winner was declared. The commercials kept going. I eventually mentioned to my wife that it seemed late into the 30 minutes for a final puzzle. Commercials continued. Then The Masked Singer started. They forgot to go back to the end of Wheel of Fortune.

Books

I finished one book this week.

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik – This is the sequel to A Deadly Education. It is now senior year for El, Orion, and their group of friends. Graduation is looming. Graduation is a fight through monsters to the door out of the school. Few ever survive. The group works to make sure they make it out.

I loved the first book in the series. It was interesting and different and I couldn’t wait to read the next book. I was disappointed in this one. It seemed like page after page of the build-up to a final 30 pages or so of the exciting graduation day events. Not much happens in the middle of the book. And the middle of the book is relatively long. My daughter, however, said she liked the book and she is closer to the target audience.

I would still recommend the series. I have high hopes for the next book given the ending to this one.

On Deck

I hope to watch the Station 19/Grey’s crossover tonight before I’m spoiled on who died.

I want to watch Shang-Chi as soon as possible now that it is on Disney Plus. I just don’t know when I will have the chance.

Red Notice, starring Ryan Reynolds, The Rock, and Gal Gadot, is on Netflix today.

I am currently reading The Judge’s List by John Grisham.


3 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 11/12/21

  1. I need to catch up on my Ryan Reynolds movies, obviously. I’m pretty sure I’d like the Hitman’s Bodyguard, which I should watch before the other. I’ve been looking forward to Red Notice, having no idea what it’s about, purely because I like all three stars. Shallow, I am.

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