Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

It's sofa time

As a few people have pointed out, January is grim.  January with a cold is grim x2.

There is but a single ray of light.

All the new telly series which have started!!  It is the perfect time to be a couch potato.  Sherlock, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness, Endeavour.  I do like a bit of mindless televisual death and destruction/detection.

Now that the house has been de-Christmassed, it feels a little bare (every year) but we are soldiering on with the nightly sofa marathons.  Sadly most of these trusty series are revealing themselves to be the codswallop they have probably always been.  I think you start to 'see through' them after a while, even if you WANT to continue to love them.

Silent Witness in particular annoys me.  It has consistently good plots and characters but ruins them with quasi-political hysteria and unlikely occurrences.

Christmas Sherlock was just downright tosh - and dull.

Endeavour a bit slow to get going but entertaining.

Midsomer, well, some things never change.  Aaaah.

We'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to see what Death in Paradise will bring.

We will leave the sofa eventually.  In fact tomorrow we have darts and dominoes.  We are playing the other team from our local.  Our local which has been closed for a few months.  After a wait of a couple of months hoping that the pub would re-open, our team took the decision to move to the other pub in the village.  Typically, very shortly after we did this, the White Hart re-opened! The other team had decided to play all their matches away so can now move back.  It will be bittersweet to be playing 'away' at the Hart.

Still, next year we will be back where we belong.

In other pub-based news, my pub quiz team is Top. Of. The. League.  We have played 10 and won 10, the latest against our nearest rivals, the Bulls Head from Foolow.  Victory!!  Sunday evenings have never been so tense.  

So, there is still a tiny spark of life left in us.  As my cold abates I will fan it with healthful food and hearty exercise.  Honest.

Until then, I'm not eating much while (mostly) sitting on the sofa.  


Seren said...

Oh Silent Witness - I like it but these pathologists running round pretending to be policemen do irritate me - as well as their habit of consistently putting themselves in dangerous situations for the sake of a cliffhanger.

On the other hand, I LOVED Sherlock but It seems to have had a generally polarising effect, that particular episode.


Peridot said...

We don't watch much TV as can rarely find anything we like!

I agree Christmas Sherlock was entirely too pleased with its own cleverness - to the detriment of things like plot. Never seen any of the others!

I'm always happy reading though.