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.

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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 ūüôā

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.

 

My TV Listings | August 2016

The month of August is usually the month in which I do most of my binge watching of some of my absolute favourite shows and that’s what I’ve been doing this month.

Criminal Minds

I’m still loving this show! I’m currently half way through series 4 and there have been a number of massive reveals regarding the characters and I’m loving seeing the slow and deliberate character development that is unfolding. This is a perfect example of something where I want to watch all the episodes right this second because it’s so good but I also don’t because then I will have seen it all and also because I know it will be very emotional and traumatic. I already know of one spoiler for series 5 that I am not looking forward to. Not in the slightest.

Reign

I’m about a third of the way through the third series and holy cow! There has been so many changes and plot twists so far this series that I can hardly keep up! I am loving where the plot is going though and I absolutely adore the new character of Queen Elizabeth. I am very intrigued to see where this show is going to go in its future episodes!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I’m almost finished watching all the episodes that are currently out of this show and that makes me very sad, although there is a new series coming soon. It is just the perfect show to watch when I am in the mood for a pick-me up because it is hilarious. I love all the characters and their contrasting and diverse characters and this is a perfect show to binge watch.

Devious Maids

I’m finally all caught up on all four series of this show, and it’s been one heck of a ride. Every series has focused on different aspects of the characters lives and we’ve seen them grow and develop over the four series. This show is action-packed and full of suspense and twists and turns, but it is also very funny and I love the sarcastic banter between the characters. There’s also some great – but rather complicated – romantic sub-plots and I especially love the solid female friendships.

Only Connect

My favourite quiz show is back! Yay! But this is definitely one of those quizzes where you might just know one or two of the answers and, if you do answer correctly, you automatically get bragging rights for the next week and it makes you feel a whole lot more intelligent. I also adore Victoria Coren-Mitchell, the host, because she’s so funny and clever and witty but still remains modest and caring.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook

I’m willing to watch pretty much anything with Daniel Radcliffe in, but I wasn’t really expecting much coming into this show. However, this show had me in fits of laughter for practically the entire 25 minutes per episode thanks to the banter between the young and older doctor. This show also gives a lot of insight into the medical world at the beginning of the twentieth century. The two series only consist of eight episodes and while I may only be two episodes in, I know that I’m going to really enjoy the rest of this show.

Rio 2016 Olympics

Who hasn’t been watching the Olympics? I always look forward to watching the gymnastics but this year I’ve also been enjoying seeing the swimming and equestrian events. I always like watching the Olympics, not only because I feel a spark of patriotic pride but also because I like seeing the comradery between the athletes as well as the humour and personality that the commentators bring to the whole event.

American Horror Story: Hotel

I’ve loved the previous series of American Horror Story and I knew that it was time I watched the most recent series before the 6th came out. This is definitely the goriest series of American Horror Story yet and definitely the weirdest and wackiest in my opinion. As per usual, I loved Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters and their characters because they Sally and Mr. March were both so original and engaging and complex characters to watch. However, the majority of this series seemed to be delving into a characters backstory rather than the characters actively pursuing a plot.

My TV Listings | July 2016

Now that I’m off school and I have had¬† a lot more free time in which to binge watch some of my favourite series.

Reign

I’m firmly back in love with this show, and while it may have gone in a direction that I knew was coming, I’m still slowly adjusting to the new tone of the show. It’s a lot darker and all the characters have grown up a lot in this second series. I’m currently a couple of episodes away from the finale so I’m very intrigued to see what is going to happen next!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

My favourite comedy pick me up is still on this list because I just love it. I’m currently hurtling through the third series and I am still madly in love with everything about it – the characters are so engaging and unique, it is hilarious and I love the character growth that we get to see across the episodes. This is the perfect show to watch if you want something to make you smile, and is also great for those lazy summer days.

Mock The Week

This is one of my favourite comedy panel shows out there and the only one that I watch religiously. I also like it because I get to learn all about the current affairs of my country and just be a little bit more clued up about what is happening in the world. The variety of comedians that appear on this show is fantastic, and so obviously, this show is hilarious.

The Graham Norton Show

Sadly, the latest series rapped up this month so I’ll have to wait a while until I can see some new episodes. But this show will always be a firm favourite of mine. Graham Norton is such a fantastic host because he’s so funny himself and always manages to make people feel at ease and comfortable with him. The variety of guests on this show is also brilliant – there are actors and comedians and authors and sports stars and it is just a lot of fun.

