Oops. My bad! I was just in the midst of editing a saved draft from a post that I had started last night Film, Books and TV and for some reason or another, my fingers slipped on the delete key, and half of the post has ended up in the abyss. And whilst the opening sentence had been saved, my poor brain can’t remember the rest of what I had already written. Other than I was talking about books. Which books you ask? Mainly the ones that I have managed to finished reading since August last year, books that I have in my library on Audible, and books that I have in the to read list on my bedside table – and there’s quite a fair few of them. I tend not to write my posts on paper – I just type as I go along on here, but I guess I have learned a valuable lesson. Thankfully it was only a blog post and not an assignment to be submitted to the OU.
Anyway, let’s move on. Part of being a mature student involves a healthy amount of procrastination. Sometimes this means eating spaghetti hoops on toast with cheese on top, a TV dinner you might call it, on my sofa and catching up with my favourite TV programmes. Which are, in no particular order:
MotherFatherSon – starring Richard Gere, Helen McCrory and Billy Howle. Families, politics, power and media cover-ups – no spoilers for those who haven’t seen as yet, but well worth a watch.
Billions – now into its fourth series. Broadcast on Sky Atlantic and streamed via Now TV, the saga of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) continues. I started watching this a year or so ago, on Mr. B’s recommendation. Its addictive viewing, although requires a level of concentration to follow the highs and lows of New York’s hedge-fund financial world and all of its wealth.
The Victim – featuring Kelly Macdonald, John Hannah and James Hark. This four-parter had me gripped whilst watching on BBC One last week – its storyline and acting by its stellar cast. I do like my ‘gritty’ drama, as Mr. B often says to me. I think this programme held my attention even more so due to its filming location, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Line of Duty – need I say anymore? Thoroughly enjoying series five so far, and looking forward to this Sunday’s episode.
Victoria – Sunday nights on ITV. Yes, I love my costume dramas too. Although, the jury’s out on Lord Palmerston, played by Laurence Fox. Will see if I am persuaded to think of his character differently at the end of the series.
And last, but by no means least… drum roll, please…GAME OF THRONES! I almost, almost stayed up until 2am Monday morning to watch the live stream on Now TV, but my oh my, I loved the first episode of series 8. I just don’t want the series to end.
Other series that I’m waiting to tune back into:
Poldark – Natch!
Homeland – still waiting for a start date on Channel 4, which rumour has it, is going to be the final series.
The Handmaid’s Tale – not sure when this is due to be aired, but looking forward to the story which is set fifteen years after series two ended.
On this note, I shall leave you all here. If you can think of any programmes worthwhile for me to watch on Prime Video (other than Lucifer and Goliath) – please drop me a message on my new Facebook page that I have set up to link to this blog: @clairekatereynolds