Connect2TV Weekly – 27/01
- January 27, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Blog
Welcome TV lovers! Here I’ll provide you with the latest news from your favourite shows, the red carpet and what the creatives at the top are getting up to.
Let me introduce myself, I’m Olivia the Marketing Coordinator and PA to the fabulous Georgina Bobb at Connect2TVCoaching. I am a TV addict and this will be my healthy platform to natter on at you all about my favourite subject.
It’s red carpet season, and the stars have been out flashing their frocks and cufflinks to the press hoping they’ll walk away with the next prop on their mantelpiece.
This week saw the 25th annual National Television Awards take place at the O2 in Wembley hosted by Holly Willoughby! Oh wait, she was in the audience this time, it was the lovely Dermot O’Leary.
2018 was a brilliant year for original television; Netflix series have taken over the screens of millions and British broadcasters such as BBC and ITV have put all their efforts to churn out as many gripping series as possible this year and they pulled it off!
The most competitive category at the awards saw Killing Eve and Bodyguard pitted against each other as the two favourites to win New Drama. And rightly so, if you haven’t seen either you should! Surprisingly Bodyguard came out on top which did surprise most because of the sheer uproar that occurred the second Killing Eve aired. Luckily this pushed the creators to jump onto a second series as quickly as possible which is set to air in April 2019 on BBC America and in the UK soon after.
Killing Eve follows the sympathetic Eve Polastri played by Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh, who has a turbulent and very unethical but addictive relationship with assassin Villanelle played by Jodie Comer. We last saw Jodie in the brilliant Doctor Foster that walked away with two NTAs in 2016 including New Drama, considering its social media takeover it’s a shame Jodie and the rest of the cast weren’t able to walk away with the title this year.
Throughout the series, Eve, as an MI5 agent is supposed to be catching Villanelle but, spoiler alert, after 8 episodes and plenty of gunshots chases and stabbings, they will both be on our screens for another series this year. Though slightly unrealistic it’s continuously gripping and let’s hope they both survive the next series!
Available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.
Upcoming Award Shows-
SAGS – Sunday January 27
BAFTAs – Sunday, February 10
Academy Awards – Sunday, February 24
IN OTHER NEWS
- BBC One have commissioned a new documentary The Murder of Jill Dando about the newsreader who was tragically murdered on her doorstep.
- Huge controversy in Utah where a four-hour documentary on Michael Jackson’s alleged child abuse is shown at Sundance Film Festival
- Our Girl will be returning to BBC for series for with Michelle Keegan as the lead again
- Netflix is in a $25 million lawsuit after the success of Charlie Brooker’s Bandersnatch prompts “Choose Your Own Adventure” publisher for using the phrase in the episode
NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS – NETFLIX
Spent one day watching a new series, it’s over now and you’re feeling a bit empty? Don’t worry these shows have just been released to fulfil your binge needs. This week we’ll focus what Netflix has to offer.
You may remember in Summer of 2017 there was a lot of press coverage about a rich kid’s failed festival, no? Me neither. But luckily Netflix (and Hulu) have made a tell-all documentary for us all to feast our eyes on and judge.
Fyre Festival was set up by entrepreneur and now imprisoned Billy McFarland accompanied by Ja Rule. Both had a vision of setting up an influencer’s dream music festival on a private island once owned by Pablo Escobar. Sounds too good to be true right? Well it turned out to be; their intensions seemed genuine in the beginning where their mountain of money really could have pull off such an astonishing event. They immediately had supermodels and influencers on the island advertising for the festival and within 24 hours of launching sold 95% of their tickets ranging from £1.200 to £19,000 per person. Unfortunately, within months Billy lost the rights to the Island for blurting out Escobar’s name endlessly, committed wire fraud numerous times but continued to promise his ticket buyers and staff that the festival would still go on.
It didn’t stop there, even though the site was nothing like the glitz and glam promised on their website or Instagram Billy pushed his team to go ahead despite not having enough beds for their attendees to sleep in and no catering. When the day of the festival arrived, partygoers were met with what only can be described as -not what they paid for. Would you like to sleep on the mattress in a second-hand hurricane tent for a grand?! The food wasn’t great either, after being distracted with tequila all day and not being given water or their luggage, what they thought was a top class catered meal turned out to be a reminder of a bad camping trip.
It’s safe to say all of us that couldn’t afford the tickets in the first place were watching with a slight smirk, but the rest of the documentary was nothing less than shocking. How could one man be responsible for such a disaster and swindled money from so many people and get away with it for so long. He even managed to slip in some fraud whilst he was on bail. At least he was narcissistic enough to have the whole thing filmed so we can sit at home with our popcorn and enjoy.
Available to stream on Netflix now.
Others to Watch –
- Sex Education – An unlikely unpopular duo takes on the sexual problems of their classmates
- Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – Even if you think you’re the tidiest person she’ll make you feel like a hoarder
- The Ted Bundy Tapes – The infamous serial killer’s own words from prison
- The American Meme – Influencers and the likes of Paris Hilton give us a raw insight to social media and it’s ups and downs.
LATEST JOBS VIA UNIT LIST
|24 Jan||Talent Coordinator||M50||ITV Studios|
|24 Jan||Talent Resourcer (permanent)||London||Soho Editors|
|24 Jan||Graphic Artist||North East||ITV Studios|
|22 Jan||Videographer/Editor||London||Speeding Films|
|22 Jan||Edit Assistant||London||Pacific|
I’ve been lucky enough to rub shoulders with Nicky Searle – Founder and MD at We Do Talent who will be talking to us about her career in the industry and giving us some tips of the trade, stay tuned!