It's my favourite time of the year, the return of Cold Feet. It is like meeting up with old friends that you care about. I've watched this programme from the very beginning so I feel as though we've been through a lot. I always think what they will do next, have they not exhausted all the storylines they can do but no there is always more.
It's sad to see Adam all lonely and trying to chat up younger women, that's just not him at all.....the right one will come along eventually Adam. It doesn't help the the younger woman he was chatting up was his son's girlfriend, oops. They will get through it I'm sure, it's one of those situations where you think 'well yes that happened, later we will just laugh about it' but not just yet. I think he's hit mid life crisis and now he has to find himself. Can't wait for that.
Oh poor Jenny was getting mixed up with her symptoms which first led her to think pregnancy then menopause but now it seems we are going to see her go through a cancer scare. This is going to be a toughy but she will get so much support. Please don't make me cry yet again Cold Feet people. I can't think how many times I have sobbed with this lot....better get tissues ready again just in case. You can see Cold Feet on Monday's ITV at 9pm.
Vera made her return too last Sunday and she doesn't mess around. Well it did get quite messy finding a body in a land fill site, eww not good. I'm glad we don't have a smelly telly function yet although while watching Bake Off that could be good but then that may make me eat. I'm just not going to spend time inventing that yet.
I still have to get used to the two hour thing with Vera, I love it but I find I do end up closing my eyes for a second, well probably more then having to catch up with the rest of it later. Sometimes I wish it was split into hour long epsisodes or maybe I have just got to get a big mug of caffeinated brew down me before it starts. Come on Sue from the Brew you can do it. Great storyline and brilliant acting again form this lot. You need to be watching this on Sunday's ITV at 9pm.
Now I catch up with Call the Midwife at a later date as I'm busy solving crime with Vera, so I have to leave the baby delivering shift till a little later but what a great start to another series. This is another programme like Cold Feet that gives me a lovely warm feeling inside. It just makes your heart all warm and loving. Phew fancy realising you are having twins and then they say there is another one on it's way. I really felt that tiredness from that mum and held my breathe slightly, hoping everything would go ok and glad to say it did but they really had their hands full, quite literally there.
Great to see it back again, another long serving drama but I couldn't imagine not seeing this, it makes the cold winter evenings much warmer with it's reflection at the end. Love it. Get your warm towels and hot water ready for Sunday evenings, BBC1 at 8pm.
That's me done for this week, let me know what you are watching and what you enjoy. I'm going to catch up with the new series of The Grand Tour on Amazon so I will review that next week. Just one thing before I go the great series Delicious finished this week, I have spoke about it before but if you haven't seen it please go and catch up with it as it's brilliant. It stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox and was on Sky One, I watched it through NOW TV where the other two series are available to view but it really is one to watch - not to be missed.
Thanks for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now, share that remote nicely and take care.
I wasn't passing the remote anywhere this week only changing channels to what I wanted to watch. I wasn't ready to give up my viewing to anyone and what a busy week.
I must admit I have been Netflixing as well so I binge watched all of Black Mirror and just hit it right too as a new season started last week so I had even more to watch. This is not for the faint hearted and at times a bit odd. From the very first episode in season one you are drawn into the kind of tv you're not sure you should watch but you do because you're curious. It is a great mix of dilemmas and scenarios where you end up asking yourself what you would have done in the same situation. There are episodes which take you too a futuristic dimension, will life get that weird? Its a science fiction anthology created by Charlie Brooker and featuring some well known actors and one episode directed by Jodie Foster. Every programme has a different story and different cast so it becomes intriguing as to what the next tale will be. Like I said it's a bit dark in places and you really do need to process an open mind with it but it is worth a watch.
I became lost when I'd finished watching that and yearned for something else to watch so watched Season One of Big Little Lies and loved this too. completely different from Black Mirror it follows a group of couples with different backgrounds whose lives come under scrutiny. The cast involves Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley as the the main female characters but their lives get turned over when one of them is murdered. There is cattiness and envy, jealously and heartache. There are beautiful rich people and a sunny beach location so what could go wrong?Well there is always something. I loved it and can't wait for another season.
I moved away from Netflix and went to Sky One for a new series of Delicious. Now if you haven't seen this it is really good. It includes a great cast again with Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Sheila Hancock and Iain Glen. The two wives of chef Leo (Iain Glen) are now left to run the hotel business after his death and the story continues around their relationship and how they cope with extended family and new relationships. It really is good drama and light comedy too. You can watch it on Friday evenings Sky One at 9pm, you can also catch up with the whole lot on Now TV if you have the Entertainment Package.
A new Kay Mellor drama started last week called Girlfriends. Blimey that woman has been busy after the recent finale of Love Lies and Records which was brilliant. I wasn't too sure about this one at first as it didn't seem to have the same buzz as her previous shows. I was probably still a bit cloudy brained from the new year or maybe it needs to settle in a bit so I won't give up. I did enjoy it more as it went on. It has a good group of girls including Miranda Richardson and Zoe Wanamaker who have been friends for many years and become reunited after the disappearance of Linda's husband. There are many giggles and I'm sure it's going to turn out to be a great series, Kay never usually goes wrong. It is on ITV Wednesday evenings at 9pm.
Woah! Have you been watching McMafia? That is a brilliant drama. I thought I had got a bit lost after the first episode but when someone on Twitter went through it all in one tweet I realised I was on the right track. It is that intense so you do have to watch it with no interruptions. It follows an English born son of a Russian mafia boss played by James Norton and how he tries to protect his family and business from any corruption but gets drawn into a life he wanted to avoid. It is brilliant so I can't wait for the next episode which is tonight BBC1 at 9pm. You can catch up on the BBC iplayer if you haven't seen it.
Hard Sun was another new starter last night and I think this was the best tv so far. I was gripped with the first episode which follows two very mismatched cops who come across a government leak which tells the end of the world in five years time. This is absolutely packed with action and takes you down different ally's with the main theme of impending apocalypse but of the impact of the story as it is seen as a hoax when made public. It can be a bit confusing but it is amazing. It is on BBC1 Saturday evenings at 9.35pm but you can watch all six episodes on BBC iplayer. I have watched them all and it is worth the watch. I'm not giving anything away but may revisit this when it finishes. I know some people like to watch it weekly and in fact I may need to watch some of it again as it is a bit busy shall we say.
Phew! I'm shattered with this amount of telly this week and we've got even more to look forward to. The return of Dancing on Ice, Silent Witness and Vera. I'll be back for more next Sunday but please join me for a bit of music chat tomorrow on Music Monday.
Take care till then.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.