Blimey that was a heck of a finale of the drama series Bodyguard. I think I stopped breathing at one point, which is not good as I had to last fifteen minutes more than I thought.
It got to ten o' clock and I thought that it just wasn't wrapping up then realised it was in extra time, great I'm nearing hyperventilating now. What a great ending though, even if Sgt Budd was using a radio with a bomb around his middle. I'm no expert and not even sure whether that's a risk, I know they tell me not to use my mobile phone at the petrol station but exactly how risky is it to use a radio so close to a bomb? I don't want to find out.
I thought it was really good, don't get me wrong there are other dramas just as good but this seemed to dominate the viewing figures. I'm not sure if I had any idea of how it would end as there were so many twists and turns but the end made sense and was even left open for maybe another series. I'll need to prepare my poor beating heart but yes I think it could be interesting to see another series.
I think Strangers is another twisty sort of drama and really grabbing me at the moment. Can we trust anyone in this?....David the husband in Hong Kong or the Police seem all corrupt as well so not sure where this is going to go. I like that....a bit of mystery and I always like to gasp at the end, a good sign so cannot wait to see how this turns out. I'm now wondering if John Simm may turn out not be as he seems but am I just going a bit overboard with the plot. I do sometimes get to the end of some dramas and get slightly disappointed as I would have finished them differently but that doesn't mean it's right just that I may get a bit carried away.
I'm really enjoying Press at the moment too. I love Ben Chaplin in this, he is such a naughty editor but just love the way he portrays Duncan the editor of The Post. Now Holly is jumping ship from The Herald and going to the dark side, yikes! Is she doing the right thing? I'm not sure but I'm really looking forward to see her go for it. I think she will be a good challenge with Duncan. Great drama though, loving it.
The winner of Celebrity Masterchef was just who I wanted it to be. I have loved watching John Partridge and did think he was a winner from the start. I love how he showed his emotions and that he felt so passionate about the food he cooked, it actually meant something to him which I think added to the reason he deserved to be the winner. Well done John and I hope we see you cooking more on the tv. A great series this time and a big well done to everyone else who took part.
So who is going to leave Strictly tonight? I think it will be Susannah Constantine, she lacks the confidence and I think she'll get left behind with the others making a lot of progress. I feel sorry for her partner Anton Du Beke, he always gets put with he celebrity who you know will go out early. I would love the BBC to put him with someone who stands a better chance of winning.....always early doors for him and he makes me laugh. Oh well, we'll see anyway.
Well I didn't win the big rollover lottery but did win a lucky dip for next week so maybe my winnings are yet to come. I'll keep you posted. Have a good week and if you want to read more then join me tomorrow for Music Monday but for now take care.
Oh I'm loving this new series on Netflix. After watching Josh Groban at Proms in the Park, listening to his new album 'Bridges' I thought I just need to see him appearing in this new series 'The Good Cop'.
I know it's like a 'Josh fest' but my goodness this man can put his hand to anything. Not only does he have a fabulous voice, is totally charming his acting is tip top too. He is really funny as he plays TJ a cop who never breaks the rules, seriously everything he does he does by the book. So different from his dad played by Tony Danza who likes to break the rules, he's done time in prison and now out on parole living with his son.
There is a different murder to solve in every episode and TJ gets a little help from his father whether he wants it or not which makes it very entertaining and very funny. A good paring between these two, I'm hooked completely and only half way through the season so far so can't wait to watch more. Catch it on Netflix now!!
Bad Move returned for another series on Wednesday evening, ITV at 8pm which I'm glad about. Jack Dee is back with Kerry Godliman as Steve and Nicky in pursuit of a good builder to fix the roof after the antics in the last series. They do find a honest builder who's name is Honest John but his honesty goes to extremes a little and they have to decide whether honesty is the best policy. All the regular characters are back including Grizzo, their rock star neighbour played by Seann Walsh who you may be watching on Strictly's dancefloor.
Which leads me to the new start of Strictly. What did we think? I'm loving the line up this year, I think it will be a good series. Some of them took me by surprise on how well they did for the first week. Typically though the two top leaders were experienced dancers in a way. Faye from Steps and Ashley Roberts both have had a lot of dancing experience but then I've said this before and it doesn't always happen that the contestants who can dance necessarily do well so we'll see.
