My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 8/12/22

We finally watched some movies this week. I only returned them to the library a week late.


We watched two movies this week.

Morbius – This got bad reviews, but I enjoyed it. I thought Jared Leto and Matt Smith were good as the “hero” and the villain. I enjoyed the story and I liked that they used the end credit scene to connect it to other movies. I wouldn’t recommend it to people who hate bats or vampires.

Ambulance – It is hard to say much about this one as I was very sleepy during it and dozed off a lot. I liked what I saw of it. My wife, who loves action movies, said it was good. It was your typical Michael Bay action movie. Jake Gyllenhaal was good as the bad guy.


We are still watching 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown every day when my daughter gets home from work. We are in a stretch now without Jon Richardson, so it isn’t quite the same. I do enjoy it when Lee Mack is the guest captain. I think my favorite guest, in general, is Johnny Vegas.

We are catching up on Superman & Lois when my wife is done with work. It is the best of the DC shows now. I am enjoying the Bizarro world storyline.

I watched the first season of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. I enjoyed it. It was exactly what it needed to be – Gordon Bombay back working with another group of misfits. I’m curious how season 2 will work without Emilion Estevez.

We are still watching The Challenge and have prepared ourselves for our favorites to be eliminated.


I finished one book this week.

Sparring Partners by John Grisham – this is a collection of three novellas. The first one returns to Ford County and Jake Brigance. Jake is contacted by a lawyer who left his family and skipped town years ago. It was assumed he left with stolen money from clients. He now wants to return. The second tells the story of a death row inmate as his execution approaches. The final story, Sparring Partners, is about two brothers who are partners in a law firm and hate each other.

I thought the Jake Brigance story was the strongest of the three, but that might be because it was revisiting favorite characters. I wasn’t sure what the point of the death row story was. The third story was good, but also kind of had no real point. Grisham is still very good when he sticks to what he knows and isn’t writing very bad basketball books.

On Deck

We have the new Downton Abbey movie from the library. I have watched the show here and there with my daughter, so I will watch it with her. She and my wife are currently rewatching the series.

My wife has said she does not want to watch NCIS: Hawaii, the one NCIS show I was watching, so I will be watching the backlog of shows I have recorded.

The new season of Never Have I Ever is on Netflix now so I will be watching that in the afternoons while my family works.

I am currently reading The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman.


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