YOUR SAY

Chan­nel 10 is mak­ing friends and en­e­mies this week— up­set­ting Su­per­nat­u­ral fans but im­press­ing rugby union fol­low­ers

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Su­per an­noyed

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.

Speak prop­erly

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.

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