The finale series that had us glued to the screens! (Spoiler alert)

We had a lot of great telly this week with thrillers like the finale of Liar. We also said adu to the complicated but truly worth it, Rellik finale!

Liar (Finale on Monday 16th October 2017 BBC1)

The psychological thriller had lots going for it, and the built up was mounting, so much that the evidence was stacked against Andrew. Our opinion of Andrew as a character had become sour as the series went on, as more and more was revealed about his psychotic nature. The bluffing eventually got too real for Andrew! We just wanted him to go down for what he did, but instead the closing scenes panned onto a dead silhouette amongst the marshes.

His death was a surprise to all of us, but maybe for Laura it wasn’t. I wondered what really went on – if she had got to him and wanted to end it once and for all.

This series was engaging and has potential for a second. After all, what really happened to Andrew? Suicide or covered up murder?

Series star rating: 4 stars!

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Rellik (Finale on Monday 16th October 2017 ITV1)

The summary at the start was there to help us, but in all honesty, it just showed us how much we had forgotten. It was like watching a show on X4 or X8 and not following anything.

The plot took a dramatic turn in last weeks episode, in which we saw Elaine (aka Helena Parides) kill the Dr Jonas Borner in his car. She later attacked Dr Isaac Taylor after revealing such a haunting revelation that made us think differently about her whole character and intentions.

The series took its time to build, and lost many viewers in the process, but trust me when I say, that the finale not only pulled it all together, but it also had you hooked on every word and scene. And all of a sudden hell is breaking loose and you don’t know where to look. Blood, car chases, gun shots and fire all in one episode. Brilliant! 

The episode, mostly focusing on Elaine and Gabrielle, ended with a little hope, but we are still not certain. Will Elaine return or it the hell over for him in series 2?

What a way to finish a series, which a first was so confusing! I had the time and patience to watch these episodes, and relished in the challenge of decoding it.

I liked the way the plot all linked in by the end.

Series star rating: 3 stars

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I loved these series (Liar more than Rellik) and I hope you enjoyed them too !

 

Until the next review…

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A Series Recap of the week! What did I miss?

A little look at the series that were on earlier this week! I have not given much away (well I hope) so you can watch them now and experience the same excitement and drama.

Killer: Episode 3 (BBC 1 on Monday 25th Sept at 9pm)

A twisted episode with the murder and relationship that was very close to home. It all got a little uncomfortable. A closing  cliffhanger scene also left us desperate for more and scared for Gabriel’s well-being.

The series is getting more complicated by the episode. It takes total concentration to remember the plot and the going back in time aspect is not everyones thing.

Still worth a watch though! 

Star rating: 3 stars!

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Liar: Episode 3 (ITV 1 on Monday 25th Sept at 9pm)

The episode was like a game of table tennis. Just when we thought we were winning and you knew who it was, you were suddenly hit by a fastball. Little details that add to the plot (slowly)  but give us no real clue about what happened.

I don’t know how you feel about the characters, but I was especially shocked to by the closing scene – I felt like saying “We got you!”. The truth is, we have been on tenterhooks during the series and have supported both parties at some point.

We will get to the final episode and then ask ourselves “why did we not see it?” Because all of a sudden it will become really obvious. 

Great engaging episode! 

Star rating: 4 stars!

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Dr Forster: Episode 4 (BBC 1 on Tuesday 26th at 9pm)

This episode showed the aftermath  of the guilty party who got what he deserved. Just when you thought it was going good, it went up a notch. It was so satisfying to watch and drama was written all over.  

We have made it to the finale next Tuesday and everything is going to come down to this. Will all the efforts be worth it in the end?

Star Rating: 4 stars!

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Finally…

What a week of series! There is more drama in these shows than an episode of Eastenders!

Did you like the episodes? If so, than let me know ūüôā

 

Well that is all from me. Until the next review…

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Weekly review: A brief review of the latest series to catch up on!

Three series with their own little review. If you are wondering what to watch or have lost track of the array of shows you have started, than this should help.

