Dear ladies and gents,
the other day I was looking for stuff to watch. I can be a bit of a hoarder* when it comes to TV shows (especially around Christmas time since there is nothing to watch).
So I came across a new BBC series with Michael Palin. Remember Me it’s called. First of all – this is Palin’s first acting role in two decades. So I was like YAY – Michael Palin! I DID see that the articles mentioned scary, horror, supernatural etc, but I was so YAY Michael Palin, I didn’t pay much attention. I mean – it’s Michael Palin, funny and warm and cuddly, how bad can it be?
Very, VERY bad!
So much so in fact it scared the living bejesus out of me.
There were a few moment where I was
And afterwards I was like
I kid you not, it’s scary freaking creepy stuff.
Michael Palin plays an elderly Yorkshireman Tom Parfitt who doesn’t want to stay in his home any more. So he stages a fake accident that sees him get placed into a nursing home. But soon after he is in situ at the nursing home a murder happens and he is the only witness. That’s kinda the gist of the first episode. I am still working up the nerve to watch the second episode if I’m honest.
Apart from the creepiness, the series is very visually arresting (apart from ALL the scary stuff, there are some beautiful shots of Yorkshire countryside). Also there is a scene with Palin (there is a bit of it in the trailer below) that is so joyous, it is difficult not so smile.
If you are a fan of horror, you will LOVE this. If you are not and you are curious, do proceed with caution. As I mentioned – freaking scary.
*Not to worry, I don’t have a problem that would qualify me for Hoarders. Only possibly when it comes to the skincare stuff. But I am getting better with that too.