Friday, 22 June 2012

Brothers and Sisters (2006-2011)

Brothers and Sisters is an American television drama series that centres on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California.  The cast includes a collection of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Calista Flockhart, Rob Lowe, and Patricia Wettig. Sally Field and Rachel Griffiths.

The series revolves around the lives and problems of the wealthy Walker family in the wake of the death of family patriarch William Walker (Tom Skerritt), the founder of the family business Ojai Foods. The family consists of wife and mother Nora Walker (Sally Field) who must deal with revelations about her husband's infidelity, and her children Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) and Tommy (Balthazar Getty), both married executives at Ojai Foods, Kitty (Calista Flockhart) a conservative activist, Kevin (Matthew Rhys) a gay lawyer, and youngest sibling Justin, who has recently returned from the Iraq War with a substance abuse problem. They were joined by Nora's brother Saul (Ron Rifkin) and Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig), William's mistress. Plotlines typically revolved around the romantic relationships of the family, their business fortunes, especially with regard to the control of Ojai Foods, and the relationship between the siblings. Most conflicts are resolved with a renewed call for family unity. 

I find Brothers and Sisters very addictive and fun! I have Series 1-4 on DVD. Highly recommend this show! :) xx

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Duvet Days

A duvet day, is a day of relaxing and watching your favourite DVDs. I love to have a duvet day when I am unwell, the weather is bad or if I have had a rubbish day and need cheering up.
My Duvet Day
I get very comfy and choose some of my favourite DVD's to watch.
I have a lovely warm drink.
I sometimes have some chocotate or sweets

Do you like having Duvet Days too? :) xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007)

The 100-something vicar of the small English village of Dibley has passed on. A new vicar has been requested for a replacement. What they get is Geraldine Granger, a non-traditional, chocolate loving, rock n' roll playing vicar. That is not what gets the citizens of Dibley in a uproar though. It's because she is a woman. Still, that doesn't stop Geraldine from proving her worthiness to the village. After time, the villagers (with the exception of influential David Horton) accept Geraldine as The Vicar of Dibley.

Lots of mad things happen in the village and Geraldine is constantly heartbroken and lonely until she meets Harry Kennedy...

Geraldine and Harry marry and live happily ever after! Aww!

I love this show. It always cheers me up when I feel sad. :) xx


Friday, 15 June 2012

The Sound of Music (1965)


In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made They marry but their personal conflicts soon become overshadowed, however, by world events. Austria is about to come under the control of Germany, and the Captain may soon find himself drafted into the German navy and forced to fight against his own country.


I first watched this on video on my 8th birthday and have loved ever since! :) xx