Oh I was beside myself on Friday night....tears flowed, big proper blubbing ones too. We all said goodbye and farewell to Nashville after six seasons of a fabulous drama and music to add. It finished just the way I wanted it to and finished with a good old classic finale song.
I'll miss it, it was one of those series that you just get hooked on and love like a best friend. I might just go back to the beginning for old times sake and watch it again. I've just binge watched Sex and the City yet again, well you forget bits and some programmes are just worth watching millions of times. So goodbye Nashville, it was nice watching you, I think I may have flooded the whole of the East Midlands with my tears but hey I'll recover.
I watched the new Channel Four comedy Hang Ups which I thought was quite good. I love Stephen Mangan so that was a good start but I also loved the whole idea of the series. Stephen plays Dr Richard Pitt who decides to start up his own business providing therapy sessions online through a webcam. Well with a busy family and a whole load of celebrity guests as his clients you can imagine how it goes. It is typical when work for home that if you embark on a conference call there is bound to be someone who walks in or interrupts in some way. It happened to me the other day so a funny idea from one of life's very simple hiccups. Give it a watch and see what you think.......book your moment on the sofa on Wednesday 10pm.
Oh crikey what is going on in Casualty, have they had a new writer or have they been given a bigger budget. There have been explosions and a storyline that's kept me on the edge of myself seat. The last programme ended with me aghast! Oh didn't see that coming.. I won't go into details as it was only last night and there may be people who have 'taped it' so yet to catch up. I still say 'taping it', if you are too young to remember it goes back to the days when we recorded programmes on video cassette tapes so I'm a gal still stuck back in the 80's.
So after all my tears and watching ambulances fly around all over the place, it's been a tough week but looking forward to another one. Celebrity Big Brother returns, mmmmmm not sure but may just have a look to see who goes in. I never know anyone usually and they seem to drag so called celebs over from the U.S who no one over here has ever heard of. Will we be seeing the last of Big Brother? I don't know, there was talk of this being the last, I do think it's days are numbered again.
Have a great week and remember to share the remote nicely and kick your feet up with that all important brew. Pop back tomorrow for some music talk on Music Monday but for now......
Yes we are back to some sort of normal with the old telly box. My programmes seem to be all where they should be now with no one playing the odd game of footy or popping off for a quick visit to Wimbledon.
I'm watching Nashville which is going to be coming to an end very soon so I'm watching it very slowly so that it lasts as long as possible. That sounds daft doesn't it? I just don't want it to end. Oozles of seasons and I love these people in Nashville like they are my own family. I want to see them all settled and happy playing their country tunes and living happily every after. For goodness sake if Deacon and Jessie don't get together I may swear or if Juliette doesn't find some kind of happiness I will not be happy. That woman.....I think I've loved her and hated her all at the same time. I've gone ahhhh poor Juliette one minute and then shouted 'you nasty woman' (maybe not that polite) the next. Will be sad to see it end though.....only three more episodes to go.
We saw the return of Stan Lee's Lucky Man this week with the gorgeous James Nesbitt. I love this but did worry where it had ended after Season 2 but some clever writey person has been very good to make it all quite clear without having to watch a little catch up trailer. I'm on track now and can remember Harry's past and he's still donning his bracelet of hell and someone is still chasing him to pinch it from him. It is really good and so good to see Mr Nesbitt on our screens again. You can catch the new series on Sky One on Friday evenings at 9pm.
Unforgotten was the other new starter this week and what a start. A body discovered in amongst the roadworks on the motorway. A good job that body wasn't by the side of the A52 in Derby as due to a financial shortage and a halt of the roadworks I fear any dead body would be there undiscovered for another ten years. So Cassie and Sunny are on the case and trying to discover the identity of this body and hopefully at some point they will find the killer. I think that's the point of the programme but we'll see. Great drama and so good to see it back. I love Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar together, they make a great crime busting team.
I have caught up with two episodes so far of Picnic at Hanging Rock. This is quite a dark spooky drama starring Natalie Dormer who is fabulous in her role as Hester Appleyard who starts a college for young women. One Valentines Day the girls go for a picnic and three of the girls mysteriously disappear and now it's a mission to find out what actually happened. I do find I have got to carry on watching as I now need to know what happened so I'll keep you posted unless you're watching it too and in that case you'll know. This drama is on Wednesday's BBC2 9pm.
Well that's it for this week....I'm off to join Poldark, only watching him from the comfort of my sofa but that's ok. Please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all take care.
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 seem to be sponsored by Kleenex this week (other tissues are available). My goodness, everything I watched left me in an emotional mess. Now I don't normally watch something that I know will make me cry such as DIY SOS as I feel it's just punishment. I don't want to cry but sometimes you just have join in with everyone's moment and most of the time they are tears of joy.
So I started with 'Diana, our Mother: Her Life and Legacy' on ITV which was just a lovely documentary featuring Prince William and Harry talking about their mum. They spoke of her with such love and happiness it just set me off straight away. She was such a beautiful person, yes a bit controversial and a rogue but blimey I loved that about her. She would have been so proud of those boys as they have never forgotten her, this programme was a heartfelt tribute from their prospective and it was good to get an idea of how they felt especially when she died. We all remember where we were when we lost this lady, it was a very sad time and so devastating for her sons. A must watch so it is worth a catch up if you haven't seen it.
I then thought it would be a good idea to watch 'Long Lost Family' on ITV. Now I kind of expected major tears at this as of the programmes nature but blimey I blubbed and blubbed. Here again like DIY SOS it is just immense feelings of joy at people being presented with a a solution to make life better or an answer to something that has been missing. Davina and Nicky are so good with these families, so sympathetic and gentle. It's them that set me off with the 'you can tell them as we've found your son' or 'You're daughter is waiting to meet you'. Arrrrrrrrrghhhhh my heart just beats an extra beat for them all. It must be so hard to have had to give children up for adoption years ago as there just wasn't the support as there is today. It is amazing to see these people reunited, having a second chance as you only get one so peace is being made, it's a sight to see.
My next emotional moment was watching 'Inside the London Fire Brigade' also on ITV. This is a three part series in which the London firefighters were filmed over the past year but obviously this last year has included the worst fire in Britain since World War 2. This is the first time we have seen the firefighters talking about that fateful night at Grenfell Tower and the effect it had on them. You have not idea until you listen to their accounts, just what went on that night and how, even though a lot of people didn't get out they should still consider themselves to be heroes. What would we do without them? These programmes certainly make you think that we should never take these hard working individuals for granted and support them in every way we can.
Nashville has made me cry every week so far especially after recent tragic events (no spoilers in case you are binge watching). I get my tissues ready at 9pm on a Friday night as I just now I'm going to be balling by five past. Great show and I know I keep saying it but if you haven't seen it you need to as it's brilliant. Brilliantly filmed, brilliantly acted and apart from recent tears and tragedy it has been fun too. You can find it on Sky Living, I binge watched it through NOW TV and the Entertainment Package. You don't have to be a massive country music fan but the music is, yep BRILLIANT too.
Well that's it for this week, I'm hoping the coming week may have less tears but hey we'll see. It's good to have a cry now and again. I just need someone to donate tissues now though. It's costing me a fortune especially as someone in our house has had a cold as well.
I will be back for Music Monday tomorrow but for now take care.
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