TV and film that I've been watching this month.
Deep Water is a new series set in the Lake District, starring Anna Friel. I missed the first episode but saw the next one being advertised so I watched it on catch up. I was a little confused as to the storyline, it didn't seem to be going in any particular direction, but it held my interest enough for me to continue watching. All the episodes are available on ITV Hub, which means we don't have to wait for each episode being shown week after week, I much prefer this. I actually binge watched the whole series, six episodes, and enjoyed them, though I can't say I liked any of the characters. I can see this returning for a second series, though I don't think anything about that's been announced as yet.
The Great British Bake Off returned to our screens on Tuesday night and it looks set to be another good series with some of the contestants already standing out above others. I really enjoy this programme but one thing for me lets it down, Paul Hollywood. No matter how hard I try, I just can't like him. Never mind, the rest of the show more than makes up for me having to put up with him for an hour.
I was curious about A Star Is Born. I've never seen the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson but I heard good things about Lady Gaga's acting debut. The reviews I read weren't wrong, I thought she did a brilliant job. Unfortunately, the storyline lost me half way through the film, long and drawn out, though the soundtrack kept me going, and I didn't see the ending coming. I think I'd have been shuffling in my seat if I'd seen it at the cinema, but it passed an afternoon in my living room. A big thumbs up to Lady Gaga but it's not a film I'll watch again.
I've heard the Simply In Stitches vlogs being mentioned in a couple of places just recently so I thought I'd pop over to You Tube and take a look. Tina is in to both knitting and cross stitch and she's inspired me to have another go at Cross Stitch myself. She's working on some wonderful projects at the moment. I've watched the most recent vlog and have decided to go right back to the very beginning on this channel and work my way up to date from the beginning. There's plenty there to binge watch.
There haven't been many programmes which have taken my fancy throughout August but I've seen a few things advertised which I'm looking forward to watching so I'm sure September will be better.