My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 11/11/22

I still haven’t watched a movie that I haven’t already seen in weeks. I did finish a book this week.

Movies

I did watch one movie this week. My wife and daughter have been watching older movies on Disney Plus and HBO Max after I go to bed. Apparently, my wife did not want to watch the Lindsay Lohan version of Parent Trap again because we watched it so many times when my daughter was younger. So, I watched it with my daughter one afternoon when my wife was working. I still enjoyed it. It was well done. I had not made the connection until then that the person who played the nanny for the American twin is one of the teachers on Abbott Elementary now.

TV

My TV viewing is still mostly watching shows on the DVR to keep it from getting so full that it randomly deletes shows to make space.

College basketball season has started so most weeks I will have two nights of basketball taking up my TV time. That will complicate things. Luckily, many shows will be going on hiatus for the holidays soon. That should help.

Based on what we watch first when we watch TV our current favorite shows that we all watch are as follows:

  1. Fire Country
  2. Quantum Leap
  3. So Help Me Todd
  4. Ghosts
  5. Amazing Race

If you count shows only watched by two of us, you add Abbott Elementary, Home Economics, New Amsterdam, and Chicago Fire to the list.

Of the three vampire shows I watch, Reginald the Vampire is currently my favorite.

Books

I finished one book this week.

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline – I wrote about my struggles with this one last week. To recap the plot – a family is carjacked. The incident leaves their daughter and one of the carjackers dead. The dead carjacker is the son of the head of a crime organization. He thinks the dad killed his son. The family goes into witness protection.

I struggled with this one for various reasons. I didn’t like anyone in the family. They were on the hit list of a crime organization and their daughter was dead and all they seemed to worry about was what people thought about their disappearance. The mom wanted to go on Facebook to message her best friend. They irritated me quite a bit.

It got better in the second half when the dad goes rogue, escaped witness protection, and goes after the real killer himself. It was a little unrealistic, but the reason for the entire incident was interesting and the way everything wrapped up was satisfying.

On Deck

I just picked up the DVD of Where the Crawdads sing from the library, but I’ve never read the book.

There are only two more episodes of Walking Dead left. I have stuck with it the entire way. I’m interested to see how it all ends.

The season finale of Interview With the Vampire is Sunday. I’ve enjoyed this adaptation. I’m curious if next season might show more of Lestat’s background. I liked Vampire Lestat a lot more than the first book.

There is a Station 19/Grey’s Anatomy crossover fall finale tonight. I hope to watch it tomorrow while the rest of my family is asleep or busy.

I just started reading Righteous Prey by John Sandford.


3 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 11/11/22

  1. Impressive, I bailed on TWD when the Others arrived (may have the name wrong but the group of people wearing dead people skin). Interview With the Vampire is on my list but I just realized I missed 2 season of Handmaids Tale, and I wont binge so 1 episode per night. And working through the many Star Wars and Star Trek spin offs.

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