A great series comes to the end, I had major reservations about this show having a second season after a terrific first came to a shocking conclusion. I wondered how on earth they could replicate but boy was I wrong. The writers got this so spectacularly right and a couple of cast changes from the first only added to how good this show was. If anything I felt this series might have been even better and once again we have been left in total mystery as to where this show could go next series. Until then, we can only speculate but I will be very excited indeed when this show rolls round again.
It's bloody back, a show which pits robots with axes and spinning discs against each other shouldn't be so enjoyable but it just is. A lot of this will feel familiar to anyone who watched the old run of this show, the only change being Dara O’Briain replacing Craig Charles as the host and certainly unlike Top Gear the host change has not had a bad effect. In fact Dara’s humour actually makes those scenes away from the battle a little more enjoyable. The familiar voice of Jonathan Pearce still commentates over the battles so this has a very nostalgic feel for former fans. Sometimes shows need a break to come back and I think this is one of them, it feels fresh again, let battle commence!
The Get Down
On one of my last blogs I recommended the awesome Stranger Things, which let's face it, most people absolutely went crazy over, and Netflix might just be hitting a home run again with this number. A show about the birth of hip hop is always going to attract interest from someone into their music. I myself had been eagerly awaiting this since the start of the year. This is available to binge now for the first six episodes, I will say little until next week as I watched episode 1 last night and loved it, so I’ll let everyone catch up and discuss further once I’m further into it, however judging on episode 1, this could be another fantastic Netflix original we could all get down to. (Yeah I went there!)
OK OK, hardly a new show, but I missed this when it was first released but sticking with the music theme, I finally got round to giving this a watch. I went in slightly worried as this was massively talked about before the show premiered, not least for the superb names involved with it and I had to be nervous as I don't remember many people raving about it since it had been on. But I actually really enjoyed it, I think the first episode was too long, it should have maybe split that into two and maybe that detracted a few people. Yet after that episode I felt the series grew stronger, like Boardwalk Empire it features made up characters intertwined in a world with real life rock stars and this adds a very authentic feel to it, which is no surprise with Mick Jagger involved. Top[ that with Scorsese also involved and it looks an absolute treat as you are thrown right back to the early 70’s. All in all very enjoyable for someone into rock music of that era so if you haven't watched this yet, I can confirm it is definitely worth revisiting.
Has anyone been watching this? Well let me summarise this short but oddly good series. Basically...they got about 30 people together to go live in the middle of pissing nowhere in the hope they could be self sufficient and start a new community away from the modern world. Did they achieve this?? Well...no not really, they certainly weren't very self sufficient and most of them seemed to hate each other, so in short if you are fed up of the modern world and think it's a good idea to go build a hut in the middle of rural scotland, think again!
In case you missed this last time, you should all be checking out this very funny new show from America. Brought to you by the same people who brought you Eastbound & Down, it certainly has the same humour and I think it's got funnier with each episode, so if you are looking for some quick 20 minute episodes of something which will make you howl. Look no further.