YOUR SAY

James Brayshaw and Grant Denyer get a zero rat­ing, but Nine scores 10 out of 10 for porn

Herald Sun - Switched On - - guide -

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.

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