Oh if you've not watched Cold Feet this week turn away now because I have mega spoilers..........
It's happening....it really is! I thought they might drag this out a little more but I couldn't believe it when Karen returned to Adam. I was so willing her to turn back from the vicar....''no don't go with him' I shouted, 'it's Adam you really have feelings for' and darn me there she was. I cheered as she got out the taxi and that kiss, well it's sealed now.
How is this all going to pan out though, with family? David? Yikes it's going to be a great final episode. Yes it's the last in the series this coming Monday, my nights will never be the same. I just hope it makes another return as I do think it is actually my favourite TV show of all time.
I got my other wish too, gosh maybe I should have done the lottery this week. The GC went out of Dancing on Ice and about bloomin' time though she did accept it was her time to go. Now we can get down to some serious competition stuff. The strong celebs will start to shine through now and it's looking good for a few of them. I loved Saara Aalto's skate this week and I think she was really underscored there. I thought it was beautiful but I suppose I'm not a professional and not looking at it from a technical point of view but still I think it was a bit unfair. Who do I think will go this week? Well I think it will be Ryan Sidebottom this week as he has been in the skate off a few times and isn't as strong as the others but I think Jane Danson and Brian McFadden may be in trouble too. Let's see eh?
I wish Brian could just muster up that confidence a bit as I think he could push through. It's a shame to see him struggle because when he takes it seriously he seems to do really well but I do think his nerves let him down. Blimey mine would too.....I would be a nervous wreck having to do what they do every week, respect to all of them even for Gemma for giving it a go. See I can be nice.
Well onto a new week and we will lose some programmes as they finish but gain new ones too so more to watch and I'm sure there will be a few films this week on tv as we go into half term. Yes the kids are off school, time to veg in front of a classic like Toy Story. I did watch that yesterday and funnily enough found myself on my own watching it. My sixteen year old came down and said 'Mum you do realise you're watching Toy Story?' I must have watched it a million times and was hooked like it was the first time but it is such a good movie you can watch it over and over again.....even us adults.
You all take care now and I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday.
Bye for now and enjoy your viewing.
Ok the blood around my body boils now and again but it tends to do it more while watching Dancing on Ice. Someone literally needs to put their glasses on and see that Gemma Collins is not really skating. She spent most of her last routine standing still. She may be a big personality and a lovely girl, I'm not disputing that but when it comes to being realistic she shouldn't really be going through any further in this competition.
The trouble is she has so much support and there are some people who will vote her through just to protest against the show. Frankly if you don't like Dancing on Ice then go and watch something else, and of course there will be people voting the GC through just to get on the nerves of people like me who want to see it all done properly. This isn't a personality contest it's a skating competition and there are other celebs who are working much harder. Doubt she's win a personality contest either but I'll stop now.
Phew....blimey Sue from the Brew calm down......it's only a tv programme.....I know but take away that public vote ha that will do it. Ok so what else happened this week? Well I've had to work hard to catch on some tv as I've been a busy girl and frankly been so tired and zonked out as soon as hit the sofa. I've also had a cold the week, I know ahhhhh but I've carried on like a trooper.
Silent Witness has finished now and so nearly did The Lyle, I thought for a minute there that Dr Alexander was going to have to resign and the old place would shut down but no she came back fighting. Fancy someone swapping your heart around in the mortuary, that was not good. It started to dawn on me that it was the new girl, you almost do that thing of wanting to shout at the telly just to make them aware, ok that's just me but it becomes like a pantomime......'she's right at the side of you printing your reports off!!!' A great series and looks like there will be more but for now I just need a rest from the deceased for a while.
Cold Feet continues to take me happy but obviously a little sad too with the storyline at present. Fay Ripley plays her part so well and it is a story which has touched or is touching a lot of peoples lives and I think this is where this programme is so good. It tends to take a lot of life events and important topics and put them out there in such a dramatic but dignified manner. It is really my favourite time of the week as not only are we crying at times there is also laughter too and that's life.
