Underbelly and Eddie both cop it. Home and Away is becoming more improbable, the news is trivial and International Rules is a joke
Had a Bellyful
from Simon, Hampton Park SO CHANNEL Nine is still pushing for the right to show Underbelly in Victoria? Do they not know that anyone in Victoria who wants to watch the show has already seen it? It’s called downloading and borrowing from friends interstate. Maybe Nine should pull its head out of the sand.
from Sharyn, Ballarat BRING back Tracy Grimshaw— Eddie McGuire is destroying ACA. He may ‘‘own’’ Channel Nine, but does that give him the right to destroy a good TV show? Eddie filled in for just the week and certainly doesn’t ‘‘own’’ Nine— Ed
Away with reality
from Alison, email THE scriptwriters at Home and Away must absolutely hate the characters of Jack and Martha. Why else would they keep giving them such ridiculous storylines? First, they marry after dating briefly, then split up. Both have other relationships; Martha becomes a stripper; Jack marries Sam; she dies; he quits his job before reapplying two weeks later; now Martha is pregnant and doesn’t know who the father is.
Brekky team scores
from Leon, Lilydale TO JILL, from Brighton (Guide, June 11), Two Women and a Metro on MIX 101.1 is not the only Melbourne breakfast-radio show in which women outnumber the men. The young hosts on SYN 90.7’s breakfast show Get Cereal are also putting the fresh twist on their show by having two females and a male, which seems to work remarkably well. I know not as much is riding on these guys as the MIX team, but they certainly deserve a pat on the back.
from Simon, email PETER (Guide, June 11), things do happen in Australian news but unfortunately the more insignificant they are, the more they flog it. Take the recent Powerball win. ‘‘Man wins money’’ dominated the news all day until we were fed up hearing about it. Only a few days before that we had, ‘‘Man removed from television show’’ and God only knows how many times Sam Newman’s name was thrown around. Add in a few botanical gardens bats, an expose´ that petrol is expensive and some strange black cat in a country field and the Australian news makes a great cure for insomnia.
Wheel it away
from Olive, Numurkah I FINALLY thought I had something to watch at 5.30pm with Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune coming back on. Sadly, after 10 minutes of stupid yahooing from the audience and not being able to hear the contestants, I turned it off. Bring back Temptation.
We’ve been ad
from Annoyed, email CHANNEL 10, you just don’t learn, do you? Your advertising campaigns where you flog something to death weeks in advance in a vain attempt to spark up some interest, do nothing more than annoy the viewers so much the new shows end up failing miserably. Yasmin’s Getting Married lasted all of two weeks, Torchwood ended up relegated to a midnight timeslot and does anyone remember a little show called Battlestar Galactica? Learn from your mistakes and for god’s sake stop with the stupid new Mark Loves Sharon ad.
An Irish joke
from Kevin, Beaumaris GOOD news for television comedy lovers, the AFL has announced that International Rules football against Ireland will be telecast again in October. One of the round-ball ‘‘Tests’’ will be played in Perth and another in Melbourne. I can’t wait to see AFL television heroes, chests bursting with patriotic pride, clutching that white soccer ball as they barge past hapless Irishmen. from Tony, Burwood DARREN, Tony and Nick are very poor substitutes for Ross, John and Neil. Can’t 3AW, with their big budget, do better?
Nothing in reserve