6:00 p.m. November 27, 2021
Grey’s Anatomy, season 18, Sky / Now TV, Wednesday, 9 p.m.
I know I’m not the only one who thinks Grey’s season 17 was crazy. And this is from a die-hard fan. I have lived and breathed this spectacle from the start. Fall in love with Dr Shepherd. Crying through the traumatic death of George … and that of Derek!
But my God, I wish Shondaland had shortened or even made the most recent series – mostly monologues about the state of the health care system delivered from random benches in the park or Gray Sloane’s hallways. Or lingering beach scenes with Dr. Gray in his comatose limbo. Bor-ring.
Thankfully, it looks like the series is back with a mission this time around, and essentials and new showcomers have been introduced to shake it up a bit.
Maggie is back from her honeymoon, all adored with new handsome Winston – a great addition.
Abigail Spencer returns as Megan, the trauma surgeon sister of Dr. Hunt.
And Kate Walsh is back from California (where she appeared on the spinoff show Private Practice) as Addison.
So what has happened so far?
Well, Bailey and Webber are desperately scraping the barrel trying to fill in the holes left by an exodus of medical personnel, and seem to be hanging on by a thread.
Amelia and Link’s cute couple looks like they are about to end, as she refuses to settle down.
Owen and Teddy’s disastrous relationship was cemented by a disastrous marriage – with much blood.
And Meredith was drawn to Dr Alan Hamilton (Peter Gallagher) to work on a breakthrough treatment for Parkinson’s disease. While drinking wine and having dinner, she bumps into Doctor Nick Marsh, a mischievous surgeon, whose life she saved. He turned her head. Could he be the new Derek? Or can Irish charmer Dr Hayes attract her?
I can’t wait to find out!
Charlotte smith jarvis
Bump, BBC iplayer
Oly has planned everything for his future. She will change the world. Enter an unexpected baby and suddenly it seems like the only smart, funny, motivated, militant, caring thing Oly is going to change is diapers.
We meet Oly (short for Olympia) the day her schoolgirl is worried about grades and presentations (and how to help women around the world get an education through her planned high-level work at the United Nations. ) quickly turns into an upset stomach and an ambulance to get to the hospital to give birth, give birth and how to balance your own future with that of her new daughter.
It’s a serious subject – but explored with such light touch that this Aussie drama is cute, quirky, comedic, and compelling.
The collision of Oly’s top research on women and the messy realities of childbirth and breastfeeding are both infuriating and entertaining.
We meet Oly’s mother and father whose slightly alternative middle-class security was crumbling before the baby arrived. We meet Oly’s boyfriend who knows he can’t be the father, and Santi who knows he can be (and his family who are determined to make it.)
They’re originally from Chile, which is the excuse Bump needs to introduce some great South American music and dance and a hint of religious and cultural tension.
It’s not Neighbors Australia, or Ja’mie: Private School Girl (excellent like my two previous Australian TV cultural references.) It’s probably not particularly Australian at all as it would resonate with anyone. who with a dream or a girl, or a family, or who wondered how an unexpected baby could impact their life. There are awkward sex scenes, awkward drug scenes, awkward conversations, awkward revelations – and plenty of tightly drawn, beautifully acted, diverse and intriguing storylines.
The warm, though demanding, heart of this show is family-friendly, with baby J (Jacinda – named after the New Zealand Prime Minister) the catalyst for a lot of drama, but also the super cute and super disruptive accent of a lot of. love.
Peep Show, streaming on Netflix and All4
One of the things we Brits do best is comedy, there’s no question about it. And if you’re looking to binge watch a classic, I highly recommend Peep Show. Originally released on our screens in 2003, this award-winning show ran for nine seasons and is arguably one of Channel 4’s best series.
Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, it’s the masterpiece that put the comedic duo on the map, and essentially follows their day-to-day lives as they share an apartment together and go about their daily business in Croydon during the twenties and thirties.
Socially inept Mark (David Mitchell) and lazy Jez (Robert Webb) – who couldn’t be more opposites – are joined by a host of bizarre recurring characters, including their devious buddy Super Hans (Matt King); Mark’s colleague, then wife, then ex-wife, Sophie (Olivia Colman); and Dobby (Isy Suttie), Mark’s colleague and possible girlfriend.
I’m a huge fan of the squeaky comedy and I think other than The Office it has to be one of the most embarrassing there is. There are so many moments that really make your face look distorted.
I won’t go into too many spoils in case you haven’t seen it yet, but be prepared to die inside when you watch the episode where Mark and Jez meet Sophie’s family, the funeral boy life on the canal boat, Christmas dinner with Mark’s family, and perhaps the crankiest of all – the wedding at the end of season four.
The fact that the show is filmed from a character perspective most of the time and features its inner monologues – hence the name âPeep Showâ – really helps you put yourself in their shoes and feel the awkwardness and the awkwardness. secondary embarrassment.
Peep Show is definitely one of my favorite series – it’s so easy to binge-watch, it’s insanely funny, quotable, and it’s no surprise that it ends up becoming a cult classic. And if I ever feel bad about my own life, at least I can take comfort in the fact that I’m not Mark or Jez.