What a great series of Strictly it has been this year. I take back all I have said about it in the past, I'll admit I've not been a big fan but I really got hooked this year. The contestants have been great and what a final, they all deserved a place and to lift that trophy.
I have to be honest though I have rooted for the Joe and Katya from the beginning and so I was so chuffed to see them win last night. There is just something about Joe, apart from his infectious smile, he just gave it his all, he came from being an inexperienced dancer to becoming a fully fledged professional. I'm not sure what experience he had before he started, I suppose a lot of the celebrities have had some dance training with their acting but it must vary from person to person, some having more experience than other.
The level of choreography was outstanding and each contestant was pushed to their limits, yes even the Rev Richard Coles who I adored. I was gutted to see him go as I would have loved to see him dance to a Communards track. I voted for Joe numerous times and was choked to know I had reached my limit of votes online so I had to rely on my fellow TeamJoe's to help him win. I did shout out a big 'YES' when his name was announced so I've had a very satisfying experience of Strictly.
Another show which came to an end last week was I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. I was happy with Toff as the winner in this as well. I have never watched Made in Chelsea so I didn't know anything about her before and I really like her. She was a real tough cookie and never gave up on any of those trials so I have massive respect for her and them all, I couldn't eat kangaroo testicles. I did think Jennie McAlpine would be in the top three and even one of the front runners to win but no it seems not. Good series though, enjoyed it.
Did you watch Bancroft? A four part consecutive series which ran all this week. Crikey it was brilliant and Sarah Parish just owned that role, she was so bad. I was glued to it and you had to be really as there were quite a few twists and turns. I kept flipping to and fro from what I thought was happening but never guessed that ending. Some are complaining that the ending wasn't very good and yes it did leave it a bit up in the air but is that because it's open to a second series? I think we may need to just be patient and wait and see. After all she surely can't be left to get away with it and poor Katherine Stevens is left in a coma so we need to have her waking up and telling everyone what happened. I would look forward to a second series as long as they don't leave it too long because I forget what happens otherwise.
I will review the finale of The A word next week on Autism Support Saturday as it dominates that subject area and I have so much to say about it. It was a superb series so deserves a whole post dedicated to it.
Onto another week and it will soon be Christmas telly week, I've got my TV guide ready and there is some good tv on it's way so I should be busy trying to watch it all. There was a saying that suggested you would have square eyes if you watched too much tv, well I've checked and mine still seem round though I do wear glasses but I don't think that's the tv's fault.
Thanks for reading today, please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now......
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.