I'm loving what is on the tv at the moment and there seems to be more coming up for the spring/summer but what I tend to enjoy sometimes as much as the programme itself is the adverts.
I love the BBC, and don't get me wrong there are programmes that do not need any interruption but then there are those where you just need a break and to go for that necessary toilet break.
I know! with modern technology now I can pause my live tv but then that makes me feel uncomfortable not being at the same place everyone else is. In the old days live meant live didn't it.? The whole world is now watching their tv at all different times and different stages especially with catch up tv..
Call me old fashioned I like the realisation of an advert coming on and it giving me the prompt to go and get a snack or do something, time it to perfection and be back on the sofa for the next part. You can't pause the movies at the cinema, just imagine if we could? You would never see the film, or it would take about five hours to watch by the time everyone had refilled their popcorn and serviced their bladders.
There are some great adverts and some companies go to great lengths to show their imagination and creativity. Some are very annoying such as the SCS furniture advert at present, if I see that woman 'high five' me one more time I think I may not feel the need to return a high five but something else.. Tesco Mobile however have just put out a really good new advert, one that makes you go 'ohhhh nooooo' full of little mishaps. I can't believe that person knocks that massive lego tower down!! There have been serial adverts that become almost bigger than the main programme itself such as the ads for Bisto Gravy and the Renault Clio saga, involving Nicole and Papa.
I saw an advert the other day and had to do a double take. The kind of moment where you have to recall the date to see whether it is actually April 1st. Yes world welcome to the pre poo spray. VIPoo and Poo Pourri. Great names for both but it's the VIPoo that seems to be causing a sensation. It will allow people to go out and poo with confidence knowing they don't have to worry about the dreaded smell. I did have to get head around it before I even thought about my bum. when do you spray it, before or after and what actually happens to stop the smell? Does it harm the toilet?, Will it flush away after? Oh gosh all these questions.
They do have a lovely explanation which does include nice pictures on the VIPoo website at www.vi-poo.com and it is available in different fragrances such as Lavender Superstar, Lemon Idol, Rosy Starlet and Fruity Pin Up. I always wanted to be a Fruity pin up but never thought it would involve something to mask the smell of my poo. So you spray, trap and breathe easy - thats all you need to remember - go forth and poo freely!! Do bear in mind though that this all comes at a cost, in the range of £7-£10 for a 55ml bottle. So maybe keep poo'ing in public toilets to a minimum to save your spray. I don't know why they seem to have manufactured this product and aimed the advertisement towards women with the handy handbag size bottle and the fancy scents. Everyone knows us ladies don't even fart let alone poo.
There you go, always a chance to bring in that all too good 'toilet humour' and lower the tone. I see it more as essential consumer advice. Your welcome! Look out for the adverts though, it is one of those 'what'?? moments in life, before you actually think 'ohhhhh might try it' A bit like 50 Shades.
Anyway thank you so much for reading, let me know your favourite adverts or your most annoying ones.....catch you tomorrow.
Well Sunday nights has just become a little less hectic, in fact everything has finished now. I managed to catch up with the last in the series of Call the Midwife….just lovely and emotional as always, but extra dollop of emotions in there for the last one. Those midwives stop at nothing from not just baby stuff but they smile at the prospect of piles and ingrowing toenails, they put on a great wedding too.
Can we actually stop crying now and put away the tissues?
The Replacement ended this week too and wow!!! what a complex character Paula was, that’s me being diplomatic and polite. I was pretty ok with the ending until I read some comments on social media and almost came to the conclusion I may have been watching a completely different programme. There were suggestions that Ellen had been seeing Ian and Lia was in fact his baby and they had plotted the whole. thing together to frame Paula. There were people saying that Ellen’s friend and Ian’s partner had committed suicide because she found out about the affair between them both. I became very confused because all I saw into it was that Ellen had known all along that Paula was not well and there was something not quite right with her and it was a case of finding out and proving it. I think Ian turned up at the end just because he did think a lot of her and maybe they did become close from then on. Oh I don’t know! It’s so funny when a drama is very open ended like that, yes it does leave you a bit confused but it just shows how our minds are complex and see some things in a completely different way. A sign of good writing and great drama. I did enjoy it and my heart was in my mouth when she was trapped in the car. Some questions to be answered still but that’s the fun of it all I guess. Someone will put me right I’m sure.
