My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/1/22

Another week with a movie watched. It’s an April Fool’s miracle!

Movies

We watched Venom: Let There Be Carnage I loved the first Venom movie and I loved this one as well. The interaction between Eddie and Venom is done well and is hilarious. Part of me is excited about the possibility of Venom joining the Spiderman universe, but at the same time, I have reservations about it watering down the character. Very similar to how I feel about Deadpool with the Avengers. It sounds fun, but I’m afraid they would want to tone him down and it would ruin the character.

TV

My weeks are still mainly watching what I can to free up space on the DVR.

The season finale of Astrid and Lilly Save the World was on Syfy this week. It was a satisfying finale. It wrapped up the Big Bad story for the season and ended with a setup for a second season. I liked this show a lot. It had strong Buffy vibes and I loved Buffy.

We are back to Mayim Bialik on Jeopardy. Part of me wishes they would just settle on a host, but part of me likes this setup so we get Ken hosting occasionally.

We are woefully behind on most of the shows we watch.

Books

I finished one book this week.

Fear No Evil by James Patterson – Alex and Sampson are on the case of the murder of a CIA agent who leaves behind a confession of being on the payroll of a cartel. More law enforcement agents are murdered by a shadowy organization targeting those who are secretly working with the cartel. The cartel retaliates against the families in hopes of keeping others quiet. Alex and Sampson are caught in the middle of the war. It all comes to a head in the wilderness of Montana when they are attacked by both sides while on vacation.

I used to read most of what James Patterson wrote. After he became a brand. I decided to only read the Alex Cross series. Many times I read the Cross books and am so annoyed by the entire family being practically superheroes that I think I should stop reading them. Fortunately, this one mostly kept away from the family(besides a subplot that was really an ad for his YA books about Alex’s son) and focused n Alex, Sampson, and longtime nemesis M. 

As always, it was a nice, quick read. There isn’t much filler. No one seems like they are superhuman. M’s identity is finally revealed. Overall, a satisfying read.

On Deck

I will still be focusing on trying to stay ahead of the DVR.

I will try the new show How We Roll today.

I would like to watch Free Guy or West Side Story this week.

I will probably watch the Final Four even though I don’t want any of them to win.

I am reading The Rebel Mages by Laurie Forest.


6 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/1/22

  1. I’ll have to see if there’s any way to catch the 1st season of Astrid and Lilly in reruns so I’m ready for the next season. It sounds like something I should like, but I didn’t manage to start recording it ever.

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