Well Sunday nights has just become a little less hectic, in fact everything has finished now. I managed to catch up with the last in the series of Call the Midwife….just lovely and emotional as always, but extra dollop of emotions in there for the last one. Those midwives stop at nothing from not just baby stuff but they smile at the prospect of piles and ingrowing toenails, they put on a great wedding too.
Can we actually stop crying now and put away the tissues?
The Replacement ended this week too and wow!!! what a complex character Paula was, that’s me being diplomatic and polite. I was pretty ok with the ending until I read some comments on social media and almost came to the conclusion I may have been watching a completely different programme. There were suggestions that Ellen had been seeing Ian and Lia was in fact his baby and they had plotted the whole. thing together to frame Paula. There were people saying that Ellen’s friend and Ian’s partner had committed suicide because she found out about the affair between them both. I became very confused because all I saw into it was that Ellen had known all along that Paula was not well and there was something not quite right with her and it was a case of finding out and proving it. I think Ian turned up at the end just because he did think a lot of her and maybe they did become close from then on. Oh I don’t know! It’s so funny when a drama is very open ended like that, yes it does leave you a bit confused but it just shows how our minds are complex and see some things in a completely different way. A sign of good writing and great drama. I did enjoy it and my heart was in my mouth when she was trapped in the car. Some questions to be answered still but that’s the fun of it all I guess. Someone will put me right I’m sure.
I’ve been binge watching box sets again on Now TV and just started with the first episode of Stan Lee's Lucky Man (Sky 1). Yep, you guessed it, I’m well into the first season and doing that ‘just watch one more’ thing again. there are only two seasons so far so I’m sure I’ll soon catch up.
It is brilliant though and stars the lovely James Nesbitt as DI Harry Clayton who is a detective with Central London's Murder Squad and he also has a gambling addiction. Clayton becomes the owner of an ancient bracelet which he obtains after a night spent with Eve, he wakes up with the bracelet on his wrist and discovers that the bracelet gives him supernatural luck. His gambling habit has come between him his lawyer wife and his daughter, they are separated and he is in debt for thousands of pounds to a casino owner. Clayton begins to use the bracelet to his own advantage within his work and personal life. I'm absolutely glued to it, it is well worth a watch if you've not seen it. I do tend to like anything Mr Nesbitt does, he cannot do anything wrong for me. It's the Irish in him, so appealing.
Brenda Blethyn also does no wrong for me either, yes!! Vera returned tonight with a great episode. I can never guess the murderer. I go from every single person and it’s usually the one you least expect. She is just a lovely character in her hat and coat driving that land rover. I love her! She looks after Aiden as well which is lovely. This is my Sunday night viewing now and I stayed awake, well some of the time. It is two hours long and runs through my ‘tired time’. I only nodded off for a couple of seconds…..but managed to hold onto the plot and see the ending, My dad does the nodding off thing too which I kind of thought that I had inherited it but then I realised that he is 86 years old so maybe it’s maturity just ripening. I think realistically it might be a case of not writing my blogs at silly o’ clock and getting some proper sleep like most people do at night but I have always been a night owl and like to take advantage of the quiet moment I get when the kids go to bed and I can relax and concentrate. So maybe I’ll just be a ‘nine o’ clock snoozer’ and just rely on the catch up tv. I'm happy with that.
Enjoy your week peeps and catch you next Sunday for more. Thanks for reading.
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday is about TV, Film, and well anything that may crop up on the old box (that's the tv for younger readers).