My TV Listings | May 2017

I’m currently right in the middle of the exam season which means that TV programs aren’t exactly the first on my agenda but I have been trying to watch a couple of things here and there.

The Graham Norton Show

I’ve obviously been making time for my favourite chat show because not only does it perk me up, it yanks me back to the real world and some pop culture!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This show had some really poignant episodes this month that were slightly different to its usual format – they had a much stronger message behind them, particularly the episode ‘Moo Moo’ which dealt with police brutality and the idea of being a black man in America. This episode was so moving and important and was handled really well in my opinion; I love this show all the more now!

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My TV Listings | April 2017

Over Easter break, I actually ended up getting quite a lot of TV watching done, which made me very, very happy.

Daredevil

I managed to finish series 2 of this show this month and I really, really enjoyed it. I definitely preferred it to the first series and while there were still some things I didn’t completely get on board with, I think this show is fantastic. It’s gritty and realistic and moving and compelling with some fabulous characters and I can’t wait for the next series.

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Only Connect

The current series of this show ended this month and that makes me sad. Not only will I not have my weekly dose of the fantastic Victoria Coren-Mitchell, I won’t be able to grasp onto that sense of pride I get when I manage to answer one question right. Because, let’s face it, the questions are border-line impossible.

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Mr. Selfridge

I’ve been rattling through this show this month (I managed to watch the first two series in the space of a week) after I had a random moment of inspiration and wanted to watch the whole thing. I’m now completely swept up in the world of this show and I love all of the characters and their backstories – I have a particular soft spot for Agnes, Henri and Miss Mardle. I know that this show has only 4 series so I’m thinking that I’ll be able to fly through the whole thing quite quickly.

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The Graham Norton Show

I’m so happy that my favourite chat show has returned this month because it makes me feel so happy and is such an entertaining show. You’ve heard me babble on about this show for long enough but all you need to know is that I love it!

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’m so, so happy that this show returned this month because it made me realize just how much I love it. The characters are all so diverse and interesting with their own distinct personalities and quirks. This show is also absolutely hilarious but doesn’t make any jokes at anyone else’s expense – it is funny without being rude or offensive and I really do love it and I’m super excited to see the new episodes!

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My TV Listings | March 2017

Spring has finally sprung and while I might be stuck under a mountain of school work, I’m trying my best to keep up with all my favourite TV shows.

Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week

This documentary/action series finished up this month and it’s certainly made very entertaining viewing. It’s been really interesting getting to see some of the world’s most skilled special forces and how they operate as well as getting to know some of the recruits.

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The Graham Norton Show

The current series finished up this month and I’m sincerely going to miss my regular fix of Graham Norton up until it comes back in the Autumn. My Friday nights are going to be a little less fun-filled from now on and I’m go miss catching up on all my favourite stars.

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Only Connect

I’m still watching this show and still feeling immensely proud of myself when I manage to get a single answer right. But, let’s be honest, that doesn’t happen very often.

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Call The Midwife

My favourite show has finished for another series and I am absolutely devastated. The current series was brilliant though and emotionally manipulated me in ways that I’m not yet sure I can forgive it for. I love these characters and the storylines that the show choses to use and the way that every episode is filled with heartbreak but always remains optimistic and joyful and hopeful. Because that’s my kind of show.

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Daredevil

I’ve been dipping in and out of Daredevil’s second series for a while now in an attempt to carve away at the massive stack of TV shows that I want to watch and while I may only be on episode 6, I am really enjoying myself. I prefer this series a little bit more to the first one because more seems to be happening that directly affects the main characters and keeps me on my toes a lot more. This show is very complex and dark and gritty but there is still lots of humour, as you’d expect from Marvel, and I can’t wait to carry on and see what happens.

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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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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 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.