You can tell that Autumn is here with the return of annual classics such as Strictly and X Factor, frightening too as these programmes usually take us up to Christmas now, arrrrrrrrhhhhh I mentioned the 'C' word!!!!
We also saw the return of Doctor Foster this week. The first series was just brilliant when GP Gemma Foster played by Suranne Jones got revenge on her cheating husband, oh it was good wasn't it? Thrilling drama right to the end. I'm a bit confused about this new series, doesn't take much I can tell you and I do sometimes start these things off not quite getting it then it clicks into place.
In the first one we were all behind her as she had no idea hubby was having an affair and we wanted her to sort it all out but now she's kind of looking like she's maybe not over it? I suppose two years isn't a lot of time to recover and her ex has now announced his return to the neighbourhood with new wife in tow and a massive new house. In a perfect world she should just leave him to it and get on with her life but then that wouldn't make a good drama would it?
I may not be understanding very well and after the last series I should know there is probably a bit more to it. I know I'm going to get to the end of it and think 'oh yeah ya right'. I couldn't help thinking what the heck she was doing snooping around his new home, it was obvious he was going to find her there. It's going to be great with more deception to unfurl, just stop looking like a bunny boiler for me Gemma! It continues on Tuesday 9pm on BBC1.
Another great classic to return was Cold Feet. Now if you haven't seen this you have to go and watch the whole box set and then the last series which saw the pals all reunite after a huge big break. I'm not disappointed again with the second series, well so far. I love all of the actors and their characters are so lovable, yes even David who I think just absorbs bad luck quite naturally. It's such a feel good programme and over the years they have touched on some delicate issues, so brilliantly written. If you haven't got Cold Feet in your life, what is wrong with you? You need it - Sue from the Brew insists. I still to this day will never get over what happened to Rachel, gutted!!!. Never mind life goes on and it is going on really well. After you've caught up you can watch it on Friday evenings 9pm ITV.
I will even help you on your way. Click on the following Amazon link (affiliated) and order the dvd's of the complete series.
Now I'm not a big Strictly fan usually but I did watch the launch show last night and I actually got quite into it and a little excited by it all. I may try and stick at it and see what all the fuss is about. When I saw the Rev Richard Coles was taking part I thought it may be worth a watch. I will never forget that man being the keyboard player in The Communards, (80's pop for those who weren't around then). If he doesn't dance to one of their songs, there's no justice in this world.
Would be good wouldn't it? Yes he's probably going to be the novelty contestant, there is always one but he will be a lot of fun. I love his 'Pause for Thought's' on Radio 2 and I would never have imagined him being a big Strictly fan but yes apparently he's been waiting for the call for a good many years now. There was a lovely touching tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth who presented the show for a long time before his death a few weeks ago. He will be sadly missed but I'm sure he's looking down and tapping those legendary feet. The contestants all have their partners now so we await the start of glittery costumes and sequinned frocks, I'm quite looking forward to it - who would have thought.
Have a great week and I will be back for more tv chat next Sunday but if you can't wait until then and would miss me far too much I return for Music Monday tomorrow, so join me for that.
Take for now.........
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.