August, 2018

August 4th, 2018, 1:23 p.m. - Adding Darius to my list of favorites

So You Think You Can Dance – "Top 10 Men": I would have been happy with a lot of these guys getting picked, but I'm really pleased with four-fifths of the finalists. (Jury's still out on Slavik.) I might have put Dustin through just based on his personality. I hope he comes back next season. Rating: 4 torn pairs of pants

August 5th, 2018, 5:56 p.m. - What's the opposite of "putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional"?

30. Educated (Tara Westover)
"Haunting" is a good word to describe this memoir. I can't imagine going from having no formal education – and basically no education past the fourth grade – to getting a Ph.D. from one of the world's most prestigious schools. I hope that Westover is able to build a good life for herself after all she's endured.

Up next: The Last Time I Lied (Riley Sager)

August 11th, 2018, 1:57 p.m. - "Objection! Spoiler"

So You Think You Can Dance – "Meet the Top 10": Well, Chelsea got screwed. If she'd gotten to do the tap routine first, I think she would be okay, but doing it second probably sealed her fate. It didn't help that she got very little screentime before this week. She was great in her first routine; having to do tap means she probably doesn't stand a chance. Rating: 4 pieces of cute childhood footage

Trial and Error – "A Change in the Team";"New Case, Old Murder": Interesting twists! But can't they prosecute Lavinia for killing Amanda? She's already admitted she did it. Rating: 5 slapping gloves

August 12th, 2018, 11:57 a.m. - Once again: I see you, unnecessary romantic subplot. I see you

31. The Last Time I Lied (Riley Sager)
Slooooooow, but great twists at the end, and better than Final Girls. I enjoyed reading a summer-camp story in the summer.

Up next: Watch the Girls (Jennifer Wolfe)

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