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

Another week with a movie watched. I’m on a roll.

Movies

My kids were coming home for dinner Friday night and they both wanted to watch Spiderman. I was able to get it a Redbox pretty easily. I guess people aren’t using Rebox as much anymore?

I love the Marvel movies and the Tom Holland Spiderman movies are my favorite. Unfortunately, I was spoiled a little bit on some aspects of the movie, but not so much that I didn’t enjoy the movie. It did not disappoint. I’m not a huge Doctor Strange fan, but I think he works well when contrasted with Peter Parker. I loved the story and all of the special appearances(trying to be spoiler-free). I’m curious where the story will go given the ending.

I think any Marvel fan would love it and probably has already seen it.

TV

We watched the first two episodes of the American version of Would I Lie to You? The basic concept – two teams of celebrities, with team leaders Matt Walsh and Sabrina Jalees, tell stories and the other team has to guess if it is a truth or a lie. The British version is one of the best things I have ever watched. The American version is good, probably better for those who aren’t comparing it to the original. Richard Kind was a guest on the first episode and was great. He would be a good team leader. I hope they invite him back if it lasts.

I watched the Guliani episode of The Masked Singer today. I wrote something about politics and reality shows on Medium. While I think you should probably not cast someone who is the subject of a criminal investigation, I don’t think you should decline to invite people based on their politics.There is also someone on Survivor this year that Twitter has decided they hate and want voted out because someone shared posts that make it appear that she is anti-mask.

New Amsterdam was back this week with a different type of episode and one of the better ones of the season. I liked the structure of the episode and how it gave us each person’s story a little at a time. I can’t wait to see how it resolves next week,

Books

I finished one book this week.

Hello, Transcriber by Hannah Morrissey – Hazel Greenlee starts work as a police transcriber in Black Harbor, one of Wisconsin’s most crime-ridden cities. She spends the overnight shift listening to the detectives tell the cities secrets. When her neighbor confesses to helping hide the body of an overdose victim in a dumpster she is drawn into the case and the orbit of Detective Nikolai Kole.

It took me much longer to read the book than it should have. It was less than 300 pages and a mystery. I just never felt that compelled to pick it up again I didn’t feel connected enough to Hazel or Kole to care much about their story. The resolution of the murder case was underwhelming. I think I would have preferred a book about Hannah’s sister, the host of a radio show.

On Deck

We still need to watch the new Ghostbusters movie.

I am reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.


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