Saturday, 3 September 2011

TV Highlights of the Week

Miraculously, there have been a few...

Coronation Street has been great recently, mostly because of the feud between Norris and Sylvia. Loving the sniping between them and I don't know what was funnier; Sylvia locking Norris in the cafe toilets overnight or the punishment he and Mary cooked up for her.

Murders generally aren't my thing; the simplest things can give me the willies. But I gave The Field of Blood a go and am actually looking forward to the concluding part on Monday. The end scene of the first episode was a bit gruesome for me but I'll let it slide.

I wasn't sure Mount Pleasant was going to be any good - it is on Sky 1 after all. But I gave it a go and I loved it. It's Northern, it's funny and Lisa's bathroom is amazing. I want one just like it.

The only downfall is the dizty character of Denise. I could live with the ditz but the voice is OTT and irritating.

The X Factor is back! I wasn't too sure about the new line-up when it was announced but you know what? I don't miss Simon, Dannii and Cheryl one bit. The judges work well and Gary Barlow is fab.

The only flaw is I can no longer tell anyone within hearing distance that I once touched Simon Cowell's car every time it comes on. Because I did, you know.

Also back is the Doctor! I won't pretend that a lot of the River/Melody time difference stuff doesn't go over my head but I enjoy it all the same.

Not too sure about the creepy doll children things that will be in tonight's episode though. They will definitely give me the willies and will probably make me cry. I really don't like the look of them and as mentioned above, I'm the softest, wimpiest wimp ever.

I've never watched The Great British Bake Off before but I caught it this week and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It isn't something I would normally choose to watch (I'm not a very good cook) but I've put this on series link.

Love Pointless. I even got a pointless answer in the final recently. Jennifer Aniston films - The Object of My Affection. It is in my top ten chick flicks so I'd be a bit of a numpty if I didn't get it.

It's a great gameshow and the hosts, Alexander and Richard, are very funny. It's something we can all sit down to watch while we eat our tea.

Things I am looking forward to in the upcoming week:

  • Brand new Ant & Dec series Red or Black?
  • The return of QI
  • The biscuits in The Great British Bake Off


  1. Popped in from KarenG's BBQ. Nice to meet you MamaJ! Look forward to reading more of your posts in the future. If I get a chance I will toddle back for your promised tasty treats for the BBQ!

  2. Hi! So nice to meet you! I adore chick lit as well, altho I don't write it-- I'm too dark I guess. I go in thinking I'll write chick lit and end up with a work of twisted women's fiction instead LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by my BBQ, looking forward to getting to know you better!


  3. Hi Ann and Karen. Thank you for popping over x

  4. I'm a massive fan of chick lit... I should be, I write it! :)

    Yay for X-Factor and the Great British Bake-off! I love both those shows.

    Nice to meet you!

  5. Hi Talli, nice to meet you too. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Great British Bake Off. I usually just flick past it. Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned for me to give things a go before I judge...

  6. Hello! Nice to meet you. :-)

    The Great British Bake Off sounds ace and would prob give me delusions regarding my cake baking skills (which are poor). But I generally don't watch a lot of tv anymore unless it's something to do with social history, which I love!

  7. Hi Jayne,

    My baking skills are also poor but one can dream!


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