Oh if you've not watched Cold Feet this week turn away now because I have mega spoilers..........
It's happening....it really is! I thought they might drag this out a little more but I couldn't believe it when Karen returned to Adam. I was so willing her to turn back from the vicar....''no don't go with him' I shouted, 'it's Adam you really have feelings for' and darn me there she was. I cheered as she got out the taxi and that kiss, well it's sealed now.
How is this all going to pan out though, with family? David? Yikes it's going to be a great final episode. Yes it's the last in the series this coming Monday, my nights will never be the same. I just hope it makes another return as I do think it is actually my favourite TV show of all time.
I got my other wish too, gosh maybe I should have done the lottery this week. The GC went out of Dancing on Ice and about bloomin' time though she did accept it was her time to go. Now we can get down to some serious competition stuff. The strong celebs will start to shine through now and it's looking good for a few of them. I loved Saara Aalto's skate this week and I think she was really underscored there. I thought it was beautiful but I suppose I'm not a professional and not looking at it from a technical point of view but still I think it was a bit unfair. Who do I think will go this week? Well I think it will be Ryan Sidebottom this week as he has been in the skate off a few times and isn't as strong as the others but I think Jane Danson and Brian McFadden may be in trouble too. Let's see eh?
I wish Brian could just muster up that confidence a bit as I think he could push through. It's a shame to see him struggle because when he takes it seriously he seems to do really well but I do think his nerves let him down. Blimey mine would too.....I would be a nervous wreck having to do what they do every week, respect to all of them even for Gemma for giving it a go. See I can be nice.
Well onto a new week and we will lose some programmes as they finish but gain new ones too so more to watch and I'm sure there will be a few films this week on tv as we go into half term. Yes the kids are off school, time to veg in front of a classic like Toy Story. I did watch that yesterday and funnily enough found myself on my own watching it. My sixteen year old came down and said 'Mum you do realise you're watching Toy Story?' I must have watched it a million times and was hooked like it was the first time but it is such a good movie you can watch it over and over again.....even us adults.
You all take care now and I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday.
Bye for now and enjoy your viewing.
Ok the blood around my body boils now and again but it tends to do it more while watching Dancing on Ice. Someone literally needs to put their glasses on and see that Gemma Collins is not really skating. She spent most of her last routine standing still. She may be a big personality and a lovely girl, I'm not disputing that but when it comes to being realistic she shouldn't really be going through any further in this competition.
The trouble is she has so much support and there are some people who will vote her through just to protest against the show. Frankly if you don't like Dancing on Ice then go and watch something else, and of course there will be people voting the GC through just to get on the nerves of people like me who want to see it all done properly. This isn't a personality contest it's a skating competition and there are other celebs who are working much harder. Doubt she's win a personality contest either but I'll stop now.
Phew....blimey Sue from the Brew calm down......it's only a tv programme.....I know but take away that public vote ha that will do it. Ok so what else happened this week? Well I've had to work hard to catch on some tv as I've been a busy girl and frankly been so tired and zonked out as soon as hit the sofa. I've also had a cold the week, I know ahhhhh but I've carried on like a trooper.
Silent Witness has finished now and so nearly did The Lyle, I thought for a minute there that Dr Alexander was going to have to resign and the old place would shut down but no she came back fighting. Fancy someone swapping your heart around in the mortuary, that was not good. It started to dawn on me that it was the new girl, you almost do that thing of wanting to shout at the telly just to make them aware, ok that's just me but it becomes like a pantomime......'she's right at the side of you printing your reports off!!!' A great series and looks like there will be more but for now I just need a rest from the deceased for a while.
Cold Feet continues to take me happy but obviously a little sad too with the storyline at present. Fay Ripley plays her part so well and it is a story which has touched or is touching a lot of peoples lives and I think this is where this programme is so good. It tends to take a lot of life events and important topics and put them out there in such a dramatic but dignified manner. It is really my favourite time of the week as not only are we crying at times there is also laughter too and that's life.
Will someone please help David though, it's breaking my heart to see him in trouble. He could reach out to anyone and they would help, I would even have him at mine if I had room. Is Adam holding a flame for Karen and just hiding behind a little fling with the Welsh stunner Eve Myles. I am not sure what is going on there but I'm sure we'll find out. Wow...would never have put Adam and Karen together but now I thinking hey maybe. I think he loves her.....but she's getting close to the vicar.......oh heck.
