Here are some shows which we have watched and enjoyed, recently. Hopefully, there is one or two you haven’t seen yet and fancy watching. Again, I’ve tried my best not to give any details of the plot away – just my take on what I thought of the show. If you have any suggestions of your own, let me know in the comments – I would love to hear them!
It’s a Sin – TV mini-series (all episodes available on channel 4 – five, in total)
A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS. This series has been viewed over 6.5 million times and has broken records for Channel 4.
We started to watch this series following an interview we had seen with the show’s writer, Russell T Davies. This is a joyful, devastating, sincere human story. It taught me more about the HIV/AIDS crisis and the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. You will laugh, cry and everything in between. I fell in love with the characters. Fantastic portrayal and a must see!
When Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter and her friend go missing, the police (Jake Gyllenhaal) pursue multiple leads while the pressure mounts to find them.
Prisoners is a gritty, incredibly well-acted, suspenseful, and thought-provoking thriller. The film mainly focuses on the choices taken and the consequences faced by the characters. The suspense never lets up and keeps you captivated until the end credits.
Ratched – TV Series (Netflix)
In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior, lurks growing darkness.
I had no expectations before stumbling across this series on Netflix. This is because I am a huge fan of Sarah Poulson and loved her portrayal of Marcia Clark in “American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson”, which pulled me in to begin watching. In this series, she delivers a great performance. The costumes and sets are amazing and were a joy to watch.
The Crown – TV Series started in 2016 (Netflix)
This series follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.
I am not usually interested in the Royal family and prior to watching had misgivings about this series, hearing in the media that there may be inaccuracies. But I was curious to give it a try following the great reviews it was receiving as well as friends who were also raving about it. From the moment I started to watch, I realised how outstanding it is in every way – simply, faultless. From brilliant dramatisation, acting, score to cinematography, everywhere you look, it commands. The historical significance is stunning – which I enjoyed most of all. I cannot wait for the next instalment.
The Fall – TV Series ITV – (The ITV Hub and Netflix)
A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman (Gillian Anderson) goes head-to-head with a seemingly passionate father (Jamie Dornan) who is, in fact, a cold serial killer.
“The Fall” is set in Belfast and is very well filmed. It has a strong developing storyline, centred around real people with real issues. The main character is portrayed as disturbed and dark.
Unbelievable Netflix Mini-Series (Netflix)
Based on the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed the path to the truth.
This was very well scripted, produced and directed and some stellar performances, throughout. I was hooked from the first episode. I especially loved the two lead detective roles played by Toni Collette and Merritt Wever who play strong women doing their job well. A must watch.
This series is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, which follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
Since watching this, I have heard that most people who have read the book then watched this series, were disappointed.
I haven’t read the book and did find the show a little bit cliched at times, and predictable. It has a great cast. Reese Witherspoon plays the “soccer mom” to perfection. It’s not one of the best shows I have watched.
The Morning Show. TV Series (Apple TV)
An inside look at the modern workplace through the lens of the people who help America wake up. It pulls back the curtain and shows us the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.
This show captured my attention from the start. I thought Jenifer Aniston & Steve Carrell have a great on-screen relationship, and praise to the writers for their delicate approach to the social issues in the storyline. Straightaway, I was interested in the other characters and found them to be both likeable and relatable. The script, direction and photography are amazing. I also love the opening track and the visuals that go with it – so have downloaded it onto my music list.
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