Will someone please help David though, it's breaking my heart to see him in trouble. He could reach out to anyone and they would help, I would even have him at mine if I had room. Is Adam holding a flame for Karen and just hiding behind a little fling with the Welsh stunner Eve Myles. I am not sure what is going on there but I'm sure we'll find out. Wow...would never have put Adam and Karen together but now I thinking hey maybe. I think he loves her.....but she's getting close to the vicar.......oh heck.
I won't have long wait till the next episode but I bet they do that thing where they leave me in suspense on the last show of the series and I have to wait for a whole year to see what happens next. Oh please don't do that to me!!
Right then I am off to do some more busy stuff on a Sunday, enjoy your week of tv and I will be back to Pass the Remote again next Sunday. If you want to read more before that though I am back tomorrow for Music Monday so join me then.
Take care for now.
We all love a game show or a tv quiz don't we? It keeps the brain active and tests us on our knowledge or maybe lack of it. I love them I do, my ultimate favourite has to be The Chase....yeah your either a Chase or Pointless fan as they are on tv at the same time.
I just like the whole format of The Chase and Bradley Walsh is a great presenter. I can never answer the questions quick enough though in the cash builder. I would probably only answer one and get £1000 because I would be still thinking about the answers to the other questions.
One thing I cannot stand about this show though is when a contestant is offered a bit of an easy way out and the Chaser offers a minus amount of cash to get through. I shout at the tv as that money comes off the team amount so if you have a team of four and the previous three members have built up say £10,000 and the last contestant takes a minus figure of £2000 then thats someone else's cash you're losing. No sorry I do not like that, though in some instances it has helped a team and they have gone onto win the money in the final chase so it can be a good tactic.
Love the Chasers too, I like it when the contestants are faced with them, oooooh the pressure. I also like that this part of the quiz is multiple choice, now I've always liked the multiple choice option even in my exams at school. Well the answer is there, staring at you, bit tricky though if you have no idea but hey give it your best guess. If you haven't watched The Chase you need to be around at 5pm and tuned into ITV or grab it on catch up.
I do like a bit of Mastermind as well. I feel this tests me a bit further, it's the step before moving onto University Challenge but I'm not ready to go there yet. I get a bit stuck on the first round, I feel I can't join in with that one too much as it's the specialised subject and unless you've revised the subject as much as they have then it's a bit tricky. The general knowledge round though....woah, love a go at that and I like the 'I've started so I'll finish' the question because I like to finish it off properly. So many quiz shows just finish the round with an unanswered question and that just frustrates me, especially if they don't tell you what the answer would have been.
There are so many game shows on tv now, new ones pop up like BBC's The Time It Takes which is presented by Joe Lycett, not sure I can get into that in a big way but it is quite entertaining. Then there are ones which were newbies and have now earned quite a big regular favourite spot such as Tipping Point which I do like too. it's the old classic penny machine from the arcades but with questions, brilliant idea!!
It is good when these shows also have celebrity specials, they play for charities which I think is nice but I just like to see how brainy they are. You also learn a little more about people when you see them quizzing which I think is nice. You kind of build up support for people and want them to get through and win, not that I'm at all competitive but I do cheer a little when the team out runs The Chaser, woo hoo!!
Well I'm off to swat up and get ready for the next game show. I'll be ready for University Challenge one day but for now I'll just stick to taking on my own personal battle with The Chaser, come and have a go if you think you're clever enough.
Thanks for being here today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
I'm a bit concerned this week with the amount of bodies being found in landfill sites just recently on tv. It all started with Vera's lot didn't it? There I was watching them pluck out a lady in amongst the rubbish but hey at least that body was complete.
Not the case in Silent Witness though eh? They had bits and pieces of human body everywhere and not just the one. It was probably a good job they were tattooed as it made it a lot easier putting the pieces together, like some sort of human jigsaw. I bet everyone going to work at a landfill now will be a bit nervous of what they may find.
There was me thinking I'm glad we hadn't got 'aroma vision' when watching Vera and then I was back in a stinky rubbish tip again looking for various bits and bob hiding in pizza boxes. It's funny how the director and camera operators seem to find them out, it is as if they know the plot, weird that. Lovely close ups as well, I think I was playing catch up on one episode and was actually eating. Not eating pizza though thank goodness but it didn't spoil my dinner, it's only telly and the blood is only tomato sauce......oh nooooooo!!!!.
