01/08/2014

ABC3 brings the Smackdown (Games)

ABC3 Smackdown Games - Kayne Tremills & Paul Verhoven

Again ABC3 have done something incredibly entertaining that, unless you’ve got young kids, will have gone largely unappreciated – the ABC3 Smackdown Games. For the fourth time ABC3 presenter Kayne Tremills invited a bunch of his mates over for an Australia Day BBQ that involves a bit of fun that inevitably leads to a bit [...]

Shaun Micallef’s Funny As Hell (#MadAsHell @MadAsHellTV)

Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell

WARNING: May contain rampant fanboyism. Shaun Micallef is back, and reinforcing the popular view that he deserves a much more regular spot on our screens than once a week. Mad As Hell is entertaining, insightful, distractingly hilarious, obtuse and everything we’ve come to expect from the man who’s been anointed as “Australia’s own Jon Stewart”. [...]

Something to Randling about (#Randling @RandlingHQ)

Randling

Randle. n. “A nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as an apology for farting at a friend.” Andrew Denton was never going to return to our screens for “just some show”. It had to be special, it had to be different. Randling is certainly special and different – it’s just not a show you can [...]

Farewell Good News Week (#GNW @realGNW)

Good News Week

And so, it has come to this… Good News Week has come and gone before. It’s even flipped networks from ABC1 (back then, just the plain old ABC) to Channel 10 (who axed it, then brought it back when the US writer’s strike did havoc with their schedule). It’s appeared in differing formats – Good [...]

The Hamster Wheel

The Hamster Wheel

As expected it was fast-paced, uncompromising in it’s shredding of it’s targets, and full of bizarre phony twitter references. Above all it was funny and a delivered cold, hard truth across a much deserving Australian political landscape. Welcome back to The Chaser and thank you for The Hamster Wheel. Hosted by the usual 5 we [...]

The joy of the Joy of Sets (#JoyOfSets)

Ed Kavalee & Tony Martin - The Joy Of Sets

In the middle of “Chuck Lorre appreciation night” on Channel 9, a new show surfaced heralding the long-awaited return of it’s two hosts to television. Yet still it managed to include Warwick Capper. Finally released to the public, the new Tony Martin/Ed Kavalee vehicle The Joy Of Sets slid onto television screens last night and [...]

At Home With Julia

At Home With Julia

I worried about At Home With Julia when I first read the press release. The premise sounded naff. I need not have worried, as in seeing the first episode – it’s actually quite good. While Amanda Bishop’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard was a little over played, it was the subtlety of Phil Lloyd’s Tim Mathieson [...]

#HamishAndAndy start their #GapYear

Hamish and Andy start their Gap Year

Channel 9 have been playing the promos ad nauseum, and I’m pretty sure we’d all heard enough of Hamish’s poor rendition of “New York, New York”. Finally tonight we saw the start of what Hamish and Andy are spending all the reported money on, as the first and 10th last episode of Hamish and Andy’s [...]

@ChrisLilley’s very #AngryBoys delivers

Angry Boys Delivers

I’ve felt of late that Angry Boys went on for a couple more episodes than I thought it should have. Particularly through the middle I thought that some of the story for the many characters played by Chris Lilley didn’t seem congrous or even necessary to progress the over-arching narrative. Boy, did that sound wanky. [...]

Losers in weight loss, winners in love

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From the makers of Two and a Half Men – this phrase sends me on a hunt for the remote to change channel away from the show as if my life depended on it (and in the case of TAAHM, it does). However Mike & Molly is something a little bit more special. It’s actually [...]