Now I will start by saying we are not normally big TV watchers but with 6 whole weeks off work and a mixed bag of weather. I have found myself with a little more time on my hands than normal.
And watching TV allows me to sit with my laptop and do some much needed blogging. So what has been keeping me company this summer.
Some old friends
Nope, not those old friends, but the same city…
I am re-watching ‘Sex and the city’! Four old friends, or that’s how it feels at least. Weirdly, I watched this the first time round with my parents. I have revisited it a few times since and the first film is still one of my favourite films.
I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed the series and it is easy to pick up when I have a spare half an hour.
Who’s your favourite?
I won’t lie, I was very excited to see the return of ‘Orange is the new Black’ on Netflix and even more so when I saw it began during the first week of the summer break!
To say I am underwhelmed so far would be an understatement. But I am committed. I have watched all the other series and it feels only right to stick with the last series, gain some closure. Fingers crossed it improves a lot or I will be left VERY disappointed!
When I saw this show advertised, I of course recognised Zendaya from the Greatest Showman and knew of her Disney background.
So to say I was surprised to see her portraying Rue in ‘Euphoria’. Rue is a 17 year old drug addict. We meet her straight from rehab but she is clear to the viewer that she has no intention of staying clean.
Within five minutes I was hooked. Its dark, has a real movie feel to it and there are so many plot layers building that I can’t wait to get to the bottom of them all.
It feels like a teen drama but has an edge that means I would not allow any teen of mine to actually watch it!
I think this has HBO hit written all over it.
Enter George Clarke
I have always been a secret fan of home renovation shows, so when Rob suggested ‘Old house, New home’ I was very much on board.
Now living in an old house, we are currently working hard to make it our new home and this show has given us some definite food for thought.
And George’s need to smash down walls has become a bit of a running joke in our house. In fact we know for sure he’d come in and knock down lots of walls in our old house.
Since watching Chernobyl it has ignited a love for weird and wonderful places, in steps ‘Dark Tourist’ on Netflix. David Farrier travels the world visiting all those places most of us would like to visit but value our safety and health a bit too much to actually hop on a plane!
He visits Columbia to experience Narco tourism, made famous by Pablo Escobar. He visits Japan to experience nuclear tourism. He meets people who are intrigued in following in the footsteps of Murderers and visits the birthplace of Voodoo in Africa.
You can take in all these wonderful sites without leaving the house, sounds perfect to me.
The only down side is the slightly Louis Theroux David Farrier, but if you can get past that its a winner!
Arriving late to the party
‘Black Mirror’. I am not sure how I had missed this until now but Rob convinced me to watch the first episode…. I have to admit to hating every minute of it!
But then Netflix had the new series listed and seeing Andrew Scott and Miley Cyrus in the trailers, I thought I’d give it a go. I am so glad I did! I really enjoyed the episodes and I am now willing to go back and watch the other series. And really looking forward to it!
So there you have it, my viewing choices for the summer. It seems like rather a lot I guess but I don’t often get a chance to binge watch anything, so it makes a nice change.
What are you watching this summer? Do you have any recommendations for me to see me through the next 3 weeks?