Ed­die gets a bou­quet but a reader puts the squeeze on Ten

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Per­fect mil­lion­aire

Make Ed­die later

from M. Walker, Keilor East ED­DIE’S new show should be on at 7pm. That’s when we like quiz shows. We all like Deal at 5.30pm. from Ro­man, Mt Martha THE new for­mat for Mil­lion­aire Hot Seat is per­fect for the 5.30 times­lot. At least the con­tes­tants need to have some knowl­edge and skill to win as op­posed to the orig­i­nal show, which re­lied on luck and greed. Ed­die McGuire hasn’t lost any of his touch as host.

Half-screen ig­no­rance

from Mar­ion, Wan­garatta WOULDN’T it be great if Ten could curb its en­thu­si­asm for self-pro­mo­tion long enough to roll the cred­its on a full screen af­ter movies. Mi­cro­scopic print on half a screen is non­sen­si­cal and ir­ri­tates view­ers. Any pro­mo­tion is lost on me be­cause I can’t change chan­nels fast enough in protest at this crude edit­ing. Give view­ers some credit and stop this ig­no­rant rub­bish.

Un­der­whelm­ing flop

from St­eff Roe, Heath­cote South SEVEN’S 10 Years Younger in 10 Days is com­pletely un­der­whelm­ing. Cou­ple So­nia Kruger’s feigned amaze­ment at the rather un­re­mark­able trans­for­ma­tions (a hair­cut and a shave) with an unen­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse by con­tes­tants to their part­ner’s new look and all I can say is ‘‘flop, flop, flop!’’ I’ll find an­other way to fill an hour next week, rather than bother see­ing if the se­ries im­proves.

Make them min­ers

from Martina, Port Fairy 10 YEARS Younger in 10 Days, please get real. The show fea­tured a rough-around-the-edges cou­ple from a min­ing town, who did scrub up well and hope­fully it turned their lives around. But I bet nei­ther ever wears those clothes again. Why not fea­ture them in smart prac­ti­cal cloth­ing suit­able for their min­ing town?

Loser is a win­ner

from Big­gest Fan, Chel­tenham I HAVE been read­ing peo­ple’s com­ments about The Big­gest Loser and I dis­agree. I think this is the best se­ries by far. Yes, it’s repet­i­tive but so is all re­al­ity TV. The twists and un­pre­dictabil­ity of it all are amaz­ing. Well done, Ten.

Anger over angst

from Peter See­beck, Ivan­hoe COULD all foot­ball com­men­ta­tors and other TV pre­sen­ters look up their dic­tio­nar­ies to see the one-word def­i­ni­tion of ‘‘angst’’. It is from the Ger­man lan­guage and means fear and has noth­ing to do with anger.

Too many ca­ble ads

from Ian, Mor­well GEEZ, it’s em­bar­rass­ing when my non-payTV sub­scriber mate calls and asks how much my Aus­tar costs, while he sees for him­self how the ad vol­ume ri­vals free-to-air. And I see Seven is con­tin­u­ing to have about a 25-minute half-time break for their Sun­day-arvo de­layed AFL tele­cast, ridicu­lously mas­querad­ing as some­thing re­sem­bling live sport.

Bet­ter new than old

from Robyn, Echuca WHAT do Seven or the pro­duc­ers of Bet­ter Homes and Gar­dens think they are play­ing at by putting old seg­ments among the new on the pro­gram? Last week even had a seg­ment where Tara the craft woman was still preg­nant, which was well into last year!

Two hours in the wilder­ness

See the Lite

from Peg, Black Rock THE ads for Lite n’ Easy meals on Ten have me wor­ried. If I were to eat those meals, would my voice be af­fected like the women in the ads? from Joanne, Mt Waver­ley IS it re­ally too much trou­ble for Nine to screen the fi­nal two episodes of Ever­wood? The show ended in 2006 and it’s in­cred­i­ble they can’t find a times­lot for the fi­nal two hours.

Long live the king

from Tracey, Keys­bor­ough I SUP­POSE I should thank Nine for putting King of Queens on (Fri­day 7.30pm) for two weeks be­fore it was yanked off so Big Momma’s House 2 could have an­other run af­ter be­ing shown only a few months ago. How about show­ing it in­stead of the un­funny Ellen re­peats at night?

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