24 Nights (1999)

Kind of a dumb story, we have Jonathan Parker, who since he was 4, has believed in Santa Claus.  This year, at 24, he wishes for his true love, with a Southern accent.

In comes Toby from the South.  But he’s not Jonathan’s destined love.

IMDB Score 6.4/10
Amazon Score 3.2/5

 

22 Jump Street (2014)

Since the church at 21 Jump Street went back into service, the division moves across the street to 22 Jump Street, another church.

This time the team is assigned to a college where they have to find yet another designer drug.  Their search leads to a popular jock fraternity.

Good again, although the break-up scene falls flat.

IMDB Score 7.1/10
Amazon Score 3.7/5

 

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