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.
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.......
Phew what a busy week, I've been out most of this week so have had to watch everything on catch up. I think I've seen all I want to see now. There is a lot going on not only on TV but life in general. I'm beginning to think I could probably write my own little series.
Were we all happy with the Masterchef finalist? It was a bit close at the end which I didn't think would be the case. I really though Becky had it in the bag until she had such bad luck and became a little bit over ambitious. Angelica did deserve the crown though and I was really pleased for her. They all did well and what a great series this has been.
The trouble with all these cooking programmes is that they don't half make me hungry. I'm sure I'm putting on pounds just watching them. I've been craving loads of caramel since watching Bake Off, my diet has been well and truly ditched this week. I get all inspired and want to bake and make food with proper oil and fat rather than Fry Light and rabbit food. I will get back on track but might leave rabbit food to the rabbit.
I'm trying to stick with Doctor Foster although she is getting on my nerves a bit. What she doing having hanky panky with her ex! Noooooooooooo. I cannot seem to get my head around this series and do struggle with the whole storyline but I am going to keep watching because I'm wondering whether there is a twist to it all. Let's see eh? I'll probably be ranting in a couple of weeks about it and saying 'was that it?' That's how it feels at the moment but I'm hoping to be surprised and shocked.
I watched the new comedy Bad Move with Jack Dee which was a bit of a relief from all the drama. It was funny and the characters are brilliant. basically Steve (Jack Dee) and his wife Sarah move to the country for a fresh start and get away from the hustle and bustle of Leeds. They do their best to get into work with Sarah as a landscape gardener but finding her first customer can only pay her in cake and Steve who is a web designer unable to get any internet installed into their cottage. They are quickly running out of cash and stuck in a home which they cannot afford to renovate or resell.
Having been inspired by Escape to the Country and similar programmes Jack thought that it couldn't be all plain sailing when it came to these big moves so when he co wrote this comedy he included some great pitfalls that you may think people would come across when taking the plunge. There is an element of the Good Life in this with neighbours Matt and his family who are trying to live self sufficiently cutting out sugar and making yogurt, jams and bread. They are searching for the perfect country life, well you can imagine Jack dee's face already can't you. A bit of light entertainment so well worth giving it a watch.
Are you watching Rellik? Well here's another one I'm trying to stick with to see what happens. I do quite like it but I get really confused with the 'rewinding the clock' bit. An original idea which is effective but I guess we are all just used to watching it forwards and not backwards. Saying that I still tend to nod off sometimes in the middle of a drama and then have to rewind it to see what happened so I suppose you could say thats the same thing. It's a good storyline though so I'll persevere and see if I get used to it.
Let me know what you think and tell me about anything else you are watching that I've not mentioned. I'm still into Strictly and enjoyed the first show. Love the Rev Richard Coles for a laugh and I'm siding with team Joe McFadden, he's just so lovely and smiley....love him. That will be interesting as it continues. I also look forward to Sunday nights with Victoria. That's not my new friend it's the series about Queen Victoria silly. I went to see the film 'Victoria and Abdul' this week. It's a great, very emotional film but with a lot of laughs too so if you get chance give it a watch. Judi Dench is such a fine actress and plays Victoria so well. It a beautiful story which is supposedly based on true events which I found really interesting.
Oh so going to miss Strike now, loved that but it will turn apparently next year. There is one more book in the series which I thought they may have done all three but no we've got to wait. JK Rowling please write more because I don't think I want that to end.
So that's it for this week, thank you for reading and I will be back with Music Monday tomorrow so join me then.
For now though take care.......
It's started! The battle of the cooking programmes this week with the start of the new BBC cooking series 'The Big Family Showdown' and also Celebrity Masterchef. I quite like the concept of the 'Showdown' and how it involves a family rather than one individual as sometimes cooking does involve the whole family. We do it don't we? We pass precious recipes down generations and the way granny used to cook was always the best with her special culinary secrets. I need to watch some more though of the series to make my mind up. I feel it's trying to work off the back of the loss of 'Bake off' and I'm still not sure. I love Zoe and Nadia presenting but not sure about Rosemary Shrager. Maybe it just needs time to settle in, we'll see.
I did love the start of Celebrity Masterchef, please do not read any further until you've caught up as I am going to mention results. I like the selection of celebrities taking part and enjoyed the first round which saw Stephen Henry, Julia Somerville, Angelica Bell, Henri Leconte and Jim Moir compete against each other for a place in the semi finals. I completely forgot comedian Jim Moir was Jim and not Vic Reeves who I always refer to him. I Just cannot get used to calling him Jim.
Tennis ace Henri annoyed me at first as he tended to faff a lot but then I would probably do the same if I took part, he has really made great progress getting straight through to the semi's which to be honest at the start I never thought he would. Julia Somerville also lacked a bit of confidence and seemed a bit weak, she cooked as if to say 'yeah that will do', very chilled but I think she needed a bit more 'oomph' to get through and unfortunately she didn't. So a good couple of contestants through and well deserved to Henri and tv presenter Angelica, I wanted Jim (Vic) to go through because I just liked him but not to be.
They amaze me by just looking at random ingredients and making something up in their heads to cook. I suppose that's the point of earning Masterchef status but I'd have to make an excuse to go out for some reason and google up a recipe. I am a nightmare cook though and not at all very enthusiastic. I like quick stuff to shove in the oven so this programme does make me think that maybe I should experiment more and not to be afraid of the food. I'm looking forward to the next round of this, should be good. It will be interesting how it compares to the new look 'Bake off' when it starts soon. They are already planning to move the schedule of this one to Thursdays in the near future as it was due to clash with Bake off which is set to start on a Tuesday. Move over Showdown eh?
I look forward to 'The Great British Bake Off' coming back as that was my favourite cooking show so I will be very interested to see what changes there are and whether it works. They start to bake on Tuesday 29th August on Channel 4 at 8pm. Channel 4, the first change, also new presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding and Prue Leith joins Paul Hollywood as a judge. I never thought Paul would part ways with Mary Berry but I suppose things change and we should just welcome it. Good luck to all involved.
All these cooking shows just make me hungry and quite inferior in the kitchen. They do give you inspiration. Well I start off well and then want instant food back again. Ahhhh one day I may be a cook, dream, dream, dream. I don't think I could cope with a top chef standing there, watching and waiting for my soufflé to collapse, they would laugh and I'd be like 'I'm outta here'. I would make great tv with my cooking. I have no concept of timing or organisation and would cry if if a chef shouted at me in the big professional kitchens. That is a lot of pressure right there. Phewwwwww.
I'm off to make a brew, I can make a cuppa and that's as far as I go. Well for now anyway. Thanks for reading today, do come back tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now........
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