January, 2021

January 5th, 2021, 5:19 p.m. - Just watch Get Out instead

1. When No One Is Watching (Alyssa Cole)
I feel like I'm being set up, like I can't comment negatively on this book without being called racist. All I will say is that Cole seems to think that 99% of white people are evil, and her villains are cartoonish.

Up next: Open House (Katie Sise)

January 9th, 2021, 2:38 p.m. - "Before I take your questions, I really want you to think about if your question is dumb"

Mr. Mayor – "Pilot"; "Mayor's Day Out": I appear to be the only person who likes this show. I don't care. Excellent cast, fun writing, and a little heart. It'll probably be canceled by the end of the month. Rating: 4 banned straws

January 10th, 2021, 3:18 p.m. - I'd give this a solid B

2. Open House (Katie Sise)
This was mostly good, though there were too many characters, I guess to present a lot of suspects. I like Sise's writing and would probably read more from her, but I wouldn't put her on my list of must-read authors.

Up next: Long Bright River (Liz Moore)

January 16th, 2021, 2:26 p.m. - "I see you've used my being an idiot against me. Touché"

Mr. Mayor – "Brentwood Trash": I enjoyed Andie MacDowell and David Space making fun of themselves, but Chrissy Tiegen was really the star of those scenes. She's not a bad actress, either. Some of the L.A.-related jokes are too niche for a general audience, but I like a show that skewers the environment it came out of. Rating: 4 bags Andie keeps dogs in

January 17th, 2021, 3:43 p.m. - Writers, I'm begging you, use quotation marks

3. Long Bright River (Liz Moore)
It's so slow. I don't get why everyone was raving about this last year. Not worth it.

Up next: Little Secrets (Jennifer Hillier)

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