I did enjoy this storyline and the pieces literally (pardon the pun) all came together nicely to unravel a bit of a sad tale really. I keep thinking that there can't be any more murders in Silent Witness world as they have all the staff on one murder and no one seems to be working on anything else. Maybe it's exclusive and they only take on big murders. Who knows.....but it's not real Sue from the Brew!!!!
Whoah what happened on Dancing on Ice last Sunday? Phew I thought the ice was actually going to defrost and the GC was going to go plummeting into ice cold water. She was getting very heated with panel judge Jason Gardiner. Apparently she had been upset by many stories in the media that week and basically blamed Jason for selling some stories about her but we don't really know what went on and do we care?
I just want to watch the dancing but I knew as soon as they had signed Gemma up there was bound to be some controversy. She does have a moan but I can't help she brings a lot of trouble on herself. That's her though isn't it and the way she's been for years, drama!!!!! Get on the ice love and stick to what the show is about or come away from it if it's too stressful. It's a shame if people start to keep her in the competition because the good skaters will go. I don't think Richard Blackwood should have gone at all last week but maybe that's how it's going to be.
Who knows, Jason and GC could end up the best of friends......mmmm miracles do happen. It could all be for the telly and to keep you tuned into to watching. Well we will see what happens later this evening. Hopefully they will have cooled down a bit and the ice will be safe to skate on. I am really looking forward to Torvill and Dean skating on tonight's show, it's one of my favourite moments. That's when the pressure starts and after they skate it's like 'well follow that celebs'. They will be amazing I'm sure.
So I'm off to watch some more tv this week and I will be back to chat about it but if you like a bit of music then join me tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now though.
It's my favourite time of the year, the return of Cold Feet. It is like meeting up with old friends that you care about. I've watched this programme from the very beginning so I feel as though we've been through a lot. I always think what they will do next, have they not exhausted all the storylines they can do but no there is always more.
It's sad to see Adam all lonely and trying to chat up younger women, that's just not him at all.....the right one will come along eventually Adam. It doesn't help the the younger woman he was chatting up was his son's girlfriend, oops. They will get through it I'm sure, it's one of those situations where you think 'well yes that happened, later we will just laugh about it' but not just yet. I think he's hit mid life crisis and now he has to find himself. Can't wait for that.
Oh poor Jenny was getting mixed up with her symptoms which first led her to think pregnancy then menopause but now it seems we are going to see her go through a cancer scare. This is going to be a toughy but she will get so much support. Please don't make me cry yet again Cold Feet people. I can't think how many times I have sobbed with this lot....better get tissues ready again just in case. You can see Cold Feet on Monday's ITV at 9pm.
Vera made her return too last Sunday and she doesn't mess around. Well it did get quite messy finding a body in a land fill site, eww not good. I'm glad we don't have a smelly telly function yet although while watching Bake Off that could be good but then that may make me eat. I'm just not going to spend time inventing that yet.
I still have to get used to the two hour thing with Vera, I love it but I find I do end up closing my eyes for a second, well probably more then having to catch up with the rest of it later. Sometimes I wish it was split into hour long epsisodes or maybe I have just got to get a big mug of caffeinated brew down me before it starts. Come on Sue from the Brew you can do it. Great storyline and brilliant acting again form this lot. You need to be watching this on Sunday's ITV at 9pm.
Now I catch up with Call the Midwife at a later date as I'm busy solving crime with Vera, so I have to leave the baby delivering shift till a little later but what a great start to another series. This is another programme like Cold Feet that gives me a lovely warm feeling inside. It just makes your heart all warm and loving. Phew fancy realising you are having twins and then they say there is another one on it's way. I really felt that tiredness from that mum and held my breathe slightly, hoping everything would go ok and glad to say it did but they really had their hands full, quite literally there.