The Insider

I’ve always had a weird fascination with prisons so I figured that I’d give this show a shot. This is being shown on BBC Three in the UK and Reggie Yates being stuck inside a Texan prison for a week might not be something that I’d usually enjoy watching but recently I’ve found it to be a fascinating subject and this show makes for some seriously interesting viewing. Yes, I know that some of it might have been staged and it might be a little glamourized for the cameras but I’m still really interested and this show is absolutely fascinating.

The Great British Sewing Bee

I love this show because it makes me feel all warm and cozy inside. It’s full of humour and warmth and optimism and not only do you get to learn an awful lot about sewing, the contestants are always lovely and there is no sense of harsh competition – everyone wants everyone else to do well and that is lovely to see because it’s such a contrast to other TV competitions.

Devious Maids

I’ve just finished series three of this show and I can’t wait to start the fourth. I adore all of the characters because they are all so determined and feisty and they stand up for what they believe in as well as being great friends. The plot is fast and action-packed and the way this show manages to build tension is fantastic. It is also hilarious and I love the romantic sub-plots that weave throughout the episodes too.

Criminal Minds

This is one of my new favourite shows of all time and I cannot stop watching it. I’m currently working my way through series four with slight apprehension because I know that some major things happen in series five that I’m just not ready for yet! I love the characters¬†in this show because they’re all so complex and realistic, as well as all having a great sense of humour. The plots are all unique and compelling and you also get to a learn a lot about Criminal Profiling which is jolly interesting.

Only Connect

My favourite, slightly impossible, quiz is back on BBC. The main reason why I love this show is down to Victoria Coren Mitchell who I think is amazing – she’s funny and witty yet still being dignified. I also learn quite a lot from this show and this is definitely one of those shows where you feel a surge of pride whenever you get a question right.

America’s Next Top Model

I’ve been watching this show on and off for the past month, especially when I was just in the mood for a pick-me up. I’m currently making my way through series 7 and it just makes fantastic binge-watchable TV, even if I might not agree with everything that happens with shows like this.

 

My TV Listings | June 2016

It’s finally summer and this month I’ve been catching up on all my favourite shows because, believe it or not, I didn’t actually watch a lot of TV last month.

The Great British Sewing Bee

I love this show, for so many reasons, and I don’t care about the strange looks I’m sure you’re giving me right now. This show has the wit and enthusiasm of Claudia Winkleman, as well as the snark and humour from two amazing judges – looking at you Patrick Grant and Esme Young. There is always a great collection of contestants and every single one of them is hilarious – some great one-liners have come out of a high-pressure sewing room.

Criminal Minds

It’s still here folks. And over the past few weeks, an exciting development has occurred. I’m now madly in love with Aaron Hotchner. Oh well. This show is fantastic – I’ve just started series 4 – and it is definitely one of my favourite shows of all time. Definitely.

Reign

I’ve rediscovered my love for this show recently and I really love it. There is so much angst and drama and pressure that I work up a sweat watching it. I’m part way through series 2 and so far it’s been pretty steamy too. The characters are fabulous, the dresses are amazing and everyone is sassy and sarcastic.

Glee

I have been marathoning this show recently because I was determined to finish the final series in my week from education, and I did it! I will always love this show, and I especially think that the music from this series has been some of the best that the show has ever done. The characters are really engaging, it’s hilarious and there are also some great messages in there too.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I have just started series 3 of this show and I am loving every second of it. It is such an easy show to watch because it’s funny and light-hearted, yet I still feel a really strong connection to all of the characters. They are all so diverse and engaging and I love watching this show when I need a bit of a pick me up.

Devious Maids

I have got really into this show  recently and I am loving it a lot more than I thought I would. The plot is full of twists and turns and surprises and I never know what is going to happen in the episode. The characters are all really fun and engaging and this show is also packed full of sarcasm and humour.

The Graham Norton Show

I just love this show and I will always love it. It will always be a fixture in my weekly viewing because I love the variety of guests that appear on the show and the way that Graham Norton is. He’s so relaxed and comforting and supportive, and is also hilarious.

Mock The Week

Another one of my favourite comedy shows returned this month, and it’s Mock The Week. Not only do some of my all time favourite comedians appear on this show, but I also get to learn about some current affairs in the country and generally become more aware of what is going on in my country.

America’s Next Top Model

I am very aware that I am not from America but there is just something about this show that just makes it very addicting. I know that this is not the best show, and I don’t exactly condone reality TV shows, but I just can’t help watching it sometimes. Sue me!

My TV Listings | May 2016

Here’s what I’ve been watching this month! And it’s safe to say that it has been the same thing over and over and over again.

