πŸ“Ί What I Watched In October 2020

Hello my fellow goggle-boxes, I hope you are all well. Sorry this post comes to you really late, but life has been rather chaotic and tiring over the last couple of weeks: with my isolation, return to work and anxiety spike, and now a new lockdown! πŸ™ As you can see a rather up and down month has passed,Β and now it is time to reflect back on what we’ve been watching in October.

~ Adaptations ~

Β  Β  Β Β  Β  Β πŸ“Ί Des (2020) – After hearing amazing things about it, in one night, I binge watched this new three-part miniseries on ITV, which is based on Killing for CompanyΒ byΒ Brian Masters, in which Masters shares the disturbing conversations he had with ScottishΒ serial-killerΒ Dennis Nilsen, after his arrest in 1983. Nilsen is played creepily well by the brilliant David Tennant, Masters by Jason Watkins and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay by Daniel Mays. Excellent cast, gripping drama and all round great watch! ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“Ί Project Blue Book (S2) – Then, at a more leisurely pace, I worked my way through the second season of this American historical-drama, shown here in the UK on the SYFY channel, which is based on the real-life Project Blue Book: a series of studies by Dr J. Allen Hynek into UFOs for the US Air Force. Sadly it was announced in May this year that the show won’t be renewed, which I think is a real shame, as with its nostalgic 1950s setting, good cast and interesting stories, this makes for a good, escapist watch. ⭐⭐

πŸ“Ί The Durrells (S2) – Next, I swiftly worked my way through the second season of this much beloved British comedy-drama, on Netflix, which is inspired by Gerald Durrell’s three autobiographical books about the wacky misadventures of his eccentric family in their new home on the Greek island of Corfu, from 1935 to 1939. With its beautiful settings; a colourful cast headed by the brilliant Keeley Hawes; and bags of nostalgic fun, this was another good, escapist watch. ⭐⭐

Altogether that is three new-to-me adaptations watched and no re-watches.


~ Other Viewing ~

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β As for non-adaptations, I worked my way through season 14 and 15 of one of my favourites TV shows: the British archaeological series Time Team; and then on Netflix I binge watched season 1 and 2 of the British police drama, Criminal: UK and the true-crime documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

Finally, I re-watched the science-fiction, action adventure, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), I also indulged in a fair bit of comfort Halloween re-viewing, which included childhood film favourites: Addams Family (1991)Β andΒ Addams Family Values (1993),Β as well as some very old episodes from the first season of the British paranormal reality show,Β Most Haunted (2002). πŸ‘»


Phew, what a lot I watched?! Now over to you as I’d love to hear what you’ve been watching? What are your picks of the month?

7 thoughts on “πŸ“Ί What I Watched In October 2020

  1. I so loved the Durrells, I think it’s so good. Just started watching the lates Crown which is good so far. Also been watching The Boys which is very dark but I’m enjoying it. Superheros that maybe aren’t all heros at all. I like it. Also The Mandalorian which is so good – the second isn’t as good as the first but I’m still enjoying it.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    1. It was you who encouraged me to watch The Durrells, so thank you, Lynn! I haven’t seen any of your shows, but it is good to hear you are enjoying them. πŸ™‚ My dad has just started watching The Crown, however – and I know it is going to sound silly – I can’t bring myself to watch it while the Queen is alive… seems rude somehow! πŸ˜…

  2. You watched lots! Like I said in your Halloween post, I would like to see all the versions of The Addams Family; I’ll keep them in mind. On my side, I saw no TV series in October but a whopping 25 movies! The stand-outs were the musical “Hamilton” (5*), the docudrama “The Social Dilemma” (5*), “Project Power” (4.5*) and “Extraction” (4.5*), from Netflix. For Halloween, I saw Frankenweenie (4*), Hocus Pocus (4*), Rebecca (2020)- (3*), and Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)-(3*); and I continued comforting re-watches of the MCU movies Ant-Man (4*), Capt. America: Civil War (4*), Doctor Strange (4*), and Guardians …, Vol.2 (4*). I’m just five movies away from the end of civilization according to Marvel’s.

    1. Thank you, Carmen! Although more viewing did mean I sadly did less reading, but I think I have got a better balance going on this month. 25 films is a seriously impressive amount and kudos for the dedication to working your way through all the MCU franchise in order. Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy are some of my favourites. 😍 Good luck with the end of civilisation… the final two Avengers films weren’t my favourites! 🀨

      P.S. Just to warn you, I may not be doing these round up posts anymore, because except for your faithful visits (thank you!) they are not very popular. However I am thinking of merging them with my Sunday Reflection posts. So never fear they won’t be gone, gone just moved/new format. πŸ™‚

      1. 😦 Ohhhh, I’m going to miss this post! Hopefully I’ll be still visiting on Sundays to keep up and contribute. πŸ™‚ I’m afraid of Thanos guy and the damage he may inflict. I can’t watch those superheroes die! 😦

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