Friday, 16 November 2018

TV Shows You Need To Watch #4

It's been absolutely ages since I last did a TV recommendations post like this. I've had a few Netflix suggestions posts go up which I've loved writing but as I'm sure you can guess, that's just the films and shows on Netflix so I thought it was about time I wrote another post like this about the shows I've been loving on TV over the last few months. Autumn always seems to bring out the binge worthy shows on channels like ITV and BBC but I really do think we've been spoilt throughout the whole year so far.

A Very English Scandal - I'm a really big fan of Hugh Grant so when I first heard about this show, I knew it would be one to watch. He stars alongside Ben Whishaw who you might know as the voice of Paddington and together they were just brilliant. This show tells the story of Jeremy Thorpe, a member of parliament who was tried and acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex lover Norman Scott. At a time when homosexuality was still illegal, Jeremy felt he had no choice but to get rid of Norman but whether he's successful or not, you'll have to watch to find out. This kept me interested from the beginning and even though it's a true story, I genuinely had no idea how it was going to end. Each episode was fantastic.
A Very English Scandal
The Split - When I first saw this advertised on TV, I actually didn't think I would be too fussed about it but when we were in Paris in May, there were very limited channels in the hotel and we ended up watching an episode whilst it was on. Once we were back we decided to start it from the beginning and I ended up absolutely loving it! In this six part series, we meet the Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers. You might think from the outside they have it together and they live seemingly perfect lives but that's actually not the case at all. From their relationships and careers to the return of their estranged father, they all have issues and ultimately are 4 very different women trying to get through life as best as they can. This show really surprised me and whilst at first it did seem to get quite a lot of criticism, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I also liked how it was left on a cliff hanger at the end so hopefully they'll be series 2 in the future. 
The Split
Age Before Beauty - I actually don't know where to start with this show. It's another show that's actually received a lot of criticism and at first I wasn't sure whether to even give it a chance but I'm really glad I did. It's definitely not the best show ever made, a little weird at time but it was a good drama to look forward to each week. This series follows The Regans who are a pretty dysfunctional family, running a beauty salon. Bel and Wesley are the main couple but there is also Bel's sister Leanne and her husband Teddy. What we find out though is that Teddy is actually in love with Bel and he'll stop at nothing to get her. I really wasn't sure how this was going to end and I actually ended up rooting for Bel and Teddy to be together, but I never expected the final episode to be as it was. There is no way of explaining but things are seriously messed up. It's definitely worth a watch and I'm hoping they'll do more in future.
Age Before Beauty
Bodyguard - This show. Everyone has been talking about it and I've been part of that too. I mean, it looked good from the BBC trailer but I never ever expected it to end up being so outstanding. During the first 20 minutes of the first episode I couldn't breathe, straight away they throw you in and from then on, I was hooked. It was torture waiting each week for another episode! This follows Richard Madden as a David, a heroic but volatile war veteran who is assigned to protect the home secretary, Julia who is played by Keeley Hawes. From the beginning we're left guessing how bad the home secretary really is and what David's real motive is behind taking this role but I don't think you could have predicted at all the things that happened throughout. It's one of the best TV shows I've watched in a long, long time. There's been rumours of series 2 but I kind of want it to be left where it was. I think it was wrapped up really well but who knows.
Killing Eve - This is probably my favourite TV show of the year and I'm really not sure what will beat it in the future to be honest. It seemed to come out of nowhere and all of a sudden it was something everyone was talking about but now I totally get why. It's been playing on a Saturday night on the BBC but we couldn't wait so we watched it all on iPlayer and I think within 24 hours we had got through it all. You know when you just get so lost in a show, you have to just keep going? This was one of those for me but ever since I've been thinking about going back and re-watching it all again. I probably won't do the show justice but this is about 2 very different women who end up in this weird game of cat and mouse. Eve, a bored MI5 officer and Villanelle, a talented killer always able to get her own way. They actually end up being weirdly obsessed with each other but because of that you really can't predict where each episode will go next. I just can't get over how incredible this was and I'm so excited for series 2. Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are fabulous in this.
Killing Eve
Have you watched any of these too? Let me know if you have any other recommendations!

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