Agents of SHIELD

This is still one of my all time favourite shows and one that I watch religiously every week. The stakes are currently getting higher than ever and I am so scared that something horrible is going to happen to these characters that I care so deeply about. Fitz and Simmons are really coming into their own – and the really are relationship goals – and I just want all my precious babies to be okay.

The Graham Norton Show

This show is just a constant feature in my life, and is really the only chat show that I watch religiously. I love Graham Norton – he is hilarious and lovely – and there has been some really great guests on lately – Maxine Peake, Paul Rudd, Tom Hiddleston and Birdy just to name a few – so I always make a point to watch this show.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I had really forgotten just how much I adore this show and I’ve managed to speed through one series in about a week and a half. The characters are all so funny and quirky, and I love the mixture of humour and mystery and character development.

Criminal Minds

This show is still going strong in my books and I’ve almost finished series two. I am properly addicted and love very single thing about it. The characters are fabulous; they are all so interesting and funny and I love every single one of them. The mysteries are always complex and intriguing and there is a real diversity with the mysteries. And there are some great one-liners, which just makes the whole thing magical.

Devious Maids

I first watched this show for my First Thoughts, and I quickly got very invested into the characters and the premise. I think that the premise is so clever and original, but is also very realistic. I love how all the characters and so feisty and determined and are not afraid to try and reach their goals. This show is funny and mysterious and I really, really like it.

The Great British Sewing Bee

I am a massive fan of this show, even though it is less widely know than its relative, The Great British Bake Off. I love Claudia Winkleman and I think she makes a hilarious, and very supportive, host. Patrick and Esme make great judges because they are both pretty scary but have their own sense of humour too. And, the variety of different people you can get on shows like this is just really great to watch.

Reign

I used to be obsessed with this show, but then I took a little break from it for a bit. But now, I am back¬† in love with this show and am loving catching up with series two. I know that it isn’t strictly historically accurate but for once, I don’t care. It’s enough for me to know that the majority of the characters are based off real people and the whole show is following the general timeline of what happened to the actual Mary, Queen of Scots.

 

My TV Listings | April 2016

It’s April – the month of binge watching!

The Graham Norton Show

My favourite chat show has returned, and this show is just so easy to watch and enjoy. There is always at least one guest who I am obsessed with, and Graham Norton manages to make anything fun and interesting. He’s just great.

The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

I am very, very obsessed with this TV show and I am so sad that the first series has now finished . This show was so infuriatingly good that I still find myself thinking about it and the characters all of the time РI just wanted Marcia to win at life and even though I knew the outcome of the whole thing, a small part of me was still holding out that the writers would have changed the past just so that Marcia Clark could be happy. Sadly not. All of the actors were simply superb in this too and obviously Sarah Paulson is queen.

Shadowhunters

This series wrapped up this month and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the episodes. But, I don’t know whether I’m going to be continuing on with this series. Not because I don’t like this series but because I’m seriously worried that the way the show merges different storylines from different books and jumps the order of things around will spoil me for the books. I have only read the first two, so I want to have completed the whole series before I come back to this show. And at the rate that I am currently reading the books, this could take a while.

Agents of SHIELD

After the very, very emotional episode at the end of March where two of my favourites left forever (but not really) I was slightly worried that I now wouldn’t like the show as much. But how wrong I was. I’m loving finding out more about all the characters and seeing their relationships, and the story, developing. This show is filled with action and sci-fi and romance and hilarious humour, and I am very loyal to this show, if you can’t tell.

Criminal Minds

Yes, I’m still steadily making my way through this series and I am loving every minute of it. Series 2 is so far just as good as the first series and I’m loving the process of discovering more about the characters that I’ve come to love and the slow and gradual introduction of new characters. This show is really interesting, and informative, and I am quickly falling in love with Morgan, and Reid and Hotcher. Help me.

Rizzoli and Isles

It’s been an age since I’ve caught up with my beloved Jane and Maura, so I’ve been re-watching some of my favourite past episodes before I pick up where I left of with series 4. This show is so dynamic and fun and filled with strong, interesting characters and really intriguing and engaging storylines. I can’t wait to get properly back into this show, because I’ve really been missing it recently.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been really wanting to carry on watching the first series of this show but as I’ve been super busy that hasn’t been able to happen. Until now. And when I’ve been in need of a pick me up, this is the show that I’ve been going for. The episodes are so quick and fun that I can watch three episodes in a row. This show is just so engaging to watch, and I always finish each episode with a smile on my face.