A few days ago I watched the season finales of Zoo and Somewhere Between.
Zoo is based on a book by James Patterson. Although he hasn’t written a third book for this third season. I wish he would. Anyway, this third season time past and it was 10 years later. Mitch was in a tank for that time. His daughter is grown up and is pregnant which is miracle sine no woman can. The season finale ended with a cliffhanger where the baby was kidnapped. I hope there will be a season 4.
Somewhere Between was one of the new shows this summer. It is about a news producer who is hunting down a serial killer. Then her daughter is kidnapped and is later killed. Somehow she relives the same week to make things right. Someone else also relives the week with her. An ex-cop who is now a private eye helps her catch the killer before her daughter gets killed again. The season finale was sweet. I don’t know if there will be a season 2.
I was really excited when I heard about the new tv show The Sinner because it sounded interesting. The show is about a woman who kills a guy and she doesn’t know why she did it. The detective on the case helps her try to remember what happened to her a few years before thinking it was the cause of the attack on the guy.
The detective was actually right something did happen to her to cause her to stab the guy in broad daylight. The last two episodes were a little bit of shock to me. But I would have written the show a little differently though.
I had read someone’s post on MyLot.com about the tv show This is Us. That person said it was a really good show. So one night when nothing was on tv, I decided to watch it. My mother was here so we watch it together. We ended up binge watching it for a few nights. It is really good. We laughed and cried. Then my mother got too busy and we stopped watching the show together. Since the new season is starting next week I decided to watch the last few episodes of season one last week. I didn’t like the season finale. It still doesn’t tell how Jack dies. I have programmed my dvr to tape season 2. I can’t wait.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should watch it.
I know this is strange to see me on Sunday. Friday I got stuck watching the 1946 Beauty and the Beast movie. It was all in French even though the title of the youtube video said it was in English. It was ok because I do know some French. It was a really good movie.
Then I decided to watch the rest of The Handmaid’s Tale which was three episodes. It was good if you can call it good. The show goes a little beyond the book. One main difference was that her husband is killed in the book. In the show, he escapes to Canada. The show and the book do end the same, but the movie ends differently. It is still scary to think it could happen. There are people who would twist the Scriptures to be able to control people.
Last Friday I finished watching the first season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. It is based on the book by Jay Asher. I listened to the book many months ago. There will a second season happening in 2018. I can’t wait.
The show and book are about a girl named Hannah Baker who commits suicide. She makes 13 cassette tapes of the reasons why she committed suicide. Like I said earlier, I was bullied in school, but her experience was worse. Clay Jensen gets the tapes and listens to them.
The main difference in the book and show is that Clay listens to the tapes in one night. And he passes on the tapes in the book. In the show, he gives them to the counselor. Even with these differences, the show is awesome. The acting is great. (much better than the movie The Circle. Sorry still upset of that.) When I got through listening to the book, I was wondering how Clay would act in school after listening to those tapes.
I finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. There was a movie based on the book in 1990. And now there is a tv show based on the book on Hulu. The movie has Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Robert Duvall.
Warning: there are some gross parts and some sex.
Before I begin, I have something to say. At first, I thought this is just fiction until I got to the part about what happened before the handmaids came into being. That is when I realized that this really could be the future. I mean Trump wants a wall, and terrorism is happening. It’s scary if this could happen. They twist the Bible to fit so they can control women and then secretly backtrack what they say with a nightclub of sorts.
Anyway, here’s what it is about a woman tells a story of being a handmaid. Handmaids are baby makers for the officials of what was America. It is called Gilead. If they weren’t in shape to be a handmaid, they are cleaners of toxic waste or farmers. Offred wants to escape in some way, but can’t. She later is “kidnapped” by an underground group called Mayday.
The movie and book are similar. But she and her daughter are given a name in the movie. The tv show (I only have seen the first episode so far) is little different. The Commander’s name is the same as the historical notes at the end of the book. Her daughter is given a name too.The ending of the movie is different. She kills the Commander. (I like this ending better than the book ending.)
I sorta liked the book. I didn’t like the ending because it leaves you hanging. Next, I’m listening to the Inferno by Dante Alighieri.
You can get the book The Handmaid’s Tale at Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
I’m a little sad because I gave away some shorts and two stirrup pants. The pants I have had since sixth grade. Yes, they still fit. But it’s time to give them up. I ordered two new pants from Amazon to replace them. The thing though is that I had to use three of my other gift cards to get the pants.
I’m still reading The Handmaid’s Tale. I got antsy and I went ahead watched the movie and the first episode of the show. I’ll post about them on Tuesday. I hopefully finish the book either tomorrow or Sunday. The last two Left Behind books came available, but I’m going to read Dante’s Divine Comedy next.
I had been watching Still Star Crossed on ABC. It’s a pretty good show. It’s about what happens after Romeo and Juliet die. I have been trying to find some more shows to watch. I had been watching Salem on Netflix, but it’s getting not so good. I’m still watching 13 Reasons Why too. But I can only watch them once a week. My mother and I started watching The Preacher. It’s getting pretty good. I decided to try out This is Us. It’s so good. My mother loves it too. We binged a few episodes.
My mother also taped Midnight Texas. It’s pretty good.