My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 11/26/22

I’m still considering revamping this weekly post in some way. I have no idea how, but it feels like I need to change it up a little bit. We will see. Here is what I read and watched.


We watched Miracle on Disney Plus last night. It is the story of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team and their win over the Soviet Union. Kurt Russell stars as the coach who builds the team.

I know this is considered one of the best sports movies, but I was fairly bored for most of the movie and didn’t care too much when I kept falling asleep as I do during most movies we watch after dark. Maybe it was because I don’t care about hockey? Or I knew the story? I don’t know. It’s weird because I usually love sports movies.


The big TV event of my week was the series finale of The Walking Dead. I have stuck with the show since the beginning and never missed an episode. I was not going to miss this one. I thought it was a decent series finale. I was happy that a zombie horde was the big danger and not just the human enemies. I thought a few more major characters might die, but I am glad it ended on a hopeful note. I will be watching the various spin-offs.

We watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I was sad that Al Roker was unable to be there due to a medical issue. The best part of the coverage is him running around being Al.

Otherwise, I watched all of my usual shows in an attempt to keep the DVR under control.


I finished one book this week.

Righteous Prey by John Sandford – The latest Lucas Davenport/Virgil Flowers book. Lucas and Virgil work together on a federal task force to stop a group of bitcoin billionaires from killing people they thought were bad for the world.

I only gave this one three stars on Goodreads. I love Sandford’s book. I love both characters. This one just dragged for me. I didn’t care much about the story. It was hard to have a rooting interest in a case of bad people killing bad people. Also, thrillers don’t need to be over 400 pages long.

On Deck

I hope to watch Vengeance this week if my son brings the DVD back.

I’ve recorded Frosty and the Grinch to watch. Year Without a Santa Claus is on this week. I have a feeling we will be watching a lot of the Christmas special each week.

I am listening to Happy Go Lucky by David Sedaris for book club.

I am reading Boys From Biloxi by John Grisham.


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