Yes the remote control had quite a rest this week as there just didn't seem an awful lot happening. I think it's that time where a lot of programmes are ending and we are ready for a fresh batch of drama.......Broadchurch returns tomorrow so looking forward to the third and final series of that.
Saturday Night Takeaway has returned with Ant and Dec. The Voice has gone into the battle rounds and we saw the end of 'Let it Shine' which gave us a nice new boy band to star in Gary Barlow's new musical based on music from Take That.
I did watch the film 'Life Animated' as part of the Storyville series on Monday 20th Feb BBC4 9pm.
This was a documentary type film about Owen Suskind who has Autism and how he learnt how to communicate through Disney films. It was amazing to watch as their family story was very like ours and I couldn't believe how alike my son is to Owen. His facial expressions and mannerisms were so familiar it was uncanny. Owen started his early years developing as he should and then certain aspects of his developmental progress just changed. His behaviour raised concerns along with his speech and the family eventually came to terms with his diagnosis of autism.
His love and passion of Disney films opened up a new world for Owen. He used the dialogues and the characters to make sense of the world around him and used them as a coping mechanism. The family are just so lovely and Owen is surrounded by a great network of support. It broke my heart in some parts, such as the taboo subject no parent wants to discuss and that's 'what happens when we are no longer around to take care of our children with disabilities?' Owen's brother was very honest and you could see he faced a massive responsibility but he loved his brother and cared about his future.
So massive mixed emotions but just a lovely, positive story. If you haven't seen it, catch up with it because even if you are not affected by autism I think it gives a good insight into just one persons story which offers people a chance to maybe understand a little more.
I found it very amusing as my son was repeating all the film clips as well, and was quite impressed that someone else was a big Disney fan just like him.
I caught up with SS-GB on the iplayer as it tended to clash with The Good Karma Hospital and I have to watch that live. Apparently there was quite a bit of controversy regarding the sound, some say it was muffled and difficult to hear. I didn't experience that really as I watched it on a tablet with headphones so it sounded ok to me.
I was interested to see this as I have watched 'The Man in the High Castle' which is based around an alternative end to the war, following the theme of a Nazi occupied USA. This is a five part drama based on a Nazi occupied Britain allied with Russia and a Scotland Yard Detective who investigates a murder with suspicious circumstances. I think it's going to be one of those dramas where you can't quite decide which side everyone is on until the last one. We'll see....
I've been continuing my binge watch of Nashville. I'm totally addicted and my week has just been a constant shout out of.......what's she doing?, What a bitch!, noooooooo don't sleep with him, please get back together, OMG are they dead? Oh and.......who's the father? Brilliant! Loving the music too, some nice little guest appearances. Still got some more to watch so can't wait to find out what happens. Don't tell me.....
So as we go head first into another week, less windy I hope but stay safe and I will catch you next Sunday for more telly talk or tomorrow for a general chit chat about life........
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Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.