My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 3/11/22

I’ve gone another week without watching a movie. That likely won’t change with March Madness coming next week. Given that, I will skip directly to the TV section this week.


I watched two new shows Sunday night.

Shining Vale – Courtney Cox and Greg Kinnear play a couple who movie to a possibly haunted house in Connecticut after an affair almost destroys their marriage. She starts to see the ghosts right away, but no one else does. It is a half-hour show, which is odd for the subject. The actors kept me watching even with the story moving a little slow. I will watch it again next week. It airs on Starz.

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers – The story of Jerry Buss buying the Lakers, drafting Magic Johnson, and bringing Showtime to the NBA. I’m a basketball fan, so I have an interest in the story. I’m not sure non-basketball fans will care that much. It has a great cast and did a good job with the historical aspect. John. Reilly is great as Buss. I think I will like it.

Transplant is back on NBC. It is a Canadian show they bought when they were paused for Covid. I’m glad they are airing the new season, I was afraid they wouldn’t now that the regular NBC shows are back.

The new Survivor cast seems a lot more fun than last season. I’m happy to have it back. I know it’s cool to hate the show now, but I still love it.


I finished one book this week.

Image from Amazon

Going There by Katie Couric – I don’t read many non-fiction books, but when I do many times it is the autobiography of a celebrity. I prefer audio because I love to hear them read their story to me. Since I don’t have a commute, I did not do audio for this one.

It took me a bit to get into it. I think that’s because I generally listen to my bios. Once I buckled down and forced myself to read it I started to enjoy it.

Being a long-time viewer of The Today Show, I especially loved that section. She was very open about her friendship with Matt Lauer and how hard it was for her to come to terms with why he was fired.

The chapters dealing with her husband dying of cancer were tough to read, but it is an important part of her life story.

I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

On Deck

A good portion of my life for the next few weeks will be filled with March Madness. Games all day Thursday-Sunday. I can’t wait.

I am currently reading The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

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