What I have been watching

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Hard Sun

This 6 episode BBC drama had me absolutely gripped! I’m so thankful that the whole series was released on BBC iPlayer so I was able to binge watch it in more or less two nights! It’s also being shown on BBC every Saturday for the most patient of us who can sit still from week to week waiting for the next episode.

I don’t want to give too much away about this series, as the less you know the better before you start watching it. It is quite gory and at times may seem far fetches but my best advice would be- stick with it! You won’t regret it!

I was very very very happy to read that there will be a season 2, which is good as the ending left me wanting so much more!

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The Following

I was seemingly quite late to jump on The Following’s bandwagon, because by the time I discovered it, all 3 seasons were out! This of course suited me fine as I hate waiting for the next episode of a series. Sadly the show has now been cancelled so there will be no further seasons.

The show revolves around the relationship between Kavin Bacon’s character “Ryan Hardy” and  serial killer Joe Carroll player by James Purefoy. I have never seen Purefoy in anything else but was extremely impressed by his skills and ability to make this psychopathic character seem rather funny at times. I was much less impressed by Bacon who spent the majority of time looking glum and getting stabbed but the relationship between the two was rather intriguing and I ended up liking both character a lot by the end of the first season.

In my opinion the first season is the best one, with the show getting slightly more ridiculous in the second season and pure nonsensical in the third. Of course I wasn’t giving up on it and I watched the whole thing through its up and downs.

I would recommend giving the first season a go (if you like me are also late to the scene!).

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47 Meters Down

I watched this film recently and despite at first being sceptical how two girls being stuck in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean would provide 85 minutes of entertainment but they really did!

This film had been gripped pretty much from the start. Although there’s a limited number of things which can be done with two girls, one cage and a few sharks, I found the film to be fast-paced and gory enough to thrill and entertain but not give me nightmares afterwards.

It appears there are many films out there with a similar plot and premise but I would recommend watching this one due to some plot twists which will catch you off guard.

 

Have you seen any of the above? What did you think?

Until next time,

Anna x

**None of the images used in this post are my own and I claim no ownership rights.

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