I am watching the new series of The Durrells and it is as good as ever before. I am sad though that this will be the last series, no more after this one, nooooooooo!
Mind you all good things must come to an end and I am sure it will finish in style. I am so glad that this has been popular because it is great entertainment. There is drama, comedy and just an all over good feeling when watching this. The scenery is fabulous too, all that sunshine in Corfu, makes you want to go eh?
We have soaring temperatures here in the UK at the moment but it is the characters that make this series so complete. The programme is based on the autobiographical accounts by Gerald Durrell and his family life between the years of 1935 and 1939 so obviously the series has to come to a natural end but it is so nice that they got to complete the adaptation timescale from the books.
I suppose there are a few dark times ahead in this series as war is looming and we will see how that will effect Louisa and her family. I feel for that woman sometimes keeping everything together particularly through the tough times when they first moved out there from the UK. I'm so glad she has finally given that house a little bit of a lick of paint, there is so much that could be done but she's on a budget remember and I have kind of got used to the rustic look.
Will Louisa and Spiro ever get together? That's the big question. I know he has a wife but is it going anywhere? Oh for goodness sake, I do hope I am not left with disappointment and heartbreak. I think everyone wants these two to become a fully fledge official couple. They nearly did, it was looking promising at the end of the last series but alas, it was not meant to be. So frustrating!!
If you have not watched The Durrells then you really need to. I think it has been one of the best things on tv so go and catch up or buy a box set from Amazon (other retailers are available) and binge watch the whole lot. You will not be disappointed and you may well thank me for helping to make your entertainment life complete. You are very welcome.
Ok I am going to get stuff done so I can sit and relax later for the next episode. Join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
Take care and don't forget the suncream.......it's hot out there!!!!
Last week I raved about the new series Home From Home showing on BBC One 9.30 Friday evenings. While watching this weeks episode I suddenly realised that Mercy Hackett (Neil's mum) is only played by Elaine Paige. Am I the only one that thinks that's really funny? I'm so used to hearing her telling me about the musicals on Radio 2 and hearing her giggle today when listening just made me giggle along with her. I was partly laughing at what she was but I had the image of her in my head as Mercy too.
She plays this character so well and is at present hiding her little 'friendship' with her sons neighbour Fieldhouse played by Paul Barber. For a reminder about Paul, he has been in loads of film and television series but most famously for Denzil in Only Fools and Horses and he was also in The Full Monty. Oh they are the couple you would not necessarily have put together or is it the actors I wouldn't have paired but it works perfectly. I do love this....it's a nice light comedy and has some class moments. Well done BBC.
Well The Durrells finished (SPOILER ALERT) with me cheering and happy one minute and in tears at the end. Oh heck I so wanted that woman to be happy with Spiro and it was looking like she was going to get to snog him after all this time then boom.......heartache. I'm sorry if you've not caught up with it yet but I'm very sad. Spiro!!! I know ya Mrs came back but there is a woman there whose heart is breaking because she couldn't be with her man. I cried, I'm not ashamed to say......I just felt her pain. Maybe things will develop again in the next series.....I live in hope. Overall a fantastic series again and will look forward to it's return again.
I watched Peter Kay's Car Share Unscripted and I thought it was very funny. Some folk on social media didn't see the funny side but I don't see why not. Peter and Sian who play the main characters are two of the co writers of the programme so it would be surely a very similar show if they had run with a script for it. It was very clever of them to put that together and they do display a very funny natural partnership which we all surely have been familiar with at some point with a car pal.....I know I have. He never fails for me Peter Kay, I can just look at him and curl up laughing, he has comical facial expressions that automatically show you what he's thinking......brilliant.
I delved into the new series of The Bridge which is the Scandinavian police drama if you didn't know. Now I binge watched this ages ago and forgot which point the series was at by the time this new fourth series had started. I may have to recap to remind me. That's the trouble when there has been a massive break in between a series you just forget what's happened. I did have to get back into reading subtitles again. It didn't bother me before, my eyes kind of trained themselves to read and watch but I had forgotten how quick these subtitles go. I mean you have to read and also watch the characters too don't you? My eyes were aching by the end....I may well just wait until the series has finished and watch it all in one go. I need a constant flow of eye exercise.......I'm sure it's my age.
