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  1. Review of Nine Perfect Strangers on Amazon Prime Video

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Amazon Prime released the first three episodes of this new series starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy  over the weekend, and I think it will be an interesting one to watch. Nine strangers arrive at a wellness retreat , looking to transform their lives during their ten day stay. The retreat is run by the enigmatic Masha. The nine ‘strangers’ are all struggling with aspects of their lives, including bereavement, abandonment and lack of success in their professional lives. As the ‘strangers’ start to open up about their lives you start to wonder if the group has been brought together by accident or design – and if by design for what reason. The cast is excellent – and it is good to see actresses over 50 (Nicole...
  2. Review of Friends – The Reunion

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It’s hard to believe that its been 17 years since ‘Friends’ handed back their keys to their New York apartment and stepped into new lives far away from Café Perk. I couldn’t resist watching the Reunion episode. The set was rebuilt, and the emotion of the 6 key cast members as they revisited after all these years was visible to all as they reminisced. Yes, they have all changed ( Lisa Kudrow probably the least) but the chemistry between all six actors is still there – as they said,  for the 10 years that they were filming they became a family. Seeing the clips of past episodes brought back so many memories.  It really was like visiting and catching up with old friends. It was interesting to hear...
  3. Best TV programmes and films to watch this month

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We still don’t have those lovely balmy evenings to spend sitting in the garden, so it seems we are destined to be reliant on Netflix, Prime etc a little bit longer! Here are just a few of my picks to inspire you.  When looking for something to watch I tend to have a 10 minute rule. If I start to watch something and find my mind wandering too much within the first 10 minutes then I stop watching and look for an alternative.  These have all more than survived my 10 minute rule! I should mention that my favourite series over the past year is The Queen’s Gambit.  I’m still hoping to find another that will grip me in the same way. Sadly none of...
  4. Review of Halston Netflix series

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Like many, I binge watched Halston over the weekend. I love fashion so the opportunity to see the story behind an iconic designer and brand was not to be missed! Starring Ewan McGregor as Halston, the series tracks his rise as a designer influencing American style, and his emergence as a brand in the 70s. It was fascinating to see how Halston came to define his ‘look’….and interesting to see that it was a fabric (ultra suede) that led to his change in fortunes as opposed to a specific ‘look’. A complex character A complicated character we see how he develops friendships and relationships (one notable one being with Liza Minelli) and how those friendships fare as his star rises and the pressure to be constantly creative in order...
  5. Review of Betty White, First Lady of American Television:  Inspiration for career longevity and positive ageing

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I just happened to stumble across this documentary about Betty White on Netflix over the weekend. Purely by coincidence I had posted an inspirational quote by Betty about ageing earlier in the day on Fab after Fifty’s social media channels. Made in 2018, this documentary takes a look at Betty’s career – hard to believe that Betty is now 99 years of age and still working! It was filmed over a period of 10 years between 2008 and 2018 and has snippets with former co-stars such as Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Ryan Reynolds. They all had such positive things to say about her. ...
  6. Best Home Makeover Shows to Watch on TV.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Since Kirstie Allsopp first hit our screens and started knocking on walls on house viewings to see which could be knocked down, I have been more than a little obsessed with home renovations. With most of us spending far more time at home than we could ever have anticipated. Our home environment has become more important than ever. Having undertaken major renovations in my last three homes and with a house move planned as part of a major lifestyle change, I am still looking for inspiration for potential changes I might like to make to my future home. In addition to  regular...
  7. 10 Greatest TV Series You Should Watch During Winter 2021

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    Winter temperatures decrease our urge to go outside and socialize. Not to mention Lockdown!! On the other hand, we all need some moments to ourselves and simply unwind and there are quite a few ways in which you can do so without having to go out. Thankfully, there are so many amazing shows to watch during the hibernation season and entertain ourselves a little. Wintertime is filled with many long-awaited premieres that are simply irresistible. Is there something better than watching a new gripping series under a warm blanket with hot cocoa in your hand? Definitely not! It is time to finally spoil ourselves after a long day at work and join the magic world of Netflix, Disney + and HBO...
  8. Review of The Queen’s Gambit – A fab series to binge watch during Lockdown

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I love going to the cinema and theatre and have really missed both this year. I have found it increasingly difficult to find interesting series/films to watch on TV and streaming services. I thoroughly enjoyed the The Comey Rule on Sky/Now TV ( only available for a few more  days) but have struggled to find anything bingeworthy since – until stumbling across the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. The story of a chess champion is an unlikely plot to make you want to immediately want to watch the next episode – but based on a book of the same name, we follow the story of a young girl orphaned at the age of eight who is taught to play chess by a kindly janitor at her orphanage...
  9. Best box sets to watch on Now TV /Sky during Lockdown.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Chatting to my mother earlier today- she was saying that they were running out of things to watch on TV. My parents are in their 80s and have been isolated at home for 3 weeks. They are incredibly resilient – playing cards, doing jigsaws, practising golf swings in the garden- but they are getting bored.  They would usually be playing golf, playing bridge with friends and of course socialising with friends and family. They are sports fans and with all the sports cancellations they have nothing to watch on TV. They are in their 80s and do not have Netflix or Amazon Prime – but they do have the full Sky package. I have just recommended a number of box...
  10. Review of 10 Years Younger in 10 Days

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I always watched the original series, hosted by Nicky Hambleton Jones, so was intrigued to watch the new revamped series on Channel 5. The format is similar, with the makeover candidate presented to the public wearing no makeup, hair scraped back and wearing their least flattering outfit while passers by guess their age. It goes without saying that the average age guessed is considerably higher than their actual age. Over the next 10 days the participants undergo a series of treatments to revamp skin, hair, teeth, makeup and wardrobe. At the end ages are guessed again – with the results unsurprisingly coming out less than their actual ages. To be fair , the four women to participate so far have...
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