My TV Listings | February 2017

It’s the end of February already and this means that the long stretch of winter will soon be leaving us and the semi-warmth of Spring may well be soon returning. Yay! And these are the TV shows that I watched this month. Yay!

Silent Witness

This series is over for another year and I’m so sad that I have to wait a whole 12 months for some new episodes. This current series was so engaging and action-packed but engaging and humorous at the same time and I’m really sad it’s over.

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Only Connect

Yep, I’m still on with this show after finding that it hadn’t suddenly disappeared from the airways and had actually moved days. So now I’m back to watching it, scratching my head as I do so, and wondering if anyone actually gets the answers at home.

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The Graham Norton Show

The first episode of this month was extremely political which was refreshing to see that even a specifically comedic show can still have political views. But this didn’t take away from the hilarity of the show, nor any other episodes in the series.

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Death in Paradise

After hearing the news that Kris Marshall has quit Death in Paradise, I’ve started watching all of his remaining episodes all the more intently. This show might not be the most creative and revolutionary of all murder mystery shows but it’s certainly enjoyable, entertaining and – especially episode 4 of this series – heart-breaking.

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How To Get Away With Murder

The most intense show on the planet is back and it’s already messing with my mind. Every episode something is happening and someone is in trouble and something is blowing up. I’m so attached to the characters in this show that I’m constantly worried about them and with all the crazy things that have happened in the last few episodes and the things that look like they’re going to happen, this series is going to be the craziest yet.

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Call The Midwife

My favourite show has returned to the airways and, as per usual, it already has me sobbing. I adore this show for so many reasons and I really think it deserves more recognition than it currently has. It is such an emotional and empowering show with brilliant, complex and realistic characters that oozes with some kind of optimistic aura that I just can’t stop watching it and never will.

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Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week

I am a lover of real life documentaries, particularly ones that focus on certain aspects of society, and while this might not exactly be that it certainly is very interesting. It focus’ on a group of normal people who get put through their paces under the leadership of some of the best special forces leaders on the planet.

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My TV Listings | January 2017

So many amazing TV shows made their re-appearances this month and I’ve been having a very happy time catching up on them all. However, I did spent pretty much the entirety of the month watching nothing but Silent Witness.

Sherlock

HOLY COW! WHERE DO I EVEN START WITHOUT TYPING IN CAPITALS? This series was absolutely out of this world. It was scary and creepy and eerie and it really messed with your head and everything that you thought you were seeing. This series really shows you just how incredible all of the actors are and how complex and rich and engaging every single character is. There were more twists and turns than I could actually handle and you truly finish the series thinking WTF was that?

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Silent Witness

I have literally been watching nothing else this month because this show is amazing. Even though it’s been around for 20 series (which is crazy in itself) I feel like it deserves an awful lot more recognition. The plot lines are always engaging and challenging and relevant to everything that is happening in the world at the time which is what makes everything more visceral. I love the characters and their banter and humour together and I think this show is great.

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The Graham Norton Show

You guys know I love this show so I’m not going to harbor that point. But it’s great – it’s funny and engaging and easy viewing and Graham Norton is just a fantastic host. I really honestly hope that this show never, ever ends because then I will have a massive void in my life.

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Brooklyn Nine Nine

This show returned after a bit of a hiatus and with the arrival of a mega episode, it reminded me just how much I love this show. It’s funny without being rude and it’s surprisingly heart-wrenching and moving. It’s also just a great, enjoyable show that I love watching.

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Death In Paradise

One of my favourite crime shows made  a comeback this month and it might not be the eeriest and scariest of all the crime shows but it certainly makes for enjoyable viewing. The characters are all engaging and interesting, of course, the scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the show is also extremely funny.

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Agents of SHIELD

My favourite show following my favourite bunch of lovable rogues returned this month and I was particularly excited to see where things went given the ending of the last bunch of episodes. The characters are really developing their relationships with each other and the plot is definitely thickening – I’ve no idea where the story is going to go and I can’t wait to see.

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Only Connect

For some reason, this show has now been moved to Friday evenings rather than Monday evenings and the BBC gave absolutely no hints that this was happening, I missed quite a few episodes at the beginning of the month. But now I’m back on the train and the competition is really hotting up! At least for a quiz show.

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Daredevil

After a couple of months of respite, I’ve started watching the second series of the show. I’m already much more interested in the plot of this series than I was of the last one and I can’t wait to completely fly through the episodes. I’m loving the relationship between Matt, Foggy and Karen and the mixture of humour and grittiness that really keeps you on your toes.

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Mid January Favourites

This is my first favourites of the year and already I am in love with some brilliant things. I wonder what the rest of the year holds?

Film:
Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Director: Justin Lin

I’m a massive fan of the Star Trek world but for some reason it took me until a couple of weeks ago to see the latest film. But it was most certainly worth it. You know a film is good when it sticks in your head for days afterwards, just like this film did. I love all of the characters and the performances were great and I love seeing how the characters develop through each film.

Song:
Hey Momma/Hit The Road Jack (2014)
Artist: Pentatonix

I’ve been a bit obsessed with Pentatonix lately and this song has been playing on literal repeat. I know that Pentatonix are a massively talented and impressive group and this song just shows of all of their skills.

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Congratulations (2016)
Artist: Dessa

This is a song from the Hamilton Mixtape which at first I wasn’t really on board with. However, the more I listened to it the more I enjoyed it and there are a couple of songs on there which are gems and, in my opinion, this is one of them. It’s such a catchy and sassy song that I’ve been listening to on repeat.

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Book:
The List (2012)
Author: Siobhan Vivian

I picked this book up for pretty much no other reason than it was on offer in a book shop. I’d heard of the author and not heard of the book and I thought I’d give it a go. This book ended up surprising me in so many ways and ended up really loving it. I love books that make comments about society and this book makes them all, especially on the challenges that women face but in an easily accessible and understandable way. I really loved this book and I’m definitely going to check out more Siobhan Vivian now.

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TV Show:
Silent Witness (1996)
Creator: Nigel McCrey

This is another fabulous BBC show that has been going for 20 years and I think is seriously underappreciated. It has amazing characters and thrilling, extremely relevant plotlines that take into account all of the current affairs of the world. It’s also extremely funny but you can also learn a lot about pathology and forensics too. It’s just an all around brilliant show that seriously deserves more love.

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Album:
La La Land Soundtrack (2016)
Artist: Original Cast

This film has been massively hyped everywhere but has only recently come to the UK. And while I have slightly mixed feelings on it – which will be made clearer in my review which will be going up in early February – one thing which I thoroughly enjoyed and am now fully addicted to is the soundtrack. It’s so ethereal and old-fashioned and just lovely to listen to and as a jazz lover too, it just makes my day.