Month: September 2017

Kisscut (Grant County #2)

I found the first Grant County book (Karin Slaughter’s debut, Blindsighted) decent, but I could tell that her storytelling improved by already reading some of her later works. It felt like a good first novel and wondered how long until her writing was where I had seen it later...

A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3)

In the previous two books in this series, there was a good balance between the cases and the relationships of the main characters in Grant County — Dr. Sara Linton, Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, and Lena Adams. In A Faint Cold Fear, the cases almost seem secondary to the character study...

Fall Movies: Opening September 29, 2017

Even though the last Tom Cruise movie (The Mummy) was boring, I still want to watch American Made. It looks like he is having so much fun with the role and the reviews are good. I’m not sure why Flatliners needed a remake. I remember the Kiefer Sutherland-Julia Roberts-Kevin Bacon movie...

Blindsighted (Grant County #1)

  It was interesting to go back and read Karin Slaughter’s debut novel after reading a few other more recent books by her. I could tell this was a first novel since the plot twists were a little more obvious than I have read in her other books, but...

Fall 2017 TV: Soap Dramas

I could have put Dynasty in the category of remakes and thrown SWAT in there, but I decided it needed its own special category. I’ve always enjoyed nighttime soap dramas. I feel like this remake needs to be trashier than it looks so hopefully they will step up their...

Fall 2017 TV: Police Procedurals

While I found the trailer for SWAT to be trying too hard, there are reviews that find it to be a solid effort and showrunners with good track records to make it a decent show. On the other hand, reviews for Wisdom of the Crowd, appear to have the same issues...

Fall Movies: Opening September 22, 2017

A few big movies come out this week. I was pretty excited about Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but reviews say it suffers from the sequel curse of adding too much of what made it good before and killing the spark. I think I’ll still see it though. I always...

Fall 2017 TV: Dumb Comedies

Both of these comedies (Big Mouth, 9JKL) focus their humor on parent’s genitals or animated 12-year-olds talking about masturbation. Delightful! I cringed while watching both of these trailers and that’s all I need to see of these two shows....

Fall 2017 TV: Military Dramas

Say, do you want to watch a military show this season? Good, because there are three different ones to choose from! The best of the bunch would be SEAL Team starring David Boreanaz. It’s cliche, but CBS knows how to make a decent military-type show. If you like your...

Fall 2017 TV: Feel-Good Dramas

The Good Doctor comes from the creator of House and I do like medical procedural shows, and have a lack of them in my life at the moment, so I’ll be watching it. I do wonder if I can get over just finishing watching Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates...