I'm watching some fab TV this month, it's at the point where I'm staying up far too late just to squeeze one more episode in! The kids are still enjoying watching Bake Off which started last month and with Husband home after his foot operation we've been able to watch a lot more together in the evenings which is always nice.
The Walking Dead (Season 9) - Fox
The Walking Dead returned this week with Season 9. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this show in that I loved the first few seasons and wrote about them here, but it has felt like it's been treading water the last few seasons. No doubt about it Negan and his bat was the most awful thing I've ever seen on TV but since those shocking episodes it has felt rather dull. However, the trailer before the first episode of Season 9 made it very clear these are Rick Grimes's last episodes. Not sure how I feel about that. I may stop watching once he leaves the show as it all started with him waking up in a hospital bed and finding the world had turned upside down. It would be poetic for them to end everything with him too. But of course they won't as it makes too much money for them. Anyway, this first episode seemed a little different so I've upped my expectation for this season.
Killing Eve - BBC1 or BBC iPlayer
OMG. This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. So original and excellent acting. I knew it would be as Sandra Oh is one of my favourite actresses (There is a good reason why she is in 220 episodes of Grey's Anatomy). A mysterious, arrogant female assassin, Villanelle, is carrying out a series of high profile hits and security officer Eve Polastri is tracking her down. Or is Villanelle tracking her? We couldn't wait to watch this week by week so luckily you can get the whole series now on BBC iPlayer. Clear your schedule and watch it now.
Line of Duty (Season 1) - Netflix
I'm a bit late to the party on this one but we needed something to fill the void Bodyguard had left in our lives and I remember hearing everyone talking about this show when it was first on back in 2012. Husband hates starting new series as he has commitment issues, but once he heard is starred Vicky Mclure he was more than happy to give it a go. The action centers around the Police Anti Corruption unit and a case involving a decorated officer who they suspect of 'laddering' cases to improve his team's stats. But one stupid decision causes the case to spiral deeper and deeper and the tension ranks up. This was brilliant, just as good as Bodyguard, if not better. I was surprised practically every episode which is unusual. Husband did guess the ending twist but quite near the end. And neither of us guessed how it would actually end until the final moments. Loved it. We are going to start on Line of Duty Season 2 asap.
Orphan Black (Season 1) - Netflix
This is my background show at the moment. Easy watching while I'm cleaning the bathroom, and sorting laundry. Orphan and outsider Sarah witnesses the suicide of a women who looks exactly like her, so alike she could be her twin. In a spur of the moment decision she takes her dopelganger's bag from the scene and then assumes her identity, Beth. But soon she is dragged into the heart of a conspiracy and confronted with more look alikes. Could she be the next one dead? I'm not blown away by this show as it is quite slow paced and there are some huge gaps in the storyline. but the main star Tatiana Maslany very cleverly plays each of her different parts very well. You actually believe they are different people so hats off to her. I'm intrigued to get to the bottom of why all these identical women exist.
What are you watching at the moment? Are you enjoying any of these shows?
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