Wow it's been a busy week with the footy and I'm enjoying it, there are some great matches. Today's England win was fab wasn't it? Two of their goals were scored when I went out the room so I like to think I had a part in that. A big well done to our lads and may the success continue. I'm so worried about getting too excited because of so many years of disappointment but we still have to have hope otherwise it where would the world be. It's just a game.......a game we need to blooming win!! No pressure but I do need a World Cup win in my lifetime. Too much to ask??? Maybe.
Great drama continued this week with Our Girl, Ackley Bridge and Poldark. I will come back to those later. Nashville has started again and this will be the last episodes now to end it forever. I don't want it to end. I may well go back and watch it all again. At present it is on Sky Living at 9pm on Friday evenings.
My son and I ditched the tv this week and popped to the cinema. to see Sherlock Gnomes. This is the follow up to Gnomeo and Juliet which I enjoyed very much, but this second movie was even better. I'm not sure who was more excited to see this, me or my son. I had a feeling he was accompanying me. I have got a love for gnomes and I'm surprised I don't actually own any. This may change but I would expect them to come alive when I wasn't looking.
Sherlock Gnomes is sent to save all of the gnomes as they are being taken prisoner by Moriarty. He threatens to smash them to pieces on Tower Bridge but not if Sherlock can foil his plan first. It's gripping on the edge of your seat stuff this but I love the gnomes and so want them to be saved.
I loved this film......Gnomeo and Juliet are still the main characters and go on a bit of a 'rocky relationship' moment but do they they get back together to take over to be head of the garden? Well you'll have to go and see it to find out. No spoilers here.
Great voices provided by James McCoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Michael Caine, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Merchant, Julie Walters and so many more. Half the fun of these films is to guess the voices but I have a son who memorises all the cast of these films so I can just ask him and he can tell me, saves me time on Google.
Overall a great film and worth seeing especially if you saw the first one. David Furnish (Elton John's hubby) is one of the producers so you can guess what the soundtrack includes. Yes lots of Elton in there which is fab and also makes the movie great.
So there I leave you this week, not so much of a tv review but I do like to throw a movie in from time to time. have a great week and please join me for Music Monday tomorrow if you fancy. For now though take care.
Well welcome back Poldark but chuffin eck my nerves were shattered by the end of this week of tv with this and Our Girl. It was drama at it's best and what a start to the new series on Sunday. Ross and Demelza are making a go of it and patching up their differences after they have both experienced a little bit of loving in the arms of someone else.
Well they are very sexy attractive people and they are bound to attract some attention but the drama really lay with other family members this week. Oh I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see whether Demelza's brothers were actually going to be executed. I thought to myself this can't surely happen as there is a bit of an unfinished love interest going on with Drake and Morwenna. We have got to see that woman get away from the Reverend and get together with Drake......for that reason alone he couldn't hang. I held my breath waiting for that decision and that nasty George Warleggan would sooner lie and see injustice on Demelza as a way to get at Ross. Someone needs to wipe that smirk of his face.
Oh sorry my fellow brewsters I was getting a bit carried away then but that man does annoy me. I'm sure Jack Farthing who plays him is lovely and he is playing him so well but blimey I do want Ross to get one over on him......again. The story follows later tonight at 9pm on BBC1. Please let me breath a bit easier tonight. Phew.
Another tense moment was with Our Girl. Oh heck they went off piste and got themselves captured. Mr Big Boots Captain 'Bones' McClyde waded in and saved the day and a few lives there which we all thank him for but he is so cocky isn't he? I know it's early days but do you think he may be her new love interest? Eventually when they've stopped rubbing each other the wrong way. Who knows but I like Bones.....he's a bit naughty and brash but he will be interesting to watch.
The tv has been taken over by some sort of football tournament.....yes its the 2018 World Cup. I do like it and I am watching it, although I must admit I'm not a massive football fan but I do like these big tournaments. It just means there is less of the other stuff to watch though. I suppose it is summer so no one is staying in and watching telly.....you're all outside barbecuing eh?
One drama I have stumbled on is another BBC Wales series. It's called Hidden and is available on the BBC iplayer. It is a good crime drama about a girl who goes missing and a body is discovered. It basically follows the story of this girls murder and the investigation of others that may have gone missing in the same way. There has only been two episodes so far so that may be one to watch if you need a crime drama fix.
Well enjoy the summery evenings and the World Cup.....there are plenty of games to come along. Englands first game is tomorrow evening at 7pm on BBC1 so fingers crossed for a good result.
Join me again for Music Monday tomorrow, for now though take care.