It is a good series so well worth the watch if you don't mind subtitles. It is the last series so that will be it for regular fans. That Bridge has seen more dead bodies under it than anywhere else in the world. I think everyone in Scandinavia must say 'now where can I put this dead body, oh I know under that big bridge' after all it is bound to create great tv.
No one won the million in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire but I enjoyed watching it every evening and I liked Jeremy Clarkson in the hot seat. brilliant......bring it back ITV.
Have a great evening, I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday.....take care for now.
Where have all the programmes gone again, well the decent ones? It’s been a bit flat this week regarding great tv, everything seems to have finished or due to finish. Think we are need of some more exciting new telly programmes.
It was the end of the Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence this week which I did love. It was strange as there was no detective to sort it all out so us viewers had to try and work it out ourselves. I think I went through everyone and never guessed what was going on there. It was very gripping and a brilliant 'whodunit' as an Agatha Christie classic should be.
The Durrells continues to be very entertaining and so funny. I think Louisa loves Spiro really as she got a bit jealous with him spending so much time with the new family who had arrived. Ohhh come on get it together. I understand he is married though isn’t he? We’ve not seen Mrs Spiro though have we? Mmmm there may be hope if she doesn’t exist.
Another pair we need to see together is is Ruby and Gabriel in The Good Karma Hospital before it ends tonight if possible. Oh and we need Dr Lydia and Greg to get to be a more permanent fixture, I know I just love a wedding so someone is surely going to get hitched. Well we may be in luck as tonight we see Dr Ram and Mala’s wedding....yes!! I’m happy. Great series but it’s gone so quick, going to miss it.
New stuff is on the way so all is not lost. A new drama tonight for the BBC called The Woman in White, Poldark is due for a return soon and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is set to come back this month. That may not be popular as it is going to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, ok for me but he does rub some people up the wrong way so I’ll be keeping my eye on that one.
Have a great week, if you like a bit of music then join me tomorrow for Music Monday. Take care for now and thank you so much for reading.
I love The Durrells and I'm glad to see them all back. It looks so idilic where they live and such a relaxed lifestyle but they all have a lot going on. Well Leslie does with his three girlfriends. Mrs Durrell she had to interfere eh? Well she is a mum after all and I like how she does care so much it gets her into so much trouble. I can't wait to see what happens tonight. I think this has come back even funnier, not that it wasn't before but I laughed my socks off at this first episode.
Another great drama to return was The Good Karma Hospital. It was Ruby's turn to go solo on the night shift. She did hit some minor problems but got through. Oh the sexual tension between her and Dr Varma is unbelievable, will they won't they? I think they may do eventually but hey we need a bit of a build up first. Well I do. This continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.
Shetland came to an end this week and I have to say that I think this has been one of the best things on the BBC. It's brilliantly written and the acting is superb. This episode sent me around more houses than I'm sure the Shetland Islands have. Woah so many different ways that it went and I still didn't work it out in the end, that was quite a surprise. It ended with style and I'm so glad that I wasn't confused or disappointed. Well done to everyone involved.....can't wait until the next one.
Oh my goodness did you see Casualty? I won't say too much in case you haven't caught up but I'm just going to say it's lovely and romantic, all fluffy and then 'Boom' tragedy strikes in the last seconds. Now I always have this little worry about these things happening in programmes. What if I don't make it to the next episode for some reason, such as the Grim Reaper decides to pay me a visit. I'll not know what happened to Robyn and Glen so please feel free to pray a lot or see a psychic for me if this should be the case, thank you.
Now I'm sorry to hear that Ant Mcpartlin was in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. I wish him all the best and hope he gets the help he needs to make a full recovery. I know I did comment that I thought Saturday Night Takeaway was becoming a bit tiresome but blimey I didn't want it to finish in this way. I was actually warming to this new series and enjoying it once more so I eat my words. I admire Dec for carrying on with the last two episodes and this will be hard for him as I don't think he's been without Ant. So I wish them both well and I do hope to see them back together very soon.
Have a great week watching the tv, please leave a comment and tell me what you like watching at the moment, I'm interested to know if everyone is out there and watching the kind of things I am or if there is anything else I've not featured and you would like me too.
Thank you for reading, please feel free to join me for Music Monday tomorrow but for now......take care.
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