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.....
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.