I’ve been binge watching box sets again on Now TV and just started with the first episode of Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky 1). Yep, you guessed it, I’m well into the first season and doing that ‘just watch one more’ thing again. there are only two seasons so far so I’m sure I’ll soon catch up.
It is brilliant though and stars the lovely James Nesbitt as DI Harry Clayton who is a detective with Central London's Murder Squad and he also has a gambling addiction. Clayton becomes the owner of an ancient bracelet which he obtains after a night spent with Eve, he wakes up with the bracelet on his wrist and discovers that the bracelet gives him supernatural luck. His gambling habit has come between him his lawyer wife and his daughter, they are separated and he is in debt for thousands of pounds to a casino owner. Clayton begins to use the bracelet to his own advantage within his work and personal life. I'm absolutely glued to it, it is well worth a watch if you've not seen it. I do tend to like anything Mr Nesbitt does, he cannot do anything wrong for me. It's the Irish in him, so appealing.
Brenda Blethyn also does no wrong for me either, yes!! Vera returned tonight with a great episode. I can never guess the murderer. I go from every single person and it’s usually the one you least expect. She is just a lovely character in her hat and coat driving that land rover. I love her! She looks after Aiden as well which is lovely. This is my Sunday night viewing now and I stayed awake, well some of the time. It is two hours long and runs through my ‘tired time’. I only nodded off for a couple of seconds…..but managed to hold onto the plot and see the ending, My dad does the nodding off thing too which I kind of thought that I had inherited it but then I realised that he is 86 years old so maybe it’s maturity just ripening. I think realistically it might be a case of not writing my blogs at silly o’ clock and getting some proper sleep like most people do at night but I have always been a night owl and like to take advantage of the quiet moment I get when the kids go to bed and I can relax and concentrate. So maybe I’ll just be a ‘nine o’ clock snoozer’ and just rely on the catch up tv. I'm happy with that.
Enjoy your week peeps and catch you next Sunday for more. Thanks for reading.
I'm trying to type tonights entry with blurry, swollen, mascara stained eyes. No I've not gone ten rounds with Nicola Adams but just watched The Good Karma Hospital. It's the last in the series as well, ohhh more tears! How will I cope. This programme has been my Sunday evening treat and I've loved every minute, I don't want to spoil it but you will need a massive box of tissues and I would chuck a make up wipe around the face because you will not be needing that mascara unless you like the panda look.
It was beautifully filmed and it wasn't just the sad bit (that I'm not going to talk about) but tears of joy as well for Lydia and her love life. I am in recovery though from my emotional outburst and doing a happy dance as karma has been restored (see what I did there) and we will get a second series. Dan Sefton please make Ruby and Gabriel snog a lot in the next series!!! Well done ITV for such a delight and congratulations to all the lovely cast and crew.....big pat on the back or grab one of Greg's dodgy cocktails.
I'm loving Prime Suspect 1973 not just for the storyline but for the nostalgic look back at the 70's. It was so funny to see Jane phoning for a taxi on the old phone. The type that your parents put a big lock it if you were banned from using it. You couldn't walk round with this baby, although you could wander a little way, as long as your cable would let you. What I could never understand about those phones was why the nine was right at the end of the dial, ringing 999 in an emergency would take forever while you waited for the dial to go back around. It was good to see the owner had written the telephone number on the dial, it was mainly there so you remembered your number on answering the phone. saying your number when answering the phone, can you imagine doing that now? Most of us can't remember our mobile numbers but I may try it on my landline next time in rings, which isn't often. That will stump the caller trying to sell me double glazing or refund my PPI. Great drama though and another success in the bag for ITV. I see many TV awards coming your way ITV. Just call me Mystic Sue.
Broadchurch is getting very interesting and what is Trish hiding? I'm watching this and all you can hear is me saying 'ooooh, really? oh I say'. That's when I'm awake, I really struggle with the 9pm drama time. I have to play catch up as I just seem to relax and get comfy on the sofa and next minute I'm waking up in time for the credits. I am not bored or uninterested by any means, I just automatically switch off at about 9.12pm so annoying. I've tried drinking leaded tea/coffee (caffeinated), sitting upright and apart from standing up and watching it I fear I may still fall asleep, it's possible surely? Thank goodness for the iplayer and hub, it was invented by a serial snoozer like me.
