The Good, the bad and the weekly update

It’s been a slow week, without much happening. I’ve done a bit of writing, a bit of reading and the usual playing games and watching TV. I’ve noticed that I tend to have one day, normally Wednesdays when everything is non-stop. I’m writing and the words are just flowing, and then the rest of the week is slow. A little here, a little there. I’ll get there eventually.

Yesterday was a stunning day for TV. Firstly Doctor Who. A female Doctor, finally? It doesn’t bother me. It’s in the show that Time Lords can swap genders during regeneration, but my God some people are so stupid. The amount of comments, on YouTube and Facebook, that start with “I’m not sexist… But”. The best one was someone who claimed to have been watching since 1963 but has given up after the BBC have ruined their favourite character. As if the announcement of a female Doctor, and not seeing her in action, is the worst thing in the world and worthy of that. Unbelievable. Stupid people.

Besides that though, the long-awaited seventh season of Game of Thrones. I only caught up last month, so the wait hasn’t been that long for me, but I still felt it. It was a stunning opening to the season, one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever seen. That’s not an exaggeration. It felt like the first part to the most epic story ever. I didn’t move for the entire episode, just sat there captivated by what was happening in front of me. I’m so glad I started watching it and caught up so I can watch this weekly.

Which also means I have 3 weekly shows that I’m actually going to keep up to date with at the moment. Twin Peaks being the second, which is really starting to shape up. There was one episode, I think episode 6, where I began questioning whether I was enjoying this new season because I like it, or because I feel like I should. But it’s all coming together. I’m kinda ignoring, at least while I get my head around, episode 8. That was a complete trip into another realm. I’m still not sure what to make of it. But this week was brilliant. All of the story lines are progressing nicely and it feels like the connections are coming together. I still think it would be better to binge watch the show, but I’m enjoying it regardless. We’re over half way through and I’m nervously anticipating the end.

The third show is Preacher, which I will be watching tomorrow morning. The first season had its highs and lows, but so far season 2 has been all highs. I’m loving it. Can’t wait for the next episode. I’m sure it’s going to continue this trend of brilliance. So much good TV.

My plan this week is to finish the book I’m reading and put a review up on here, as well as the next chapter of The Broken Pocket Watch on Friday (Thursday for my Patrons). I’m going to go and read a bit before bed.

Thanks for reading,


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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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