My Week in Review 2/23/24

Alan Simpson
4 min readFeb 23, 2024

It was a different week for me this week. I watched two movies and finished two books. It helps that we had a three-day weekend. Here is a look at my week.

I’m very tired, so I’m not sure my book section is comprehensible.

Life

Last Friday was my birthday. I worked my normal barn shift, went to Starbucks for my free drink, watched a movie, and had Mission BBQ for dinner. Not a bad way to spend my birthday.

After the holiday, it was another full week. I was at the barn Tuesday and today and the school Wednesday and Thursday. I had all senior classes on Thursday. That was a nice change and made it an easier day.

I had big ideas to get a lot of stuff done around the house since I was going to be home alone a lot. Instead, I was so tired after work I took naps and watched TV. I forgot how tiring working full-time can be.

Movies

I watched two movies this week.

I watched the Re-Education of Molly Singer on Netflix on my birthday, Molly Singer is a lawyer who still parties like she is in college. When the partying leads to a major mistake at work, her job is in danger. Rather than fire her, her boss tells her if she goes back to college and helps her son rehab his reputation she might save her job.

Britt Robertson stars as Molly. I’ve always liked her and she’s why I watched the movie. It was a good way to spend an afternoon. It was predictable, but fun. I would recommend it as a nice, investment free movie for a Saturday afternoon.

We also watched Players on Netflix. This one stars Gina Rodriguez as a sportswriter who devises hook-up plays with her group of friends. When she falls for one of the flings, they adapt the hook-up plays to help her move to the relationship stage.

I think this one only worked because I liked the cast. Damon Wayans, Jr plays her best friend. Tom Ellis is the fling. Augustus Prew and Joel Courtney are good as her other two friends. The ending of this one is also predictable, but the cast makes it an enjoyable trip to the inevitable ending.

TV News and Views

Frasier and True Detective have both been renewed.

The person who was the reason we watched this season of The Traitors has been banished, Luckily, we like the show enough to keep watching without them.

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Alan Simpson

I am a semi-retired former librarian who writes about a variety of topics. I review TV shows. I review books. I write about what is happening around us.