Hello friends, and happy weekend! I hope all my fellow American friends had a great Thanksgiving this past week.
In books, I’m working on Abigale Hall, the gothic tale we’re reading in my book club. I’m about 80% done and will have it finished for our meeting on Tuesday. A couple of fellow members have already finished it, and their responses have been “OMG, I can’t believe it!” So I’m curious to see how it ends! I’ll have my thoughts on it next week.
I started a reread last week of Kenobi, by John Jackson Miller, since I’m getting excited for the Obi-Wan series (though who knows when the show will come out next year, lol). It’s a Legends book, so it’s not canon; but I feel that since the show will be set ten years after ROTS, this book, set immediately after the events of ROTS, won’t conflict with canon in any measurable way. It’s a good story and very well-written, and one of my favorite Star Wars books.
In Marvel, I finally watched Spiderman: Far From Home last week. I’ve always loved Toby Maguire as Spidey, but Tom Holland is really great in the role, too. He’s just this sweet kid that you want to hug, lol. The movie was fun and entertaining, as was the first one, but Mysterio was kind of a weird villain. The guy had no real superpowers, so how was he planning on dealing with any actual threat that came along? Idk. I was happy to see Happy playing a bigger role here, too. He just keeps growing on me. So now I’m ready to see No Way Home when it comes out next month.
I also caught the first two episodes of Hawkeye this week. I’ve heard some people say that it’s “boring,” but I don’t agree. I guess I can see why they may think that, but I like the show and have no complaints, really. Probably because I love the character of Hawkeye and Jeremy Renner, the actor, and I’m happy to watch him. (I thought The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was kind of boring, but I watched it anyway, because, you know, Avengers).
But I really didn’t think it was boring. Kate Bishop is fine as the “next” Hawkeye, but I’m more interested in Clint Barton’s character. He’s sad over Natasha Romanov’s death, of course, and is a bit over the hero status. He’s just trying to spend time with his family and to be a good dad. I think it’s a nice touch that he’s got a hearing aid in one ear, because you rarely see superheroes suffer any physical consequences of constant explosions, lol. He’s also reaping the consequences of his “Ronin” period. I love the doggie, too (where did he come from? He obviously belongs to someone because of the leash. What happened to his eye? I have questions….). And oh, man, that Avengers Broadway musical! We need that in real life, lol.
That’s about it this week. I’d just like to add that The Curtain Saga strikes again! My stats have been crazy, 500-1000 views these past few days, which is unheard of on my site, lol. The last time this happened was this past summer, when I happened to mention putting up curtains in my daughter’s room, and put “curtains” as one of my tags. Little did I know that curtains are apparently super-popular in the google-sphere, and I think people unintentionally found my site. Someone else had seen the post the other day and “liked” it, and the stats have been spiraling ever since, lol. The internet is weird! But I’m not complaining. 🙂
So what’s been entertaining you lately? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!
4 thoughts on “My Entertainment Weekend Update”
Hmm, I’m not sure about Hawkeye. I’ve only seen the first episode and I spent today thinking about that and I’m not quite sure how I feel about Kate either. I mean I am hyped that there’s another super-capable woman in the MCU but the story seems a little off to me. Sometimes I just don’t take to things right away even if it’s a universe I really like such as Marvel. But I’m going to give it a shot and watch the second one and see if I feel any differently then. I do like Hawkeye as a character and Jeremy Renner is great as well. I can’t fault him or the character in the MCU so I’ll probably keep watching because it’s him 😅😂 I also find that he’s not really a “super” superhero (I mean he is but he’s human with extra special skills with the bow) so I find him a lot easier to relate to than say Thor for instance. And that makes him interesting enough to watch anyway 🙂 Plus the story aspect of his relationship with Natasha makes his character really kinda meaningful to me. So yeah, I’ll keep watching. I can understand why people are thinking it’s a little slow (not sure boring is the word I’d use) but I get it. I am sure it will pick up in no time at all though because if there’s one thing Marvel does right, it’s action 😊👌
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Yeah, some characters I’ll watch no matter what. For instance, I’d pay good money just to watch Obi-Wan drink tea and meditate, lol. I’m happy to watch Hawkeye deal with his issues and see how it turns out.
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I like Hawkeye as a character quiet a bit. I hope the show does him justice. So far I’m happy with that 🙂 I thought one of the most interesting little scenes was when he seemed to be psyching himself up just to deal with the cashier at the drugstore and I thought oh yeah I can relate to that.
I think they have some potential to do some very interesting things with Kate to. They could really build up the bow and arrow world.
My money is on sometime during Star Wars celebration (first night last night?) to get either the first episode of Kenobi or if we’re unlucky the trailer. I don’t think they’ll hold the show until the fall. Fingers crossed!
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Yeah, I’ll be disappointed if we have to wait until fall. Spring would be great!