I won't have long wait till the next episode but I bet they do that thing where they leave me in suspense on the last show of the series and I have to wait for a whole year to see what happens next. Oh please don't do that to me!!
Right then I am off to do some more busy stuff on a Sunday, enjoy your week of tv and I will be back to Pass the Remote again next Sunday. If you want to read more before that though I am back tomorrow for Music Monday so join me then.
Take care for now.
I'm a bit concerned this week with the amount of bodies being found in landfill sites just recently on tv. It all started with Vera's lot didn't it? There I was watching them pluck out a lady in amongst the rubbish but hey at least that body was complete.
Not the case in Silent Witness though eh? They had bits and pieces of human body everywhere and not just the one. It was probably a good job they were tattooed as it made it a lot easier putting the pieces together, like some sort of human jigsaw. I bet everyone going to work at a landfill now will be a bit nervous of what they may find.
There was me thinking I'm glad we hadn't got 'aroma vision' when watching Vera and then I was back in a stinky rubbish tip again looking for various bits and bob hiding in pizza boxes. It's funny how the director and camera operators seem to find them out, it is as if they know the plot, weird that. Lovely close ups as well, I think I was playing catch up on one episode and was actually eating. Not eating pizza though thank goodness but it didn't spoil my dinner, it's only telly and the blood is only tomato sauce......oh nooooooo!!!!.
I did enjoy this storyline and the pieces literally (pardon the pun) all came together nicely to unravel a bit of a sad tale really. I keep thinking that there can't be any more murders in Silent Witness world as they have all the staff on one murder and no one seems to be working on anything else. Maybe it's exclusive and they only take on big murders. Who knows.....but it's not real Sue from the Brew!!!!
Whoah what happened on Dancing on Ice last Sunday? Phew I thought the ice was actually going to defrost and the GC was going to go plummeting into ice cold water. She was getting very heated with panel judge Jason Gardiner. Apparently she had been upset by many stories in the media that week and basically blamed Jason for selling some stories about her but we don't really know what went on and do we care?
I just want to watch the dancing but I knew as soon as they had signed Gemma up there was bound to be some controversy. She does have a moan but I can't help she brings a lot of trouble on herself. That's her though isn't it and the way she's been for years, drama!!!!! Get on the ice love and stick to what the show is about or come away from it if it's too stressful. It's a shame if people start to keep her in the competition because the good skaters will go. I don't think Richard Blackwood should have gone at all last week but maybe that's how it's going to be.
Who knows, Jason and GC could end up the best of friends......mmmm miracles do happen. It could all be for the telly and to keep you tuned into to watching. Well we will see what happens later this evening. Hopefully they will have cooled down a bit and the ice will be safe to skate on. I am really looking forward to Torvill and Dean skating on tonight's show, it's one of my favourite moments. That's when the pressure starts and after they skate it's like 'well follow that celebs'. They will be amazing I'm sure.
So I'm off to watch some more tv this week and I will be back to chat about it but if you like a bit of music then join me tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now though.
It's back for another series and we all love it don't we? Watching celebs wobble about on the ice, oops I mean Dancing on Ice. Well there were a few wobbles but hey I'm not going to criticise anyone here because I can't skate and I am literally terrible if I step outside on a frosty morning so hats off to them all.
We've got some corkers of celebrities eh? There are twelve to skate but the first programme featured the first six contestants. I wasn't sure who Saara Aalto was but then I don't watch X factor so I suppose I wouldn't. Jane Danson was fabulous from Coronation Street and how good was it to see Didi Conn (Frenchie from Grease), wow she looks amazing and still like Frenchie. I'm never sure what to say about Gemma Collins, I suppose she is great entertainment and very bubbly but I can only take her in small doses.
James Jordan from Strictly was the best skater of the evening I think and get this, shock horror, I am not going to go on about how he is bound to be good as he is a dancer darling!!! Even though he is great dancing on the floor I think going on the ice is a different ball game altogether. He genuinely looked as though he couldn't skate at all at first so he did well.
Unfortunately Mark Little has made it through to dance off in these early stages so we will find out tonight who he is up against. We also get to meet the other skaters this week so bring it on!! Great to see the judges back, oh Jason you bad boy!! Phil and Holly are reunited after her spell in the jungle and Torvill and Dean loving as fresh as always, looks like we will get to see them skate this series, woo!!! If you don't like to watch this programme for the celebs then tune in just for the performance from the professionals as it was just amazing last Sunday, how do they do all that and stay upright? I am in awe of you all.
