So January is rubbish outside every year, but particularly this year with all the snow we’ve had over the last few days. But there is joy to this bleak month and that is the new TV season. Usually around this time I become a complete hermit in the evenings and am addicted to the flickering box in the corner of the room and this year is no different.
So it started on Sunday with the return of the final Celebrity Big Brother. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, what that rubbish? I know, I know, a lot of people hate Big Brother now but I’m afraid I have watched every single one since it started and quite frankly I don’t care. It is mindless fluff, full of wannabes but I have a huge obsession with psychology and working people out, so this sort of show is perfect for me. And it’s a great excuse to laugh at idiot z-list celebrities desperately trying to get their 5 minutes.
But this coming Sunday is going to throw everything up in the air and my Sky+ box is going to groan at the tight organisation of when it’s got to record all my favourite shows.
On Sunday we have the start of series 2 of Being Human. A vampire, a werewolf and a ghost all sharing a house and desperately trying to appear as human beings. Brilliant! And what’s better, it’s British and the actors are first-class – Aidan Turner (Desperate Romantics), Russell Tovey (Little Dorrit, Gavin & Stacey), Lenora Crichlow (Sugar Rush, Material Girl) and Sinead Keenan (Doctor Who).
On Tuesday Survivors returns to the BBC with series 2. I have been eagerly awaiting the return of this as I loved the first series. It’s got a stellar cast of Max Beesley, Julie Graham, Paterson Joseph & the fabulous Zoe Tapper. The story is based on the original 1970s TV series created by Terry Nation who was responsible for bringing many children’s nightmares to life with his most iconic creation, the Daleks.
This is then followed by the continuation of Eastwick series 1 which was rudely interrupted by the cheesy Christmas made-for-tv movie line-up on the Hallmark channel. Based on the original film and starring the incredibly sexy Paul Gross (Due South) as Darryl van Horne.
Further viewing this winter season will come in the guise of America’s Next Top Model, featuring short models (yeah, there is hope for me yet!), Grey’s Anatomy series 6 where we find out if it’s George or Izzy that has died, True Blood series 2 on FX, which I am so excited about as it has been teased as being a lot darker than the last series and, of course, the return of my beloved Doctor Who in the spring. I’m still not sure about Matt Smith yet, but then it took me a while to warm to David Tennant and I would now count him amongst my favourite Doctors.
So, if you want me to join you for a coffee and a danish over the next few months, you’ll know where to find me – glued to the box!