Call the Midwife’s Helen George teases ‘tragedy’ in emotional season 12 finale

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Call the Midwife’s Helen George teases ‘tragedy’ in emotional season 12 finale

My go to movies.

I don’t know about you, but I have a few movies then I watch again and again if I want something relaxing and easy to watch.

These just feel like familiar friends, I know them well enough to enjoy, but don’t have to concentrate much on.

‘Home Alone’ has to be on list daft and funny and a child alone pitted against two rather stupid criminals. Add in the Christmas Factor, and you have a winner.

‘She’s The Man’ Teenage girl wants to play on the football team but they won’t allow girls on it so what can she do? The only thing you can do, pretend to be her twin brother. This is very funny they both are caught in all sorts of awkward predicaments along the way.

‘Mamma Mia’ This is quite emotional in places, but also funny. I love the Abba songs too. I prefer the original film to the sequel, but both are good.

‘Richie Rich’ The boy who has everything he could desire, except true friends. No friends, but he does have enemies.

‘Legally Blonde’ starring Reece Witherspoon. This is absolutely hilarious the first time you watch it, and continues to make me laugh even now. Teen who is all about popularity and fashion decides to fo study law, but no one believes this is ever going to happen – she just won’t get the grades required, or will she?

Totally Gripped!

I looked on Netflix yesterday and discovered that Lockwood & Co had finally arrived. This is the latest series from Writer/Director Joe Cornish, best known for such movies as Attack The Block and The Kid Who Would Be King.

This series is an adaptation of the young adult books written by Jonathan Stroud. I’m not sure how many books there are in the series, but there are 8 episodes of Lockwood & Co, I know this because I double checked before the first episode had even finished.

The story revolves around a small group teenage ghost-hunters as they navigate a London disturbed by spirits and spooky apparitions.

On Netflix the series is rated a 12 in the UK, but age 14 in the US. The ratings are due to language, sex references, and violence. I think some 12 year olds might well find it a bit too scary, but equally some will love it! You need to pay attention to the legal age obviously, but also know the audience well – nobody wants nightmares or a traumatised child. I personally would have been thrilled to watch something this good at that age.

There are naturally for this type of programme plenty of special effects, and you grow to love or hate the various characters depending on each one’s personality and roles in the story.

As the story unfolds various secrets are revealed, and most frustratingly we are left on a cliff hanger at the end.

I am now very impatiently longing for the next series to be released!!

P.S, If you have a dog, please walk it before you start watching Lockwood & Co, as you may well be totally mesmerised by it.