Series included in this review include Rellik, Liar and Dr Forster.  As some of you would be aware, Strike: Silkworm (J K Rowling book based series) had its final episode last week and it was good! It is still on Iplayer if you are interested..

Rellik (episode 2):

The episode was hard to follow, much like last weeks. There is only so much back tracking that you can take before your minds are boggled and you completely forget what has happened. It is a nice idea and the plot is definitely captivating, but it is just a little bit too complicated. I’m sure that by the end of Rellik, it will make sense ¬†– all the lose ends will be tied up and you can see it in normal time, but honestly, I don’t think viewers will wait that long.

There is a growing, unanimous opinion from viewers that it is unwatchable and they have favoured other series like Liar or Dr Forster. I agree.

Star Rating: 2 stars

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Liar (episode 2):

A series that gets more tense as the episodes progress. A tin of worms was thrown into the case – a trending social media post, a new insight into Andrews wife death, a text from unknown…

We also had a brief encounter from Dennis Walters in the previous episode – “She has lied about something like this”… as if it is not the first and Andrew is her next victim. She seems like a lovely character, however we only know that she is a teacher. Nothing about her history prior to that night. She may be a little more surprising than we think!

The episode was tense and made us wonder… are there things that they are not telling us? ¬†I just feel like watching more… excited to find out what will happen next. A week is far too long to wait!

Star Rating: 4 stars!

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Dr Forster on BBC 1:

Episode 3 showed on Tuesday 19th September

Dr Forster was back to her tricks and had a few things up her sleeve. With everything that was going on with her son, it was a chance to patch things up with her Simon, or was it?

A few things led to another and the family went into crisis. A confused and upset son, a lonely and desperate mother and a father trying to move on with his new, slightly controversial and partially undeserved life. What else would you want to watch with this much drama??

This was a very exciting episode. So much was going on and there were very raunchy scenes. There was definitely no holding back by Gemma but it’s no scene for sensitive eyes….

Star Rating: 4 stars

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The plot turns much darker than we thought as a seemingly innocent resident is charged in the final episode of Broadchurch (S4, E8)!

So we were eventually up to the final final episode of Broadchurch and we were definitely disappointed.

We eventually found out who raped Trish Winterman and it was one of the secondary characters that had so little attention that he was overlooked. Micheal Lucas, Clive’s son was revealed to be the rapist, but not in the way you think. Micheal, as you know, was innocent and quiet and was not intending to hurt anyone. Committing the rape was as a result of peer pressure, by Leo Humpreys, who was obsessed with sex and porn.

The way Leo tried to turn Micheal’s mind dark and groom him into committing sexual acts was especially upsetting. We saw a dark side to Leo, more dark than his long stares, which were¬†especially uneasy. Leo had a history of raping girls since he left university, including two who were unidentified. It started once a month, but it became an addiction and he found it “beautiful” and felt like he was “the only one in the world” when he did it. He was proud to rape girls which was hard for the detectives to hear, especially Miller who was bought to tears.

We didn’t have our eyes set on Micheal as the rapist¬†earlier on in the episode. Before this, the plot followed the motives of Clive and Leo (as a duo) and it seemed very plausible that it was them. The director was very clever to steer us in a totally different direction from what was actually the truth. When we found out the truth, we were disgusted at Leo, yet we felt sorry for Micheal as he was pressured into it. This was odd as we normally feel negative towards the perpetrator.

I must say that I am happy that the detectives¬†found the rapist and revealed the real side to Leo. The town eventually found peace and started to forgive each other. It all happened so fast though… if you found that one of your residents was a rapist, it would take longer than a day to get over it! Leo, of course, coached the¬†football team and ran a hardware shop, so everyone in the town would have interacted with him in some way.

What a great series and final episode! It was tense, captivating, shocking and surprisingly happy all at the same time!

It will be sad to not watch Broadchurch on a Monday night. I have grown found of the series, characters and plot twists. On the bright side, we can relive Broadchurch by watching it from series one as much as we like! Hooray!

I hope you have enjoyed my reviews of Broadchurch! All comments welcome!

