My Week in Books. Movies and TV 10/22/22

My new schedule means I will have to reassess my writing time. I think I’m going to have to move my writing time to the afternoons which means I might shift this back to Fridays and go back to Saturdays being my day off. I will have to see how things go next week.

Movies

I don’t recall watching even a minute of a movie this week. One of the downsides of trying to keep up with so much TV is that I don’t watch a lot of movies.

TV

I was happy to see Quantum Leap, Fire Country, So Help Me Todd, and East New York all got full-season orders. I like all of them.

We watched the first episode of Magpie Murders on PBS. It was OK, but we like the period shows more than the ones set in the current day.

I’m enjoying watching an Amazing Race that is almost back to normal. The two teams that got on my nerves were eliminated so the show is even more fun now.

I still like Survivor, but I feel like it is missing something post-Covid. I think they need to abandon the new format, extend the gameplay again, bring back themes, and go back to a more classic Survivor.

Welcome to Flatch is a very odd show, I’m shocked it was renewed, and we laugh more during it than we do other sitcoms we watch.

Books

I finished one book this week.

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – A memoir of McCurdy’s struggles as a child actor and her decision to step away from her career.

I picked up the book because it got very good reviews and because my kids were the perfect age for iCarly when it was on Nick. I watched every episode with them I’m tempted to watch the reboot even though my daughter isn’t interested.

The book was fine. I’m not sure if people with no knowledge of the show and McCurdy’s career will have the interest I had in it. It was very sad to read about how hard her life was before, during, and after the show. Especially considering how much joy it brought to others. I do think it got a little slow at times, and maybe a bit repetitive, but repetitive happens when you cycle through the same issues in life.

There is a lot of talk about eating disorders and alcohol abuse in the book. Just an FYI.

I would recommend it to people who read celeb memoirs and those who feel a connection to McCurdy through her shows.

On Deck

I have three movies from the library that we still haven’t watched. I’m going to try to get my family to watch at least Jurassic World this weekend.

The House of the Dragon finale is tomorrow. We will be watching it Monday afternoon.

The final Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who episode airs tomorrow night. I will try to watch it this week.

I am currently reading The Burn by Kathleen Kent.

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