My Favourite TV Shows

Some nights there’s nothing better than sitting down on the couch and watching TV. I personally don’t have Netflix, SKY or any subscription services. I find free to air television fine for the most part. When it comes to picking my favourite TV shows I go for shows that make me excited to watch them, ones I can always count on to make me laugh and shows I find entertaining.

1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S

I started watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S around the time it ended actually. Re-runs always used to be on in the evenings and my brother and I started getting into it. I have all 10 seasons on DVD, the episodes always make me laugh and the relationship between the six main characters is special. Joey and Rachel are my favourite characters and I am firmly in the camp that is happy Ross and Rachel ended up together in the end. I know the past few years there have been rumours of a reunion but I’m not sure I’d want one. I kind of feel that it wouldn’t be the same and might not be as good. I’d watch it for sure but sometimes things are better left as they are.

2. Pretty Little Liars

I will admit I haven’t seen season one of Pretty Little Liars but it’s not like I don’t know how everything ends. I would like to watch it one day though. The mystery and suspense in this show made it hard not become a fan after I’d seen a few episodes of season two. I got my mum hooked into this show too and every summer we would look forward to it coming back and we’re sad it’s over! Hanna is my favourite character, she’s so sassy and witty and beautiful.

3. Unforgotten

This is the most recent show I have watched to make the list! I rarely binge watch shows but I watched the entire first series of this in one day, it’s so good! I have seen season two as well and I hope New Zealand gets season three at some point. The show is about a team of detectives who re-investigate historical murders (30, 40, 50 year old murders) and piece together what happened. It’s a simple concept but the acting is done well and the stories are gripping and well written.

4. The Chase

The most light-hearted show in this post. I love trivia and general knowledge and I know lots of random stuff. Mum and I tape this everyday and watch an episode most nights. I don’t get sick of the format or the questions and I like meeting the contestants, some of them are really funny and Bradley Walsh (the host) is so good at what he does! I’ve said that if I go to England or move there I’d love to be on this show!

5. Midsomer Murders

You’ll soon get the idea I enjoy detective shows from this post if you didn’t already know. Midsomer Murders is a show my mum got me into and I am probably a bigger fan of it than her now. The detective drama is set in modern day England and revolves around DCI Tom Barnaby (currently his successor, John Barnaby) to solve murders that take place in the picturesque but deadly villages of Midsomer. Personally, I prefer the original inspector, Tom Barnaby to his cousin as he represents the show for me.

6. Gimme Gimme Gimme

If this show was made today I don’t know if it would be allowed on TV. Some of the language and innuendo is rude but the show is absolutely hilarious and like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, I laugh every time I watch it. Gimme Gimme Gimmes centres around loudmouthed Londoner Linda and her gay flatmate, Tom who is an actor. Although it seems they loathe each other Tom and Linda are best friends really and at the end of series three when Tom moves away for a big acting job and leaves Linda living on her own you can see she is sad. As a viewer I always feel sad watching that scene and almost wish he stayed with her.

7. Poirot/Marple

Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries! I saw my first episode of Marple when I was about 10 years old and I’ve loved watching Marple and Poirot ever since. I read some of Agatha Christie’s mysteries for the first time this year and they are super good too, the TV shows differ from the books sometimes but it’s nice not to know every single thing that is going to happen. There’s always a dramatic ending, with the suspects being gathered together and the killer being announced – one of Christie’s signature moves. I am working my way through watching every episode of Poirot. I’m currently up to S5E6.

What are your favourite TV shows?

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Gratitude: August 2018

August felt like a busy month and it was nice to be distracted. I bought some new makeup from MAC and xoBeauty. I picked up my glasses and got them readjusted and they are now sitting comfortably. I’ve been a little naughty and had some fast food but I don’t often buy my lunch, I always take food to work and I tend to prefer takeaways for dinner. I’ve been reading and singing and practicing my driving too.

