Yes I’m still alive. Yes this post is late. No it doesn’t include Gilmore Girls or Walking Dead – that will follow soon. Without further ado, here’s what we watched in November.
The Crown – Netflix || Black Mirror – Netflix ||
Divorce – Sky Atlantic || Shetland – BBC ||
So if you haven’t watched The Crown yet, where have you been? It was one of the best TV shows I’ve seen this year. I love how much chatter there was about it on Twitter too. I quite like the monarchy and thought that this was a fascinating insight into what life might have been like for the queen when everything was kicking off with her uncle and her dad. I don’t think that it can ever be easy to be in the position that she was put into, especially at such a young age. The different relationships are what make this series so watchable. Everyone has their own agenda and will use whatever and who ever they can to achieve their end goal. The glitz and glamour of it all though is fascinating and I love the relationship between the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. We tried so hard to pace ourselves with this series, but burned right through the series in next to no time. I cannot wait for the next series.
We watched Black Mirror pretty quickly too, especially as the first episode in the series was spooky and intense. It was a great commentary on the way social media and technology is taking over our lives. I have to say the first episode the best one. The rest of them aren’t quite as terrifying, and some are a little dull, especially the one about the old folks/the afterlife. What cracks me up about Black Mirror is that it takes the piss out of social media and technology, all the while knowing pretty much everyone will tweet about it! But it’s a really good series, if a little dark. Don’t watch it if you’re looking for something uplifting!
I was interested to see Sarah Jessica Parker’s new series, Divorce, as I loved her in Sex & The City (who didn’t?!) and I am loving this new series. It is hilarious! It makes divorce look like something everyone should go through it! Once again, SJP has an enviable wardrobe and her friends are hilarious, though I don’t think I’d want them to be my friends. The dynamic between SJP’s character and her husband, Robert, is brilliant. He is equally lovable and annoying. This series is definitely worth watching, especially if you like a little dark humour.
We stumbled across Shetland out of sheer desperation for something to watch and we were instantly in love. One of the girls from book group recommended it and I’m so glad that we watched it. Series 1 & 2 are on Netflix and we bought series 3 on iTunes. (Be warned that series 1 is only 2 episodes long) It’s a bit like Hinterland, just not as dark and foreboding. The scenery is breathtaking and the characters are really lovable. I’m really looking forward to the next series which should be on TV next year. An absolute gem of a show.