Readers are up in arms about too many ads, the relentless domination of reality shows and the demise of Gossip Girl
Keep it personal
from R.K., Werribee PLEASE, please scriptwriters, don’t change the style of All Saints. I don’t enjoy the episodes that have a lot of action, rescuing people and so on. There are other shows on television that are all about rescue. I’m much more interested in the personal dramas and situations between the people in the show, as well as the medical situations that arise. Popular shows such as Neighbours or Home and Away focus on the dramas, not the action. Please leave it alone. Do any other readers agree with me?
Rex still has his bite
from Tricia Kristensen, Croydon I CAN’T believe the Rex fan from Hampton Park dislikes Rex in Rome. I love it. It has completely freshened up an old but entertaining show. The inspector is very easy on the eye and it looks like a real police department instead of just a three-man police department. Keep them coming SBS.
McKinnon not so grim
from Ian Isaacs, Caulfield South A CURRENT Affair has been good over the holiday period with Leila McKinnon in the host chair. She makes a pleasant change from Tracy Grimshaw. Also, Leila does not run over time the way Tracy always does.
I can’t face reality
from Peter Harrison, Yarraville I’M A fan of the Masterchef UK show and was eagerly awaiting the Australian version. However, after seeing Channel 10’s promotional ads on TV I’m concerned they are going to ruin a great concept. What makes the show successful and enjoyable to watch is that it’s a show more about the cooking than the people doing the cooking. The contestants are amateur cooks and when they are introduced you are told what they do for a living. After that, it’s all about the cooking. I believe Channel 10 is going to try to turn this great concept into a reality show where we have a large number of try-hards looking for fame rather than wanting to change their lives and become a top chef. Please Channel 10, give us a cooking show rather than one of your poor reality shows.
He’s ’ad enough
from David Walsh, Carrum Downs ON THE evening of Thursday, January 15, I was patiently awaiting the start of How I Met Your Mother on Channel 7. Between 6.57pm and 7.09pm there were three commercial breaks. That’s at least six minutes of ads in a 12-minute period. Another break at 7.15pm and again at 7.25pm. Surely that must be contravening some broadcasting laws?
Mind your language
from Royce Turnbull, Warburton I NEVER miss Gardening Australia, however I’m becoming increasingly annoyed by the persistent use by some presenters of botanical names. In my opinion few people understand these titles and fewer still are interested. It appears a blatant attempt at airing of knowledge. Much could be said for Peter Cundall’s down-to-earth approach.
Gossip. Gone. Grrr . . .
from Travis Butler, Hurstbridge HEY Channel 9, what happened to Gossip Girl? Without warning, it disappeared. Nine, pay attention, because this is important: if you’re going to buy the rights to a show, sit on it for 12 months, then play three episodes before dropping it so you can play double episodes of ER, you have no right to wonder why viewers are deserting your channel. Either play it, shift it to your HD channel or sell it to Ten so that they can play it. You may remember the same thing happened to a show you had the rights to a few years ago called The O.C.
Bring back the bitch
from Stephanie Corsetti, Strathmore LAST Wednesday (Jan 14), Channel 9 committed the ultimate social crime by yanking Gossip Girl off screens. Do we really need two episodes of ER in a row? I’ve waited all last year for Gossip Girl to sass up free-to-air screens and I deserve my weekly dose of teen angst. So please bring back the bitchiness.
Sick to the sole
from Nauseous, Frankston ATTENTION TV stations and advertisers. Please remove the PedEgg ad from our screens. Watching that woman performing her pedicure makes me want to be sick.
Gossip Girl is yet another show yanked by Nine, to the disappointment of viewers.