QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Des­per­ately Keep­ing Sheila, 7.30pm, SBS There’s a short­age of women in rural Aus­tralia. Two years ago the mak­ers of this show took sin­gle women to iso­lated, lonely men and made the se­ries Des­per­ately Seek­ing Sheila. Well, you can lead a horse to wa­ter, but can you make it stay in the pad­dock? This ex­plores how hard it can be to keep a wo­man on the land, even if she’s in love with her coun­try man. CSI: NY, 8.30pm, Nine An episode called The Ly­ing Game, which has more than a rhyme in com­mon with the movie The Cry­ing Game. So what’s a nice- look­ing drag queen do­ing dead in a men’s wash­room? It seems some­one may have be­come in­fu­ri­ated to find a less- than- real wo­man on his hands. As the pathol­o­gist says: ‘‘ A trans­gen­der show­girl found drowned in a pub­lic toi­let: does it sound like love to you?’’ Also, Lind­say goes back to Mon­tana to help put away a mur­derer who killed four of her friends. Surf­ing the Menu New Zealand, 9.30pm, LifeStyle Food The near ubiq­ui­tous Ben­der ( Ben O’Donoghue, pic­tured), also ap­pear­ing at the mo­ment in The Best in Aus­tralia, gets an­other run in this fourth sea­son of Surf­ing the Menu with part­ner Mark Gard­ner. Ben­der may have cre­ated the first eter­nal cook­ing pres­ence. At this rate he will be show­ing in re­peats some­where on cable television long af­ter he’s gone. Still, the blokey ban­ter and sim­ple recipes are not with­out ap­peal.

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