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Broadchurch S3 E2: With more unfolding in Trish’s case, the credibility of her story was questionable. What else was she reluctant to tell us?

The case was now starting to heat up and we were excited to see what was next to be uncovered!

The plot

So Trish was attacked at the manner in a beautiful garden and raped at a party with no knowledge of who he was. Trish, of course was struggling. The person involved could have been any of the guests or a stranger who entered the property in the many exits. This complicated the case.

DI Hardy and DS Miller continued their investigation and visited a potential manufacturer and met Leo, who was over confident and slightly cocky. The blue rope that they sold may have been used when Trish was raped. They were given a list of the guests at the party and it was a long one. It would take a while to investigate. Cath and her husband were also asked to come down to the station to give a sample of DNA and to confirm their whereabouts on Saturday night.

The detectives were a little irritable in this episode and they seemed like they were on different planets. DI Hardy was very eager to get evidence from Trish, whilst DS Miller wanted to wait till she was ready. It caused a bit of tension between them. This was one of the few things that they did not agree on. The rest was pretty in sync and they were able to both see the evidence presented to them in the same way.

As we know, Beth Mortimer was assigned to advise Trish about her Situation. DS Miller wanted her to speed it up her video interview so that they could catch the man faster. He was walking free and they are unaware of his intentions. Trish felt that she was not ready for the full interview and did not feel comfortable telling others about what happened. Beth seemed to understand how Trish was feeling and provided some well needed reassurance.

After talking to Ian (Trish’s husband), they found out some important evidence. Trish had an argument with her husband at the night of the party, with Trish leaving first to presumably get the¬†same taxi (Budmouth Taxis) that she arrived in. She was co-orting with various men at the party and so she was clearly drunk. This brought the¬†question: With her drunk state, could she have voluntarily had sex? Was her recollection hazy and slightly inaccurate?

The taxi driver from Budmouth Taxis was suspicious looking and was very reluctant to give a DNA sample to the detectives, unless he knew the full story. He took a lot of people to and from the party and waited for Trish’s return journey but she did not turn up.

A lot was going on in Broadchurch and the residents were all suffering in some way.  The Mortimer family looked calm on the surface but were still struggling with Joe being free. Their claim of £11,000 was not enough to bring their son back. They were still understandably affected by the ordeal three years on.

And now they would all know about the case as it was published in the news, with the hope that it would bring in some witnesses.

Trish was slightly forced into doing her video evidence and she seemed comfortable despite this. Trish said the she talked to many people at the party and talked with work friends and seemed to drink a lot that night. She heard her name or “Hi” and she walked down the path towards the stream. She said that she was then hit by a what felt like a piece of wood. She described how she woke up, gagged and on her back with a man going forward and back. She thinked she remembered walking home.

Trish also revealed that she had consensual unprotected with an online stranger from a dating app on the morning of the attack. She failed to tell the detectives¬†something important and now DI Hardy was having doubts about her story. And to make it more suspicious, she refused to tell the detectives who it was? She said it had nothing to do with the case…

What else was she not telling him? She walked out the interview as it was distressing, and was later surprised to get a text that night from unknown – “Shut up. Shut up OR ELSE”! Was this the killer or was it a friend who was trying to keep her safe?

Final Thoughts

So I was on tenterhooks while watching this episode and felt that I got a better idea of some of the evidence. It was intense and I got the sense that something was not quite right in Broachchurch.

My thoughts on Trish are getting a bit more complex – I previously thought that she was innocent and quiet, but after this episode, I have more doubts. She did not tell the detectives who she slept with that morning, and as it was useless to the case, why would it matter if she told them?

We were introduced to some new characters too – and got to know the Mortimers a bit more, whilst being introduced to Leo, the manufacturer owner. it seemed like all of them were sneaky after being interviewed by the detectives and had things to hide. We don’t know thought until the end, as they could be red herrings, just put there to confuse us.

I am also tempted to find out who “unknown” ! That text in the closing stages of the episode suggested that Trish may not be safe after all and that she maybe knew him?

