TV programmers who ditch well-loved shows and the networks that run promotions over the final credits feel the viewers’ wrath
from Carol, Carnegie WHEN I saw Temptation was coming back on, I couldn’t have been more disappointed if I found out the mullet was returning. Ed whateverhisnameis reminds me of a car salesman, and as for Livinia . . . please. I was one of the thousands who was so happy to watch Two and a Half Men at 7pm. Just what we need after a hard day’s work, some humour and levity. I hoped with fingers crossed this show would appear nightly at 7pm, and not disappear like so many other good shows at the whim of the overpaid person in charge of programming. Don’t you ever consider your viewers? Or do you just take a poll at your most recent dinner gathering and take the consensus of people with no taste or discretion in what they watch? Couldn’t Channel 9 at least have put on King of Queens? Now I will be resigned to the umpteenth rerun of Friends, just to escape Ed and Liv.
Give him out
from Bob Clarke, Moonah WHEN is ABC Sport going to get rid of the dreadful Kerry O’Keeffe? This bloke was a mediocre spinner for Australia and he is an even worse ‘‘expert’’ commentator for the ABC’s cricket broadcasts.
Sick of celebrity
from Arch, Frankston ARE we the most celebrityobsessed nation on earth? Nicole had a baby. So did tens of millions of other mothers, but apparently theirs weren’t important. Why? It seems that if a bit player from something as obscure as Hey Dad sneezes, we are besieged with headlines ‘‘TV star struck down by mystery illness’’. Why should people living in the real world and trying to cope with a serious illness to loved ones have to swallow all this?
Timing is terrible
from Kathryn Rajtmajer, South Oakleigh WHAT’S going on with the TV show timings? Survivor is on at 10.30pm Tuesdays (Channel 9) and Heroes is on at 11pm Thursdays (Channel 7). Two of my favourite shows put on at ridiculous hours! And now Channel 10 is moving Bold and the Beautiful to 6pm weeknights and not showing Supernatural. My family is very unhappy with these changes.
Give us credit
from J. Leece-Roberts, Romsey CHANNEL 10 is the worst offender of all stations when cutting off the credits at the end of a film to advertise forthcoming programs. Instead of committing this obscenity further into the credit roll, they reduce the cast list to such fine print that even an 80cm screen can’t make it legible. Whoever the morons are that make this decision, they obviously lack the curiosity and intelligence of viewers who need to know the identity of actors as part of the appreciation of this art.
Depressed by Darren
from Hele Nikitenko, email TO ANNOYED ( Guide, Nov 26), I really enjoy listening to Denis Walter, but agree with you completely about Darren James. I am going into deep depression with the thought of listening to him and Tony Leonard filling in for Ross and John when they go on their Christmas break. Can anyone suggest another station to listen to over the break as Darren and Tony’s cliche-ridden show and their constant use of each other’s names (‘‘Yes Tony’’, ‘‘Good call Darren’’) is nauseating.
... but delighted by Denis
from Joan, Parkdale RE: Betty Marsden saying Denis Walter was a worse presenter than Ernie Sigley ( Guide, Nov 19). Denis is so much more professional, never interrupts his guests, is not opinionated like Ernie and makes all listeners enjoy his show. Good luck Denis, you are much appreciated and I certainly do not turn off now.
Anatomy of success
from Ian Baggott, Greensborough GOOD on Fox Classics for showing great old movies like Anatomy of a Murder with its terrific courtroom dialogue. What a refreshing alternative to the gimmicky tripe so devoid of substance they serve up in cinemas these days.