I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is back for another series with another group of, shall we say celebrities? It takes me a week to find out who everyone is. I'm forever asking who people are? I don't watch The Only Way is Essex so I'm stuck straight away as most reality tv shows now a days include someone from there. They all seem a good bunch now I've googled most of them. It's hit it's first controversy with Jack Maynard (he's a blogger ya know) getting turfed out and replaced by Iain Lee after only a few days.
I know who Ant and Dec are which is good and they are brilliant, very funny and to be honest they make this show, I really don't know if I'd watch it without them. I think Jennie McAlpine will win or Jamie Lomas, I like those two and they seem to have everything sussed. There ya go, I've decided on the winner now so we don't have to watch it now. We will though won't we as we like to watch people scared and being covered by bugs and snakes. We particularly like to see people eating kangaroo testicles which doesn't happen every day so enjoy this jungle fun as when it's finished it's Christmas.
I couldn't do any of those bush tucker trials so they are so much braver than me although I may consider it on the money they get paid. They wouldn't even contemplate it surely if it wasn't for the great wads of cash they earn. Good for them. My favourite person on the programme is Kiosk Keith, he's the geezer who they take the dingo dollars to and then he has to ask a question for them to win a reward. He is so fierce when they get the wrong answer and he has to bring the shutters on the kiosk down. I bet he practices that all year just to get it right.
There's no chatting up Keith is there? He's only got one expression, I wonder if his face aches from all that frowning, does he laugh? Please tell me there are out takes and he does have a giggle now and again. I just want to see Keith happy. I think they should give him more to do, crikey imagine if he became one of the campmates one year, that would be awesome.
So here we go into another week and I quite like my jungle action every night, but there is more coming up apart from I'm a Celeb so I will be back this time next week to review the week of tv, for now though thank you for reading and you all take care now.
I'm Sue from the Brew.......Get me outta here!!! Woo!
Remember if you like your music pop back tomorrow night at 7pm for Music Monday.
I love a new drama and especially one written by Kay Mellor. She has produced some of the best tv dramas such as Band of Gold, Fat Friends and The Syndicate. Her new series is Love Lies and Records which is based around a Registry Office in Leeds. Ashley Jensen plays the main character Kate Dickenson who is busy juggling being a mum and working as a registrar. Her life is packed with meeting work commitments and keeping her family happy which includes her two children and boyfriend Rob.
Kate gained a promotion to Superintendent Registrar which pushed her colleagues nose out slight as Judy played by Rebecca Front had been acting Superintendent but missed the promotion. Woah, she turned bitter though and made it clear she knew about Kate's rumble in the records department with fellow colleague Rick on a Christmas do. Yikes I didn't know there was so much technicalities about having a bit of rumpy pumpy so close to confidential information. Was it the sex that was wrong or the fact that they may have creased someones birth certificate? Both probably.
I love that Kay Mellor writes about real life and situations in which at some point we can all relate. She makes the characters familiar but takes then one step further, exaggerating their personalities sometimes to make pure classic drama. I did expect this to be a comedy at first, maybe because Ashley Jensen has done comedy in the past but I loved it, a great storyline, fabulous actors and some interesting characters to watch.
Will Kate marry her long term boyfriend or will she give into Rick who adores her? We all know Kay Mellor and that she will have more up her sleeve regarding this story, in the past we learn about all the the characters backgrounds so I feel there is going to more that unfolds.
You can catch Love, Lies and Records on Thursday's BBC1 9pm.
Children in Need dominated Friday night's viewing this week and a staggering amount was raised on the night. My favourite part is always the One Show's Rickshaw Challenge. All those that take part are just amazing and Matt Baker is so good at not only supporting them but taking part himself. He really enters into it 100% and he's enthusiasm when they finished was so captivating. I'm a bit biased with that part of the show as well as the finish line always features Rock Choir singing them in. Well done to all the Rockies who took part and well done to all of Team Rickshaw.
I've finally finished binge watch Stranger Things on Netflix. I spent ages wondering whether to watch it and didn't know whether it was really 'my thing' but it was really good. I got nagged my my son to watch it as he raved about it. It's a sci fi epic and very gripping. The story is centred in the 80's and follows a mum's fight to find her boy who goes missing. It's a mission which also involves his friends too as they all battle with strange 'goings on' in a parallel universe. I know! there's monsters and a dark side here too, makes you jump in places so grab a cushion.
It was quite amusing how the series had little hints of other classic 80's movies such as Poltergeist, Stand by Me, ET and I'm sure you can spot more if you watch it.. A cult series which I hope continues, there have only been two seasons so it's possible to catch up quite quickly. You'll want to join the club, it's geeky but it's great.
That's another week over, phew.....not sure where the time goes but I will be back for some music talk tomorrow if you fancy it. Till then........
I quite like the fuss around the Christmas adverts, it kind of eases me gently into the festive season. It's so competitive though, who's is the best? The pressure must be enormous on the Christmas Advert team to produce the ultimate advert.
