WEDNESDAY, the Netflix series from the imagination of Tim Burton. Starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci it’s a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
It’s written by Tim Burton so it was always going to be brilliant. It doesn’t disappoint and even better there is going to be a second series.
Lauren Lyle stars as Karen Pirie in ITV cold case murder drama, based on acclaimed author Val McDermid’s The Distant Echo and adapted by Emer Kenny.
When teenager Rosie Duff (Anna Russell-Martin, Casualty) was found brutally murdered in the Scottish university town of St Andrews in 1996, suspicion fell on the three drunken students who were discovered at the scene of the crime, claiming to have found her body.
This was absolutely brilliant- five stars- and being that Val McDermid has written a series of books about the young Scottish detective, we can hopefully look forward to series two.
Directed by Petter Næss and Pål Jackman, written by Mette M. Bølstad, State of Happiness is about power, profit and politics. When Stavanger, a small Norwegian fishing village becomes part of the 70s oil boom, everything changes.
Loved the first series and just finished the second. Different, great cast and highly entertaining. very, very good!
Mum is a British sitcom written by Stefan Golaszewski (Marriage) centred around recently widowed, suburban 59-year-old Cathy and her family, following her husband’s death. Each episode is named after a calendar month in the year, exceptseries three which is set over just one week.
StarringLesley Manville and Peter Mullan. I watched this on the back of Stefan Golaszewski’s Marriage (Nicola Walker). Similar format- the comedy/ drama is in the minutia of everyday life, cleverly delivered.
‘Funny, moving, revealing – the bittersweet reality of a long-term relationship. Sean Bean and Nicola Walker star in an intimate slice of life …’
Dividing viewers- boring or brilliant? I thought it was brilliant- a portrayal of real life; as it is. Because let’s face it none of our live are as action packed as the dramas we are all watching on TV. It might not provide thrilling viewing, but it did affirm and mirror the mundanity of day to day living that I’m sure we could all identify with some aspect of.
A British legal drama television series, written and created by Abi Morgan, starring Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Annabel Scholey and Deborah Findlay. A powerful drama about power- girl power, the power struggle within families and the power, both positive and negative of family lawyers. It’s well worth binging on.
A travelogue well worth watching. Travel to Paris, Rome and Berlin with the gorgeous Joanna Lumley. For me it was all about Berlin. I’ve been to Paris many times, Rome looks amazing, amazingly I have never yet made it to Rome. But Berlin… it’s gotta be next!
An adaptation of Graham Norton’s novel, written by Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan and directed by Kathy Burke. It’s Murder/ mystery set in West Cork, Ireland. A bit of a slow burner but well worth sticking with.
Based on the best selling novel by Louise Candlish, starring Tuppence Middleton and Martin Compston, Our House tells the story of Fi Lawson, who arrives home one day to find a family of strangers moving into her house and her husband, Bram, has disappeared.
A slow starter but definitely worth seeing through to the end.