This month I have been watching…

It has been an extremely hot day in the UK today and I am feeling very lazy and very tired. So tonight’s post is a nice and easy post folks. It’s all about what I have been watching lately on the telly. So without further ado, here goes…….

The Handmaid’s Tale

I am absolutely loving this new series showing on Channel 4 on Sunday evenings. We are only on episode 3 here over in the UK and I think the first series may have already finished in the US (please don’t spoil the ending for me!). It focuses on a character called Offred, who lives in a warped version of the future where fertile women like herself, are made to serve as baby makers for powerful families. It is a horrible version of the future where women lose their place in society, and by law are not allowed to work, own property, control money, or read.

Offred has been assigned to The Commander, an important figure in this new future, and she is expected to bear him and his wife a child. She longs to be free from this new reality and to one day reunite with her daughter. I know it sounds a little bit dark, but it is so beautifully shot and Elizabeth Moss is just wonderful as the main character. I really cannot recommend this show enough.

The Keepers

I recently signed back up to Netflix because I had heard a few good recommendations for  a couple of things to watch. One of them being for this show.

The Keepers is a documentary series, which investigates the unsolved murder of nun Cathy Cesnick, a teacher at a Baltimore Catholic school. Sounds simple? Well there is so much more to the tale than meets the eye and I find it absolutely fascinating. The real story is about the cover up of sexual abuse of several students, committed by a priest at the school. A pair of ex students have made it their life mission to find answers. I think I am in the middle of episode 4 now and am totally hooked!

Wentworth Prison Series 5

I have been loyally watching this fantastic Australian women’s prison series since the very first episode. There seems to be a lot of noise and buzz about Orange is the new black, but I don’t really get it myself. This series however is much more up my street. It’s grittier and filthier and a good bit of adult viewing once the little chap has disappeared up to bed for beddy byes!

Eastenders

I havent really been following the soaps much of late, does anyone in the summer? But I have started to watch Eastenders again and particularly paid attention when they announced the introduction of a new family. It makes ludicrous watching sometimes but I love a bit of telly trash sometimes!

I have put links to all the shows in the titles, just in case you are a bit curious. What are you all hooked on lately? Have you got any good recommendations?

Have a nice evening, ta ta folks xxx

 

TV Shows in 2017

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I listened to the radio earlier whilst washing some dishes and the singer Gary Barlow came on to talk about his new show on Saturday night ‘Let it Shine’. He explained to the presenter that the premise of the show is to find young singers who will make up a boyband for his new musical. I immediately rushed off to pre-record the programme, its worth a try right? It got me thinking, what else is there to look forward to on the box for 2017. I did my research and heres what I have found so far……

Emerald City (Early 2017 – 5star) – An edgy version of The Wizard of Oz with the adult Dorothy Gale being transported by a tornado from Kansas to Oz. It promises to be dark and gritty. It has had mixed reviews but I wouldn’t mind giving it a whirl.

The Walking Dead Series 7 part 2 (February – Fox) – The much anticipated return after the mid-season break. God I love Negan, what a flipping great character he is! Please don’t kill him off too soon, pretty please!

Broadchurch Series 3 (February) – David Tennant and Olivia Colman return for one final case. I loved the first series and hated the second series, not sure if I will like this.

Big Little Lies (TBA – Sky Atlantic) – Featuring Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Reese Witherspoon. I have seen the advert appear on the channel but it didn’t really give much away. Nicole, Shailene and Reese play mothers who’s lives are turned upside down by a murder. Described as a dark comedy.

Game of Thrones Season 7 (Late Summer – Sky Atlantic) – They are only doing seven episodes this time, boo! But this is because they are concentrating on set pieces that are reportedly even bigger than before. Ooooo, Winter has arrived!

The Terror (TBA – BTtv) -The series is set in 1847, when a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage is attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crew in a desperate game of survival. Hmmmmm…. interesting. I don’t actually have the channel that it features on but I guess it might appear on Netflix or Amazon at some point in the future.

 

Prime Suspect 1973 (TBC) – This is a prequel to the famous crime series that featured the wonderful Helen Mirren. Without Helen Mirren, its got a lot to do in order to impress Prime Suspect fans.

Stranger Things Series 2 (TBC – Netflix) – Oh my lord the first series was a cracker!!! I loved the theme tune, the opening credits, the characters, the storyline….. it was just so bloody fantastic and I cannot wait for the second series.

Top of the Lake Series 2 (TBC – BBC2) – Elisabeth Moss returns as Detective Robin Griffin, investigating the mystery of a body that washed up on a beach. The supporting cast includes Nicole Kidman (who starred in Campion’s 1996 adaptation of Portrait of a Lady) and Games of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie. I loved the first series and have high hopes for the returning series!

Have you heard of any other tv shows that are due to appear this year? What ones are you most excited about? I am always interested in hearing other people recommendations!

I think I might just park myself on the sofa and watch some tv now, ta ta for now my lovelies xxx