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......
Oh what did you think to the end of Hard Sun? I had to rewatch the ending again as I had watched it six weeks ago after the first one. The whole series was available to watch straight away on iplayer so I took advantage. I quite glad I had another watch as I was a bit muddled the first time after feeling that some things didn't get answered in the end for me.
For example what did Butler do exactly to give Hicks the excuse to kill him? We got a hint of him seeing something on a laptop in a reflection in that bedroom but what was it? So I need another series which some people say cannot happen as that's it, the end of the world happened a bit earlier than expected. Apparently though there's rumoured to be another five series planned, this could give me the answers I require.
I loved it, I thought the sub plots were a good addition and I thought Renko played by Agyness Deyn was just brilliant. She kicked ass didn't she? Woah!! I kind of liked the love hate thing they had going on as it made it so unpredictable as to what was going to happen. Some have been disappointed but I want more, quick before the sun burns out.
Silent Witness came to an end this week and the first part on Monday left me a bit bewildered. Why's that Sue from the Brew? Well I found it hard to believe Nikki would be running back into a house where there was gunman free and that the armed response unit would let her. It was all a bit far fetched for me. I was forever shouting at the telly, no wonder Nikki got herself buried underground in the last series she just won't do as she's told. maybe it would be boring if she did. The second part was better and I felt all warm and fluffy when her chap surprised her for Christmas......ahhhhhhh.
I binge watched Next of Kin after my brother recommended it and so glad I did, blimey nearly missed out on this one. It was packed solid with tense, edge of your seat drama. Mona Harcourt becomes wrapped up in a tale of radicalisation and terroism after her brother is murdered whilst working overseas. It was a brilliant series and I was glued to it. I can recommend it if you haven't seen it. Well done to all involved a big hit from me.
Call the Midwife made me cry last week, it was so hard to see those children taken away from their parents - my heart just broke as I think as a parent the first thing you do is put yourself in that situation and that's what got me in tears. I just couldn't imagine it. I'm so worried about Trixie. She's back on the booze and has also split with Christopher so we'll have to see what happens this week. Lets hope she gets some help because we love her don't we? Well we love them all, it's such a heart warming drama - I look forward to watching.
Girlfriends ended this week and what an ending. Those girls just kept getting themselves deeper and deeper in trouble. I cringed with what they were planning next but hey did that leave this series with a possible hint for a second? I hope so as I need to know whether Micky survives the suitcase. I actually looked at one while out shopping today and gave it a shake just to see if he's ended up in the middle of Dunelm in some sort of twist to the plot. Along way from where he was left drifting away though eh? You never know with Kay Mellor. I really enjoyed this, it was funny, easy to watch and I think I needed something light to watch after all these intense dramas.
I'm looking forward to the last of McMafia, well I'm not as I want it to carry on forever but not sure my nerves can take it. What an ending to the last episode. He's in trouble now. I do feel that all the action happens in the last five minutes but that's ok, I enjoy the build up and now come to expect that my jaw will lock into the OMG position. I'll come back and fully review this next week after the finale. Please don't let it be a disappointing ending!!!
Phew.....that's it for this week so onto another. New dramas to come and the return of Shetland which I'm looking forward to. Be good and I'll catch you again tomorrow for Music Monday if you fancy it.
For now though, take care.
It's getting to that time again in The Voice where the blind auditions are coming to an end soon and then the battles begin. The judges are getting closer to their limit of ten team members and it's beginning to show. They all start to get cautious and so they should as 'the one' they are looking for may be part of the last few to auditions. This makes it so hard on the people auditioning at this stage as earlier on in the show they may have got through but now, no chance.
Seems so unfair and I really feel for everyone auditioning in these late stages. There were a couple last night which I wanted to see go through and one which Jennifer put through and I thought 'what the heck' but hey she's the expert. I think it gets to Olly as he would just like to take everyone on, he makes me laugh but I think he's actually portraying what we are feeling here at home on our couches. It must be frustrating for the judges too.
We said goodbye to Vera this week, not forever as she'll be back and I can't wait. A great series and my Sunday's will seem empty without her and Aidan sorting the odd murder out. I've just got to the point where I've trained myself to stay awake and stop nodding off now and also I've taken to guessing the murderer as well. I'm not very successful which is probably while Vera is in charge and I'm just a viewer.
The last one of Kiri got everyone talking. I'm not giving anything away but it ended very bizarre. It has been a great drama and has included some fantastic acting but it just seemed as though everyone got fed up and just ended it when I think most people would have liked to have seen it go to a more neater ending. Oh well, maybe it's left it open for another series but in my opinion some of these dramas don't need to go on, sometimes I just want to watch a one of drama with a beginning, middle and end. I don't want to go through a million seasons of it, depends on the drama really. Anyway we'll see what happens.
Silent Witness was quite a tough watch this week as it was based around behaviour within a residential home. This brought in a magnificent storyline including Clarissa in a more central role. It was emotional, very well acted and dealt with in a realistic but sensitive way too. Hats off to everyone involved. A hard to watch but great couple of episodes. Needs to be seen me thinks.
Right well on to another week and now we've lost some programmes I'm sure we'll gain some new stuff so I will be back to chat about it all next Sunday. If you like your music though please join me tomorrow evening for Music Monday. For now though......
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......
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