My TV Listings | December 2016

It’s the final month of 2016 – where the heck has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s almost the end of 2016 and I want to thank all you guys who have stayed with me this year because it just means so much to me…

The Graham Norton Show

Yes, I love this show but that’s because it’s so entertaining and funny and easy to watch and I’ve actually been introduced to some of my new favourite celebs because of this show.

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The Apprentice

I’m not going to be giving any spoilers for this series, but I love The Apprentice. Yes, half the people on this show are arrogant and full of themselves but the other half are actually very nice people and there are some very smart people who appear on this show too. This series was very entertaining and I can’t wait to go for the next one!

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Close to the Enemy

While this show might not be as good as Dancing on the Edge it’s still an enjoyable and intriguing show set just after World War Two. All of the characters are really complex and interesting and while I might not understand every little thing that happens in this show, I like the general plot of the show and the romance between the characters.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Again, I won’t spoil anything for anyone who doesn’t know the outcome of this series but this was definitely one of my favourite series so far. It’s sad that is was Len Goodman’s last one but the array of celebrities and personalities definitely made this series a fantastic one to watch.

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Nikita

I’m still slowly working my way through the first series of this show and the episodes that I managed to watch this month were brilliant. I’ve really begun to love Nikita as well as my baby Alex and I’m loving seeing them working together and the shenanigans that they get up to. It’s engaging and fast-paced and I love the characters and the romance and the action. It’s just brilliant!

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Only Connect

Still watching this show! It’s incredibly hard and challenging but is also amusing and just really easy to watch, especially with the wit and charm of its host Victoria Coren-Mitchell.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I really love this show and the most recent episodes have been some of the best in the series, at least in my opinion. Every episode is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and the characters are all so clever and quirky and engaging that every second is a joy to watch.

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Agents of SHIELD

This show returned this month from its random mid-season hiatus and oh boy, were there some good few episodes. If you’re a lover of Mac and Elena and have been seriously frustrated over the last few episodes about their relationship, then rejoice those kinks are ‘sorted’ out. This show definitely has its ups and downs but when it’s an up, it’s magical.

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My Top 5 Favourite Characters I Want To Kiss Under The Mistletoe

This is aka the post in which I rant about the characters I find attractive all wrapped in shiny Christmas packaging. Obviously, there are many, many characters I could put on this list. These are not the best 5, just a selection of 5.

1) Dorian Havilliard (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas)

Maybe not in the latest books, because he’s definitely less funny and witty and more dark and brooding (understandably) but in the first half of the series I was madly in love with Dorian. He’s everything I like: tall, dark, handsome, funny and he likes reading. Yes please.

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2) Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia films)

In the books, Caspian is a bit of weedy kid with freckles. In the films, however, he is given a shiny new look as a handsome, dashing pirate-King who I have been obsessed with for many, many years. Seriously, just Google his face. Added to this, he’s funny and loyal and brave. *swoons*

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3) Lance Hunter (Agents of SHIELD)

Even I can’t help this one. Lance Hunter is a Brit – pretty sure he’s a Northerner too like me – who is dashingly handsome, hilarious and protective. I’m sure he’d make some sarcastic comment about said mistletoe but I don’t care. I love him.

4) J Daniel Atlas (from Now You See Me)

I was slightly shocked at Jesse Eisenberg’s lack of hair in Now You See Me 2 but brushing this aside, I love Daniel Atlas. He’s adorably cute and sarcastic and brave and a very good magician and I love his sweaters.

5) Sirius Black (from Harry Potter by JK Rowling)

Sirius Black is unashamedly my favourite male character from the Harry Potter series and he’s definitely not the kind of guy I usually go for. But, there’s just something about his slightly rebellious, bad-boy demeanor and that long hair that just makes me melt.

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My TV Listings | November 2016

November is my favourite month of the year because it’s my birthday month and I’ve been enjoying watching some new episodes of a lot of my favourite shows!

Only Connect

One of my favourite quiz shows is still weekly gracing my screen and despite the fact that the questions are practically impossible, I still watch the show religiously ever week. I love Victoria Coren-Mitchell and I think she’s a brilliant role model.

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The Victorian Slum

The Victorian Era is my favourite period in history to study and learn about and I am going to take any chance to watch something based in this period. This show is really informative and engaging and I really like the variety of topics that are covered in the show too.

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Nikita

I’m still slowly making my way through the first series of Nikita and while I’m only on episode 12, I am still heartily enjoying it. I adore the characters as they’re all very complex and interesting and every episode is fast-paced and engaging and exciting. I can’t wait to see where the next episodes go because the last episode I watched had a major cliff hanger!

