Death in Paradise Series 7.2


In this episode Dwayne gets promoted to acting detective as Florence is out of action after injuring her ankle. So we don’t get an awful lot of Florence in this episode, but Dwayne is a hoot in this episode which him trying slightly too hard to be a detective much to the amusement of Jack and the audience.

In this episode there was a major poker tournament on the island and during the final one of the contestants drops down dead, in full view of all of the other contestants, and the people watching the match. It is later discovered that the victim was poisoned and a playing card was found with a rather rare and deadly poison on it and it was deduced that the only people who could have killed the victim were the other three finalists and the dealer.

When we started to find out a bit about each of the suspects it turns out that they all had things to hide that ultimately made them a suspect for the murder and to be honest it could have been any of them. For instance one of the potential murderers in this episode turned out to be the long lost daughter of the victim, but would that really have been enough for them to commit murder. Another one of them was being blackmailed by the victim, which is rather a decent motive. To be honest the culprit in the end did have quite a decent motive but then again it could equally have applied to any of the other suspects as well.

The main highlight of this episode was Dwayne playing at being detective and his eagerness to speak to the nurses instead of Jack because he thought they were all young, hot nurses rather than the older ladies that they turned out to be was extremely amusing.


Death in Paradise 7.1


Death in Paradise returns as though nothing had happened. In this episode the wife to be of the billionaire owner of a hotel chain which happens to have a branch on the island, think the Hilton’s, who is found dead after apparently throwing herself off the balcony of the hotel with everyone including the commissioner of police convinced that she had thrown herself to her death, apart from Detective Jack Mooney.

Mooney, who, from the moment that he found the victims body, decided that it wasn’t as straight forwards as everyone else, including much of his own staff, thought it would be but, as the husband to be of the victim, was a friend of the commissioner’s the investigation almost got shut down from the get go, but Jack just wouldn’t let it go despite all of that and got himself into a bit of by bother by just doing his job properly by you know asking people questions which they did not want to answer because it might, you know, incriminate them, which just wouldn’t do at all.

What I liked about this episode was the fact that none of the children of the husband to be of the victim even considered that they would be suspect’s in this as they assumed that everybody would have thought that she took her own life and they very nearly got their own way if it wasn’t for that pesky Jack.

They also that they were above suspicion, which naturally means that their actions has been incredibly suspicious but, thought that nobody would look into their actions, as they have lots and lots of money and therefore can get way with anything which of course meant nothing to Jack and that is why in the end he got his man.

It was lovely to see the show back as it makes you feel warm just watching it, which is great when it is freezing outside. Once again the best part of the episode is at the end when Jack explains what has been going on and you think “oh yes I can see now” after you have spend the last hour scratching your head about how this was actually a murder and how the person who Jack has just pronounced to be the murderer was able to do it, and almost, get away with it.

I can’t say that I worked it out either, as that would be a lie but it was a fun watch once again and there was some nice scenes with Dwayne trying to avoid an old fling of his and the reason why she was so pissed at him were hilarious and so very, very Dwayne.

The Apprentice 2017 week 10

apprentice-modelThis week was all about fashion with the teams trying to persuade a designer to let them represent them and then do a fashion show and a magazine cover to promote their wears.

Joanna took the helm for Graphene as her business is clothing related and she had to work with Michaela, Elizabeth and James. Jade was project manager for Vitality with Harrison and Sarah. Graphene chose male clothing with Vitality taking on women’s fashion.

They each had some designers who they had to persuade to be able to show of their wares at a fashion shoot. Graphene went for more affordable clothing which had a ecological bent with Vitality going for a much more high ticket item which was described as post-apocalyptic regal rock and roll by the designer herself.

Elizabeth and Michaela enjoyed themselves rather too much choosing male models for their fashion shoot whereas Joanna decided that James should also be a model despite their being plenty of other models being ogled (sorry picked) by Elizabeth and Michaela.  Apparent this was because he was their target audience despite having absolutely no modelling experience. Harrison delegated to the woman on the basis that they know more about women’s fashion than he had, which is a fair point considering he is a bloke and not a drag act.

It was down to Harrison and Sarah to organise the fashion show with Jade choosing the designer and shooting the magazine cover. Michaela despite doing marketing for a living didn’t manage to do a decent cover which was considered boring by the experts thus lost their endorsement. James’s modelling didn’t get the thumbs up either but at least Jade didn’t put herself on the cover of their magazine which was a bit more acceptable for a magazine cover.

Due to the high ticket price of their clothing range Vitality were not able to make enough money and they ended up losing the task despite managing to get the endorsement which could have been a deal breaker for them.

When it came down to the boardroom there was nowhere to hide and Jade and Sarah gave as good they could get to Lord Sugar with Harrison basically not putting up a fight leading to him being fired, closely followed by Jade, despite her at least trying to fight her corner.

So somehow Elizabeth is in the final five. Who would have thunk it? Elizabeth! Now, that, I did not see coming at all.


The Apprentice 2017 Week 9


The candidates took on the food industry in this task and had to create and market a new product and pitch it to industry experts to see which one would work best in a rather crowded market. Harrison was chosen as the project manager of Vitality along with Sarah for Graphene.

Although Harrison was ostensibly the project manager Michaela railroaded him into picking her to create the dish with Joanne and Jade doing the marketing even though Joanna said that she could cook, probably as Michaela didn’t want to work with either Jade or Joanna, who also can’t stand the other so that was going to work well.

Sarah chose James and Elizabeth to come up with a dish and test it out with herself and Bushra on the marketing team. Naturally neither Bushra nor Sarah nor James wanted to work with Elizabeth, but poor old James drew the short straw in this instance.

Joanne and Jade spent most of them when they should have been coming up with name arguing amongst themselves with Joanne offering suggestions which Jade did not like, and then Jade getting pissed off with Joanne, and then Joanne getting pissed of with Jade.

It was amazing that they came up with a name in the end after all of that, even if it wasn’t on they could agree on, which would never have happened even if they had had one thousand years to come up with a name. Natrofuel was what they came up with in the end, which is sounds about as appetising as cold sick.

Bushra and Sarah on the other hand very quickly came to a name both of them agreeing with the word gourmet with Sarah preferring Crusaders which she ended up choosing despite Bushra’s misgivings.

When it came down to choosing the dish Harrison and Michaela (or rather Michaela) decided to do a chicken curry, or at least a healthy version of a curry, as you cannot help but love a curry.

Meanwhile Elizabeth and James went for the far healthier salmon option. James wanted to do the cooking, Elizabeth wanted to do the cooking, and in the end James let Elizabeth do this cooking as it was easier to let her do it as she would have done it anyway.

As it turns out neither Michaela nor Harrison had the first idea about cooking curries, or anything for that matter, and they muddled through in a rather haphazard fashion. Elizabeth and James turned out something that looked half decent with the minimum of fuss that it as soon as James let Elizbeth do exactly what she wanted. With the packaging Joanne and Jade continued to argue with Bushra and Sarah once again working as a team, like they were supposed to.

Next step was the pitches which would make or break the task for either team. The pitches really did make or break the task for both teams with Vitality doing a half decent pitch and Grephene do a godawaful job at the pitch and and as as result of this Vitality eventually won the day, which was rather ironic, considering that their product was inferior to that of Graphene but not as shodily presented which was the straw that broke the camel’s back for this task.

After last week one might have expected a double or even triple firing. Sarah bought Bushra and Elizabeth back into the boardroom. Now you can understand why she bought Elizabeth back as it was her fault that the product was so badly made on the day of the pitch, despite doing a good job of it the previous day.

It was not clear why Bushra was bought back as they seemed to work well together on the task, unlike Vitality whose members would argue with their own shadow. Somehow Elizabeth survived as did Sarah, leave Bushra to being fired, which was quite surprising as I would have put money on Elizabeth being fired when she was bought back into the boardroom.

How wrong was I?