Wow what a week for Strictly and one couple in particular. I don''t have to say who as I'm sure we've all ready and seen enough of it all now. I am figuring though to get hold of that gliterball trophy you have to have stamina not only on the dance floor but in your relationship too.
If you saw The Jonathan Ross last night then you would have seen all three judges giving their views on the situation. I love Craig Revel Horwood anyway but he just nailed it all by saying that the curse was sometimes a blessing. He basically said that if your relationship wasn't that strong to start with then it is going to struggle. They all agreed that this kind of thing happens in any workplace in any profession all over the place it's just that of course it is going to here as the programme is so popular.
Well lets hope it all blows over and gets sorted privately now and Seann and Katya can get on with the dancing. Maybe they ought to give drinkies after training a miss but they are through to the next week and to be honest I'm glad. I am a Seann Walsh fan and have been from the start, I don't think he'll win the thing but hey he was doing ok before his mouth accidentally fell on his partners......oh heck!! Bring it back guys and lets move on.
A couple of programmes ended this week. We saw the last episode of Press which I have loved. I took to the drama between the two newspapers, The Herald and The Post. Holly kicked ass and we nearly saw the demise of Duncan but he wasn't going to give up early eh? I do hope this comes back.
It was also the end of Wanderlust too. Now I have had a kind of love hate thing with this series. It must of captured me in some way as I watched it all. I did end up liking it in a way. There was the odd episode when I wondered how I would ever get that time back and that I may have wasted my viewing time but I needed to see what happened. It was a good drama and the cast were brilliant which is the reason it kept me watching. You take a look and see what you think, it is really worth a watch.
Woah so I'm writing this post a little later than usual and have just watched The Cry. I was stuck like glue to the screen, I knew there was something about this abduction that wasn't sitting right but blimey what great drama. I just couldn't help thinking whether someone would actually do this with their baby and then another high profile, true child disappearance kept popping up in my mind. You know the one, is this what could have happened there? Who knows but if you haven't seen this evening's episode do catch up as it's absolutely brilliant. The series concludes next week.
That's where I'm going to leave it for this week. Thank you for reading, please join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
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.
Woah sorry I'm a bit late I just got completely carried away with Kylie at Hyde Park Live on the Red Button but I'll talk about her tomorrow night because she's all about music. You need to just catch up with the BBC coverage though because there is such big news there. Oh Lordy!!!
So what has been happening this week? Well we've had a new series start called Press which is about two rival newspapers....The Post a tabloid and The Herald which is a more left leaning newspaper. This is a great idea for drama, there are going to be some great stories involving ethics and finding some sort professional balance in this kind of industry. A great start, I liked it, it's going to be a good gritty show to watch. It is written by Mike Bartlett who wrote Doctor Foster so it should be good right? You can find it on BBC1 on Thursday evenings at 9pm. It has a great cast including the great David Suchet, Charlotte Riley from Peaky Blinders and Ben Chaplin from Apple Tree Yard. So give it a go, see what you think.
Another starter this week was Wanderlust which is about a couple who are finding themselves in a situation where their marriage has hit a bit of a rut and the first episode sees them sleeping with other people to see if that's the kind of excitement they need but is it? Well we'll see. Not sure about this one yet, it didn't grab me completely but I'll give it a chance and see what happens. I want to like it as it has Toni Collette starring in it whom I love after seeing her in Muriels Wedding amongst other things. and also Steven Mackintosh who is also a great actor. It could turn out quite entertaining, I would never have thought of putting these two actors together but it will be interesting to see how it goes. I've only seen one episode and I never judge a tv show on just one viewing so I will come back to that.
If anyone is wondering where my views on Age Before Beauty went well that was one I had to leave behind. I did watch a few but for me it just wasn't enough to keep me watching. Some people did find it to their taste though so that's good, we can't all like the same things. If I come back to it I'll let you know.
If you have been watching Stan Lee's Lucky Man another series has concluded there. What a great series, I just love this and didn't Rupert Penry-Jones make the ultimate baddy? My goodness I so wanted James Nesbitt to sort him out. A lot of ups and downs and losses too but it looks as though it may have been left open for another series. I hope so.
I will hopefully catch you tomorrow for Music Monday, it's been a busy weekend with Proms in the Park at Hyde Park in London which I attended so I will be chatting about that. Thank you for being here this evening though and you all take care.
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