Woah what a week of tv.....
Just the best British drama on at the moment with the heart wrenching 'Call the Midwife' which just reduces me to a teary mess every week but it's a warm fuzzy mess rather than completely distraught. Fabulous stories which grab your heart and make you think. Brilliant acting form all the cast but especially to Daniel Laurie who played Reggie in tonights episode.
Following all that lovely drama comes along another sitting of 'The Good Karma Hospital' which I just think is again one of the best programmes on tv at the moment. I'm laughing one minute, mainly at Neil Morrissey (brilliant character) and then next minute I'm having my heart ripped out again but that is good and respect to Dan Sefton for his writing. He not only wrote this but also wrote 'Delicious' as well which I featured back on the first 'Pass the Remote'. If you didn't see that, it's worth a watch, it stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox (catch up on Sky Box Sets or Now TV). Well done to the cast as well, you make Sunday nights and my evening at your hospital a bit of a treat and India looks so beautiful.
The Moorside concluded this week and although I knew a little about the story when it was in news at the time I really didn't realise the heartache Julie Bushby and the rest of the community went through. I thought Julie's story was expressed really well and it made me see the whole situation from a different perspective. She was a very courageous woman to stand up, go against the rest of the crowd and probably against your feelings as you watched it too. Although Julie felt angry, let down, and had lost faith in her friend, she could see a deeper reason to Karen's actions and stuck by her. Not many people would allow that amount of forgiveness but she did, and I admired her for that. Great cast and Sheridan Smith, what can you say? Just a brilliant actress.
Valentines Day came along and treated us to the classic romantic films. I chose 'Pretty Woman'. Love this film. It's a true fairytale though.......her prince rescues her and whisks her away to a better life. I know I've been watching too much Cinder **bleep** rella. It was either that or making pottery with Demi and Patrick in Ghost..... I went for the less messy option I think.
The next night I stumbled over a film called 'Tower Block' (5 Star Wednesday 15th Feb 11pm). A star studded cast including Sheridan Smith again and also the pride of Derby, Mr Jack O' Connell. A British film which follows a group of people living in a tower block (funnily enough) who witness a murder and a year later become victims of a sniper. I was just glued to this and had to watch it to the end to see how many of them got out and if so how they managed to survive. If you don't like blood and are a bit squeamish it's maybe not for you but if you like a good gripping drama you'll love it.
My brother kept asking me if I'd seen 'Nashville', 'no' I replied.....'oh you've got to see it' he said, so I had a look. OMG I'm completely hooked. If your'e not into the country music scene or the music then it may not appeal but I don't think it matters really. It's been referred to as Dallas set in Nashville but I just can't stop watching it now. I love the music and have for a long time really, something my brother also got me into. (Thanks Bro!!)
I was devastated when they took CMT Europe away!!! Yeah.....ya may want to re think that one again......sometime soon big hot shot telly people!!! Anyway thats another blog for another day. I'm binge watching it on Now Tv as it was on Sky Atlantic. Yep I'm doing that thing where I just say I'm going to watch one more episode and by the time I know it it's 3am and I have to get matchsticks to prop my eyes open......why? Because I've got three seasons to watch by June as I'm going to the see the Live Tour........
So stop distracting me and I'll catch you next week for more tv.
Pass the Remote
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