TV’s loose approach to timing gets a serve, as do broadcasters with sloppy pronunciation
Wrestling with the truth
from Brendan Williams, Lilydale TO G. Aarons, who says he found his fiveyear-old watching World Championship Wrestling (I suspect you mean WWE), you’re right. It’s not real: it’s scripted. Guess what? So are the majority of shows on television! I also watch Supernatural but that doesn’t mean I think ghosts are real. Unlike you, wrestling fans know that the E inWWEstands for entertainment. Nobody’s pretending it’s real, so stop trying to prove how intelligent you are and just let your son enjoy it.
Elocution for Eddie
from Jacqueline, email EDDIE McGuire would have to be the worst perpetrator of the gross misuse of the word ‘‘Austraya’’ and becomes extremely irritating when he continually repeats himself on Hot Seat. Doesn’t he realise the terrible example he is setting for children and adults alike by condoning this ridiculous mispronunciation of the name of our country?
Karl is too cold
from M. Day, St Leonards WHY does Channel 9 insist on featuring Karl Stefanovic in Random Acts of Kindness? The other two presenters have empathy and warmth. Stefanovic doesn’t. He spoils a good show.
Time for a body count
from Linda Zutenis, Rowville I AGREE with Disappointed Mum regarding the early-evening advertising for gruesome crime shows. From 7pm onwards we suffer that ridiculous bloodthirsty voiceover whispering about horrific crimes accompanied by shocking pictures, all on at a time when the kids are still watching their shows. Channel 10 is by far the worst offender. There must be a regulatory body that should be made to bring these stations into line. There is enough horrific crime in real life without revelling in it on TV, and if they must, at least leave the kids out of it.
Seven must think we’re stupid
from Ian, Morwell WHAT a surprise. Channel 7 played funny buggers with its live OzLotto draw last week (advertised as 8.30pm) and made sure we were subjected to a pudgy, sweaty John Howard on All Saints until nearly 9pm before the draw actually took place. This practice simply alienates viewers.
Not enough spooky stuff
from Laura, Pakenham I AMa fan of Supernatural and I can’t wait until 9.40pm Monday nights, but Good News Week always goes overtime. When 9.40pm comes I switch on the TV and GNW is still on and has at least 10 minutes to go. Canada screens Supernatural many times during the day, two days a week. Why does Australia only have it once a week? from Gavin Anderson, Burwood East ROSEMARY Ashton of Mentone, surely you jest? 3AW’s Steve Murphy is only a ‘‘breath of fresh air’’ if you’ve never heard/inhaled the words ‘‘you know’’ before. Imagine Sunday
3AW is torture for the ears
dinner with him, Kevin Bartlett’s false teeth clacking and John Michael’s ‘‘obscene phone call’’ breathing. Then we adjourn to watch all the reporters with speech impediments on 60 Minutes. Aaaaaargh!! Bring on radio for the deaf.
Bring back the antiques
from Ann, Drouin THANKS for nothing Channel 9, taking off one of the best shows, Antiques Roadshow, and replacing it with another hour of nothing news ( This Afternoon). If we want to get the news and current affairs we watch news at 6pm and then ACA.
Rove’s an easy ride for Rudd
from Michael Scotts, McCrae IT CERTAINLY wouldn’t be difficult for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to get an easy ride on TV show Rove. You couldn’t get a more sycophantic, left-wing host nor a more Laborloving audience unless it was on the ABC. Now if only there was a TV show that didn’t have a bias and would ask Mr Rudd real probing questions.
For whom the siren tolls
from Mimi Maguire, Murrumbeena I THOUGHT Channel 7’s Friday night football replay was supposed to be shown on a one-hour delay. How come the replay ends 75 minutes after the final siren?