I'm a bit concerned this week with the amount of bodies being found in landfill sites just recently on tv. It all started with Vera's lot didn't it? There I was watching them pluck out a lady in amongst the rubbish but hey at least that body was complete.
Not the case in Silent Witness though eh? They had bits and pieces of human body everywhere and not just the one. It was probably a good job they were tattooed as it made it a lot easier putting the pieces together, like some sort of human jigsaw. I bet everyone going to work at a landfill now will be a bit nervous of what they may find.
There was me thinking I'm glad we hadn't got 'aroma vision' when watching Vera and then I was back in a stinky rubbish tip again looking for various bits and bob hiding in pizza boxes. It's funny how the director and camera operators seem to find them out, it is as if they know the plot, weird that. Lovely close ups as well, I think I was playing catch up on one episode and was actually eating. Not eating pizza though thank goodness but it didn't spoil my dinner, it's only telly and the blood is only tomato sauce......oh nooooooo!!!!.
I did enjoy this storyline and the pieces literally (pardon the pun) all came together nicely to unravel a bit of a sad tale really. I keep thinking that there can't be any more murders in Silent Witness world as they have all the staff on one murder and no one seems to be working on anything else. Maybe it's exclusive and they only take on big murders. Who knows.....but it's not real Sue from the Brew!!!!
Whoah what happened on Dancing on Ice last Sunday? Phew I thought the ice was actually going to defrost and the GC was going to go plummeting into ice cold water. She was getting very heated with panel judge Jason Gardiner. Apparently she had been upset by many stories in the media that week and basically blamed Jason for selling some stories about her but we don't really know what went on and do we care?
I just want to watch the dancing but I knew as soon as they had signed Gemma up there was bound to be some controversy. She does have a moan but I can't help she brings a lot of trouble on herself. That's her though isn't it and the way she's been for years, drama!!!!! Get on the ice love and stick to what the show is about or come away from it if it's too stressful. It's a shame if people start to keep her in the competition because the good skaters will go. I don't think Richard Blackwood should have gone at all last week but maybe that's how it's going to be.
Who knows, Jason and GC could end up the best of friends......mmmm miracles do happen. It could all be for the telly and to keep you tuned into to watching. Well we will see what happens later this evening. Hopefully they will have cooled down a bit and the ice will be safe to skate on. I am really looking forward to Torvill and Dean skating on tonight's show, it's one of my favourite moments. That's when the pressure starts and after they skate it's like 'well follow that celebs'. They will be amazing I'm sure.
So I'm off to watch some more tv this week and I will be back to chat about it but if you like a bit of music then join me tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now though.
It's my favourite time of the year, the return of Cold Feet. It is like meeting up with old friends that you care about. I've watched this programme from the very beginning so I feel as though we've been through a lot. I always think what they will do next, have they not exhausted all the storylines they can do but no there is always more.
It's sad to see Adam all lonely and trying to chat up younger women, that's just not him at all.....the right one will come along eventually Adam. It doesn't help the the younger woman he was chatting up was his son's girlfriend, oops. They will get through it I'm sure, it's one of those situations where you think 'well yes that happened, later we will just laugh about it' but not just yet. I think he's hit mid life crisis and now he has to find himself. Can't wait for that.
Oh poor Jenny was getting mixed up with her symptoms which first led her to think pregnancy then menopause but now it seems we are going to see her go through a cancer scare. This is going to be a toughy but she will get so much support. Please don't make me cry yet again Cold Feet people. I can't think how many times I have sobbed with this lot....better get tissues ready again just in case. You can see Cold Feet on Monday's ITV at 9pm.
Vera made her return too last Sunday and she doesn't mess around. Well it did get quite messy finding a body in a land fill site, eww not good. I'm glad we don't have a smelly telly function yet although while watching Bake Off that could be good but then that may make me eat. I'm just not going to spend time inventing that yet.
I still have to get used to the two hour thing with Vera, I love it but I find I do end up closing my eyes for a second, well probably more then having to catch up with the rest of it later. Sometimes I wish it was split into hour long epsisodes or maybe I have just got to get a big mug of caffeinated brew down me before it starts. Come on Sue from the Brew you can do it. Great storyline and brilliant acting again form this lot. You need to be watching this on Sunday's ITV at 9pm.