What else was there on tv? Yes there is more......I did tune into watch the three part drama Manhunt starring Martin Clunes which told the real life story of the search for serial killer Levi Bellfield. It was a good drama and such a tragic chain of events but I felt it could have been told in a one part documentary type programme. I suppose it told the story and Martin was brilliant so it was ok but not overly impressed.
Silent Witness I did absolutely love. I'm so pleased to see this back every time and the first two programmes last week were just drama at it's best. I have begun to feel a bit confused about some of the storylines in the past but this was was clear and easy to follow, so tense and yes there was the classic Silent Witness twist so look out for that.
Another newbie was Cleaning Up starring Sheridan Smith and I was totally hooked on this. Sam played by Sheridan is struggling for cash, she's a single mum with a cleaning job, two kids to support and also has a gambling habit. Through her work she gains access to information on the stock market and sees a way out of her debt but through some serious illegal activity. I love this woman, she is such a fine actress and just rocks everything she's does whether it be serious drama or comedy, sings pretty well too. She can do no wrong, a good all round entertainer and lovely person. A bit naughty in this though but she does show the lengths at which people will go to in desperation. Brilliant, go catch up if you haven't seen it. It is a six parter on Wednesday's ITV at 9pm.
Well my lovely people, lots of new things to watch and looking forward to Call the Midwife returning tonight too. Phew.....I'm off to get some rest (that'll be the day). Thanks for reading, please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
A big congratulations to Jake Quickenden for becoming the Dancing on Ice winner last week. I said he was going to win but I think he was favourite anyway as he was so consistent throughout. I was pleased, I thought he was the best amongst them but I did think the final would be between him and Max Evans to be honest as I rated Max better than Brooke but hey you never know how these things are going to pan out.
It was good to see Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean back on the ice in a wonderful routine and also great to see them choreographing a routine for the final contestants. Now you see that made such a difference as they did coach the celebs in the past series and it definitely shows. I'm not knocking any of the professionals but Jane and Chris know how to bring out the best in the celebrities and give them better content. it was almost like watching the old series again. I had almost lost my DOI mojo thinking whether it was the change in set or the judges but no it's the choreography and the lack of input from Torvill and Dean.
I know they wanted to step back a bit and take it more steady, I can't actually believe they still do what they do going into their sixties but you could see the frustration in Chris some weeks when he couldn't get his hands on some of the skating pairs. He so wants to be a part of it really, it must be hard to stop when it's taken up a big chunk of your life. Go on Chris get stuck in again we know you love it!!
If you haven't tuned in to the Celebrity Bake offs so far then go and catch up as they are really worth a watch. The Great British Bake Off is running with different celebrities every week and raising money for Stand Up to Cancer. It really is very funny and they have chosen a good selection of celebs for this. Last week saw Martin Kemp struggle with his cupcakes, something that I would never ever see but it really didn't matter as he can smile his way out of any predicament I feel. The lovely Bill Turnbull took part and you will need a mascara warning as they have filmed him talking about his own diagnosis of cancer since the filming of Bake Off.
This week was hilarious with Stacey Solomon, Ricky Wilson, Perri Kiely and Nick Hewer. Perri is so lovely and has grown into such a fine young man, I still think of him as the little lad in Diversity. Nick struggled throughout and I'm sure every single contestant from The Apprentice was having a moment seeing him under the strain of being completely out of his comfort zone. A huge well done to him though as he entered into it and after all it was all for charity. Stacey was the star for me, she shooed Mr Hollywood out of her kitchen and just made me laugh from beginning to end. Please watch it and give a little donation for a good cause.
Yes I joined the nation at Barbara's funeral last weekend in Call the Midwife. But it wasn't the funeral that got me it was the lovely film that they had put together for Sister Monica Jones's birthday at the end. Filled with joy and sadness it was just beautiful, and the narration always sends me off to grab the Kleenex too. A great series again by everyone, we will miss you Barbara!
Well that's another week over with again. I'm really looking forward to the return tonight of The Durrells and The Good Karma Hospital. Two of my absolute favourites so I shall give them a mention next week. For now though take care and join me again tomorrow if ya fancy for Music Monday.
