After weeks of waiting for the premier e of Girls on Sky Atlantic, I have to say I was a little disappointed.
There’s nothing worse than waiting for something that looks brilliant to come on and then be left a little cold by it.
Girls, billed as a more down-to-earth Sex In The City, stars its creator, Lena Dunham , a writer who has her monthly allowance from her parents cut off and has to make it in New York with a little help from her friends.
Yes, I cringed at the first sex scene as promised on the preview and yes, there were some moments I could relate to.
But it certainly wasn’t earth shattering for me.
Yet, I wasn’t so excited about Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu but I oved it from the moment it started.
Miller as a modern day Sherlock Holmes in the form of a recovering drug addict with his sponsor and new crime detection partner Watson played by Liu, made for compelling viewing.
Okay, so I want them to fall madly in love but we will have to wait and see.
And then Homeland on Sunday nights is fast becoming the highlight of my weekend.
On Sunday when lead Carrie the CIA agent who everyone thinks is off her head, was shown eviden ce that Brodie was indeed a terrorist, was heart stopping for this viewer. So much so, I wept with joy for her.
Saturday’s Thick of It was one of the best I have ever seen. And yes, it was all down to Peter Capaldi’s acid-tongued Malcolm Tucker.
Spin doctor Stewart Pearson’s line, “If someone chokes on a crisp, do you issue an arrest warrant for Gary Lineker?” Again shows the brilliant writing on display in this programme.
Tucker’s rant about privacy should go down in television history as being so close to thebone, it makes you smile but feel slightly concerned too.