An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

What I’m Watching

nightcrawler

BBC TWO

 

I first heard about this film when my boyfriend and I were trekking through the Sri Lankan hills and we needed someone to describe a movie plot in order to distract ourselves from the sweat. (Just a casual day out). My boyfriend described this. And it's on television this week. Keep an eye out on BBC iplayer. Not strictly TV, I know. But it's ON the television, so...

Dirty John

NETFLIX

 

Based on the true-crime podcast of the same name, this new Netflix series stars my favourite, Connie Britton (she's amazing and as a side note - I've always been jealous of her hair). It's about a man who meets a woman online and deceives her about his true identity. Eric Bana also stars. I might give the podcast a listen. I love a good audio crime drama!

friends from college

NETFLIX

 

I have really and truly loved this show and, while I'm not in my 30s or 40s quite yet, I feel I can relate to so many of the emotions that it brings up. I love the characters (especially Marianne) and how flawed they are. I love the in jokes and the nuances that you might miss if you don't pay attention. I love the drama and the honesty. And most of all I love the actors. They're wonderful.

 

The Bold Type

AMAZON PRIME

 

I owe this show a lot. It's made me feel less alone, empowered, silly, and full of love for women. The characters are brilliant (my favourite is Sutton) and whilst it might seem like your airy fairy Gossip Girl style show. This is no flighty endeavour. It deals with hard-hitting issues and it doesn't shy away from the truth. I can't recommend it enough.

cleaning up

ITV

 

It wouldn't be a British drama without Sheridan Smith popping up at some point, now would it? And here she stars as a cleaner at a trader company in the city who is down on her luck and needs some extra cash. Cue deceit, lies and theft. Oh, and a whole lotta' drama. It's not the best thing in the world. But it's worth (some) of your time. Catch it on ITV Player.

Real Housewives

HAYu

 

I am ashamed to admit that recently I have fallen off the wagon and started watching The Real Housewives of Orange County with my sister. If you know Screenster at all, you'll know that I don't stand for reality TV . Then again, I'm going to cut myself a bit of slack. My sister has just had an operation and things can be stressful. This is our light relief 🙂