Here’s what made me smile:

August 1: Didn’t think I was going to make my bus on time but I did.

August 2: MAC goodies arrived!

August 3: Leftover Dominos pizza.

August 4: Days where I can read a lot are some of my favourites.

August 5: Love trying new makeup!

August 6: Three Pepper Chicken is my new favourite from Subway.

August 7: Finished Still Me.

August 8: Brainstormed new page ideas for my Bullet Journal.

August 9: Picked up my new glasses!

August 10: Did all my cleaning jobs.

August 11: Made my second xoBeauty order.

August 12: Good makeup day and nice weather.

August 13: Seems I’m not the only one who likes my bold lip colours, people tend to notice when I don’t wear one.

August 14: Love trying on lipstick for the first time!

August 15: Got my glasses readjusted and they fit so much better now.

August 16: Found new books for my TBR list.

August 17: New Ariana music.

August 18: Garlic bread for lunch.

August 19: Hot chocolate and donuts with a friend.

August 20: Peachy, shimmery makeup look.

August 21: Wore my black glasses to work for the first time and got told they suited me.

August 22: Strangely satisfying removing chipped nail polish.

August 23: Fish and chips for dinner.

August 24: Felt comfortable driving mum’s car today.

August 25: Watched Unforgotten for the first time. Hooked already!

August 26: Toasted sandwich with cheese, spaghetti and potato – yum.

August 27: Halo looked extra cute today.

August 28: Hug Me is such a cute name for a lipstick!

August 29: First evening sing-a-long of the week. My singer dream will never die.

August 30: Binge watched series one of Unforgotten. Only took 4 hours and 20 minutes.

August 31: Tidied my bedroom.

What were you grateful for in August?


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Redhead Rambles #31

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Redhead Rambles’. The series does what it says on the tin, it is a redhead (me) rambling about her week. I share what I’ve been up to each week, how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been listening to or watching. Occasionally I will my share favourite blog posts and links I’ve found useful or interesting.

  • It’s been a relatively quiet week compared to some others so this post may not be as long.
  • I drove my mum’s car on Friday and it felt more natural. The steering is heavier as her car is bigger than mine and there’s more resistance when I use the pedals. By more resistance I mean you have to push the pedals harder to make them work which I like. I may have also found a new spot to try driving in.
  • I cleaned the oven – good daughter points!
  • After cleaning the oven my nails were in need of filing from all the scrubbing. The following day I painted them using The I’s Have It by OPI.
  • I had a small YouTube binge watch of fellow blogger, Lora’s channel. *CLICK HERE* to visit her blog.
  • On Saturday afternoon I was reading an ebook on the couch with a blanket and Halo came and sat with me.
  • I created a bookshelf page in my Bullet Journal and added in titles of books I want to read in the future. Currently I have a bulleted list of books to read and the page is full. I thought I’d try a more creative version and see which I like better. I took inspiration from this image on Pinterest:
  • On Tuesday morning I woke up with a horrible headache but thankfully it went away shortly after I got to work.
  • That night my aunt came for a visit.
  • As part of working at the library I go out and visit a few schools with the mobile library (where we take books to children) and the weather wasn’t the best. It could have been worse but it was very grey and windy. I went out with someone I hadn’t gone with before and it was nice to chat to her and get to know her better.
  • I tried the new raspberry lemonade energy drink from V and while it was nice I don’t know that I’d buy it again and it doesn’t taste as good as raspberry lemonade with lemonade and raspberry cordial. I seldom have energy drinks btw.
  • Thursday was dull, grey weather too but not as much rain.
  • Also on Thursday I had a lazy day. I didn’t sleep in (for a change) but I stayed in my pyjamas, read and watched the complete first season of Unforgotten. Series two started in New Zealand last week and I rented series one from work earlier this week in case there were any overlapping storylines. The stories are powerful and expertly interwoven. SO GOOD!

How was your week?


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