My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 5/6/22

Another week, another movie. I think the streak will soon end.


We watched Matrix Resurrections. I loved the first Matrix and liked each one after that a little less. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one or if I would remember enough to enjoy it. I did have to look up the end of the last movie to remind myself what happened.

I liked the new movie. I liked that they brought back many of the original characters. I liked the way they used the game in the movie to refer to the original movies. I wouldn’t say it was a great movie, but fans of the original should like it.


It was another catch-up week trying to keep space on the DVR. I might need to reconsider some of the shows I watch next season unless several of them are canceled.

I’m tired of shows like New Amsterdam feeling like bad things have to constantly happen to the main characters to have drama. It’s a medical show. The medical aspect of the show can be the drama. You don’t need to make the doctors constantly deal with personal tragedy.

Transplant and The Resident are two medical shows I watch that do a good job of balancing medical and personal. I never feel like they throw in tragedy for the sake of drama.

I need more comedies in my life.


I finished one book this week.

The Missing Piece by John Lescroart – This is number 19 in the Dismas Hardy series. This time it focuses on Wes Farrell and Abe Glitzky. Wes is starting to feel like he can’t continue as a defense attorney when he takes the case of Doug Rush. Rush is arrested for the murder of Paul Riley, the man Wes prosecuted for killing Rush’s daughter. Riley has recently been released due to the work of the Exoneration Initiative. Glitsky is brought on to investigate for the defense and continues to work even after Rush is murdered himself.

This is just what I needed after a bad month of reading – a return to a universe I love. I’ve read all of the Hardy books and have especially loved the ones that focus on Glitsky. It was a good mystery peopled by characters I love. What more could I ask for? With the characters aging, I’m afraid there won’t be many more in the series.

On Deck

We do not have a movie on tap for this week. If I watch one it will most likely be one I find on when I am home alone.

TV will once again be DVR catch up.

I am reading The Dime by Kathleen Kent.


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