This week's TTT is a TV themed freebie. As Autumn draws in the TV always steps up it's game and there's loads of good stuff on at the moment. Here's a few of the things I've been loving. (Only got seven this week, sorry!)
So far this has exceeded my expectations for one prime reason - Rufus Sewell. Sewell plays Lord Melbourne, the Prime Minister and supposedly first love of Jenna Coleman's young Victoria. Albert comes in to it next week but I'm struggling to see how he's going to compete. This is a lavish costume drama from ITV, and I'm still smarting over the fact that I COULD HAVE BEEN AN EXTRA IN THIS. I got the call, but I was working :( Devastated.
If Rufus Sewell wasn't enough on a Sunday night, now we've got Aidan Turner to boot. They're spoiling us. Series two of Poldark is based on the second and third books, which are the most drama packed, so we're in for a good series I think. (Also, to my relief, they're making some changes to the events at the end of Warleggan. If you've read the books you'll know what I mean, I think.)
Strictly Come Dancing
I don't know if I'd quite call myself a Strictly superfan, but I've only missed one series since it started, so I guess I'm close. Looks like a good line up this year - favourite pairings so far are Greg and Natalie and Melvin and Janette. And Judge Rinder is going to be hilarious.
Just finished watching this on Netflix and would heartily recommend. Police dramas are really not my thing but I binge-watched the first series in an evening and the second was good too, although not as tense. The writing and acting is faultless and the characters are very real. It's grim and violent, but there's still plenty of humour. It's also very disturbing to see Prince Andrei/Granchester as the psychopathic villain.
Season 4 has finally come to the UK and... it's not quite as good so far. But I'm still enjoying it. Scarlett gets on my nerves nowadays and I can't see where they're going with the Juliette story-line - but the songs are still fab, particularly Layla's stuff. If I Didn't Know Better (from the first ever episode) is still my favourite though.
The Great British Bake Off
Usually I hate cooking shows, but this is baking, so it's different! Plus the contestants are always so warm and likeable, and I love Paul (flying the flag for the Wirral!) and Mary.
I'm not normally big on reality tv, and dating shows make me cringe. First Dates does too, but it's worth suffering for because it's just so sweet. There's no gimmick, it's just ordinary people matched up on honest blind dates that the producers and the audience actually want to go well. They try to match them up properly, with people they'd be suited with. Obviously it doesn't always work out, but a lot of the time it does. I liked the celebrity version too but it was basically the same - none of them were particularly famous.