Either way, I expect more great things from DI Hardy and DS miller as they dig deeper into this mystery. I just hope that the next episode answers more of my remaining questions.

Let me know what you think of the review or the episode.

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Broadchurch S3 E1: DS Miller and DI Hardy make a dramatic return in the final series of Broadchurch with another shocking case!

Broadchurch is back with our favourite detectives (David Tennant) as DI Alec Hardy and (Olivia Coleman) as DS Ellie Miller). But what do they have in stall for us?

The Case

DS Miller was called to treat a girl called Trish, who reported a sexual attack. Trish was scared, quiet and an older lady. She and DI Hardy took her to the station in silence. In the car, you got the sense that the detectives relationship was still something is still lingering from the last series.

DS Miller was busy and did not have alot of family time to look after her children. Her father stepped in to help but was left most nights while she was solving cases.

They asked her questions and she was open about the intimate details, but had no knowledge of who he was. It is all a bit patchy and details of how she was found were still unknown or concealed by the victim. I really felt for her and hoped that the killer would be found Рher her sake and any other victims out there.

They dropped her off home after various tests and the neighbourhood was relatively quiet. Neighbours were sitting in a car, just leaving the street and they just stared. Something about them was odd. DS Miller sat with Trish, as DI Hardy looked around her house and felt that she was safe.

She was invited to Cath’s birthday party two days before, and that was where the attack took place, by the water. The clothes were taken to be examined and she was left to have days off from her farm shop shifts.

The next question was that if the attack took place on Saturday night, what was she doing between Saturday and Tuesday night?  She went home before she went to the police station so that was 60 hours gone already!

The detectives had an argument in the car on the way back to the location of the party. DS Miller had given Trish her personal number and DI Hardy knew that she had done it before. It is clear that there were a few conflicts between them, especially around Protocol, which DI Hardy valued in a case.

Hampton house, where the party took place, was surrounded by a few cottages and a church- no services. By the house, was a lake, so maybe Trish was attached in this area of the grounds?

They found evidence of dry blood and the remains of a condom, which was a first clue of where the crime took place.

It was a perfect, isolated spot – away from all the hussle and bussle of the party.

The Community

Beth Latimer was working with vulnerable women and was given Trish as one of her cases. Her son Danny was murdered in the previous series and his father Mark was the main suspect until a neighbour, Joe Miller was convicted.

The Case

They visited where Trish worked and met Cath, her friend. Ed, the manager, allowed them to talk to her but only quickly.

Cath revealed that there was a party at the¬†fight and Cath was surprised to find out that there had been a rape allegation. She was surprised but then guessed Trish by name, as she had no answered to any of her calls. She offered to give them the guest list, and with no confirmation of numbers, she estimated that out of 70 or 80 people, there were 50 men. That was¬†a lot of men and suspects….

The Detectives Families

The detectives and their team talk over the case and the details, but DS Miller was disturbed by a phone call from the school. He son was found with porn and had supplied links to other boys. She was incredibly angry about his behaviour, and as a 15 year old, he was too young.

DI Hardy met his daughter outside school and let her hang out with friends. He warned her and told her to be careful. Maybe the case was making him worried about the safety of his own daughter?

With the case going on, It was a lot for them to balance, especially with long hours.

The community

Cath told Tim about the rape and asks for advice. Cath felt bad and wanted to go round, however as all her calls are being ignored, she thought that maybe it was better to give her time. .

Beth and Mark Latimer have settled in well since Danny’s death, with their daughter having given birth to a girl¬†Mark was¬†shocked to find that their had been a local rape allegation in the area and was worried about his wife and daughters safety.

Tim went round to Trish’s house and whilst he sat in the car, he closed the glove box. In the glove box, in a durex box, were¬†condoms.

We know that he had an affair in series one, so it could be that he was sleeping around or that he knew more about the case than we thought! Either way it was¬†suspicious…

The Case

Trish called in the middle of the night to reveal more details about the case. She remembered that there was something in her mouth Рthat was used to gag her. He put his hands over her eyes, so she could not see who he was. All these little details were missing and now they were coming back, which was good.

All the forensics came back and it supported her story – her tied up wrists, a cloth to gag her and use of condoms.

It was up to DI Hardy and DS Miller to piece together the evidence and start to look into potential suspects….

Final Thoughts

Episode one of the new series was intense! It gave us a little insight into the case and the overall reaction in the community (mostly shock and surprise).

As the basic details emerged, they have only touched the surface! ¬†Was there more to it than they thought? Were¬†the community¬†aware of information that the detectives didn’t know?

You will have to wait and see…

Let me know what you thought of the review and the first episode!

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Unforgotten Finale: Will Colin, Marian and Sara be charged? Is there more to their acts than we think? (Spoiler Alert)

Cassie, Sammy and the team had all worked hard on the case. They had been up at night researching and piecing the case together. Cassie now had a good rapport and had evidence that could get them to confess. This was of course the finale and we were expecting it to be good… we were right!

The plot

As you would expect Cassie investigated more thoroughly into each of the suspects. Knowing that they won’t confess, she sent members of her team to talk to their families. All of these interviews gave us an insight into their childhoods, and all contained a common theme: A certain time in their childhood, where they changed from happy and normal to an introverted, quiet and angry child.

Marian’s childhood was turned upside down when she was regularly visited in her room by a man that lived in her house. He claimed that he wanted to prepare her as she was now 11 and starting to become a woman. He was sexually abusing her every Saturday night when her mother was downstairs. One awful night, when her mum and sister¬†were away at the cinema, he dropped by at the house and raped her. He raped her because she was special.

The awful thing that was Marian told her mother. At this point, she was 12 and her mother started to fold in her bedroom after she went to sleep Рas a way to stop him coming in. She did this for six months and then just stopped. Her sister had been wondering why Marian was always quite angry and in her own world, and was shocked by the knowledge that her mother knew but did nothing about it. This was so sad to see as a mother should never let anyone do this to their child.

Colin had a happy childhood, up to the age of 9. It was all because of a friend who used to call by for Sunday lunch. Liam Paxton ran a platoon club and his father allowed him to join. Colin was over the moon and had an amazing first 6 months. However while on a camping trip, Colin was told to share a tent with him as his tent was “not waterproof”. He got closer to Colin as the nights went on. He even visited his house for the next 6 months while Colin’s¬†parents were away and did horrible things… things that damaged him emotionally. As a result of this his condition plummeted, much like Marians.

And as for Sara, her husband confirmed that at the age of 13, she was taken by David Walker to parties and given drugs and alcohol. These gatherings occurred on a few occasions and she endured awful treatment from people at the party. Sara’s husband told Cassie that she reported the rape but, the police ignored her¬†as her occupation as a prostitute made her less believable and suggested that she was putting it on herself.

The question now is how they know each other and how were they all involved?

Well, Sara and Colin both were emotionally damaged by their experiences (understandably) and both were inmates of the Psychiatric Unit in Eeling. This is also where they met Marian. They recognised people of their kind – those that had been abused, and devised a plan to kill each others abusers.

Final Thoughts

I was convinced at the start of the episode that the severity of their crimes would deserve conviction, however listening to their stories of rape and abuse, it just felt wrong. Wrong to punish them any more for what they had gone through.

So Cassie acted accordingly and with Sammys approval, decided that they did not deserve to be punished. They killed them to end the abuse, to stop the vulnerability and attacks, to find closure. Punishing them would not be helpful for their mental condition either.

I certainly think that there are more guilty people in the series – Tessa, who knew about what David was doing and did not say a word. She could have saved Sara. And of course, Marian’s mother knew and she just ignored it and didn’t believe her own daughter!

The ending was appropriate and showed signs of humanity and respect for the victims wellbeing, over justice.

I really enjoyed this series… it was always twisted and you never really knew all of the facts¬†until the end, where we all of a sudden felt empathy for the victims and changed our whole outlook on the case. Absolutely brilliant!

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