Now I catch up with Call the Midwife at a later date as I'm busy solving crime with Vera, so I have to leave the baby delivering shift till a little later but what a great start to another series. This is another programme like Cold Feet that gives me a lovely warm feeling inside. It just makes your heart all warm and loving. Phew fancy realising you are having twins and then they say there is another one on it's way. I really felt that tiredness from that mum and held my breathe slightly, hoping everything would go ok and glad to say it did but they really had their hands full, quite literally there.
Great to see it back again, another long serving drama but I couldn't imagine not seeing this, it makes the cold winter evenings much warmer with it's reflection at the end. Love it. Get your warm towels and hot water ready for Sunday evenings, BBC1 at 8pm.
That's me done for this week, let me know what you are watching and what you enjoy. I'm going to catch up with the new series of The Grand Tour on Amazon so I will review that next week. Just one thing before I go the great series Delicious finished this week, I have spoke about it before but if you haven't seen it please go and catch up with it as it's brilliant. It stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox and was on Sky One, I watched it through NOW TV where the other two series are available to view but it really is one to watch - not to be missed.
Thanks for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now, share that remote nicely and take care.
It's back for another series and we all love it don't we? Watching celebs wobble about on the ice, oops I mean Dancing on Ice. Well there were a few wobbles but hey I'm not going to criticise anyone here because I can't skate and I am literally terrible if I step outside on a frosty morning so hats off to them all.
We've got some corkers of celebrities eh? There are twelve to skate but the first programme featured the first six contestants. I wasn't sure who Saara Aalto was but then I don't watch X factor so I suppose I wouldn't. Jane Danson was fabulous from Coronation Street and how good was it to see Didi Conn (Frenchie from Grease), wow she looks amazing and still like Frenchie. I'm never sure what to say about Gemma Collins, I suppose she is great entertainment and very bubbly but I can only take her in small doses.
James Jordan from Strictly was the best skater of the evening I think and get this, shock horror, I am not going to go on about how he is bound to be good as he is a dancer darling!!! Even though he is great dancing on the floor I think going on the ice is a different ball game altogether. He genuinely looked as though he couldn't skate at all at first so he did well.
Unfortunately Mark Little has made it through to dance off in these early stages so we will find out tonight who he is up against. We also get to meet the other skaters this week so bring it on!! Great to see the judges back, oh Jason you bad boy!! Phil and Holly are reunited after her spell in the jungle and Torvill and Dean loving as fresh as always, looks like we will get to see them skate this series, woo!!! If you don't like to watch this programme for the celebs then tune in just for the performance from the professionals as it was just amazing last Sunday, how do they do all that and stay upright? I am in awe of you all.
What else was there on tv? Yes there is more......I did tune into watch the three part drama Manhunt starring Martin Clunes which told the real life story of the search for serial killer Levi Bellfield. It was a good drama and such a tragic chain of events but I felt it could have been told in a one part documentary type programme. I suppose it told the story and Martin was brilliant so it was ok but not overly impressed.
Silent Witness I did absolutely love. I'm so pleased to see this back every time and the first two programmes last week were just drama at it's best. I have begun to feel a bit confused about some of the storylines in the past but this was was clear and easy to follow, so tense and yes there was the classic Silent Witness twist so look out for that.
Another newbie was Cleaning Up starring Sheridan Smith and I was totally hooked on this. Sam played by Sheridan is struggling for cash, she's a single mum with a cleaning job, two kids to support and also has a gambling habit. Through her work she gains access to information on the stock market and sees a way out of her debt but through some serious illegal activity. I love this woman, she is such a fine actress and just rocks everything she's does whether it be serious drama or comedy, sings pretty well too. She can do no wrong, a good all round entertainer and lovely person. A bit naughty in this though but she does show the lengths at which people will go to in desperation. Brilliant, go catch up if you haven't seen it. It is a six parter on Wednesday's ITV at 9pm.
Well my lovely people, lots of new things to watch and looking forward to Call the Midwife returning tonight too. Phew.....I'm off to get some rest (that'll be the day). Thanks for reading, please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
So much tv to watch this New Year my eyes are popping out of their sockets with pure enjoyment. That may have made the staff at Specsavers a bit freaked out the other day. Yes I've had to have new specs and no it was not due to watching too much tv over the holidays, apparently it's my age. Cheeky monkey's, should have gone to Specsavers to be told I'm getting on in years, well it seems I did.