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American Horror Story

The latest series of American Horror Story is certainly weird and creepy and nothing like any of the previous series. I think it’s a love it or hate it thing. It’s definitely not my favourite series but there’s just something so engaging and enthralling about it that I just can’t stop watching it.

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The Graham Norton Show

I know you’re all probably bored of me ranting on about how much I love Graham Norton but I really do. He’s just so funny and warm and British and I will always watch this show even if I don’t really know who the guests are.

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Agents of SHIELD

As my love for Marvel knows no bounds, this show is still a regular fixture in my TV listings and will continue to be until the end of time. This series is quite different as there are a lot of changes and new characters but it’s still interesting and fast-paced and funny and still very enjoyable to watch.

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The Apprentice

This show might not be fully filling the void that Bake Off left inside my heart, but it makes a very decent replacement. This is such a British show and I continue to watch it every single year because of the humour and variety of people that appear on the show. Obviously, some of the people are the arrogant business heads the show is famous for but some people are just genuinely nice people, I promise.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is the program of my childhood and it’s been engrained into me from a young age that Strictly is far superior to X Factor(sorry!) I watch this show every single year and I’m really loved this series in particular. Some of the contestants are fabulous and I love how enjoyable and entertaining it is.

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How To Get Away With Murder

This show has pretty much taken over my life. This series is very different to previous series and I might not agree with every single thing that is happening (I am NOT on board with Wes and Laurel, I need Frank back in my life!) but I’m just so happy that this funny, dark and gripping show is back in my life. Yet again, the show is building up to a big traumatic event from the beginning and I’m so nervous to see what the final outcome will be, but also very excited.

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Close to the Enemy

I love watching original British dramas, and this is one that recently caught my attention. I loved Dancing on the Edge, and this is written by the same people. It’s set just after the end of World War II and there is intrigue and suspense and an extremely dashing main character who I may or may not be slightly in love with.

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Back in Time for Brixton

I’m loving watching these kind of social documentaries recently and I felt like this one was a really important one for me to watch. It follows a black family, whose roots lay in the Caribbean, living through the years of 1945 into the 1980s and experiencing what their relatives would have gone through when they emigrated to the UK. This was  a really interesting and informative program – and quite shocking at times – and I’m really glad that I decided to watch it.

 

The Birthday Book Tag

It’s cold and I’m in the middle of exams but I’m unbelievably happy and that can only mean one thing: today is my birthday! So, as per tradition, let’s do the Birthday Book Tag!

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1. Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?

Taking 11 away from 23 leaves me with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, a book a really like. Funnily enough, last year I also ended up with a Rainbow Rowell book for his question – maybe it’s that birthday luck?

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2. If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?

This is always a very difficult question, considering I love a LOT of fictional characters. My first answer would be the duo that is Peggy Carter and Angie Martinelli from Agent Carter because I absolutely love both of them.

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3. Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

I was born in autumn, or fall, and I can’t answer this question because I honestly can’t think of any books that explicitly take place in autumn.

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4. Find a book that is the color of your birth stone.

My birthstone is Topaz, which is an orangey yellow colour. Lola and the Boy Next Door by amazing author Stephanie Perkins is also a orangey yellow colour!

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5. Is their a series with the same number of books as your age? If so what is it?

No, not without researching it. Sneaky people trying to figure out my age – I’M UNDER 20, OKAY!

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6. Pick a book set in a time period, world or country you would like to have been born in.

I would have loved to have been born in the Agents of SHIELD world. I know that there are organizations like SHIELD out in the world, but I want to be able to meet Bobbi and Hunter and in the actual flesh because I think they’re amazing!

This is basically where I started shipping them....it had been kind of there in the first episode with her but this is the one it took off in.

That’s the end of the tag, guys! I’m off to investigate my presents and I hope you all have a great day!

My TV Listings | October 2016

I can’t believe that it’s actually the end of October! That means that it’s almost my birthday month and Christmas is very quickly approaching. I’ve desperately been playing catch-up on all my favourite shows lately because homework is a TV killer.

Mock The Week

My weekly dose of political comedy panel comes in the form of Mock the Week and this is one of the only comedy shows that I will religiously watch every week. It’s funny and informative with a variety of guests and topics and I love it.

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The Graham Norton Show

This show returned to our screens this month and it’s just as entertaining and amusing as ever. I love Graham Norton’s friendly and warm attitude and the way he talks to people and the collection of guests that appear on this show is insane. There is always someone you like on and it just makes very entertaining viewing.

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American Horror Story

I still have very little idea of what the heck is happening in this series but things are certainly weird and creepy. This series is definitely not for everyone, and it’s by no way my favourite, but it’s so unique and intriguing that I just can’t stop watching.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This is my 20 minute pick me up show and I can always rely on it to make me smile. This series certainly isn’t as laugh out loud as previous series as it does have a darker and more serious tone but it is still extremely funny and enjoyable to watch.

