Thursday, December 7, 2017

How come it's not the weekend yet?

Arrow is on tonight. The mid-season finale. Already.

"Irreconcilable Differences":

Quentin Lance is kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Lance's life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe

Even though this is the episode of the Olicity wedding for friends and family .... we're onto you, Arrow. The mid-season finale two years ago was an engagement and then shooting Felicity. And last year it was Laurel back from the dead (Die, Laurel, die!). So, I'm expecting a horrible, shocking ending to leave us hanging for weeks until they come back later in 2018. Arrow doesn't like us to be happy for too long.

Also started reading YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts. 1st of a (usual) trilogy.

It began on New Year’s Eve.
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Published 2017; 432 pages. I was hoping it was going to be a straight dystopian story which is something Roberts has never done before but it has gone paranormal.  It's not the best of her stuff but I'll give it a big longer.

Have a good day! 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Do you forgive me?

Sorry for missing yesterday. Our receptionist called in sick so I was on the front desk all day and it was a busy Monday.

Haven't missed very much. About to finish the Galbraith book so nothing new yet to report there.

We're hitting the mid-season hiatuses of most TV shows now and won't be back until after the holidays in 2018, so there hasn't been a whole lot there either. There wasn't a new NCIS: Los Angeles Sunday night.

There wasn't a new Scorpion last night.

Tonight, although we don't have This Is Us ...

 we do have Chicago Med because it just started recently. "Trust Your Gut":

When Goodwin receives financial complaints from the hospital board, she is forced to implement new guidelines that cause headaches for the doctors. Dr. Rhodes  and Ava  continue to compete in the operating room, while Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese are surprised when they treat a man who has a peculiar theory about his sickness. Dr. Manning and Dr. Choi  can’t figure out what is wrong with a young girl, leading them to look to a questionable source for answers. 

But it's on at 9 so I don't know if I'll make it and I'll probably wind up watching it tomorrow. 

And an episode of The Curse of Oak Island, "Bone Dry":

An old document's discovery offers new clues on the exact location of the Money Pit; and the fellowship of the dig makes a cryptic discovery at uncharted depths.

A quick recap of the weekend:
-- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was AWESOME! What a reboot for its last season!

-- We watched via On Demand The Hitman's Bodyguard which was better than I thought it would be.

-- I started to watch The Crown on Netflix about Elizabeth II in her pre- and early days as Queen. Wonderful production values.

-- I read a little, napped a bit, etc.

Steve has a board meeting tonight. Dinner is on the fly.

Go on.... Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekend shenanigans .... begin!

The weekend! At last!

Tonight on TV is the two-hour Season 5 premiere of Marvel's Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Orientation" parts 1 & 2: 

Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare to come.”

They released a seventeen minute preview that just makes your jaw drop with what-the-heck-is-going-on-ness which is awesome. 

Just starting THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith, 2nd of 3 in series featuring Cormoran Strike, a private detective, and his secretary Robin Ellacott, in London.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before... A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott. 
Published in 2014; 455 pages. 

We may watch a movie via On Demand or we may go to the movie in the theatre. Or both. Something will transpire.

Have a good weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Or there's nothing on TV for the first time in a while

After having four shows on Monday and five shows on last night ... I've got nothing on TV tonight.

Let's see. Hmmm, what happened last night? Anything? I'm thinking .... Hold on ... Oh yeah ....

Oliver and Felicity FINALLY got married .....

...... after six seasons of torture!!

Diggle said it for all of us:

Overall, the cast and crew of all four shows -- Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl -- did an amazing job and created a four-hour crossover MOVIE. Kudos and well done.

So again, tonight ..... nothing. Nada. Nyet. Nien.

So. I guess I'll ...  like ... read ... or something.

No, that will be really good. I REALLY need to read.

(and look, he's even holding a book!)

Steve had to work out of town today but theoretically if he gets back in time he has the gun range tonight. So I'll just hang with the boys -- which they love -- and I don't have to worry about making dinner and I will read.

Have a good rest of your day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Don't judge me

TV has taken over my life this week. So much is on.

The CW channel, 4-show crossover continues.

Last night's two shows' episodes had some great moments. Let me sum up: So the reason for all the characters to get together is that Barry (Flash) and Iris are getting married. There are some pre-wedding stuff:

That's what we all said, Barry.

And the storyline is setting up Oliver and Felicity for their wedding at the conclusion of the four shows. Arrow is in season 6 now ... we've been waiting for this since season 1, people. They love to torture us.

Look at that man! He's come so far from the loner vigilante he was in season 1.

But Felicity says no this time around. Just to prolong our agony. Even though they were engaged two seasons ago, now she doesn't want to put a ring on it.

But of course, the bad guys from Earth-X crash the wedding before it gets done. As bad guys do. And of course, they're Nazis. Because they're bad guys. And Nazis from a parallel evil Earth are the baddest. And the biggest, hugest, most wonderful-est cameo ever?


Tommy died in season 1. (They shouldn't have killed off his character; there was so much they could have done and now the actor is on Chicago Med. He amazingly came back for this one scene. What a dude!). Evil parallel Nazi Earth-X Tommy dies here too.

There was another funny scene I loved. Arrow's delivery is just fantastic:


Tonight, we have the conclusion, parts 3 and 4, via The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Also on tonight but one I'll have to watch tomorrow is the mid-season finale of This Is Us, "Number Three":

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice; and Jack takes Randall on a college tour.
And then Chicago Med, "Nothing to Fear":

Dr. Manning goes to extremely measures to help a fearful pregnant woman whose baby is severely underdeveloped. April is angered by Dr. Cho when he uses their personal relationship as leverage to convince a patient of a risky procedure. As Dr. Rhodes attempts to balance his personal and professional life, it appears the stress of his current situation may have caused him to make a huge mistake. Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese continue to disagree about their psych patients.
If I can stay awake.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster