James Brayshaw and Grant Denyer get a zero rating, but Nine scores 10 out of 10 for porn
So you think you can escape?
from Patsy, Balwyn THEY say that if you don’t like a TV show, simply change channels. But what if you can’t? I regularly have to wash up while the children watch So You Think You Can Dance Australia in the family room. Even with my back to the screen, I can see the reflection in the window. I have tried wearing earplugs and a blindfold, but I keep breaking dishes. I have begged them to let me change the channel, but they won’t let me. It’s a horrible situation.
No sense to censoring
from Hayley, Brookefield I AMsick of hearing people complain about censoring TV shows. I don’t know why shows shown after 9.30pm are censored. It has nothing to do with children seeing it because they should all be in bed anyway. It’s all to do with all the bored prudes out there that think nudity or swearing is morally wrong and are trying to save our souls.
Nine hardcore on soft porn
from Harry, Geelong WHO can argue the fact that Channel 9 has become the porn station of Australia? Shows such as Ladette to Lady, Underbelly, Secret Dairy of a Call Girl and Adult 20-1 all show some soft porn. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Brayshaw a wipeout as host
from Simon, email UNFORTUNATELY Sarah, (Guide, Feb 18) anyone who watched the American version of Wipeout will realise that James Brayshaw brings absolutely nothing to the Aussie version because all he does is his absolute best to copy the American hosts. Brayshaw was at his best (not to mention hilarious) as a comedian on radio— and that is where he should have stayed.
Self-promotion fails to rate
from Roman, Mt Martha CONGRATULATIONS, Nine, on a comprehensive win in the ratings. It seems that all the self-promotion by Seven during the tennis telecasts had little or no effect.
Larkin lacking laughs
from Rob, email I AGREE with Bill, of Ivanhoe (Guide, Feb 18): Mike Larkin’s attempts at jokes and humour are embarrassing.
A talent for interrupting
from Stormy, email GRANT Denyer may like to make comments during the acts on Australia’s Got Talent, but I bet he wouldn’t enjoy the comments made about him for doing it. Why ruin a good, entertaining show with an untalented ex-weatherman hosting it? I wonder what the performers think of his rudeness? If he had enough talent to have his own act they could all attend it and talk through it. See how he likes it.
Changing Saints are sinners
from Marg, Somerville NOW that All Saints has changed so much, I won’t be watching any more— apart from the next three weeks to see if it improves.
An ageless beauty
from Lew, Port Fairy PAGE 7 of the Guide (Feb 11) showed the gorgeous Dana Delany from Desperate Housewives. Aged 52! Immediately I was reminded of my pre-school childhood in the 1930s when my grandmother used to take me to the local picture theatre each Wednesday afternoon for community singing to the bouncing ball. The show was held across the nation for the old people. It was called 50 and Over. I’m sure there wasn’t anyone there who looked at all like Dana Delany.
Dicko down for the count
from Simon, Hampton Park LAST week Ian ‘‘Dicko’’ Dickson had a go at the government, claiming they were only providing 1 per cent of the funding for bushfire relief compared with the billion-dollar pledge for Indonesia after the tsunami. What happened in Victoria was a tragedy, but is he seriously trying to measure up 200 dead bushfire victims against nearly 300,000 in the tsunami?
Let the good times roll
from Patricia, Viewbank ADAM of Craigieburn (Guide, Feb 11), yes, programs starting and finishing late are a nuisance, but you can still timer-record these late-night gems. Simply set the timer to end a decent amount of time (maybe 30-60 minutes) after the official finishing time. You really don’t have to stay up to do it.