Now The Replacement I stayed awake for, hurray! Only because I'd been out to a meeting previously so my brain was fully active and not prepared to switch of at the drama deadline. This is so good though isn't it? Paula is just so creepy, it's the last one of the series on Tuesday so she must come undone and be seen for what we all think she is, or is she? Can't wait for that one.
I'm all up to date with Nashville now and waiting in anticipation for season five. I don't know what I'm going to do without this either. I am an official 'Nashie' now. I stupidly joined some Nashville groups on Facebook and now know what happens later on. I can't believe that but it's ok, you can't really help the spoilers I suppose, unless you just do away with social media altogether and hibernate. I can't do that, I might miss something.
So into another week we go, a lot of finishers coming up and some new starters, Vera being one for a return next Sunday so it's all change again.
Have a great week, thanks for reading and I will catch you for more TV next Sunday. In the meantime please come back for my regular spot tomorrow.....
Why is everything on tv on a Sunday night? It's packed to the rafters, my remote was going crazy and didn't know which way to click.
It's been quite a contrast on last week as a new series of Broadchurch kicked off. Great to see this series return but sadly for the last time. Looks like another intense storyline and by now you know that you are going to go through the whole cast and change your mind about 20 times before you guess the wrong culprit. I love it, a great cast again and can't wait to watch the next one tomorrow night.
Great drama just continued to roll out the next evening on Tuesday with the start of The Replacement which gets you on the edge of your seat with this psychological drama. That Paula is like a work place, employee bunny boiler. What a disaster, she's your worst nightmare replacement for your job. It's one of those programmes you feel the need to shout at your tv to try and tell nice lady Ellen that you have her full support because you can see what the devil woman is up to. I must not get too involved as it is only tv but oh my, I think she's just going to reek havoc. Can't wait for more on Tuesday can you?
We were spoilt this week as we were also treated to a brand new Prime Suspect - Prime Suspect 1973. Those who remember the original series will know that it was Helen Mirren who played the iconic role of Jane Tennison back in the 90's. An amazing series and she was my first experience of witnessing girl power, before the Spice Girls. Tough and gritty, making her way as a successful woman in a male dominated profession. So back in 1973 the girls are having to deal with working in even more of a sexist environment, making the tea, coffee and cleaning up, how times have changed thank goodness. I was doing that shouting thing again at the telly again (it's been a funny week), shouting at the men mainly to clean up themselves......oh they will get a shock later when she starts kicking ass. She doesn't resemble anything like her future character yet does she? But she's only just started, it will be interesting to see how she progresses.
The Voice has gone into the live shows now and I watched Team JHud whittle down from six to three. David Jackson was robbed, I really liked him, but it was a good show, for me the best out of all these kind of music shows. I've yet to see what the result was for team Tom yet so will have to catch up.
Yes will definitely have to play catch up from this evening as Sunday night has become so busy. I chose to watch the new series of Top Gear as I was just curious to see whether it had improved at all. I quite like the first series really, I mean they were always going to struggle to fill the shoes of Clarkson, Hammond and May and I think they tried too hard. I do like Chris Evans and he is great in most of what he does, I think he got swept away with his passion for cars but Top Gear just didn't seem to suit him. It did however suit Matt Le Blanc which surprised me and now this new series has seen them take it back to the original early episodes which seems to work. The track has reverted to the old one and we are back to seeing three presenters again who work well together. I was half expecting to see the celebrity guest come to sticky end but reminded myself I wasn't watching Grand Tour. I like both and I'm going for shared custody as it's just easier. Both programmes are very different and that's ok I'll still watch and enjoy them both.
The Good Karma Hospital continues to provide great entertainment. I just love all the characters especially Neil Morrissey, he's just so funny and very cheeky but then he's been good in everything he's done, even Bob the Builder.
So enjoy the next week of tv and I'll catch you here same time next week, remember if there is anything else you watched that I haven't mentioned please feel free to leave a comment below.
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