It’s murder

September 20, 2011

I know I’ve said this before, but we rarely find anything to watch on telly in the evenings which doesn’t involve a woman being murdered. Either the drama comes from the behind-the-cushion terror that some maniac is on the loose, cutting up women …. or it comes from someone in a white coat, cutting up women to catch the maniac.

When I woke up at 4.30 am this morning with a dark figure looming over me, my first action was to run from the bed. All right, it was just TL drinking my glass of water, but it wasn’t a great way to wake up. Would I be so jumpy if I wasn’t watching women being diced and sliced every evening? I’m sure I still wouldn’t be thrilled about being woken up at 4.30 am whatever the circumstances – you’ll know, if you’ve tried it, that it’s pretty well impossible to get back to sleep at that time – but it might be a less scary experience.

Is there anything else on worth watching? Yes, there’s the blissful Downton Abbey, but sadly this isn’t on every night of the week (why not? why not??). And, strangely, the rest of my family have a very low tolerance for what we call ‘Bonnet shows.’ I tried to get Child Two interested in the House of Elliot the other day but came up against two obstacles. First, it was total and utter rubbish. And second, it was the only episode ever made where they talked about ‘doing it.’ Honestly, House of Elliot! Surely sex shouldn’t be intruding into a bonnet show, unless it’s in a sumptuous, strangled-passions, velvet-gowns, Downton sort of way. I felt so let down.

If anyone’s watching anything good out there that doesn’t involve murder or too many bonnets, please, please tell me. But obviously nothing sporty, either. Thank you!

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  • Kavey September 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I watch a lot of sci-fi shows, so there’s lots for me on telly. We do have SKY which gives us more channels.

    In that vein, I love Eureka which is very feel good comedy sci fi. It’s best watched in order from the first series though…

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

      Oooh, thanks for the suggestion, Kavey, I’m going to check out Eureka. Is it a bit Red Dwarfy, as we really like that?

  • Addy September 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    There’s always Casualty, but, then again, that involves a lot of cutting up and splicing too. Or the Great British Bake-Off (more dicing with icing and splicing) and Red or Black (just dicing).

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

      I used to love Casualty but it was spoilt for me by ER, which was just so much bigger, and glossier, with George Clooney and really glamorous accidents ….. I suppose I could go back to Casualty now ER’s finished …. like your dicing/icing/splicing …. I am rather fond of Come Dine with Me but worry about the girls watching as it might give them the impression that everyone in the UK is bonkers ….

  • family affairs September 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Big Brother??? Thats hotting up – sex in this series, no doubt murder in the next to keep us all watching Lx

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

      Hmm, that would break my proud boast that I have only ever seen five minutes of BB, which just happened to be Jade Goody and the Racist Slur …. I don’t know, has it really come to this? The only thing on telly is idiots shagging for publicity? Desperate times x