I’ve been stitching quite a bit so that means I’ve had the television on too. Sometimes I will sit and listen to an audiobook while I stitch but more of the time, it’s the television that’s on. It’s going to seem like I’ve watched a lot of television but most of these were only 4-6 episodes.
On Netflix, I watched a show called Anatomy of a Scandal. This one has six episodes and it just flew by. I don’t think I stitched much while watching this. I TOTALLY got drug into the drama.
The show is based on this book which I haven’t read. After watching I was prompted to check to see if there were any of her other books available via my online library. I really liked the show.
I got the “catch” in the show early on…but that was totally okay. I still loved it.
If you are a Downton Abbey fan, the gal who played Mary, Michelle Dockery, plays a leading role in this show. She’s a British lawyer.
Here’s a synopsis:
“Parliamentary minister James Whitehouse is a happily married man with a loving family home, then a scandalous secret comes to light.”
Here is the trailer…
I really liked this show. The only bad thing…it ended too soon. I can see that there might be an opening for a season 2 but who knows.
I watch so much more television than I did five years ago. It’s mostly due to cross-stitching. Television and cross-stitching go really well together. I stitch and watch so some things escape me but I still catch the storyline and know what happened in the show.
Here are a few things I’ve been watching lately:
First up is The Gulf. This is set in New Zealand. I just love shows that are set in other countries as I enjoy the scenery and mannerisms that are different than here in the US.
I watched this on Amazon Prime. There are 3 episodes in season one and eight in season two. The show opens with a terrible car accident that shapes the entire series.
Detective Jess Savage investigates crimes on her home of Waiheke Island, New Zealand; after losing her memory in a car crash that killed her husband, Jess becomes determined to bring the killer to justice.
Here is the trailer:
Next up, I watched Bridgerton. I watched this on Netflix.
This is based on a book…but I’ve heard that season two strays from the books. I don’t know if it does or doesn’t as I haven’t read the books. I had previously watched season one and although I thought it had too much nudity, I somehow got sucked into it. So when season two came around, I had to watch it.
It’s an overdramatized evening soap opera…one of those shows you watch and can’t figure out why you’re watching but then watch anyway. I’ve yet to determine why I get sucked into it.
The show is based on the Bridgerton family. Each season highlights one of the Bridgerton children and their escapades that lead them to the alter.
I do love the costuming…so pretty.
If you haven’t watched, you need to watch season one first.
There are eight episodes in each season.
Inventing Anna was the next show I watched. There are nine episodes and I watched this on Netflix.
This is based on a true story. Here’s the synopsis: “A journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary heiress who stole the hearts and money of New York elites.”
This is another show that I started watching and got hooked on even though it was a bit of a train wreck. The journalist in the show is pregnant and WAY overdoes pregnancy to the point it is annoying. Other than that, I found the show entertaining.
The next series I watched was The Girl from Plainville. This show is disturbing. It is based on a true story. I watched this on Hulu.
Here is the synopsis:
“The true story of Michelle Carter’s “texting-suicide” case, exploring her relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events leading up to his death, and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.”
As of writing this, more episodes are coming out. I think there will be eight in total.
I will be finishing this series for sure.
I think last time I told you I was watching The Guilded Age on HBO Max.
That was good and I am really hoping there are more seasons of this. I love looking at the costuming in this.
I am still watching Cold Case. This is the show I pick when I don’t want to take the time to figure out what to watch. It’s my default show…but I really love it.
I am watching this on HBO Max.
That’s the end of the list of what I’ve been watching. Kalissa is insistent that I watch this show…The Dropout. It’s on Hulu and is next on my list.
That’s what I’ve been watching. Any suggestions from any of you??
I’ve had some time while I was recovering from my thyroid cancer treatment to watch some television. I know many of you, like me, have trouble finding shows to watch.
For the most part, I love period dramas and enjoy cop shows. If I can get these in a British format, even better.
One of my favorite cop shows ever is Shetland. There are 6 in the series and in January, I started back at season one and watched all the way through. Oh my…I just love this show.
From the beginning to now the characters have evolved so much. If you’re not someone who typically watches British television, you’re in for a treat. There aren’t the big magical screens in the police rooms like in NCSI that magically make the information appear. So much of this is more real-life with real-life characters that have personal lives AND solve crimes.
Characters aren’t perfect but they do their best in the situation…even the characters that make poor choices, have redeeming qualities.
The seasons are short. Sometimes only three episodes long which makes me so sad…I just love the show so much!!
The show is based on Ann Cleeves’ books. That reminds me, I want to go back and read the books.
I will tell you to go back and start with season one as a few of the seasons build on each other. I watched it on Britbox. It’s WELL worth paying for a month’s subscription and binge-watching.
I’ve been trying to get every bit of stitching time in. I’ve wanted to finish my Anniversaries of the Heart Cross Stitch project. I watch television while I stitch so…here is what I was watching while I stitched.
Someone suggested I watch Prey. I found it on Hulu.
I loved this. It’s a cop whodunit. I love those.
Here is the trailer.
Here’s the description:
“When DS Marcus Farrow is put in the frame for the murder of his wife and child he has no choice but to make an escape and try to clear his name.”