I've been watching most of them and yep I like Moz the Monster in the John Lewis advert, a lot of people don't but then I can't say I was a big Man in the Moon fan a couple of years ago so everyone's different. I love Paddington so M&S score points for this one even without the controversy around there being a swear word in it. I couldn't hear anything so I'm not sure if that was a bit of media hype.
Tesco's have also caused a bit of a fuss, or people are just getting their knickers in a twist. I think they are just saying that whoever you are, whichever culture, we can all meet up in Tesco and grab a Turkey regardless of religion. That's what I saw and I'm sticking to it. I'm not particularly religious and have no need to celebrate Christmas in theory but I do because I like to join in and share this peaceful period with friends and family. That's for me what it is all about. If I want to eat turkey I will, if I want to sing a Christmas Carol I will, if I desire peace and goodwill to all men I will and I will include good women in there too. I am spiritual but for me not in a religious way and I'm happy that Tesco's will have me regardless.
Kevin the Carrot has found love in the Aldi advert, he saves the day in what looks like a 'Murder On The Orient Express' type theme and then declares that he may have 'pee'd' himself. Too much information Kevin but it's funny anyway and I'm glad he has found love. Morrisons have a nice Free From advert which I thought was a nice touch but Asda went with another movie theme and followed a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory story, the only thing that was good was the Fleetwood Mac track to be honest.
Asda have a good little action packed ad that won't let them see any toys left behind and offer a quick super quick delivery. My favourite though was from Debenhams. The brief encounter of a couple meeting on a train and not making contact, will fate help them meet again? Narrated by the lovely Ewan McGregor who also appears in it at the end. Great one. Simple and romantic. Apart from me not being religious and also not very romantic either, I say well done to Debenhams for bringing out my slushy side.
Phew I think that's it for now, it's never Christmas until one advert comes along and I am not doing Christmas officially until I've seen the Coca Cola lorry.
Holidays are coming........
What's your favourite? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear your views.
Take care for now everyone and come back tomorrow for Music Monday, go on you know you want to.....
(I am going announce the Bake Off winner - always late to the party eh? Also discussing Our Girl and I will tell you if Guy Fawkes dies).
Oh heck it all kicked off this week with the Bake Off winner being leaked out a bit early, no soggy bottom just soggy pride for Prue. Oh bless her, leave her alone!! She's been absolutely brilliant in this new series and everyone makes mistakes, unfortunately now they get made very publicly thanks to social media. It can be so great this Twitbook stuff but it can also be a pain in the arse to be honest.
I did stumble over 'that tweet' and wasn't phased by it at all. Yes it would have upset the die hard live show watchers who enjoy that tense moment of 'and the winner is...........' but if you don't watch it live you're stuffed anyway because it goes out on social media minutes after the show finishes. I had imagined Sophie would win but the important thing was to see HOW she came to win in the end.
For those who said Mary Berry wouldn't have done that well she did actually leak out star baker a couple of years ago so you see the programme has had its controversy before and no one's perfect. I hope we can just forget about it and move on. I don't want to see her being sacked or anything stupid like that. We'll forget who won the show anyway in a few weeks. Well done though to Sophie and all the other contestants and a big congratulations to everyone on Bake Off, it came back as a success and I will look forward to the next one.
Did you watch Our Girl????? Oh my goodness, I missed it but caught up not long after and was gutted!!! I couldn't believe Elvis stuck around when he knew it was a bomb, shouldn't he have just got out the way or is that just what we wanted because we didn't want him to die. I was an emotional wreck and finished off a box of Kleenex. I had no idea he was going out so well done for everyone keeping that under wraps, you just need to let Prue Leith in on your secret. So Elvis and Georgie were going to live happily ever after and I was so happy then I thought to myself they really wouldn't be so cruel to let a main character die, but they did and out with a bang too. Oh I had my hat ready for the wedding and a happy ending but only tragedy and sadness. Thanks BBC very much, no seriously it was a fantastic series, really enjoyed it. Sniff Sniff.
The other series to end with a bang and quite literally was Gunpowder. Nicely timed by the BBC that it would finish on the eve of Bonfire Night. it was quite eerie listening to the fireworks and watching Guy Fawkes being hung drawn and quartered. Yes he dies in the end, I know disappointing eh? Or is it? Very troubled times and apart from being a bit gory I learnt more about the gunpowder plot watching this than from any history lesson. A brilliant drama and if you can stand a few executions than you'll be ok, not pretty but then I don't suppose it was back then. I'm now wondering whether we should have been asking for a 'Penny for Robert' instead of Guy, I'll have old neighbours demanding a refund back from my pocket money for mistaken identity when all the time is was that pesky Robert Catesby!!
What I really found interesting about this series is that Kit Harington who played Catesby is actually his living ancestor so that must have been quite a job to not only get a feel for how this character would have lived and died but knowing that he was related to him. I now want to see Kit on 'Who Do You Think You Are' tracing his family tree right back, I think that would be a little added bonus.
Well with all that drama this week we'll see what next week has in stall. It is The Last Post tonight, no it is the last one in the series. I might tweet Prue to see if she knows what's going to happen in the end, not telling you though.
Have a good week and if you fancy something musical, pop by tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.