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Ripper Street

My favourite show ever has finished up its penultimate series and I cannot wait to see where the final series goes because that ending was NOT FUN TO WATCH! But, of course, I wish that this series never had to end and it could just keep going and going and going forever because I love these characters and the complex world and just how hilarious every episode is.

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Agents of SHIELD

This series has a very different tone and feel from the last one, but it’s still just as interesting and complex as all the previous series. I’m only a few episodes in but it’s already full of action and suspense and humour, with lots of links to the MCU, and some very intriguing characters. And, of course, my beloved Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons.

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How To Get Away With Murder

This show knows just how to keep the audience on their toes and this series is no exception. Every episode is packed full of drama and suspense and tension as well as some humour and brilliant one-liners. I’m not sure I can cope with the tension in this series but there’s no way I’m going to stop watching because it’s just so addicting.

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Daredevil

I’m continuing to slowly make my way through this show and while it may be a tad confusing at times, I am still thoroughly enjoying it. I love the relationships between all the different characters and how funny each episode is, despite the plot being very dark and sinister.

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Nikita

I’m very slowly making my way through this series and I’m thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. The plot is fast paced and interesting and every episode is packed full of action and drama and also hints of humour and sarcasm. I love the complex characters and how the full story is never revealed to the audience and there are always more unanswered questions.

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Only Connect

I’m still watching this show religiously because it makes me feel ridiculously clever when I manage to answer even one question because every question is always stupidly hard. I also watch this show for Victoria Coren-Mitchell who I think is just a fantastic person and role model in general, for women on TV.

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The Apprentice

Another show that I religiously watch year after year whenever a new series airs on the BBC is The Apprentice and the new series began this month. The Apprentice is not one of those shows that should be funny but it just is. The mixture of people and personalities that make on this show just make all the egos and attitudes rise to the surface and with Lord Sugar, Karren Brady and Claude Litner’s scathing sarcasm what more could you want?

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The Victorian Slum

My favourite period to study and learn about in history is the Victorian era, so any occasion as to which I can watch anything on that subject I will definitely take. This is a new program by the BBC showing what it was like in the Victorian slums and this first episode shows the lives of poor people throughout the 1860s and just what struggles they had to deal with. It was really informative and engaging and I’ll definitely be watching the rest of the episodes in this series.

My TV Listings | September 2016

I can’t actually believe it’s almost October. That means it’s nearly Christmas and my Birthday, so I’m very happy. I’m also very happy because two of my favourite ever shows are back on TV! Woop 🙂

The Great British Bake Off

You guys all know hoe obsessed I am with this show and I am so glad that it’s back. Why the nation is so emotionally invested in cakes and breads is something I don’t think anyone understands really but we’re all just going along with it. This show is so funny and entertaining and charming and it definitely isn’t a vicious competition – everyone really does want everyone else to do well and that’s lovely to watch.

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Ripper Street

It’s back! My favourite TV show of all time has returned to the BBC! This has long been one of my favourite ever shows and I really think it deserves more recognition. This show may appear to be rough and gritty, and it is, but it is also extremely funny and full of wit. The characters are all so complex and engaging and it is such a fast-paced and interesting drama. It also teaches a lot about the Victorian age but the stories it features are still relevant in today’s society too. I am in love with this show and am so sad that this current series is the penultimate one.

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Reign

I’m now caught up with all the episodes of Reign that are currently out and oh boy, did that finale tear my heart to shreds. There are rumours of the next series being the last but I honestly have no idea how the story is going to be able to build itself back up. I have so many unanswered questions and absolutely no clue what is going to happen. What I do know is that I need Leith to pick himself up from that random patch of snow and get better because there’s no way he’s leaving my precious Claude all alone. And Lola and Narcisse? I don’t know what to say. You just don’t do that to people!

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Nikita

I’ve been trying some different shows this month and something that I’ve been loving is Nikita. I’m a decent chunk of the way through the first series and I’m already in love with Alex. She’s played brilliantly by the gorgeous Lyndsy Fonseca and I just want to give her a hug and tell her that everything is going to be okay. It’s literally like a spy movie in TV show form and there are plenty of fancy parties and champagne and dressing up like waiters and I love it. It’s full of action and drama and suspense and the characters are so complex and entertaining to watch. I am very intrigued to see where the series is going to go and I can’t wait to find out!

