Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/1/18 — 1/7/18

What’s This?

Hi there!  Welcome to Lisa’s Week In Review.  This year, on Monday, I’m going to post everything that I watched, read, and listened to during the previous week.  Since I love to make lists, I’m hoping that this will encourage me to see more, read more, and listen to more this year than I did last year!

I’m happy that 2017 started on Monday, which is also the start of the week.  I like it when things are neat and orderly like that.  For the first three days of 2018, the temperatures in DFW were below freezing though, unlike the rest of the country, we didn’t get any snow or ice.  Around Wednesday, the temperature got up above 32 degrees and the last few days have actually been wonderfully pleasant.  Of course, I spent most of the week lying on the couch with a cold.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s my week in review!

Movies I Watched:

  1. The Bachelor Next Door (2017)
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Lies (2018)
  3. Cast A Deadly Spell (1991)
  4. Cradle Swapping (2017)
  5. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  6. Deadly Exchange (2017)
  7. Dr. No (1962)
  8. From Russia With Love (1963)
  9. Goldfinger (1964)
  10. Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016)
  11. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
  12. The Love-Ins (1967)
  13. Neverknock (2017)
  14. Psycho Brother-in-Law (2017)
  15. Psycho In-Law (2017)
  16. Psycho Wedding Crasher (2017)
  17. Riot on the Sunset Strip (1967)
  18. The Sandman (2017)
  19. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
  20. Stage Fright (2017)
  21. Stickman (2017)
  22. A Tale of Two Coreys (2018)
  23. Tiny House of Terror (2017)
  24. Thunderball (1965)
  25. What a Girl Wants (2004)
  26. The Wrong Mother (2017)

TV Shows I Watched

(For whatever reason, I watched a lot of true crime last week.)

  1. 2018 Winter Olympic Trials
  2. 60 Days In
  3. The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  4. The Amazing Race 30
  5. American Justice
  6. American Monster
  7. The Bachelor 22 — I usually stop watching The Bachelor once all the crazy people get kicked off the show.
  8. Betrayed
  9. Cheaters
  10. Dance Moms
  11. Dead Silent
  12. Degrassi
  13. Dr. Phil
  14. Evil Lives Here
  15. Full House
  16. Hell’s Kitchen 17
  17. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
  18. House Hunters
  19. Intervention
  20. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia — For the record, I laughed so hard at the episode where Frank and Dee got a job selling knives door-to-door that I literally fell off of my couch.
  21. King of the Hill
  22. Last Call With Carson Daly
  23. Model Killers
  24. Murder in the Heartland
  25. My Evil Sister — I had to make Erin watch this with me.
  26. The Office — The Prison Mike episode.
  27. People Magazine Investigates
  28. Project Runway All-Stars
  29. Saved By The Bell
  30. Shattered
  31. The Twilight Zone — SyFy always does a Twilight Zone marathon on January 1st.
  32. Twin Peaks: The Return
  33. U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  34. The X-Files
  35. Your Worst Nightmare

Books I Read

(I’m ashamed to say that, over the course of last week, I watched over 60 different movies and TV shows but I only read two books.  This will change in the future.)

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953) — I found a copy of this at Half-Price Books last week.  The copy that I found once belonged to a student named Ashley and she filled the margins with notes about her friends Taylor and Sidney.  At the start of the book, they were best friends.  About halfway through, she suddenly hated both of them but, by the end of the book, they were friends again.  Yay!
  2. You’re Ok, Your Cat’s Ok: How to Establish A Meaningful Relationship With Your Cat by Marcus Schenk and Jill Caravan (1992) — This book is full of helpful hints on how to get along with your cat.  Of course, it’s also full of pictures of cute kitties, which is the main reason we own it.

Music I Listened To

  1. Amy Winehouse
  2. Anders Nilsen
  3. Armin van Buuren
  4. Avicii
  5. Big Data
  6. Blanck Mass
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Calvin Harris
  10. Chappell Roan
  11. Charli XCX
  12. The Chemical Brothers
  13. Cindy Alma
  14. Coldplay
  15. Daft Punk
  16. Dillon Francis
  17. Donots
  18. Elle King
  19. Fitz and the Tantrums
  20. Ghastly
  21. Gerry Rafferty
  22. Icona Pop
  23. Jakalope
  24. Jeff Buckley
  25. Lindsay Cardy
  26. Lindey Stirling
  27. Martin Garrix
  28. Nghtmre
  29. P!nk
  30. Rebecca & Fiona
  31. The Shelters
  32. Steve Aoki
  33. Superorganism
  34. Taylor Swift
  35. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
  36. The White Stripes


Links From Last Week

(These are blog posts that I saw last week that I’m recommending you check out.)

  1. In honor of National Take A Poet To Lunch Day, I shared my favorite poem at SyFyDesigns.
  2. From the Ferguson Theater, Derrick Ferguson shares his picks for the best films of 2017.
  3. From Musings Of A Classic Film Addict, a tribute to the late Peggy Cummins.
  4. On the World’s Common Tater, Tater shared his year in reading for 2017.
  5. On Film Grimoire, Anna shared her top ten songs of 2017, something I’ll be doing on this site during the upcoming week.
  6. On Ted Book, Ted shares a story about how Amy Winehouse inspired him to reopen his site.
  7. From the Daily Grindhouse, here’s a review of a book about Christmas horrors on tv and in the movies.
  8. Janika, a member of the Late Night Movie Gang, writes about watching Cast A Deadly Spell with us and several other things.
  9. Here’s a poem from John Coyote.
  10. On the Immortal Jukebox, Thom Hickey goes on the radio.
  11. Over on her photography site, my sister Erin shared a picture of a squirrel getting ready for 2018.

On this site, be sure to check out:

  1. Patrick’s reviews of Driving While Black and House of Salem,
  2. Val’s picks for the 25 Best and Worst Things she saw last year,
  3. Erin’s picture for the New Year,
  4. Gary’s reviews of The Wild Angels, The Poseidon Adventure, and Willard,
  5. Jeff’s tribute to Isaac Asimov,
  6. Necromoonyeti’s Top 15 albums of 2017,
  7. Ryan’s thoughts on Cut Away Comics, Crust, and everything else he read last week!
  8. If I may brag on myself, check out my history of the men might have been Bond.

Have a great week everyone!


3 responses to “Lisa’s Week In Review: 1/1/18 — 1/7/18

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review — 1/8/18 — 1/14/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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