What's that all about? I found myself watching the last ever episode of Mount Pleasant. I love this series since I completely binge watched to catch up and now it is no more. Oh dear Sky I'm not too happy. It was a great mix of drama and comedy and I love all the characters, they just worked together. It is a one off episode to complete the series and it is a good one to have gone out on.
It's Dan and Lisa's 25th wedding anniversary and they get treated to a weekend away, of course Lisa is expecting Paris or Venice but no they are heading to Blackpool. Poor Lisa gets denied the big posh white hotel down the road and has to put up with a budget B&B with single beds so Dan has to do a bit of bringing her down a notch or two when she gets carried away. He's always been good at that, but while away they have no idea the antics that are going on at home. It's been great and if you haven't watched it you need to as it is very funny. It is available on Sky One, I binge watched through Now TV on the entertainment package.
I'm loving Ackley Bridge, oh poor Nanna and a bit of a heart wrenching episode this week. I'm really settled into life here in this community and just think Sunetra Sarker's role as Kaneez Paracha (Nasreen's mum) is so funny, she's bloody this bloody that and after watching her in such a straight role in Casualty as Zoe Hanna it just goes to show the diversity in acting and how these brilliant actors can adapt to different roles. I'm glad to know that Channel 4 has commissioned a second series so we will see it return in 2018.
Father Michael is still sorting everyone's life's out in Broken. It does deal with some very controversial story lines. This week we saw Helen desperate to be able to lay her son to rest but also having to deal with her brother Daniel coming to blows with her gay neighbour Carl. This launches a dilemma for father Michael played by Sean Bean as he deals with homophobic accusations and tries to unite the two men with his positive outlook regarding sexuality and faith. I did like the light hearted comedy that sneaked in there when Michael was talking with Carl, the phone box scene was very amusing and I think the whole series has dealt with some very sensitive issues and done very well in my opinion.
So the last in the series of Doctor Who and what an episode. I loved it! You will have to wait until Christmas Day to see the new Doctor which we all knew, but wow and looking towards a multi Doctor episode bringing the programme back to the first Doctor. Very well written by Steven Moffat who also leaves Doctor Who along with Peter Capaldi so it will be interesting to see what the future holds (see what I did there? time travel? future?). I was listening to Steven Moffat being interviewed by Chris Evans and he did kind of give the impression that it will be Kris Marshall taking over so I'm excited about that as I think he will be great. Not long now until Christmas.
Lastly I've just started watching a series on Netflix called Gypsy which seems to be very good. Therapist Jean Halloway gets involved in intimate relationships with people connected to her clients. It's a good psychological thriller and it is one of those drama's where you are just waiting of her to get caught out, so close but surely she will at some point. It's good, can recommend it if you are looking for something to watch. The theme music is Fleetwood Macs 'Gypsy' so that's cool for me. It got off to a good start.
Well that's it for now. Have a great week with your telly box and don't forget to tell me what you are watching too. Feel free to leave a comment. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now take care.
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