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Tuesday Treat – Fear the Walking Dead

As an early Christmas present, Phil got me the box set of Fear the Walking Dead. (I say box set, but there are only 6 episodes.) As a Walking Dead fan, I was keen to see how it compared. It’s set at the beginning of the outbreak, if you can call it that, when no one knows what’s going on or how the ‘flu’ is spread. Watching it after The Walking Dead is quite interesting, as you know so much more than the characters do. One thing that did surprise me was the speed in which people learnt how to deal with the walkers and how quickly people were prepared to put down their own. Needless to say we’ve quickly sped through the series and I can’t wait to get the next one.

The characters are an interesting mix and I’m not sure which ones I like yet and which ones I’ll be happy to be eaten by a rampaging herd. None the less, there are plenty of scenes which make you jump and had me screaming out ‘No, you need to shoot them in the head!’ Not sure if it’s for you? Have a look at the trailer. If you’re a fan of the Walking Dead or zombies in general, then I think you’ll like this.

What I’ve been Watching ~ March

I know, I know, I’m very late with this post. I’ve just realised that it’s May next week. Next week! Where is this year going?! Crazy. As the Winter season comes to a close in TV land, a lot of my favourite shows end, with a only a few to replace them. This is where Netflix and such like come into their own, as you find new little gems when there’s nothing on.

TV

The Vikings

Both I and my OH had seen this advertised somewhere so thought we’d give it a go. Have to say, am pleased we did. There’s blood, violence, sex and lots of eating, but it’s got a great storyline and the characters are really interesting. Season 1 and most of season 2 is available to stream via Amazon Instant stream, which is how we watch it. It’s had one or two slowish episodes, but it’s definitely worth a watch.

Silk

I’ve been a fan of Silk since day 1 and was really pleased to see another series. It’s really good British drama, with a great cast and intriguing storylines, though I’m not fussed over the will they/won’t they thing with Martha & Clive. She’s way too good for him. Fact. If you like The Good Wife and Suits, this will definitely hit the spot.

The Walking Dead

I’ve written about my love of The Walking Dead many times and for me, this series didn’t disappoint. Walkers: check. Tension: check. The possibility of your favourite character dying at any given moment: check. (No spoilers tho!) There were certainly a few episodes where I held my breath, waiting for the inevitable to happen and there were lots of things that I didn’t see coming. For me, October & the release of Season 5 cannot come soon enough! This boxset is definitely going on my birthday list!

Apart from these, I’ve been continuing on with The Good Wife, Southland, Girls, The Vampire Diaries and Nashville. Plenty to keep my going.

Film

The Butler

Not sure I can say any more than has already been said about this film. It’s pretty epic with an amazing cast. The story gets you from the moment the film starts and it’s quite emotional at times. The journey of the main character from a cotton farm worker to White House butler is amazing, as well as the journey of his family. Definitely well worth a watch.

Gravity

Unlike most other people, I didn’t see this at the cinema. (Probably a good thing, as I get motion sickness and I still can’t watch Cloverfield) It was worth the wait. It is brilliant. Hugely stressful, terrifying, beautiful and breathtaking all in one go. If you haven’t seen it yet, you won’t be disappointed when you do. A great Saturday night film.

Saving Mr Banks

When my OH suggested we watch this, I wasn’t overly keen, thought it sounded a bit boring. I was wrong – it’s not. It’s ace, if for no other reason than an insight into the making of Mary Poppins! It’s a bit of a tear jerker, especially when Mrs Travers┬áhas an emotional breakthrough about her father. I totally blubbed at the end! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

A few other films that I watched, which were bitterly disappointing include Enders Game and The Machine. Both looked good on iTunes, with a mixture of good actors and reviews. However both were far too long and left me looking forward to them being over. Avoid!

What’s the best thing you’ve seen on TV recently? Any good films out?