29/08/2014

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Hamish & Andy's Gap Year

We all knew it was coming. We all knew it was gonna be in the UK and likely into Europe. What we all didn't know was that it "consistently won it's timelsot" - and for 9 of the 10 weeks it aired in 2011, it did. It will indeed be interesting to see what shenanigans the boys get up to, especially in light of Hamish's Gold Logie nomination. Those deep pockets at Channel 9 will certainly provide lots of opportunity... From the press release: After immersing themselves in American culture last year, Hamish and Andy have decided you can never stop learning and it would therefore be irresponsible not to take another gap year in 2012. The Nine Network’s new series, Hamish and Andy’s Euro Gap Year, will feature the boys’ travels and adventures throughout Europe and be broadcast weekly from a disused pub in London. “There’s so much to … [Read more...]

PREDICTION: The Misses of 2012

Lisa McCune - Reef Doctors

Listing shows here is not intended to be venomous. Not everything works (Live From Planet Earth, anyone?). Some shows need more 'time in development'. Other shows are simply misguided from the start, or on the wrong network. Either way, I'm sure we'll see our share of misses in 2012. I hope for the sake of TV being made in Australia that I'm wrong, but let's start with these shows... ABC1 Auction Room - Hosted by William McInnes, it's a look at Australia's thirst for antiques and auctions, and smacks of Antiques Roadshow. While there will be a market for this kind of program it's not going to be massive. Photo Finish - A reality show about photography on the ABC, hosted by Andrew Gunsberg. There's at least three things wrong with that last sentence. Gunsberg is an avid snapper himself so there's at least an alignment, though I … [Read more...]

MolksTVTalk – the Podcast – Myf Warhurst Special

Myf Warhurst Interview

Having now interviewed the delightful Myf Warhurst, we here at MolksTVTalk are two-thirds of the way through our Spicks & Specks interview trilogy. Can Brough be attained? Only time will tell... Myf very generously gave up some rehearsal time from the Spicks & Specktacular Finale tour the team are preparing for to speak with SteveMolk & Josh to speak about her time on the show. Plucked from relative obscurity working on Triple J Myf scored a role on what would go on to become one of the most engaging and disarming TV trivia quiz shows in a decade. We also go to speak about her favourite guest on the show, her new TV show, how often Hamish Blake appeared on the show, and how "easy" it is to make a hit TV show. Somebody please give Myf Warhurst a job - we want to see and hear more of her on our TV's. … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 01/10/11

Penn & Teller's Fool Us (with Jonathan Ross)

With Week 40, thus begins the first week of lots of fast-tracking. Multiple shows across Channels 9 & 10 getting the fast-tracked treatment, though it means different things to different shows. Glee is being shown in Australia within hours of it airing in the US. Survivor: South Pacific is nearly two weeks behind with it's premiere this week, though still considered fast-tracked by Ch9. It's crazy. But don't get too settled... To throw one final spanner in the works, daylight savings kicks in for NSW & Vic this Saturday night - meaning next week gets all interesting for any shows Qld's enjoy live tweeting. Just a heads up. CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Renovators – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed 8pm/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Wild Boys – Sun 7:30pm (rpt following Sun 10am), … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 17/09/11

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year

With the run to the end of the year in sight, you'd think the networks have it all worked out. From what we're seeing... some things are still to fall into place. Not many episodes of Top Gear Australia to go, and Channel 9 and shelved it - and they may be considering the same for Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, though it will likely see it through to the end of it's 10 show first season. Channel 7, on the other hand, have a pretty good run to the end with shows like Beauty and the Geek Australia waiting to drop. As for Channel 10... well, after it's "Qld Flood Clean Up Week" this week, you get the feeling they can't get The Renovators finished up quick enough and get Junior MasterChef on our tellys. CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Renovators – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, … [Read more...]

twentysomething

twentysomething

If I lived my twenties like the characters in twentysoemthing lived theirs, it's very likely I'd not be alive today to talk about it. While I appreciate that I'm far from the target demographic for this show, very little of it resonated as real to me. Do all Gen Y people really drink that much and avoid so much responsibility in their life? Isn't that what your teenage years are for? To the same end, if it's meant to be a comedy that pokes fun at a twenty-something lifestyle then jokes are missing the mark. The show follows friends Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) as they search for a real job in the midst of their party-filled twenties. With little commitment or stamina to see anything through, they jump on their next crazy idea as their financial saviour after being evicted from their house in episode one. Which they … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 03/09/11

Camelot

Just when you think you can't get enough new shows... Here comes Same Name, Camelot, Top Gear Australia, The X Factor Australia and series two of James May's Toy Stories. It's crazy. Mind you, just when you thought reality talent shows were resting, The X Factor comes back with a massive push across 4 nights a week at 7:30pm through the auditions for this series. It looks... big, brash, and predictable (sadly). CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 Bondi Vet - Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Bondi Rescue - Sun 7pm, Ch10 Grand Designs (final) – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Highway Patrol – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 The Renovators – Sun/Mon/Tue 8pm/Wed/Thu 8pm/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10 The Force – Sun 8pm, Ch7 The Cove - Sun 8:30pm, ABC1 Underbelly Razor - Sun 8:30pm, Ch9 Camelot - Sun 9:30pm, Ch9 Farmer Wants A Wife - Mon … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 20/08/11

Dr Chris Brown - Bondi Vet in Africa

We seem to be having massive finals every other week at the moment. AGT a month ago. MasterChef Australia last week. This coming week is the last of the very successful season 3 of The Block, with the auctions taking place in real life on Saturday and then the final episode/results to air next Sunday night 21/08. Crazy. There's still a lot of good telly this week too... CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Block (final week!) – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9 Bondi Vet in Africa – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Highway Patrol – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 The Renovators – Sun/Mon/Tue 8pm/Wed/Thu 8pm/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10 The Force – Sun 8pm, Ch7 Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one Australian Story – Mon 8pm, ABC1 Body Of Proof – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7 Can Of Worms – Mon … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 06/08/11

Wil Anderson

One week into The Renovators and the response has been varied. It's not horrible by any standards, but the 8:30pm timeslot is doing it no favours. Still, this week it's all about the finals: final week of MasterChef Australia, final of this season of Criminal Minds, the final episode of The Amazing Race Australia and the final of Australia's Got Talent - finally. Everything just feels so... final. CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Block – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Great Migrations – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 MasterChef Australia – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10 The Renovators – Sun/Mon/Tue 8:30pm; Wed 9pm; Thu 8:30pm; Fri 9pm, Ch10 Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one The Amazing Race Australia (season final) – Mon 9pm, Ch7 Can Of … [Read more...]

#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 Gap Year hit our collective small screens. For the badly sung intro to the 'shabby shabby' set (there wasn't anything chic about it), it was pure Hamish and Andy cheekiness, Traxedos included. Light, inoffensive fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. Firmly in the nature of all their recent TV work and entirely reflective of their once a week radio show. How did first time viewers know they have a radio show? They mentioned it at least 6 times across the hour. Tough habit to break I guess. The show was unapologetically their schtick and … [Read more...]