Well I must have had something big in my eye this week as I literally balled my eyes out last Sunday as poor Barbara left us in Call the Midwife. It was so sad, as at one point they seemed to give the impression she was going to be fine and everything was going to be ok. But no, there was no happy ever after as the nasty meningococcal septicaemia got to her in the end.
My son was treated for the same infection some years ago and I'm so glad they've moved on with treatment but to be honest sometimes there is no controlling this horrible infection, you do have to wait for the antibiotics to do their best and it becomes a waiting game as you saw here. I'm going to miss her as she was so lovely as they all are in this series. How will Tom cope? Well we will see more tonight as the series comes to an end, gone quick hasn't it? RIP Barbara.
It was also the finale of Collateral this week and I don't know what it is about some dramas just lately but they start off really good but then they end abruptly as if someone go bored of writing anymore and finished it off quickly. I wasn't ready for this to end, it seemed as though it needed to go a little further but maybe it's just me. I did like it but a bit disappointing, kind of expected more from this.
Strike finished as well and I love this, to be honest the storyline could be about anything and yes it had me gripped but I am a bit addicted to know whether Robin and Strike will ever get together. I was really thinking they might when she fell out with her boyfriend Matthew but no alas it was not to be. I am destined to be disappointed as she only went and married her fella, ohhhh and Cormoran was there, he made it to the church. Why didn't he shout 'noooooo it should be me', he wouldn't though would he? He's in that denial place and he wouldn't want to hurt her. Get your notebook and pen out JK Rowling as we need more of these.
Plenty of finishers eh? We see the end of Dancing on Ice tonight and the finale will see Torvill and Dean take to the ice which frankly is going to be the best part of the series so far. I've had mixed feelings about this, one part of me is glad it's come back but not sure of the new format. I think Jake Quickenden has been consistent throughout this series and I think he will win it. I hope so, as he skates the best out of them all. Good luck to him and yes please bring it back again but bring it back like the old days.
I've watched my last Shakespeare and Hathaway as well this week after ten episodes altogether. I raved about this last week and it was brilliant again this week. I did that thing where I'm binge watching and I take it really slowly watching the last couple of episodes as I didn't want it to end. Please make some more of these!!!!
Oh a returner!! Yes Nashville was back on Friday night. The beginning of series six and for those of you who don't know this is the last one...boooooooo hoooooooo. Not sure how I'm going to cope as I love this programme. It kicked off really well but poor Juliette is still fighting her demons bless her, hope she does get through, it would be nice to see her happy and settled at the end Come on gal we are behind you, even if you are a bit of a baddy sometimes but then it would be boring without her being a meany sometimes.
So there I will leave you this week. I'd like to wish all you mummy brewers a lovely Mother's Day here in the UK and I hope you have been made lots of tea or coffee or drank a bit of wine but most of all been spoilt rotten as you deserve it.
Kick your feet up and relax, all of you that is and buckle down for another week of telly. I will catch you for more Pass the Remote next Sunday or if you can't wait till then join me tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.
Oh guess what my favourite tv mag is? What's On TV a bargain at 65p and my son loves it, he knows his way around this now and knows where to find all his favourites.
I've just found that all my favourite programs are all bunched up early on in the week and I'm lost towards the end of the week for anything to watch. That's not 'What's on Tv's' fault I know but programmes are usually well distributed throughout the week. It could be that we have the Olympics on and the Rugby but if you want to see a good gold medal being won you need to be burning the midnight oil really.
My Friday night viewing has all come to an end with Graham Norton finishing and The Good Doctor has gone off too. I know what I need to do!!! I'll just miss some stuff at the beginning of the week and save it till later, it's ok tv world I'll just spread it out myself......don't you worry.
It's no big deal really, I have go plenty to do without sitting in front of the box and it's probably my Autistic brain thinking I would quite like programmes evenly planned out., it's a routine kinda thing. I was glad to see Marcella return this week, although I think the poor women probably spends most of her time telling people how to say her name. It kicked off with another good series though eh? Don't worry if you've not watched the first series as I feel you could drop into this one, it's a new story. You can always catch up with the first series on the ITV Hub. Nice to see Nigel Planner and Keith Allen in this although a bit weird not to be laughing at them in Comic Strip. Great drama and can't wait for the next one. MarCHella or MarSella, whichever way you want to say it, although think it is MAR....CH.....ELA.
Have you been watching Collateral? This is good with some familiar faces too. Billie Piper has come in for some stick on social media for being cruel to takeaway pizzas and John Simm is here too and I prefer in this to Trauma which he starred in before. So basically DI Kip Glaspie played by Carey Mulligan has got her work cut out with trying to solve a gunned down pizza delivery guy. That's where Billie comes in as she was receiving the pizza but because it didn't have a 'special topping' should we say, she threw it into the corner. I know what a waste eh? I couldn't do that but lets not dwell on it too much, bet Ms Piper is sick of everyone referring to it. This is a really good drama, it will be episode 3 out of 4 on Monday BBC 2 at 9pm, the same time as Marcella, oh one to save until later in the week. You can though catch up on the BBC iplayer.
Another good watch this week was Keeping Faith. Now I've just spent ages trying to find out what channel and what night it was on for you but then remembered I had watched it on the BBC iplayer as it's on BBC Wales only. It is worth a watch though and stars Eve Myles as wife and mum of three, her live goes into turmoil as her husband goes out to work one morning and doesn't turn up.. He disappears completely and Eve's character Faith has now got to consider whether she actually knew the man she had been married to and whether he who she thought he was. An addictive mystery drama and I'm looking forward to finding out what's happened to her missing fella.
I caught up with Ant and Dec's Saturday Takeaway and blimey, how much money do they have on their budget? There's luxury holidays being thrown out here and there, a finale which will involve their on plane, prizes galore on Win the Ads and a train put on especially to fill a couple of rows in the studio. It's quite entertaining and I do love Ant and Dec but it is something I wouldn't miss really if I didn't get chance to see it. It seems the same old stuff to me and getting a bit tiresome but you may not agree. I wonder how long it can go on really before it becomes boring. Best thing about it......KYLIE.
It's looking good for next week, Strike returns tonight. and is brilliant if you've not watched it before. Written by JK Rowling we follow Tom Burke in the role as Cormoron Strike as he investigates a new crime. Top Gear returns also tonight if you've not got lost in The Grand Tour and forgotten Top Gear ever existed. I feel less likely to watch now but may stay loyal - maybe I can watch it later on in the week, oh it's looking brighter now.
So enjoy your week and I will be back for more telly talk next Sunday but before that you could join me for Music Monday tomorrow.
Thanks again and take care of yourselves.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday is about TV, Film, and well anything that may crop up on the old box (that's the tv for younger readers).