Great to see it back again, another long serving drama but I couldn't imagine not seeing this, it makes the cold winter evenings much warmer with it's reflection at the end. Love it. Get your warm towels and hot water ready for Sunday evenings, BBC1 at 8pm.
That's me done for this week, let me know what you are watching and what you enjoy. I'm going to catch up with the new series of The Grand Tour on Amazon so I will review that next week. Just one thing before I go the great series Delicious finished this week, I have spoke about it before but if you haven't seen it please go and catch up with it as it's brilliant. It stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox and was on Sky One, I watched it through NOW TV where the other two series are available to view but it really is one to watch - not to be missed.
Thanks for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday but for now, share that remote nicely and take care.
It's back for another series and we all love it don't we? Watching celebs wobble about on the ice, oops I mean Dancing on Ice. Well there were a few wobbles but hey I'm not going to criticise anyone here because I can't skate and I am literally terrible if I step outside on a frosty morning so hats off to them all.
We've got some corkers of celebrities eh? There are twelve to skate but the first programme featured the first six contestants. I wasn't sure who Saara Aalto was but then I don't watch X factor so I suppose I wouldn't. Jane Danson was fabulous from Coronation Street and how good was it to see Didi Conn (Frenchie from Grease), wow she looks amazing and still like Frenchie. I'm never sure what to say about Gemma Collins, I suppose she is great entertainment and very bubbly but I can only take her in small doses.
James Jordan from Strictly was the best skater of the evening I think and get this, shock horror, I am not going to go on about how he is bound to be good as he is a dancer darling!!! Even though he is great dancing on the floor I think going on the ice is a different ball game altogether. He genuinely looked as though he couldn't skate at all at first so he did well.
Unfortunately Mark Little has made it through to dance off in these early stages so we will find out tonight who he is up against. We also get to meet the other skaters this week so bring it on!! Great to see the judges back, oh Jason you bad boy!! Phil and Holly are reunited after her spell in the jungle and Torvill and Dean loving as fresh as always, looks like we will get to see them skate this series, woo!!! If you don't like to watch this programme for the celebs then tune in just for the performance from the professionals as it was just amazing last Sunday, how do they do all that and stay upright? I am in awe of you all.
What else was there on tv? Yes there is more......I did tune into watch the three part drama Manhunt starring Martin Clunes which told the real life story of the search for serial killer Levi Bellfield. It was a good drama and such a tragic chain of events but I felt it could have been told in a one part documentary type programme. I suppose it told the story and Martin was brilliant so it was ok but not overly impressed.
Silent Witness I did absolutely love. I'm so pleased to see this back every time and the first two programmes last week were just drama at it's best. I have begun to feel a bit confused about some of the storylines in the past but this was was clear and easy to follow, so tense and yes there was the classic Silent Witness twist so look out for that.
Another newbie was Cleaning Up starring Sheridan Smith and I was totally hooked on this. Sam played by Sheridan is struggling for cash, she's a single mum with a cleaning job, two kids to support and also has a gambling habit. Through her work she gains access to information on the stock market and sees a way out of her debt but through some serious illegal activity. I love this woman, she is such a fine actress and just rocks everything she's does whether it be serious drama or comedy, sings pretty well too. She can do no wrong, a good all round entertainer and lovely person. A bit naughty in this though but she does show the lengths at which people will go to in desperation. Brilliant, go catch up if you haven't seen it. It is a six parter on Wednesday's ITV at 9pm.
Well my lovely people, lots of new things to watch and looking forward to Call the Midwife returning tonight too. Phew.....I'm off to get some rest (that'll be the day). Thanks for reading, please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
So much tv to watch this New Year my eyes are popping out of their sockets with pure enjoyment. That may have made the staff at Specsavers a bit freaked out the other day. Yes I've had to have new specs and no it was not due to watching too much tv over the holidays, apparently it's my age. Cheeky monkey's, should have gone to Specsavers to be told I'm getting on in years, well it seems I did.
I'm not having a go, I'm getting mature but rather like a fine wine, maturing nicely and happy with it. Bring on those varifocals lets see if I can read close up and watch telly at the same time, that will be fun.
