Well I've been keeping my eye on the usuals and there will be a couple of finales this week. We see the Bake Off final and the end of Strangers which I'm looking forward to seeing. Who really was behind Megan's murder? The plot thickens and this series has had a lot of revelations and twists, anything could happen. I squealed slightly at the end of the last weeks programme, wasn't expecting that really and I won't say in case you want to catch up.
I'm busting to know who will win The Great British Bake Off, it's so hard to call. Ruby looks like a great contender which I didn't think I would say as she looked like a goner at one point. Rahul was a favourite from the start but even he has had a wobbly now. Kim Joy is just so lovely, I've got to the stage where she's such a little emotional hippy I don't care how she bakes I just want her to win. Briony has been fab throughout and I don't mind seeing her win either so if you are looking to me for a prediction then, frankly I can't decide. Let them all win but will someone make sure Prue is not near a phone texting before Tuesday evening......we don't want to know the result too early eh?
If you haven't seen the series Butterfly then go and catch up right now! It has been on ITV Sunday evenings and it did clash with The Cry so now that has finished you can go and watch it. There are just three programmes in the series and it stars Anna Friel as Vicky, a mum who fights for the happiness of her child. Max played by Callum Booth Ford is an eleven year old boy who wants to live life as a girl and to be accepted as Maxine. There are those dramas that get you sitting on the edge of your seat because they are edgy and thrilling and then there is this drama which just tears at your heart strings. It is wonderfully acted by all the cast and the feelings of all parties involved really came over.
You could sympathise with everyone within this family unit whom really only wanted the best for this child. The passion involved sometimes led to drastic actions being taken and therefore the family faced the worst so prepare yourself as things do get heated. Take a look anyway to see if they do work it out.
I wasn't going to watch it but after watching the first one I was hooked. There were some lovely moments such as the support Maxine gets from her older sister and also after seeing so much pain and agony, hurt and unrest, there was a ray of sunshine and hope, just a lovely drama. It is one of those dramas that if you are a parent, you feel all those feelings and it questions what you would do in that situation. I like that because it gets you thinking not only about life but what other people go through, a thinking drama.
Now I'm thinking I should pop off and get some sleep.......I'll catch you again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now.......
It was the last one of the series of The Cry tonight and wow what an ending. This first started as a drama about a couple who's baby went missing then the plot just thickened like a winter veggie soup eh? Blimey I couldn't have predicted this in a million years, so well written and acted too.
I, like many thought Joanna played by Jenna Coleman was actually in court for her baby Noah's disappearance or that she was being convicted for his murder but no it was in fact her husband Alistair's unfortunate death. She just bumped him off big style, she was a bit annoyed that he had put the blame on her for Noah's death when in fact he had been the culprit all along.
It was a great drama and if you haven't seen it try and catch up as it is one series that concluded completely differently to what I had expected. I love a good twist and turn and this had plenty of those.
Another great drama was There She Goes starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes. I say great but in fact I mean blooming hard hitting and very emotional and I also say drama but this is in fact classed as a comedy drama would you believe. It is based on writer Shaun Pye's experiences with his daughter who was born with a chromosomal disorder. We see how the family try and cope or sometimes not cope with her condition. I think it is quite clever how it flicks from the early days of realising that something was different about Rosie to the present, comparing how life had moved on and seeing their every day struggles.
I think this rings bells with so many people and their own experiences with their own lives. It's good that this is being shown to show the real strains of family life when someone has complex needs. It is on Tuesday evenings at 10pm BBC4 but available on the BBC iplayer if you need to catch up.
Doctor Who continues to be amazing for me, I am just loving the new series and the new Doctor. This weeks episode was a great history lesson as they travelled back to 1955 and met Rosa Parks who fights for her equality by battling racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama. It's hard to believe that this ever took place and really not that long ago. The crew have to make sure that history stays on course after Krasko a time travelling villain wants to alter it. It was a tense one and really emotional but well done for the Doctor Who team for portraying this as it is one of those lessons we need to learn from history especially for our future generations as we still have a way to go to improve on discrimination.
