Channel 10 is making friends and enemies this week— upsetting Supernatural fans but impressing rugby union followers
from Amy, Frankston North SUPERNATURAL is the only TV series I will make time to sit down and watch. The themes are original and intriguing. It’s witty and dramatic at the same time, and the writing and acting are fantastic. I’ve been an avid fan of Supernatural since the pilot and have never missed an episode, so when it finally came back for season four only to be put aside, it was not only frustrating but disheartening. Online surveys have revealed this new season of Supernatural has been the most interesting yet. So why would any channel replace it with a new TV series that, like all Channel 10 shows, will be cancelled after two weeks?
Bring back Supernatural
from Ash, Geelong AS AN avid fan of Supernatural, I was astonished to find that it has once again been axed. I am speaking for a large group of people who enjoy the show and are shocked and saddened to see it unavailable. I hope that someone in high authority will see this and hopefully us fans will see our beloved Sam and Dean back on television.
Thank God for Ten
from David Neilson, Meredith I AMa keen rugby union fan and have long lamented its stature in Victoria— being relegated to the realms of replays in the hours after midnight, even when the game has been played that night in Sydney. Channel 7 has treated us callously, choosing to run sometimes two old movies before reluctantly showing the rugby. But now, Channel 10 is not only showing the games live (when they happen) but are showing a replay the next day at 2pm. Thank you Ten. Long may your ratings prosper.
Love the hate
from Florence Mayhew, Camberwell THE surprise so far in The Howard Years is that the biggest Howard hater of all turns out to be Peter Costello. The smarm with each barb is the best TV in yonks.
Women voice concern
from D. Pierce, Geelong NEWSREADER Helen Kapalos has complained about the lack of females on television ( Guide, Nov 19). There is a simple reason for this: few women have suitable voices for the medium. Kapalos’s voice is one of the worst— too loud, too harsh.
Be Bold, stop censoring
from Simon, Hampton Park THE Bold and the Beautiful versus The Simpsons debate aside, now that B&B is shown in the 6pm timeslot and out of the earlier housewife/dole bludger timeslot, perhaps Channel 10 could stop censoring all the scenes where a punch might be thrown or someone points a gun? The editing is absolutely ridiculous and leaves the viewers scratching their heads trying to piece together what on earth just happened. And before you blame the Yanks and their preciousness, we purposely downloaded an episode from the States to see what we missed. Channel 10 is the one cutting the show to ribbons, not them.
from M. Greening, Sebastopol KARL Stefanovic ( The Today Show) has joined the ranks of irritating, self-important presenters. Instead of speaking naturally, he makes ‘‘announcements’’, pronouncing every single word so dramatically. Does he think we don’t understand unless each word is stressed? I wish he would tone down his style, it is so pretentious.
Why we tuned out
from Sick Of It, Wangaratta THANKS to Channel 9 for bringing back our favourite, ER. But we’ve long since tired of Nine’s pathetic on-again, off-again scheduling— we’re now halfway through the following series after downloading our episodes from the internet. When will the networks wake up?
Let’s spook the pollies
from Kevin Lees, Tarnagulla TV PRODUCERS fill their science documentaries with irritating spooky music. It’s a pity they don’t play it when they’re interviewing politicians.