So we were treated to a reunion between the new doctor and the daleks in Doctor Who. I wonder if before they said exterminate they actually said 'a female doctor, the universe has made big changes whilst we have been resting'. It was good though wasn't it? Great storyline and oh heck I did think Ryan's dad was going to take a dramatic entrance from the Tardis but no phew, he was saved from plummeting into the depths of a super nova glued to a dalek squid. I'm going to miss it now and it seems so long until we see it again but hey we'll wait.
Luther returned for another series and blimey what a good one it was. Now I'm not going to go into it too much because I know there are a few people who may have been away over the holiday period and I don't want to spoil it but I loved it. It was it's normal scary and gory self and I actually find myself hiding behind the sofa watching this more than Doctor Who. What is the world coming to when a bloke in a light up mask is more frightening than a dalek? Well one thing is for sure I am not taking a night bus or selling anything on ebay pretty soon. I did get on a bus the other day, in pure daylight, but I couldn't help looking towards the back of the bus, just in case.
I do not know what the police would do down there in London without so many derelict buildings. Can you imagine if all buildings were finished and there were no buildings to be completed at all, where would Luther go to have his bust ups with his criminals? The contractors must start to have a clause in their contracts to say 'we will build here but if I get one whiff of Luther around I'm out'. A great series and very tense, action packed complete with a few surprises in there so do have a watch if you like full on drama. I'm so glad it was on four consecutive nights as I don't think I could of waiting a week in between episodes. Well done BBC and all involved....absolutely loved it!
I watched Billy Connolly in his new series Made in Scotland and he is just such a lovely man. It was brilliant to see him on the telly again talking about the past and reminiscing on his early years. Oh there were some cracking moments, performances and gags that are just complete classics. I love this man and he has always been an inspiration. You come away from seeing Billy not only aching with laughing but he gives you a good sense of seeing the good in people and appreciating life. I particularly loved the part when he was talking about giving up drinking and now he just drinks tea. He loves tea!!! He says it's the best substance and all he needs. He is my Make a Brew hero - Billy from the Brew, sounds good eh?
Jeremy Clarkson returned with a new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and it's the last in the series tonight. This has been continuing all this week and there have been a different selection of contestants. Now I know I'm at home in the comfort of my living room curled up on the sofa with no pressure at all but I do find myself shouting at the tv a bit (sorry tv nothing personal). The first lady that got through on the very first programme was excellent. I think it's a combination of good knowledge but also casting those little doubts aside and taking a risk.
I couldn't do it by all means but I just got frustrated by the contestants who seemed to eat up all their lifelines in one go especially when they've asked the audience and come up with quite a high percentage. I'm like 'what did you do that for?' Then there was a question that the audience did get wrong so I suppose it does pay to be cautious especially when there is a bit of cash involved. I know what you're thinking my brewsters.....well you do it Sue from the Brew! Ermm nope, I would probably slip up before I got to the one thousand pound mark. I do enjoy it and glad it's back even in special chunk size pieces. Still think Jezza is good presenting it so well done ITV and good luck to the last contestant tonight.
If you are a Netflix fan then you will have sen a lot of fuss about a new film called Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock. This is a brilliant film and if you watch some of the slightly stranger offerings on Netflix then this will grab you. It's a post apocalyptic thriller and follows the character played by Sandra Bullock trying to get to safety, away from a supernatural force which if looked at seems to drive everyone to suicide. It's not for the faint hearted but it is a great thriller so do give it a watch if you are a fan of these kind of dramas. Some have said they've enjoyed it, some not at all so it has come under mixed views and opinions but I always say make your own mind up.
I've enjoyed a restful holiday eating too much chocolate and binge watching a few programmes but back to reality now. I hope you have enjoyed your own Christmas and New Year viewing too. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday so until then.....
So did you get your bumper issue of your favourite TV magazine? Mmm a lot of repeated stuff but there were some gems in there which I watched. Thank goodness for catch up I say, I've kind of pigged out on chocolate and then nodded off in true Christmas comfort style. So I had to go and watch things again to catch up.
Did you watch Click and Collect? If not why not? This was funny and tense with a bit of an 'ahhh' moment. Andrew has to go on a mission to get the last Sparklehoof Unicorn Princess toy available. This is his daughters main toy that she has wished for from Santa and after a failed attempt to get it before he now has to travel up to Carlisle for it. Dev his annoying next door neighbour has reserved it for him and has to accompany him on this long journey on Christmas Eve. Of course they get into a few sticky situations and Dev turns out to be a blooming great bloke - We love you Dev!!! It stars Stephen Merchant and Asim Chaudhry and I thought it was just a nice entertaining comedy to kick of Christmas. You can catch up on the old iplayer so tune in to see whether the unicorn makes it under neath the tree in time.
Call The Midwife gave us that Christmas Day warm feeling didn't it? If you don't come away with a massive feeling of love and compassion after watching Call The Midwife then you have no heart. You also have to have cried just a little bit, even just one little tear. It was a great episode some faces made a return some looked as though they were going but woah.. thank goodness they stayed. The cardigan got me crying......Barbara who we lost last time, well her cardy got passed on and that was a simple but moving moment. Every time I saw Barbara's name tag appear I blubbed. Yes babies were born, children were loved and cared for and it was just an hour of totally greatness.
I watched the Torvill and Dean drama and quite enjoyed learning of their story. It followed the couple from the early days, how they started out skating and how they eventually became paired up to compete together. They stormed through all the major competitions which then led to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. The big performance of their life and this programme finished with that original footage of them performing their Bolero routine. It's amazing every time I watch it, I was just as excited watching it here as I was when it happened back in the day. What an amazing achievement and one which has never been repeated to this day. A nice little watch if your interested and I thought the actors told the story very well.
I think the best thing on tv this Christmas though was Agatha Christie's ABC Murders. Some branded it boring but I thought it was brilliant. I love John Malkovich and thought he was perfect in this role, refreshing even. I was gripped with the whole thing and always knew that there would be a twist somewhere, well it is classic Christie. Rupert Grint was excellent as Crome the detective in charge of the case and there were so many more great names from the acting world too which just made this a spectacular drama. It was easily viewed as a three part drama, nice easy chunks which you could follow at ease. Overall a fabulous offering from the BBC, well done. If you didn't see it then go an catch up and let me know what you thought.
Phew thats quite a bit of watching....I did also watch a comedy style programme on Sky One called The Queen and I. This was written by Sue Townsend (of Adrian Mole fame) and followed the Royal Family being deprived of their status and them having to go and live as normal citizens. Big names in this such as David Walliams, Samantha Bond, Julia Mckenzie and Johnny Vegas. It's a light watch and quite amusing, not to be taken too seriously but I found it funny. You are watching something where you have to think 'oh that would be really weird if it happened' some probably think it should happen. I'm not a great royalist but I didn't think I wanted this to happen in reality it just wouldn't seem right. Gets you thinking though.
Well that's me done for now and this year in fact. I will be back in the New Year so I will take this opportunity to wish all you happy viewers and brewers and Happy New Year. In the meantime I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday so join me then.
Take care for now.
It is that funny time again when a lot of good tv has finished and it's all change with the telly routine. There seemed to be a gap this week as we ease into the Christmas viewing. I saw some cooking going on, we all need to be reminded how to cook a Christmas dinner. Quiz's are popular as well this time of the year as well as pantomime type programmes, and then there is Mariah Carey if you get a bit lost for something to watch.
I caught up on a drama which I wasn't sure whether to watch or not. It was Death and Nightingales. It starred Jamie Dornan as Liam Ward who only got naked once with no ropes involved although he did catch the eye of lovely Beth Winters while pulling a cow out of a ditch, that's romance in the 1800's.
It was a story set in 1885 in the Irish countryside of Fermanagh and told a deep tale of love, deception and revenge. Beth plans to escape her present life and run off leaving her stepfather to start a new life with her new love. I was totally gripped by this story and although a bit slow at times it did have me hooked. It was one of those really classic deep period drama's so if you are looking for light entertainment and a happy ever after you better give this a miss. The only thing is that the ending was kind of abrupt and left me a bit surprised.
