My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/1/22

2022 is halfway done. The days seem long, but the months just fly by. Here is what I read and watched this week.

Movies

We watched Belfast this week. I was happy to see it was only 90 minutes long. Movies are way too long these days. I liked the movie. It was interesting, well-acted, and well-written. I don’t know much about the troubles outside of what they mention in Derry Girls, so it was interesting to get a look at it from someone who was there.

TV

There is nothing too exciting to report on the TV front.

I did watch the first two episodes of Dark Winds on AMC. I like it so far, though sometimes I get confused when they flashback and I don’t realize it isn’t the present day.

The Upshaws is back on Netflix. I watched four episodes yesterday. Sometimes, a nice, easy sitcom is just what I need.

We are working our way through the last few episodes of Big Sky. I’m still not sure I like it as much as I did in season one. I think the addition of Jensen Ackles and Reba McEntire next season will help.

My daughter is back at her apartment so I am not getting my daily intake of Modern Family.

Books

I finished one book this week.

The Investigator by John Sandford – John Sandford has written 30 books about Lucas Davenport. In this one, he shifts the story to Lucas’ adopted daughter Letty. Letty is on 24 years old and working in the office of a US Senator. She is restless, bored, and ready to quit until the Senator offers her a new position working as an investigator alongside the Dpeartment of Homeland Security. She is teamed with DHS investigator John Kaiser to look into the theft of oil to determine who is stealing it and where the money is going.

As with most books these days, I felt this one was a little too long. It took a bit to get to the exciting part of the book. Once Letty and Kaiser find the militia that is stealing the oil and discovers their plans the action picks up and the book gets better. Sandford didn’t need almost 400 pages to tell this story. Letty and Kaiser make a good team, though Letty is a little too perfect. He needs to ease up on that in future books. I did like the open ending with the possibility of a continuing nemesis for her. I will read the next one because I love Sandford’s work.

On Deck

I have Licorice Pizza and Moonfall on DVD. I just need to figure out if we are watching them this weekend or waiting to watch them with my daughter.

Part 2 of the Stranger Things season releases tomorrow. I will be watching as soon as I can.

I am reading We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan.

I will be on vacation from July 5-12. I will try to do at least my TV posts every day. This one might not come back until after I return.


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