Since it first began two years ago, Mr Selfridge has been one of my guilty pleasure TV shows. Whilst Jeremy Piven’s scenery-chewing performance was a little much at times, I enjoyed the turns given by the supporting cast and the ostentatious production design. I felt that Mr Selfridge peaked in series two, which ironed out the problems in the drama’s first run and was somewhat improved due to its focus on the start of World War One. Due to the promise of Mr Selfridge’s second run I was anticipating tonight’s third series greatly, imagine my disappointment then when I was totally underwhelmed with what I saw.
With a wedding, a funeral and a birth within the last two weeks it was inevitable that Last Tango in Halifax was going to have to slow down at some stage. Slow was definitely a word that could describe tonight’s episode although that’s not necessarily a criticism. Indeed, one of Last Tango’s strengths is its use of realistic dialogue, characters and situations; a prime example of which being the scene in which Caroline and Gillian shot the breeze whilst peeling vegetables. As Caroline has dominated the drama for the last two weeks it was great to see Gillian take centre stage as her wedding to Robbie drew ever nearer.
In my last review of Call the Midwife I noted how it appeared as if Miranda Hart had been written out of the series as Chummy had become the new matron at the mother and baby home. It appears as if my assertion was correct as Hart’s name has been removed from the credits along with that of her on-screen husband Ben Caplan. Replacing Hart as the drama’s new big name star is Linda Bassett who makes her debut tonight as new nurse Phyllis Crane; who is initially drafted in as a temporary substitute for Sister Evangelina. However, Phyllis’ ideas about how Nonnatus House should be run saw her clash with the drama’s beloved battleaxe.
There’s just FOUR days to wait now until The Americans returns to our screens and there’s some seriously exciting scoop coming out about the show’s return. Including just what storylines the writers will introduce in the show’s third series!
So to find out just what storyline had actor Matthew Rhys concerned and all the scoop on episodes 3 and 4 head on inside….
We’re always looking for a new series to binge watch on Netflix and over 2015 Marvel will be seriously taking over the online subscription service with brand spanking new shows!
Not content with just taking over the cinematic universe, Marvel are putting more time and effort into those shows on the small screen. So far, we’ve seen Agents of SHIELD which after a shaky start, turned out to be a success.
Now, Netflix have released teasers for the upcoming shows and we’re seriously excited. So to find out all about your next Netflix addictions – head on inside!