Yes two great programmes back for another series. Our Girl is back and ready for action again after her sad loss and our sad loss of Elvis in the last series. Ohhh it's sad that he's not here but she feels ready to get back to work again and my goodness what a start. What will happen to her now as she seems to have been taken hostage on this new Nigeria mission? Oh it keeps me on the edge of my seat this one, well I guess we will find out on Tuesday at 9pm.
Ackley Bridge also returned this week for it's second series. I loved the first one and it's got off to a great start. I thought I would have lost track too much and not remember what happened before but it all came flooding back. It's a good school drama, some say it's much the same as Waterloo Road but I think it's stands well on it's own. It's full of drama and a few funny bits too so a great all rounder.
A Very English Scandal finished this week and I enjoyed this. It told the Jeremy Thorpe story really well and Hugh Grant was brilliant in the role of Jeremy himself. I feel a few awards coming on for him surely? The original case has been dug up again and it may look as if it may be investigated again, although Jeremy Thorpe is no longer with us now, apparently Norman Scott is still wanting justice. A great drama, if you missed it go and catch up as it is worth a watch.
I made the mistake of watching Secrets of the Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury. Well I say mistake it wasn't really as it was so interesting learning about a little company that originally sold cocoa drinking chocolate and now 200 years later is one of the most famous chocolate producers in the world. It just made me want to eat loads of chocolate. Oh it showed you the original Flake adverts (love Flakes), the Milk Tray Man (love Milk Tray) and also the lady who has the one of the best jobs ever and that's chocolate taster for Cadbury.....if she ever resigns I will take her place!!
It is a really interesting programme so if you didn't see it then go watch it. If on a diet you may need to hide behind a cushion, there is major obscene scenes of chocolate. Dairy Milk is my sons favourite and I actually cannot believe I shouted up to him to see if he wanted to watch it......his name is Charlie so you can guess how that sounded. We have a battle in our house as he loves Dairy Milk and I actually (don't tell Cadbury's) prefer Galaxy chocolate. Yikes! But to be honest it isn't a big issue if there is just Dairy Milk in the house......I'm not that loyal to Galaxy.
Well guess who's back tonight........only Poldark!! Cannot wait!! Enjoy if you too are a Poldark fan and have a great week.
Join me tomorrow for Music Monday but until then take care.
I know I'm a bit late getting this post out.....for those waiting for it at 7pm well it's now 9.10pm oops but then I'm sure that people are not waiting by their pc's or phones in anticipation for me as I don't consider myself that huge yet.....notice I said YET!
I'm actually watching the BGT Final so I'm gonna bring the result as I'm putting this post together. I'll give you the SPOILER ALERT warning now. Until we get there. I do realise if you're reading this tomorrow or in a few months it's not going to have any excitement value at all but just humour me.
While we are waiting I will mention that I watched the final ever episode of Peter Kay's Car Share. Did we finally get the ending we all wanted? I know when the final series ended before there were numerous complaints and campaigns stating that he really couldn't leave it the way it was. This time I can say it was brilliant, so funny and I melted when they held hands at the end. Yes they seem as though they will live happily ever after....taking it slowly though eh?
It was the end of The Split this week too and I felt exhausted at the end of that. I have really enjoyed this series and I hope it does return. I thought Hannah surely would work it out with Nathan even though he totally lied about this dating thing. He did know that she wasn't being completely honest too about the Great Dane (Christie). Nathan did give her a kind of green card to go and find out what she really wanted. She popped off to Christie though didn't she? I think this leaves it well set up for another series and would like to know whether it works out with him. Hopefully we'll get to find out.
So who's going to win this Britain's Got Talent Final then? I'm never usually that bothered but it's got me this this year. There are a lot of good acts and I'm struggling to find a favourite. just as I think that I've made my mind up I go and change it again. I'm also thinking what would the Queen like? I love the comedian Micky P Kerr, Robert White and Lost Voice Guy, it's a brilliant year for comedy and it would be great to see the first win for a comedian.
I like the D-Day Darlings and they got me all emotional especially with the war veterans making an appearance....oh just beautiful.. I think if I keep mentioning all the acts I like I'll have probably mentioned them all. I'm not sure about the Diversity Juniors or DVJ, don't get me wrong they are brilliant but I just think we need something a bit more original. The Diversity thing has been done and not also sure it's fair on the other contestants but that's just my opinion..
Will it be the chap who balances the other chap on his head? OMG I think I stopped breathing with their performance, we don't want the Queen gasping for oxygen on her night out but they are very good.
Here we go.........The Result.........I honestly wouldn't mind any of them to win.........oh my favs are all going out.......looking good for Lost Voice Guy.........yay it's going to be a comedian......
The winner is..........LOST VOICE GUY!!! Well done........brilliant.
He so deserved that.........the Queen will love him I think.
Congratulations to the BBC for a great show.
Thank you for reading today........join me tomorrow for Music Monday. but for now take care.
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