A great week of TV and more to come this week. I was surprised that Seann and Katya made it through on Strictly. That sounds a bit wrong as I really like them and wanted them to stay especially after making such an improvement in their dance off. I think the judges probably saw that and decided to keep them, although apparently they made mistakes according to the great British critics. I just think they seemed to be looking like the couple to go soon, I hope not! Keeping going guys......can't wait to see what they have in store for the Halloween show.
So have a good week my telly watching lovelies and I will be back for more chit chat again on the next Pass the Remote but if you just cannot wait until then, join me for Music Monday tomorrow.
Bye for now.
Wow what a week for Strictly and one couple in particular. I don''t have to say who as I'm sure we've all ready and seen enough of it all now. I am figuring though to get hold of that gliterball trophy you have to have stamina not only on the dance floor but in your relationship too.
If you saw The Jonathan Ross last night then you would have seen all three judges giving their views on the situation. I love Craig Revel Horwood anyway but he just nailed it all by saying that the curse was sometimes a blessing. He basically said that if your relationship wasn't that strong to start with then it is going to struggle. They all agreed that this kind of thing happens in any workplace in any profession all over the place it's just that of course it is going to here as the programme is so popular.
Well lets hope it all blows over and gets sorted privately now and Seann and Katya can get on with the dancing. Maybe they ought to give drinkies after training a miss but they are through to the next week and to be honest I'm glad. I am a Seann Walsh fan and have been from the start, I don't think he'll win the thing but hey he was doing ok before his mouth accidentally fell on his partners......oh heck!! Bring it back guys and lets move on.
A couple of programmes ended this week. We saw the last episode of Press which I have loved. I took to the drama between the two newspapers, The Herald and The Post. Holly kicked ass and we nearly saw the demise of Duncan but he wasn't going to give up early eh? I do hope this comes back.
It was also the end of Wanderlust too. Now I have had a kind of love hate thing with this series. It must of captured me in some way as I watched it all. I did end up liking it in a way. There was the odd episode when I wondered how I would ever get that time back and that I may have wasted my viewing time but I needed to see what happened. It was a good drama and the cast were brilliant which is the reason it kept me watching. You take a look and see what you think, it is really worth a watch.
Woah so I'm writing this post a little later than usual and have just watched The Cry. I was stuck like glue to the screen, I knew there was something about this abduction that wasn't sitting right but blimey what great drama. I just couldn't help thinking whether someone would actually do this with their baby and then another high profile, true child disappearance kept popping up in my mind. You know the one, is this what could have happened there? Who knows but if you haven't seen this evening's episode do catch up as it's absolutely brilliant. The series concludes next week.
That's where I'm going to leave it for this week. Thank you for reading, please join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
Or should I say TARDIS? She hasn't actually found her TARDIS yet though but I'm sure it won't be long. So what did we think to Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor?
I really like the first episode, I thought it was a suitable introduction to the new Doctor and also the characters that may be joining her on her travels, after all she's just a traveller eh?
The theme music has gone back to old style, It gave me goosebumps as it sounded just like it used to do way back in my younger days. I nearly felt like I may have to hide behind the sofa as the alien baddy looked very like Predator with human teeth which he wore on his face, these were extracted from his victims.....eww not nice but great in as Doctor Who aliens go.
It had a nice balance of drama and humour to it with a neat little storyline for the first one. Not too completed as some writers before have made it but Chris Chibnall go it just right. I liked the choosing of her clothes and think she looks brilliant. I'm not even having to adjust to the gender change of The Doctor, I really just see the character and the personality carrying through irrelevant of whether male or female.
It does look as though she is going to have a few travelling companions rather than just one. I love Bradley Walsh. I'm a big Chase fan but now get to see him something else for a change. So well done to the BBC, it's not only nice to have Doctor back after quite a long wait but it's seems fresh and new again, I'm looking forward to watching more episodes.
Did you like it? Let me know your views. Thank you so much for reading today, please feel free to pop back tomorrow for Music Monday.....but for now, take care.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.