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.
I've spent most of this weekend playing catch up. I think I've actually managed to burn my remote out with all TV I've watched. There is so much on at the moment and I know I've mentioned it before but I am hopeless at staying awake in the week. I have this switch that just shuts my eyelids at 9pm prompt. All the good dramas start at 9pm so I'm stuffed.
I don't mind at this time of the year as it's a bit cold and to be honest it's nice to get cosy and watch all my favourite tv shows. I'm still following McMafia which is great. Vera is fabulous and I actually managed to stick some matchsticks under my eyelids for that and watch it all the way through. Yay!!
Silent Witness was fabulous and I got all teary when Jack gave Nikki a big hug this week, she had been waiting for that hadn't she? They needed to make their peace and move on. I'm also loving Clarissa's hubby Max who helped with the case this week, oh he's so geeky and adorable, a great couple and very cheeky - Max ya on loud speaker!! ha ha brilliant!
I'm actually getting more into Girlfriends which is the new comedy drama from Kay Mellor. I didn't know whether it was great at the beginning but I do love it now. Class as always from Kay and a great cast, one to watch.
I'm having a laugh with the guys from The Grand Tour, this just gets funnier and I kind of love that they can break the barriers on Amazon. They can be a bit cheeky, rude and throw in the odd swear word which is ok for them. I find James May the funniest when he swears because it's usually out of frustration with Jeremy Clarkson. They do a very amusing demonstration of a mobile fuel filling station which is definitely worth a watch and is in fact making me laugh now just thinking about it.
I'm keeping up the memento with Dancing on Ice, well just about. I want to love it again but there is just something that is not as it used to be apart from the format being changed. I'm all for change but in all honesty there was nothing wrong with the original format. If it ain't broke - don't fix it. They seemed to think just because it was re launching that they had to make all these changes and I don't think they did. I get the feeling everyone just wanted the old show back. Maybe I'm wrong and I will get used to it but we'll see.
I'm enjoying the tv at present and I'm really looking forward to the new series of Call the Midwife which starts tonight. Yes another to add to my list. What a dilemma though, a battle between BBC and ITV. Yep I'll be catching up again.
Thanks for reading tonight, let me know what you are enjoying and feel free to comment about any of the shows I mention.
Join me tomorrow for Music Monday but for now - take care.
Yes it's back, after a 3 year absence Dancing on Ice as been revamped with a new format for 2018. I am so happy, I was gutted to see this finish as it was a good show. The new show is quite good, not yet convinced as good but we've only seen one show so far and we never get used to change straight away I suppose. I liked the old rink as it seemed a lot bigger and I miss Karen Barber, especially the banter she had with fellow judge Jason Gardiner. Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean are now judges and not skating this year which I also miss, but I suppose the work was too much really and they needed a rest.
I'm sure it will be a big hit again but I do worry slightly when they bring some shows back as although I didn't want to see it end, was it best left where it was? Time will tell.
Vera returned last Sunday too complete with hat, mack, landrover and also with Aiden back alongside her. I love their partnership, they are so funny together, even when they are trying to be serious. It's a good chemistry between them both. Sometimes I think two hours is along time for one show and wish they would split it into to parts, only because I get comfy and fall asleep on the sofa, thank goodness for catch up. It does flow quite well and I can get impatient in wanting to know 'who did it' as soon as possible. Looking forward to another episode tonight. I will try and stay awake!!
Silent Witness was back this week, you see they split that in two parts don't they? I didn't nod off either, well you can't really otherwise you miss vital information. This is serious forensic evidence I need to be keeping up with and there is no time for snoozing when they have a body to dissect. Good to see Nikki back after being buried alive in the last series but she always has me in a nervous disposition when she's going off investigating. I'm shouting at the tv for her to be careful and not get caught. Great start to the new series and looking forward more of this.
I watched the new drama Kiri starring Sarah Lancashire. This is quite a hard watch as it involves a little girl called Kiri who goes missing and is eventually found murdered. Sarah plays the social worker involved in Kiri's case as she allowed an unsupervised visit with the girls grandparents and while in their care, she went missing. It's believed Kiri's biological father may be involved somehow but we will see more in the next episode. It has come under a lot of criticism as it's seen to be portraying social services in a bad light with Miriam's (Sarah Lancashire) drinking and other behaviour taking the brunt of most comments but I saw her playing a very dramatic role just as Sarah does, with such great talent. I'm gripped by it so far so will see it to the end and review it again later.
