Viewers vent about bad shows, worse ads and incorrect programming
Sunday night woeful
from Laura, Oakleigh South WHAT has happened to Sunday-night television? All we seem to have from 8.30pm onwards is crime and murder, doom and gloom. Where have all the movies gone? I always looked forward to the Sunday-night movie, but now there’s nothing, just programs teaching us how to kill.
Nice show, shame about ads
from Disappointed Mum, Ringwood SARAH Wilson, the host of MasterChef Australia, says one of the most satisfying aspects of being involved with the show is the number of children who enjoy it. I agree. Our young family gobble it up with dinner. Between 7pm and 7.30pm during a PG timeslot, however, we have lost count of the number of graphic and disturbing advertisements of shows such as Law &
and Recently, before I could find the remote, I was left incredulous as we watched an ad showing blood spatters at a murder scene and the voiceover asking if this was the most deranged serial killer SVU had ever seen. At 7.10pm! The kids were shocked. Our family won’t be watching MasterChef Australia (or any of its advertising) any more.
from Nicholas, email I WAS very unhappy about Nicolette Sheridan’s departure from Desperate Housewives when Edie was killed off. I think her departure was disgraceful.
Get with the program
from Cheesed Off, Cheltenham I AMsick and tired of the channels running late with their programs. Channel 7 is the worst offender. Its programs often run a good 20 minutes late. It’s inexcusable. These are not live programs that are simply not allocated enough time. A recent Prison Break was on half an hour late. from Brian Fowles, Mystic Park I THINK The Chaser should be taken off the air forever. Let’s face it, they are like old uni students trying to relive the past with a comedy show. They are so childish it beggars belief, and they are about as funny as the black plague. I’m surprised they weren’t locked up
Dull dinner party
from Rosemary Ashton, Mentone MYRADIO is off for the rest of the break of Ross and John on 3AW while we have to listen to Darren (drop a few names of good friends) and Tony do their dull and boring Dinner Party, which they repeat every time they fill in. We always know what they are going to say next because the script and meals never change. Could we please have two different fill-ins, such as Simon Owens or Steve Murphy, who are a breath of fresh air to the radio station when they fill in?
Thinking not popular
from Eric Harrison, Mornington I’M SORRY, Rod and Marion, shows such as Spooks and Silent Witness will never rate in the top 20. These shows require the viewer to have enough nous to think.
years ago for some of their antics, and the keys thrown away.
Thumbs down to Tracey
from C. Knight, Cheltenham WITH The Chaser on leave I persuaded my family to watch The Tracey Ullman Show. What a load of rubbish. I could not even raise a smile and apologised to my family afterwards.
from G. Aarons, Launching Place JUST when I thought Channel 9 couldn’t put on any more rubbish on a Sunday, I came inside and my young boy was watching World Championship Wrestling. It’s an insult even to a five-year-old’s intelligence. If you believe this is real you must also believe aliens just landed in the Yarra Valley.
from Barrie Sunderland, Bonbeach CLOSED captioning has been a great innovation. My wife, 70, has been hearing-impaired since childhood and can now enjoy more TV programs than ever before. I was in touch with Red Bee Media, who provide some of the closed captioning, and asked why the captions are placed almost mid-screen? I was told caption placement is determined by the station. If this is correct, please, stations, lower the captions on news and current affairs programs.