I'm not having a go, I'm getting mature but rather like a fine wine, maturing nicely and happy with it. Bring on those varifocals lets see if I can read close up and watch telly at the same time, that will be fun.
So we were treated to a reunion between the new doctor and the daleks in Doctor Who. I wonder if before they said exterminate they actually said 'a female doctor, the universe has made big changes whilst we have been resting'. It was good though wasn't it? Great storyline and oh heck I did think Ryan's dad was going to take a dramatic entrance from the Tardis but no phew, he was saved from plummeting into the depths of a super nova glued to a dalek squid. I'm going to miss it now and it seems so long until we see it again but hey we'll wait.
Luther returned for another series and blimey what a good one it was. Now I'm not going to go into it too much because I know there are a few people who may have been away over the holiday period and I don't want to spoil it but I loved it. It was it's normal scary and gory self and I actually find myself hiding behind the sofa watching this more than Doctor Who. What is the world coming to when a bloke in a light up mask is more frightening than a dalek? Well one thing is for sure I am not taking a night bus or selling anything on ebay pretty soon. I did get on a bus the other day, in pure daylight, but I couldn't help looking towards the back of the bus, just in case.
I do not know what the police would do down there in London without so many derelict buildings. Can you imagine if all buildings were finished and there were no buildings to be completed at all, where would Luther go to have his bust ups with his criminals? The contractors must start to have a clause in their contracts to say 'we will build here but if I get one whiff of Luther around I'm out'. A great series and very tense, action packed complete with a few surprises in there so do have a watch if you like full on drama. I'm so glad it was on four consecutive nights as I don't think I could of waiting a week in between episodes. Well done BBC and all involved....absolutely loved it!
I watched Billy Connolly in his new series Made in Scotland and he is just such a lovely man. It was brilliant to see him on the telly again talking about the past and reminiscing on his early years. Oh there were some cracking moments, performances and gags that are just complete classics. I love this man and he has always been an inspiration. You come away from seeing Billy not only aching with laughing but he gives you a good sense of seeing the good in people and appreciating life. I particularly loved the part when he was talking about giving up drinking and now he just drinks tea. He loves tea!!! He says it's the best substance and all he needs. He is my Make a Brew hero - Billy from the Brew, sounds good eh?
Jeremy Clarkson returned with a new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and it's the last in the series tonight. This has been continuing all this week and there have been a different selection of contestants. Now I know I'm at home in the comfort of my living room curled up on the sofa with no pressure at all but I do find myself shouting at the tv a bit (sorry tv nothing personal). The first lady that got through on the very first programme was excellent. I think it's a combination of good knowledge but also casting those little doubts aside and taking a risk.
I couldn't do it by all means but I just got frustrated by the contestants who seemed to eat up all their lifelines in one go especially when they've asked the audience and come up with quite a high percentage. I'm like 'what did you do that for?' Then there was a question that the audience did get wrong so I suppose it does pay to be cautious especially when there is a bit of cash involved. I know what you're thinking my brewsters.....well you do it Sue from the Brew! Ermm nope, I would probably slip up before I got to the one thousand pound mark. I do enjoy it and glad it's back even in special chunk size pieces. Still think Jezza is good presenting it so well done ITV and good luck to the last contestant tonight.
If you are a Netflix fan then you will have sen a lot of fuss about a new film called Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock. This is a brilliant film and if you watch some of the slightly stranger offerings on Netflix then this will grab you. It's a post apocalyptic thriller and follows the character played by Sandra Bullock trying to get to safety, away from a supernatural force which if looked at seems to drive everyone to suicide. It's not for the faint hearted but it is a great thriller so do give it a watch if you are a fan of these kind of dramas. Some have said they've enjoyed it, some not at all so it has come under mixed views and opinions but I always say make your own mind up.
I've enjoyed a restful holiday eating too much chocolate and binge watching a few programmes but back to reality now. I hope you have enjoyed your own Christmas and New Year viewing too. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday so until then.....
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.