On to a much lighter note and singing notes at that with the new series of The Voice. I'm liking Olly Murs as the new judge and he certainly brought a bit of entertainment to this weeks show. He was completely bowled over by one of the contestants and it was so funny to see him blushing. He didn't know what to do with the girl did he? That's going to be interesting to watch. I think he may literally have his hands full there.
Sir Tom Jones is just pure class when he spontaneously sings for the audience. I love it and him too. A great bit of Saturday entertainment and there is some really good talent here, I think it's the best talent type show on tv in my opinion, bring on next week.
Another busy week eh? Thank you so much for reading today. if you like music I will be back tomorrow with Music Monday, until then......
It's been a funny week on the telly box, I found myself thinking that there was nothing on for most of the time. I think we are at that time again when a lot of good stuff is finishing and we are ready for something new. The good news I learnt this week is that Dancing on Ice is coming back in the new year, woo hoo! (happy dance, slips over on bottom). No I'm no skater girl but I was gutted when they gave it got the chop a few years back. It's revamped with a new look and the line up looks good......
Katie Price TV personality and former glamour model
Ebony Rainford-Brent - England cricket player and member of the 2009 World Cup.
Sally Morgan - TV's 'Psychic' Sally
Amber Hill - Olympic Skeet shooter for Team GB
Candice Brown - Great British Bake Off winner and Sunday Times Baking columnist
Saira Khan - Loose Women panellist and Celebrity Big Brother contestant
Katie McGlynn - Coronation Street's Sinead Tinker
Alex Gerrard - wife of footballer Steven Gerrard
Max Evans - Scottish rugby player
Toby Anstis - kids TV presenter
Paul Burrell - Princess Diana's butler and confidant
Antony Cotton - Coronation Street's Sean Tully
Stephen Bailey - comedian
Olly Smith - TV presenter and wine expert for Saturday Kitchen
Phil and Holly are back presenting and it's not decided who the judges are yet but the panel may include Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean in a judging role rather that a coaching role. I can't see that but you have to remember they are both 59 years old so we'll see.
The bad on tv is the amount of villainy about and the award definitely goes to Poldark. Woah! That randy Reverend Osbourne Whitworth who is so detached from the church as he is sinning badly with his behaviour to Morwenna. He gives me the creeps but then there is the sultry and sulky George Warleggan with his miserable plain expressions and his devious plans, oh I feel a pantomime 'boooooooo' coming on. They are both so bad aren't they? I know old George is a bit mad because he suspects he may not be the father of his baby and that his enemy, the well pruned Poldark may be the daddy, but crikey me he needs to get some yoga in or a mindfulness class. They need Jeremy Kyle with his DNA testing kit, can you imagine them all on that show? Poldark does feature some great acting though and we will see the apparently explosive finale coming up Sunday 6th August at 9pm BBC1.
The Ugly was contained in a programme called 'Is it safe to be gay and live in the UK?'. Why do these dreadful violent people prey on innocent folk who are just getting on with their lives and loving who they want to love. It infuriates me that there are some people on this planet who cannot get to grips with same sex relationships and that's ugly!!. The attacks on these beautiful people were just unbelievable and with one man losing his life, yes his life gone because someone didn't like him being with another man. I tell you what this world has to sort it's self out and some people need to take a hard look at themselves as to whether all that hate is really worth it. Love should shine through for whoever, as long as they are happy.
The great series 'In the Dark' came to a fantastic conclusion and surprised me again. Didn't see that at all (no spoilers). She did well running around with that huge massive bump which to me didn't always look that genuine. I know it's not real and she's not really pregnant in real life but there were times it just looked odd. All bumps are different though. Brilliant series, would love to see that back again.
So I leave you to get on with another week, we can look forward to a brand new series called Trust Me coming up on Tuesday 9th August 9pm BBC1 featuring the new Time Lord Jodie Whittaker. A four part drama about a Sheffield nurse who loses her job and takes on her friends identity as a Doctor. Love the advert for this at the moment in which she says 'but I'm not a real doctor', oh yes you are, you are THE Doctor.
Thanks for reading and I hope to catch you back here tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.......
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