We are in the throes of December, which means a very holiday/wintery version of What I’ve been watching this week!! Elf Elf is my all-time favourite movie. Sorry! That’s just the way it is!! In my heyday I would watch it 3 or 4 times […]
Tag: british television
Richard Osman’s House of Games
We discovered Richard Osman’s House of Games this week through my YouTube recommendations, and we are OBSESSED.
It’s a daily show with 4 celebrities that battle it out over 5 rounds of quiz questions. The questions have a different spin on usual quiz shows, which is part of what has made watching it so fun. The final round is always ‘Answer Smash’, in which you see a photo or a song and you’re given a clue and you have to smash them together for the answer. It’s pretty similar to Jeopardy’s ‘Before and After’ category.
This is a charming show, with a lot of episodes to dig through and I can’t wait.
I discovered Pointless while we were in Iceland. I mentioned that I would love to be able to find this show and watch it again. It was super exciting to find it online, and it was the celebrity version! I usually know one or two people per episode, which makes it even more fun to watch.
Taskmaster The 9th season of my favourite show has come to an end. The cast this season was perfection. They had incredible chemistry together, which made the studio segments really fun to watch. This charm had been sort of missing the last few seasons, so […]
I was away this past week, so I expected to not even write a post because I didn’t think I’d be watching much television. I don’t know why I thought that, I love watching tv! Our AirBNB had an excellent selection of channels, featuring many […]
Drag Race UK
RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally made it across the pond. The first two episodes have been a lot of fun. I am biased because I feel like a British (or Northern Irish!) accent makes everything better.
I think the cast has been great. I love that they went with 10 queens and we can really focus on them. There seems to be a clear divide in social media queens and performing queens which seems to be more prominent than on American seasons. This is pretty evident in the Lip Sync For Your Life performances. They have been, uh, rough.
I’m really excited to see where the rest of this season goes.
I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to watch this show. It is unbelievable.
I just finished the third season, and I felt that this season is where the characters really began to learn and grow from the mistakes they’ve made in the past. They’ve been able to become better people and closer as a family. All without losing that ‘Rose’ charm that we love.
The writing in this show is truly outstanding. There are so many great quotes in every single episode. I laugh out loud every time I watch this show. But it doesn’t sacrifice real, genuine moments just for laughs. It might be a perfect show???
Top Chef Charleston
In trying to find something to have on during the day while working, I have turned to Top Chef Charleston. It was the first season I watched while it was on. It has a great group of returnees, and a pretty decent cast of newbies with a few standouts (hi Jim!!!!).
I always love the idea of a Fan vs Favourites season of any show, but the veterans always have a huge upper hand in the competition. At this point I’d rather just see an all newbies or all returnees season.
Taskmaster Series 9 The new season of Taskmaster has just begun! I know I keep saying this, but Taskmaster is truly the best and funniest show I’ve ever seen. Sure, I have the tendency to be hyperbolic, but I mean it! This new season is […]
I am so glad that my favourite show is back. In the 9th season of Taskmaster, 5 comedians/presenters/general brits on tv come together to complete tasks and then watch each other complete the tasks. Sounds not great in concept, but holy F is it funny. I genuinely laugh out loud at many points throughout the episode. The first episode of the new season was great. Of course it was. I don’t know the cast super well, but I am excited to see where it goes.
I’ve been really enjoying The Challenge this season, for the most part at least. I am super over Paulie and Cara’s storyline. The Brits have been great, and I’ve completely changed my mind about Big Brother contestants being on the show. They have been a lot of fun over the last few seasons. I chat more about this latest episode on the MTV Reality RHAP Up.
Top Chef Canada
Boy has this season been a drag. I just can’t get into the Canadian version of one of my favourite shows, which I hate to say. I’m hoping it’s just this season. Nearly all of the women went home, pretty well right off the bat. And I’m pretty sure the season started with less women than men, but I’m not fact-checking myself on that one. The challenges have been fine, and the guest judges have been great, but we spend almost no time with the guest judges. The regular judging panel seem to take this all too seriously. I’m going to finish out the season, but it’s not appointment viewing.
Drag Race Season 11
Yet another disappointment on the tv front. Season 11 has just not been incredibly compelling for me. The cast is good, but it’s like the editors haven’t done a great job at conveying the story. Some of the eliminations seem completely out of whack, and I don’t totally find myself rooting for anyone in particular
Okay, so this new season hasn’t started yet, but it’s about to! You can catch our draft podcast on the newest cast here.
Bon Appetit Gourmet Makes videos I was recently introduced to a series of videos in which Former Bon Appetit Senior Food Editor, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet versions of your favourite junk food. As many of you may know, I love food television. I […]