Tater’s Week in Review 4/29/23

I finished two books this week and watched a movie. It helps to almost be done with a book at the beginning of the week.


We leave for our big trip a week from today. I’m getting both anxious and excited.

I have what is supposed to be the replacement I need for my mower to be repaired. I hope this is the end of the wheel saga.


We watched Plane this week. It stars Gerard Butler as a pilot who has to make an emergency landing in a combat zone and then has to team up with a prisoner on board(Milke Colter) to save the passengers. It was a decent action movie and it was relatively short. Relatively short is good in these times of movies and books that are longer than necessary.

TV News and Views

Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon are out at FOX and CNN.

Jerry Springer died this week. I was living outside Cincinnati when he started his show and before it was national.

It looks like A Million Little Things will end with the death of my favorite character. I was hoping they wouldn’t go there.

I watched the season premiere of From on MGM+. I like that they had a new busload of people arrive in town, The best thing about the premise is that it is easy to add new people without it feeling contrived and unbelievable.

One of our favorites on Next Level Chef was eliminated last week and another favorite was in danger this week. Our favorites never win.


I finished two books this week.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver – This is a retelling of David Copperfield set in Appalachia. It chronicles Demon’s life from a childhood with an addict mom, time in foster care, a brief time of success, and then a spiral into addiction.

I never read David Copperfield so I don’t know how this compares. I did enjoy this book. I was invested in Demon’s life and wanted him to find a way to turn his fortune around. Being a small town, Kentucky kid helped with feeling a connection to the character. It was one of those books that is very good, but also difficult. to read quickly. I think it could have been a bit shorter, but I would highly recommend it.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann – A true crime book about the Osage murders and how the investigation coincided with the beginning of the FBI with J Edgar Hoover.

I read this one for book club. This book club tends to read more non-fiction. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but when I do true crime is one of my top choices. This was a very good true crime book. I liked how it was split into three sections. First, the murders. Second, the FBI. Third, the author investigates. The audio had a different reader for each section and that worked well. I would recommend it to true crime fans.

On Deck

I have The Whale on DVD from the library.

The series finales of The Goldbergs and Million Little Things air on Wednesday.

Tom Jones premieres on PBS tomorrow.

I am currently reading How To Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix.

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6 thoughts on “Tater’s Week in Review 4/29/23

  1. Talkiing about TV this week: I bought a new iPhone on Wednesday, and with it I got a free 3-month trial of Apple TV+. Last night I binged most of the first season of Shrinking, about a small psychology practice, the doctors, their patients, their own issues, and their families. It’s very good! I’ll move on to Ted Lasso next. If I can find enough shows/movies that I like, I’ll consider subscribing when the free trial is up.

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