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.
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.
Pass the Remote
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