QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Kick, 8pm, SBS It’s episode four of this lo­cally pro­duced tele­vi­sual melt­ing pot and things are very shrill. Sure, we find our­selves re­flected in all our cul­tural di­ver­sity, but it’s hard to en­gage when the char­ac­ters are so re­lent­lessly friv­o­lous. Even the death of a doc­tor’s pa­tient and the awak­en­ing of les­bian feel­ings in an­other char­ac­ter are some­how weight­less comic props. Thank heav­ens for the honed stand- up comic tim­ing and nat­u­ral pres­ence of Anh Do as Hoa Tran. Mumbai Mega Flood, 8.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic In July 2005, a month be­fore Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina ripped through New Or­leans, Mumbai, an In­dian city of 85 mil­lion peo­ple, re­ceived the high­est rain­fall in its his­tory, 944mm in 24 hours, and the re­sult­ing flood killed hun­dreds. This is the story of a flood that brought the world’s largest city to a grind­ing halt.

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