My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/29/22

It was another week without a movie It was almost a week without a book, but I finished the one I was reading last night. I’m hoping for a normal week next week to get back on track.


I have continued watching Sex Education on Netflix. I will likely finish the latest season next week and will have a long wait for the next one. I told my daughter I wanted a specific couple to be the endgame plan and then after two more episodes, I changed my mind. The show does a good job of changing your perceptions of a character.

We have watched all of the auditions on America’s Got Talent. We will probably watch some of the live shows until it becomes obvious that it will be mainly singers moving forward.

We are still watching and enjoying The Challenge: USA. We are pulling for Tyson and other Survivor and Amazing Race people to outlast the Big Brother/Love Island crowd. Though I will admit that we like Angela and Alyssa, so I would be happy with a Big Brother win if it is one of them.

We watched the first three episodes of The Bear on Hull last night. We like cooking shows and we liked Jeremy Allen White in Shameless, so this is the perfect show for us. So far we are enjoying it. I was not expecting 30-minute episodes. That was a nice surprise. Ado Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach are very good in supporting roles.

We watched the last two episodes of Hotel Portofino on PBS. It was a very good show. I’m assuming the next season will continue the main stories around the family and the town, but with a new group of guests for the side stories.


I finished one book this week.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – The true crime classic about the murders of the Clutter family in Kansas. It starts with a picture of the family and the killers before the murders. It then takes us to the murders and the aftermath, the investigation, and eventually the trial.

This was a book club book that once again prompted me to write about how assigned reading slows me down. I had trouble sticking with the book until I got to the arrest and the trial. It was a very well written book and I gave it four stars on Goodreads, but some of the sections about Hickock and Smith in Mexico seemed long, dry, and unnecessary. I also read faster once I knew I could not attend book club. I guess I needed the combination of getting to the faster-moving part of the book and the ease of the pressure to finish. I do think fans of true crime would enjoy it.

On Deck

We still have Morbius and Ambulance on DVD.

We will watch the rest of The Bear today.

I will finish Sex Education this week.

We will watch The Challenge and AGT.

I will probably go back to Ozark after I finish Sex Education.

I am about to start reading My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix.


8 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 7/29/22

  1. Truman Capote was always my favorite writer. I met members of his extended family while running a small bookstore in Orange Beach, Alabama a few decades ago. I loved “In Cold Blood” and his short stories. Have you ever watched “In Plain Sight” on Prime. We are watching the series. It is excellent. We usually follow 2 a night. It is about 2 marshals who take care of people in witness protection.

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  2. I find it interesting that book club slows your reading down. I find that too. I went last night and it turned into an episode of “Housewives of Arizona!” I’m going to make it until my month where I’m hosting, but after that I’m out.

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