It's been a busy few months with the kids firmly back at school and life starting to inch towards normality. There has been a little less TV watching overall but still working my way through my long Netflix and Amazon Prime 'to watch' list. Here's my roundup...
Homeland (Seasons 5-8) - Netflix
Now Season 1 of Homeland was TV Gold. The twists and turns trying to work out if war hero Nicholas Brody had been 'turned' while held hostage was gripping. Plus I got to watch Mandy Patinkin (or Inigo Montoya as I refer to him) dulcet tones. But then it kinda fizzled out. When my digi box delete season 5 by accident I wasn't too bothered. Then I heard that Saul and Carrie were getting their final debriefing and season 8 was to be the final season. I had to find out how it all ends. So I got on board and spent a month catching up. And how did it end? With a spectacular final twist and some much needed closure.
This is Us (Season 5) - Amazon Prime video
I love watching the story of The Pearson family (past, present and future) as they navigate the events that shape their lives. The show began with the 3 Pearson kids turning 30 and aptly the first episode of Season 5 sees them hit 40. So we've moved forward a decade but also looked back on a lot of their younger years too. If you haven't watched this show grab a box of tissues as it is a tear jerker but well worth it for super rounded our characters and a very relatable family dynamic.
Damages (Season 1)
I started watching Damages then realised I only had 8 days until it left Amazon Prime Video! Cue binge watching fest! This legal thriller is very slick (well it stars Glenn Close so it was always going to be good!) with lots of twists and turns. Some easy to guess but others were a shock. There are another 4 seasons of the 90's drama but I felt that the first season wrapped up well and I have no overwhelming desire to watch the rest until it comes back on a free streaming channel!
Grey's Anatomy (Season 17) - Sky Witness
It's finally back! We are so behind the US it is just silly but this season Grey Sloane Memorial has a genuine crisis (no plane crashes, gunmen, tornados) - Covid. The staff can't keep up with the death rate and Meredith is seriously ill (and seeing visions of lots of past characters which is exciting). As usual it's the best thing on TV.
Devils (Season 1) - Now TV
Not even Patrick Dempsey could save this from being the most painfully boring TV show. Who wants to watch a show about complicated financial trading. If you can keep up then yes you'll learn what shorting is but really don't bother.
The Umbrella Academy (Season 1 & 2)
Husband and I gave this a shot. He turned off the second the monkey started talking (yes, there really is a talking monkey). I persisted but dropped out half way through Season 2. My brain hurt.
Below Deck & Below Deck Mediterranean - Netflix & E4
I'm not one for reality TV but I have been completely and utterly swept under by Below Deck. There is something strangely hypnotic about it. I'm losing days of my life literally watching people serve people drinks and food and put jet skis in water. But it seems I am not alone. Just whisper #noonions or plane ticket home to someone and you'll know instantly if they are part of the Below Deck cult.
Salvation (Season 1)
There's an asteroid hurtling towards earth. The US government is in disarray and a terrorist group is taking over but an MIT student and a millionaire tech guru may just be able to save everyone... It's more than a bit ridiculous but easy watching when I'm pounding the treadmill at the gym!
Away (Season 1) - Netflix
The first manned mission to Mars has it's teething problems in Space and on earth. I was disappointed this hasn't been renewed for a second season as it wasn't as bad as half these made for Netflix shows (see above Salvation for example!)
What are you watching?
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