Dear ladies and gents,
so. I’ve been watching the Strain. And it’s quite enjoyable overall. Obviously super gross (no, REALLY GROSS) and super creepy at times, but it was sufficiently interesting to pass the time while there wasn’t so much stuff on.
In case you haven’t watched it before – it’s about vampires. Or rather a vampire epidemic that threatens New York.
And these vampire have their master. Or rather The Master. And that’s him below.
Really? No, I mean really?! That is supposed to be scary? It’s like… it looks like I draw a picture of bogeyman and this is how it translated into real life. For the record – I draw for sh*t, so that’s NOT a good thing. Them sausage fingers up there? The only thing I find vaguely scary. But that’s just me.
It’s strange. A show that is so on point on all.the.things. failed on the one thing that was supposed to be super gross and super scary.
Dear ladies and gents,
UK shows are oddly comforting and soothing to watch. Maybe because I grew up on the stuff and it reminds me of childhood. Maybe it’s because when we are in the UK and we get back to the hotel, there is always something interesting on. Yes, I’m the idiot that finds shows like Dickinson’s Real Deal interesting.
Be as it may… UK shows I’m watching at the moment.
Chasing Shadows is produced by ITV and it stars Reece Shearsmith as DS Sean Stone. I don’t know what’s ailing Stone, but it’s one of those he’s-brilliant-but-awkward-with-people type of conditions? Anyhow. Stone gets demoted and transferred to the Missing Persons Bureau where he works with Ruth Hattersley (played by Alex Kingston. Who, if you are old enough, you might remember from ER. Anyone?) So Stone sees patterns (will ignore the obvious Sherlock rip off here, don’t let that put you off) and decides one missing girl was in fact abducted by a serial killer. And so it goes… solid crime drama.
Great British Bake Off
Please. It’s Mary Berry (sweet baby Jesus, that lady! I wish I was half as cool when I get to that age. Or even now?). And Paul Hollywood (to get the shallow out of the way, kinda foxy, no? Also stuff that dude can do with dough. Pffffft). And all the tarts, sponges, rolls, cakes and breads you can take. Yes, gimme more of that. Word of caution – you might want to watch it AFTER you’ve eaten. Otherwise you’ll eat everything and the kitchen sink.
Scott and Bailey
In third season now and still good. Another solid crime drama with two strong female leads.
Because OMG how come I didn’t watch this before?
So ladies and gents, anyone have any additional recommendations? It would be much obliged.