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.
Brummmmmmmmmm Brum yes it's back, that's my impression of The Grand Tour back on Amazon. I love it and love the guys, there are a few changes which are for the better I think and it's still as funny as ever. Interesting isn't it though, at one time could never imagine them not on Top Gear but it's worked out ok.
I can't actually believe how many lives Richard Hammond has, when will he stop crashing cars? This first episode does include footage of his last escapade and it's a wonder he hasn't lost limbs or his life. So lucky that man and good to see he is ok even if the lads didn't give him any sympathy. Ahhhhhh. So there is a track, there are celebrities who make it into the studio alive, no reasonably priced car but a car anyway and a stopwatch but hey I'll let you watch it. personally I can't wait for more.
Something else I couldn't wait to watch was the second series of The Crown which I managed to binge watch this weekend. The first series was brilliant and a great dramatisation of life according to our Queen, Elizabeth II.
My goodness they have been through it a bit and the series follows a lot of historic events which obviously affected them massively. Claire Foy is so good as the Queen and Matt Smith as The Duke of Edinburgh too. My favourite is Vanessa Kirby who plays Princess Margaret, well she's such a rebel but she is very stunning. It is packed with great actors and I was glued to it completely.
I'm not particularly a massive royalist at all but I do love history so I like how it is transcending though the years and giving us an insight into the drama and controversy regarding many situations such as the Suez Crisis and the Profumo Affair.
I did get a bit naffed off at them when it was highlighted that they needed to bring themselves to be a bit more current and it was suggested that they should invite some of the public into Buckingham Palace on a meet and greet. Well you like to hope they didn't feel like it was as much trouble as they made out, my goodness the trauma of meeting commoners, must have been so stressful for them.
That's what I don't like, there's a lot of snobbery and I tend to side with the younger Royals like William and Harry as they remain quite grounded. I suppose it's a generation thing or that those boys have so much of their mother in them.
Anyway give it a watch and tell me what you think. I loved it and can't wait for the next series. It is available on Netflix so if you haven't subscribed take a look at a free trial, they do tend to run them regularly.
We have the final of 'I'm a Celebrity Get me Out of Here' tonight and we reach the finale of the 'A Word' on Tuesday which I don't want to see the end of but I suppose all good things come to an end.
Have a great week tv and please join me tomorrow for Music Monday......stay warm, safe and.......
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