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04 July 2013 @ 06:11 pm
Opposites, on tv  
I've had a houseguest from Sunday until this afternoon when I put her on a plane back to Sydney. She and I have been friends for a long time - we have very different temperaments and different ways of seeing things, but our life experiences are sufficiently similar to forge a strong friendship. And she likes Martin Shaw, which is a bonus *g*

A couple of things I've heard from her this week:

1. It is possible to use the words "track suit" and "stylish" in the same sentence, and not be using them sarcastically; and
2. All those people going to Bali to get married are responsible for the dip in the Australian economy.
As you can see we have some pretty interesting conversations *g*

Of an evening we've been watching tv, with a focus on Martin Shaw, including the two unaired eps of Judge John Deed, the Dambusters docco that he narrated, Death In Holy Orders which I've been meaning to watch forever, and his episode of Fraud Squad. All very engaging tv!

Last night however we broke out of the MS mold and watched a show called Broadchurch featuring David Tennant. Has anyone else seen this? We ended up watching seven of the eight episodes straight-up, but by 12.30am we were too tired to watch the last ep so it had to wait until this morning. Brilliant tv! My sister had told me about it, saying "You like UK cop shows, give this a try!" and I'm ever so glad she did.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
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miwahni: JJD reallymiwahni on July 4th, 2013 08:22 am (UTC)
All others ... comfortable is the word I use
"Daggy" is the word I use *g*. Track pants are ideal for wearing while cleaning out cattery; all of mine have bleach stains and aren't suitable to actually be seen in!

I'm surprised that there will be a second series of Broadchurch; hope it will be as good as the first.
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miwahni: Dr Who I want to believemiwahni on July 4th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
I was lying in bed last night sifting through all of the "evidence" in my mind, trying to work out who killed Danny - and like you, I didn't figure it out at all. Brilliant stuff.
Strike while the irony is hot: [FANDOM] PROS DOYLE BEAUTYdraycevixen on July 4th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)

I'm always fascinated by the great diversity of mates we accumulate over a lifetime. I have really dear friends who I cannot safely put in a room together because they are at such opposite ends of the scale.

A Martin Shaw festival sounds like an excellent use of some of your leave. *g*
miwahni: Pros Ray bummiwahni on July 5th, 2013 08:02 am (UTC)
I can't have my son in the same room as this friend, she drives him nuts! *g*

Martin Shaw festivals are always worthwhile ways to spend time.
Calise: 10cali_se on July 9th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Loved Broadchurch. I'm not surprised you watched it (almost) all in one go. Great drama.
miwahni: Pros B & D doorwaymiwahni on July 10th, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
It was brilliant; I couldn't have waited to watch one episode per week, it really sucked me in.