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Only Connect

I’m still watching this show and still feeling immensely proud of myself when I answer any of the questions right (I think my best is two in one episodes). This show makes such easy viewing and I mainly watch it for the brilliant Victoria Coren-Mitchell who I think is hilarious. It’s such a nice and friendly, but certainly not easy, quiz show where the contestants are full of humour and wit and genuinely want everyone to do well.

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Daredevil

I’ve finally gotten around to starting Daredevil, the only Marvel production that I had yet to see. And while I might only be a few episodes in, I am already slightly hooked on this show. Like Jessica Jones, it is so gritty and intense and actually very dark for a Marvel production. I really like the characters, especially Matt and Foggy, and I love the relationship that they have with each other. I’m not in love with Karen yet but I’m sure that as I progress through the series, I’ll discover more about her. This show is really funny and entertaining as well as being extremely gripping and I can’t wait to watch more of it.

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Mock The Week

One of my favourite topical British quiz shows is back and I am so very happy about it. I really like this show because I get to discover more about the politics and events that are happening in the place I live as well as having a laugh about it. I really like the variety of comedians that appear on the show and it’s always just so engaging to watch.

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American Horror Story

Unlike previous series, this time around there has been very little detail released about what the theme of this series is and what it is going to entail. Even having seen the first episode I am still completely confused as to what the heck is going to happen. I really like how this show isn’t afraid to push the boat out and do things a little differently as well as its ability to create interesting and complex characters. I’m really intrigued to see where this series is going to go and just what horrors are in store!

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Agents of SHIELD

After the massive cliff hanger that rounded off series 3, I was very excited to see what direction the new series was going to go in and after watching only a few episodes I am certainly very interested in this new series. Everything seems to have changed now, there’s a new director, there’s new protocols, there’s new characters and while I might not be instantly in love with everything I can’t wait to see how the characters are going to develop now, where the plot is going and, the most important question, when we are going to see a Fitzsimmons kiss!

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Strictly Come Dancing

It’s back! It is back, people! This is a show that has been a fundamental part of my existence on this earth. I ruled my childhood and even now I still watch it because it’s just such a solid part of my upbringing. I love the mixture of contestants that are on this year and I basically just love this whole show. It’s definitely not the same without Bruce Forsyth but I definitely appreciate Tess and Claude carrying that banner. And my favourites? Ore, Claudia, Judge Rinder and Greg are my top picks.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Another one of my favourite shows returned this month and while it may be in a very different setting to the previous series, I am still heartily enjoying it. I love the characters on this show and I particularly love the fact that every single episode is packed full of humour. It is so funny in so many different ways that I can always guarantee that it put a smile on my face and brighten my mood.

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How To Get Away With Murder

Another one of my all time favourite shows  has returned to our screens with a  brand new series and I am very excited and very nervous because crazy things happen on this show and I just want all of the fantastic characters to be happy, but the chances of that actually happening are rather slim. This show is full of action and suspense and humour and romance and there are so many plots and sub-plots and crossing timelines and flash backs and flash forwards that it really is very tiring to keep up with everything. But it’s totally, totally worth it.

 

Agents of SHIELD Series 4 | Mini First Thoughts

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Agents of SHIELD is one of those shows that I will religiously watch week after week through the slightly dodgy and boring episodes because I know that soon a real gem will show up that will make me laugh and cry and will remind me just how much I adore Marvel. And after everything that happened at the end of series 3, I was intrigued to watch this episode and gage just what direction the show was going to take. And things have certainly changed. Coulson is no longer the director; Daisy is now a rogue Inhuman; Jemma now has her own department and basically calling the biochem shots and everything is basically in controlled chaos. This series has promised to be darker and sexier than ever before – partly because of the later time slot – and I am very excited to see just what this is going to entail.

All of characters are back and I was very excited to see Yoyo making a return and sharing some extremely sexually tense scenes with Mac. I mean, sooner or later, those two are going to kick off. I love the fact that Jemma is now in a more senior, leadership role because she’s such a fab character but I can’t help thinking that her and Fitz’s relationship is just going to crash and burn – because face it, that is what Marvel always do to us, isn’t it. I know that they both deserve to be happy with each other but I’m seriously doubting whether it is going to happen. I also want to know what is up with May’s creepy visions. Out of everyone, she is not the one who should be having visions and growing mentally unstable. There’s also the addition of Robbie Reyes, or Ghost Rider, and despite knowing nothing about his character and initially not really caring about him, by the end of the episode he had definitely grown on me and I am very intrigued to get to know his character better.

To be fair, I’ve given up on ever liking Skye but that is not detracting from my enjoyment of this episode. I want to figure out my loyalties and see who I trust and who I don’t and figure out just what is going to happen in future episodes. It is all very exciting and I can’t wait to see more episodes. I’m so happy Agents of SHIELD is back, let the gun and chaos begin!