And so it is time yet again for the monthly round up of what I’ve been watching, listening to and reading during March.
March was a good month in terms of ‘watching’, starting with SS-GB, set in a parallel universe where Germany won World War II, and involving a London based detective investigating a murder that escalates into other events and conspiracies. It was good, but I thought the last episode left us hanging just a bit too much. Still in thriller mode, we caught The Replacement, a psychological thriller set in Glasgow (which was fun!). This comes highly recommended if you get a chance to watch it. On the flight back from Vancouver I watched Tutankhamun, a six part dramatisation of the discovery of the boy king’s tomb. It was perfect flight watching – if you do long haul flights you’ll probably understand what that means.
We’re watching Broadchurch series 3 and have just started Line of Duty series 4 – more on them next month. We also picked up a few more episodes (we are up to number 12) of Designated Survivor which is getting much more exciting with interesting plot developments.
It’s not all been serious drama though! We caught up on most of the Tracey Ullman Show, the rest of Cradle to Grave and naturally a few episodes of New Girl on the flight to Vancouver (a habit – the only time I watch this show is on a plane). Oh and I am up to series 4 of my Gilmore Girls binge watching.
Top podcasts in March include Radio Cherry Bombe (always a delight), The Moth and A Taste of the Past (catch the wonderful episode about Persian food). BBC podcasts that are regularly picked listened to include Rhod Gilbert’s Best Bits, The Archers and Desert Island Discs. I’ve downloaded S-Town but have still to listen – sounds good from what I have read.
I have to say that March was not a great reading month. I picked up from the library Rumer Godden’s The Greengage Summer, which came across as terribly dated, though still an OK read. Also from the library, another of the delightfully light and frothy detective series set in a flower shop, written by Kate Collins. This got me through my night stuck in Auckland due to the fog. Still in light and fun reading mode, Angela Thirkell’s Pomfret Towers proved a good thing to take on holiday.
This month’s blogs include: