23/07/2014

“At least no one died.” (#GoBackSBS S02E03)

Christmas Island Detention Centre - Go Back To Where You Came From S02

Has the journey changed the opinions of the six participants? Has it been more than just an opportunity for Reith & Deveny to lock horns? What’s the outcome of this up-close asylum seeker process and how will it help the conversation? Those questions will be best answered in tonight’s Insight special on SBS – this [...]

“I just felt so inadequate.” (#GoBackSBS S02E02)

Dinner in Kabul - Go Back To Where You Came From S02

Another incredible season two episode of Go Back To Where You Came From highlights the greater gap between what some privileged and comfortable people of the west take for granted and the stark reality of life as a refugee. There’s riots all over Kabul (some may say it’s because of the arrival of the three [...]

“With a lot of people going through the system, mistakes are made.” (#GoBackSBS S02E01)

Dinner at Abdi's - Go Back To Where You Came From S02

The concern that the addition of “Celebrities” to the Go Back To Where You Came From experience would turn it into a sanitised soap box for the prominent Australians involved could not have been further from the truth. The soap box is still there – it’s more that the issues facing the participants are more [...]

Puts back in what the sponsors take out (@GruenSweat)

Gruen Sweat

It’s a complete tease – 4 episodes of the usual Gruen suspects talking sport sponsorship and branding to tie in with the London Olympics, and then it’s gone forever. Or at least until the next Olympics. Which, depending on the needs of sponsors, could be sooner than we think. With Gruen Sweat however, we’re guaranteed [...]

Can Of Worms, Round 2

Can Of Worms, Round 2

Straight out of the gate, the second episode of Can of Worms felt different. It was pacier, edgier, and they’d dropped the opening monologue and Dicko was behind the desk to start with. It seemed to relax everybody, and we were straight into the conversation. One of the major criticisms of the show from it’s [...]

Opening a Can Of Worms

Can Of Worms - first show

After much press, supposition, advertising controversy & preparation, Dicko got to open the first Can Of Worms on the Australian television audiences last night. The show delivered exactly what it promised it would – it got people talking (and tweeting). Those that only stuck around for the first break (10 minutes long) or less didn’t [...]

Do yourself a flavour!

Adriano Zumbo

(oh yes, I went there.) Many MasterChef fans will know the fear the mere mention of his name brings to contestants. He’s burdened them with the macaron tower, the croqembouche and the V8 cake as challenges they’ve had to reproduce. In a growing pool of celebrity chefs, he’s proving to be remarkably ganache-centred. Zumbo is a [...]

Goodbye, Farewell, Amen Richmond GTV9

Lights, Camera, Action - Television City Celebrates

The studios of GTV9 Richmond have been the home to some pretty special TV since it was converted from a piano factory in 1956 to be the home of Channel 9. Lights, Camera, Party – Television City Celebrates was a justifiably celebratory & nostalgic look at some of the amazing work that has come out of [...]

The National IQ Test

The National IQ Test

There is nothing – NOTHING – good that can come of this. It wasn’t even that it was bad. It was very bad. ARIAs bad. But that was to be expected. I can’t even fathom it. Just… just watch this and you’ll see what I mean… Ahem. I forgot to add the bit where they offer [...]

Top Gear Australia

Top Gear Australia - Pizzati, Jacobsen, Page

It’s had a couple of previous iterations on SBS, and since Channel 9’s coup there’s been a lot promised of Top Gear Australia. The cynics mustered (including me), proffering their reasons why this third reboot of the hit UK series would fail. Everything from budget to host selection to lack of high end cars to [...]