Autumn TV Shows

Every now and then I like to share some of the brilliant TV shows that I am currently enjoying. This month I am playing catch up as I have a lot of series to get through before some of my favourites come back. I am especially looking forward to some feel-good Christmas movies and shows as well as the forthcoming return of Stranger Things.

Love and Anarchy

These two actors are incredibly talented.

I had forgotten to mention this Swedish TV show which has 8 episodes of about half an hour in length. I found it randomly and it caught my eye because it came across as a funny concept. I often watch programmes with subtitles and, for me, this doesn’t detract from the story and my enjoyment of it.

Sofia is an executive who comes into a publishing firm to modernise them as they are stuck in the past and have no social media presence. Max is a young guy who works in IT support. They find each other amusing and start to initiate pranks to make the time pass more quickly. Taking it in turns to set ridiculous but hilarious challenges for each other, they also notice an attraction burning.

I laughed out loud at many of the predicaments they got into. I particularly loved it when Max insisted that Sofie walked backwards all day, including when entering and leaving meetings. If she walked normally at any point she would have lost the bet. It can sometimes get a bit racy so this one is definitely for adults only.

Locke and Key

Netflix at its best – a thrilling ride.

Netflix has just produced the second YA series of Locke and Key which features the Locke family who moved into their ancestral home after the husband died. The three kids discover a cloudy past that hangs over the mansion, with special keys that only they can use to access specific skills.

By turning a key into the back of your head, you can come out of your body and go somewhere else, memorise a book or transform into someone else. By using a certain key, you can change any door into an escape route into another place that you can visualise.

Connor Jessop stars in this entertaining, fun and often thrilling series which has continued to maintain the pace and lock us all in as viewers. I haven’t quite finished season two but wanted to suggest you all have a look.

Today’s shows are both on Netflix and are highly recommended by me. Love and Anarchy has just wrapped a second season so get watching the first one. Locke and Key has just secured a third season. Both are very popular and wonderful. For my previous TV suggestions, click here.

Cool TV Shows

As you all know, I am a massive TV addict and watch a lot of series all year round. I enjoy talking about them with my friends and, of course, discussing them on this little blog. My reviews are honest but I only ever bother to write about the programmes that I ended up really enjoying.

The Mandalorian

Baby Yoda really is cute.

Star Wars is a big part of my childhood and has gone on to become a series of movies that I absolutely love. So it is no surprise that I found the idea of ‘The Mandalurian’ really compelling. Set in the Star Wars galaxies and helmed by Disney, this show is easy watching.

One of the characters who grabbed everyone straight away is the baby Yoda, who looks very much like the well known Yoda who led the Jedi knights during the original George Lucas classics.

The adventures of the hooded Mandalurian are exciting and take us on journeys to familiar and unfamiliar parts of the Universe. ‘Mando’ has some regular allies and a recurring enemy who often unsettles his plans.

His job is to do bounty missions rescuing aliens or recovering treasures. Each episode is directed by a different person and the quality of directors is incredible, including Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. Bryce is well known for Jurassic World and for being Ron Howard’s daughter.

You will find this show on Disney Plus and it is currently awaiting its third season. I totally recommend checking it out whether you are a Star Wars fan or otherwise.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

I learned a lot about Denim from Jeff.

This is more of a documentary show, which is given a lift because of being hosted by one of the nicest guys on television. Jeff has a cool and very funny way of hosting these random one-offs about everything from ice cream to gaming.

He cleverly looks at the history of each topic and it’s origins and then explores its world happily, giving us an insight into that particular subject. I really found these episodes interesting and fun. I especially learned a lot about BBQs, sneakers (or ‘trainers’, as we call them in the UK), and Denim.

I never knew very much about the history or relevance of Denim before watching this, but his quick way of enlightening the viewer really does leave you feeling more knowledgeable and fulfilled. I would totally recommend looking at the list of documentaries and checking out one that grabs your interest. They are all less than half an hour and can also be found on Disney Plus, under the National Geographic banner.

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