I can't pick my favourite at the moment, I do hope Katie Piper gets a boost of confidence as she is such an amazing woman, with all she has been through I'd like to see her go on and on but feel nerves may get the better of her and I totally understand why. Oooh can't wait to see more and this comes from someone who never like Strictly at all. I can't get enough of it now.
I took a bit of time out and watched the new 'Murder on the Orient Express' starring, well just about everyone. I missed this at the cinema and wanted to see it so I watched it on Now TV Cinema. Kenneth Branch directs and stars as Hercule Poirot who has to instigate a murder (I know surprising eh?) on a Choo Choo which gets derailed in a storm. A great whodunnit also starring Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Willem Defoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr, Daisy Ridley and Olivia Colman. Such a great cast and a very entertaining movie, I really enjoyed it.
So onto a new week with the finale tonight of Bodyguard, yikes!!! The most watched drama so far which viewing figures through the roof. I have no idea how this is going to end, it's leading us down every path possible but I think there is going to be a bit of a twist and maybe a big surprise. I hope it doesn't disappoint.
Watch out for our very own Derbyshire Rock Choir members on 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' this week (Wednesday BBC2 8pm). They took part in various tests to see whether singing can boost feel good chemicals in the brain. I know the answer personally but this is all about science and whether singing can provide the same natural high as sports and exercise. We were all filmed doing a bit of singing too so keep your eyes peeled and you may catch Sue from the Brew on ya telly (may blink and miss me) but my friends will be there doing the hard work.....eek excited.
Thanks for reading today......catch me back here tomorrow for Music Monday but for now take care.
Wow what a week of new drama. and it all started with Strangers last Monday evening. The brilliant John Simm stars as Jonah Mulray who is a Professor going along his normal daily life when tragedy hits and his wife, played by Dervla Kirwan is killed in a car crash in Hong Kong. He flies out there to identify her body and unravels a secret double life which his wife has been living, unbeknown to him.
Sally Porter played by Emilia Fox, the British Second Secretary based at the British Embassy in Hong Kong becomes his only contact and friend. He soon comes to depend on her to grab information and try and understand the shocking truth about his wife. It was fantastic and I was glued to this. Not only has it got a brilliant cast, it got you on the edge of your seat. I wasn't expecting this plot at all as I hadn't read too much about the series before it started. I said a lot of 'omg's' and 'woah's' and honestly cannot wait until the next one on Monday.
The next drama started on BBC2 on Wednesday night called Trust. This is a drama based on real events following the Getty family. Blimey I never knew much about the Getty's at all really, they were very wealthy but not happy eh? In fact they didn't like each other much at all, the only people who did get on were all John Paul Getty Seniors girlfriends. Donald Sutherland did play him well though I thought. Best not to ask grandad for money though as you never know when you might get kidnapped and no one believe it all. Yikes! You can carry on watching all 10 episodes on iplayer but I may just wait and watch it week by week. Interesting drama, really liked it and I like learning more about people. Certainly very colourful in the Getty household.
One drama I couldn't wait to see more of was Killing Eve. Oh my goodness, this is one to watch!! After the first episode last night I just couldn't stand the suspense and I've just binge watched it all today. It is absolutely brilliant. Am I raving enough about it yet? I may never shut up.
Eve played by Sandra Oh is a MI5 security officer and bored with her job until she starts to investigate Villanelle a complete psychopathic killer and professional assassin. They take on a cat and mouse type of trip, both having an obsession about each others movements and lives. This leads to threats to friends and family along the way and a lot of dead bodies. This is one of those series that when you get to the end of one episode you just need to carry on to see what happens next. It's fast moving, keeps you interested and just great drama. Jodie Comer is Villianelle and you may recognise her from being the other woman in Doctor Foster. She is joined by stars such as Fiona Shaw from The Harry Potter movies and Kim Bodnia who starred in The Bridge if you watched that.
The series originally aired in America and was so popular there, people raved about it and I can see why. The end is left for a possible second series which would be so good!! Give it a watch......it's so addictive.
So a lot to keep tabs on and keep watching. Bodyguard carries on tonight and we will see Strictly start properly next Saturday so get your glitter out and and get ready to dance around your living room. This is the countdown to Christmas (oops had to mention it).
Thank you for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now take care.
Woah sorry I'm a bit late I just got completely carried away with Kylie at Hyde Park Live on the Red Button but I'll talk about her tomorrow night because she's all about music. You need to just catch up with the BBC coverage though because there is such big news there. Oh Lordy!!!
So what has been happening this week? Well we've had a new series start called Press which is about two rival newspapers....The Post a tabloid and The Herald which is a more left leaning newspaper. This is a great idea for drama, there are going to be some great stories involving ethics and finding some sort professional balance in this kind of industry. A great start, I liked it, it's going to be a good gritty show to watch. It is written by Mike Bartlett who wrote Doctor Foster so it should be good right? You can find it on BBC1 on Thursday evenings at 9pm. It has a great cast including the great David Suchet, Charlotte Riley from Peaky Blinders and Ben Chaplin from Apple Tree Yard. So give it a go, see what you think.
Another starter this week was Wanderlust which is about a couple who are finding themselves in a situation where their marriage has hit a bit of a rut and the first episode sees them sleeping with other people to see if that's the kind of excitement they need but is it? Well we'll see. Not sure about this one yet, it didn't grab me completely but I'll give it a chance and see what happens. I want to like it as it has Toni Collette starring in it whom I love after seeing her in Muriels Wedding amongst other things. and also Steven Mackintosh who is also a great actor. It could turn out quite entertaining, I would never have thought of putting these two actors together but it will be interesting to see how it goes. I've only seen one episode and I never judge a tv show on just one viewing so I will come back to that.
If anyone is wondering where my views on Age Before Beauty went well that was one I had to leave behind. I did watch a few but for me it just wasn't enough to keep me watching. Some people did find it to their taste though so that's good, we can't all like the same things. If I come back to it I'll let you know.
If you have been watching Stan Lee's Lucky Man another series has concluded there. What a great series, I just love this and didn't Rupert Penry-Jones make the ultimate baddy? My goodness I so wanted James Nesbitt to sort him out. A lot of ups and downs and losses too but it looks as though it may have been left open for another series. I hope so.
I will hopefully catch you tomorrow for Music Monday, it's been a busy weekend with Proms in the Park at Hyde Park in London which I attended so I will be chatting about that. Thank you for being here this evening though and you all take care.
It's a bit late and I've just got back from my holidays in Scotland so it may be. bit of a short post today. I have watched a bit of tv on the odd evening and couldn't resist watching the start of new drama 'Bodyguard'.
It started last Sunday with the second programme continuing on Bank Holiday Monday, I haven't actually caught up with the third episode yet so you may know more than me at this point.....no spoilers! It got off to a great start though I thought. What a great mind player. Would he stay professional and put side his personal views aside to do his job or would his personal situation take over? I was completely glued to this as it could go either way and we just don't know how it's all going to go, complete mystery. A great drama with the potential of being a smash hit. Great acting and a very original script. I will be watching and recapping soon.
Another new starter this week was the return of The Great British Bake Off. We started with biscuits this week and what a great selection of classics including the making of the great 'Wagon Wheel'. I get so hungry watching this and feel the need to start baking too which is good because I'm sure that's part of the reason for this show, to try and get the nation baking. A great mix of contestants including the lovely Star Baker this week, Manon Lagreve who was born and raised in France and despite not knowing what a Wagon Wheel was she baked them to perfection. She is going to be one to watch me thinks.
I going to be ten stone heavier from not only eating my way around Scotland but watching Bake Off and celebrity Master Chef too. I'm loving John Partridge on Masterchef, you can tell it means a lot to him but Spencer Matthews maybe one to watch, he progressed massively and I think may go all the way. Love it thought, great new series and I love the new feature of them cooking with 'the wall' between the two team members, great idea!!
So I'm going to come back to all these programmes again soon and recap. Sorry it's been a quickie but I need to catch up not just the tv but with myself too so I will love you all and leave you for now and be back refreshed for Music Monday tomorrow, until then.......
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.