21 Jump Street (2012)

Two mismatched, young-looking cops get assigned to 21 Jump Street, an undercover operation tasked with finding the supplier of a new synthetic drug.

Better than I thought, I’m looking forward to the sequel.

IMDB Score 7.2/10
Amazon Score 4.1/5

 

Big Mouth (2017)

The horrors of puberty are the fodder for this Netflix original series.

So far, it is hysterical.

In the first episode, one friend sees another without clothes and feels awkward and intimidated by his friend’s physical maturity.  Meanwhile the other friend is hounded by the hormone monster.

IMDB Score 8.3/10

 

Northern Exposure (1990)

Northern Exposure is a fun comedy, ostensibly about Dr. Joel Fleishman, but it is the ensemble cast that makes the show.  (Stealing the show is the character Ed).

A Doctor, to pay off his medical school debt, gets assigned to Sicily, Alaska, a tiny town as the only doctor.

One note, it is cheaper to get the series by seasons instead of the whole series together.

IMDB Score 8.3/10
Amazon Score 4.6/5

 

The SS Brotherhood of the Bell : The Nazis’ Incredible Secret Technology (2006)

An interesting look at Nazi scientific research and at World War II.  The author looks at more than just the Bell project, he delves into Nazi research into rocketry, submarines and atomic power and the bomb.

The book can get a bit repetitive and it does bog down when he goes into detail on the Bell project, but it is a good read.

Amazon Score 4.0/5
Thriftbooks Score 5.0/5

 

The Enemy (2009)

This is my favorite Jack Reacher book.

A General dies of a heart attack in a cheap motel.  His briefcase is missing and the hooker is nowhere to be seen.

Elsewhere a Delta Force soldier is killed and the murder scene is over the top.  To make matters worse, Jack Reacher is the prime suspect.

Amazon Score 4.5/5
Thriftbooks Score 5.0/5

 

Old School (2003)

A group of middle-aged men start a fraternity to relive their glory days and hang out with college students.

Good but not great movie with a pretty star-studded cast.  I would call this a teen sex comedy, but there isn’t that much sex and no teens.

IMDB Score 7.2/10
Amazon Score 4.5/5