I was expecting a bit more to be honest but then the credits rolled and I felt a bit cheated. I'm probably sulking as I didn't get the end I wanted but then I didn't write the book so I can't moan too much. It is only in three parts so I only felt as if I'd wasted three hours but those three hours where quite drawn out and probably felt like the longest three hours ever only to be cut off at the end. The acting is great I do have to say and I did enjoy the plot but I always feel a bit disappointed when I imagine a different ending, it really felt as if they had run out of cash while filming and said 'right that's it, that will have to do'. Anyway you have a watch and see what you think, I have spoke to some people who share my views but I would be interested in any other views.
If you didn't watch last weeks Michael McIntyre's Big Show then you have to watch it especially the Midnight Gameshow feature with Gino D'Acampo as it was so funny. I'm not sure how much of this is made up and scripted as it seems to be the same bedroom every time so it's probably all a bit false but it gave me a few giggles. Even when pretending Gino is such a delight to watch. I quite like Michael's show but I feel I go along with it all a bit, I mean text to all doesn't seem real and I can't believe they get a person to perform that well at the end of the show in that small amount of time so it is one of those magic show scenarios isn't it? You know it isn't real but you follow it through anyway.
Blimey I sound as though I may have talked my way out of that show but I do end up watching it. I did tune in to watch Jamie Oliver who showed me how to cook a festive meal with only five ingredients. I watched his other series with the same theme but this one had all lovely Christmas delights and included his advice on the old turkey. Nice and easy Jamie that's what I like, I felt as though I could do all that but lost my enthusiasm slightly and it made me all hungry. There are now not many chocolates left in the tin.....well a girls got to eat and I have no turkey in.
I enjoyed how he got his kids involved in the cooking and one of them didn't moan when he gave them the washing up. He looked at his dad as if to say 'yeah dad, when we are not on the telly it all goes in the dishwasher'. They all look as though they know what they are doing in the kitchen though, I feel some young people may be going to follow in their dads footsteps maybe?
Oh the tv needs a bit of cooking and pantomime 'oh no it doesn't.....oh yes it does' (see what I did there)? I think I need to make my exit by stage right and tell you I will return tomorrow with Music Monday but for now you take care.
Are we all happy with the result on Strictly again this year? I was well chuffed for Stacey and Kevin and so glad it comes down to the public vote. They would have come in fourth place if it had been down to the judges. I think the judges knew that the public would vote for either Stacey or Joe and allowed Ashley and Faye their moment.
Some say that that one or two of the judges didn't look pleased with the result but hey it's our choice at the end of the day. Yes the pros can give heir top scores and critique which in the final becomes a little bit predictable but at the end of the day it's who wins over the people on their sofa's. I don't know anything about rise and fall and whether their feet are going in the right direction as I'm not looking down there. I like to see someone come from being a total novice, never danced before and becoming a dancer darling! Just like Stacey and Joe.
We can go on forever about how professional Ashley and Faye are at dancing but they may not have been totally brushed up on ballroom in the beginning. They do deserve some credit as they both danced phenomenally. It was a great series with some great contestants but I would like Anton to have a chance of winning next year so can the BBC sort that one please?
Apparently Joe and his partner Dianne are dating, they sported his and hers red hair on final night awwww. He did honour his bet that if he got into the final he would dye his hair the same colour as Dianne's and it looked ok. Good luck to them, I hope they are happy together. So that's it for another year. I am going to miss it and my celebrity jungle antics, Doctor Who has finished as well......oh dear what are we going to all watch now?
There is plenty of Christmas TV coming up. Yippee! But first before all that we saw the end of The Apprentice tonight with swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon winning the chance to partner up with Lord Sugar. I thought he would go with Camilla's nutty milk but no, what do I know. He must see a market in high priced designer swimwear, I suppose someone is wearing it. I always watch it and can never quite believe where they get some of the contestants. Do they really have business's or does this programme purposely make them look a bit daft. I think the latter if it's to make entertainment eh?
Well that's me done watching the tv for another week. I will be back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you take care.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.