The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv -

Pep­per Den­nis, 3pm, Seven It may well be the worst ti­tle for a television se­ries, but there is one good rea­son for watch­ing: it stars Re­becca Romijn, who went on to play Daniel Meade’s trans­gen­der sis­ter Alex in Ugly Betty. It’s hard not to hear alarm bells when some­thing de­buts at 3pm on a Mon­day, but stranger things have turned out not half bad. Pep­per is an am­bi­tious re­porter who cov­ets the prime- time news an­chor role on a Chicago TV sta­tion. Ah well, as Mick ’ n’ Keef used to say, you can’t al­ways get what you want. Talk­ing Heads: Jimmy Barnes. 6.30pm, ABC Meet Jimmy Barnes. Best known per­haps as the lead­ing wild man of the band Cold Chisel, Barnsey has carved out a pretty solid body of work since the mid- 1980s. He has also sobered up, straight­ened out, sur­vived some tricky med­i­cal stuff and be­come not just a hel­luva nice fella, but a pre­sen­ter on the Max pay- TV chan­nel. Jimmy and daugh­ter EJ each have new al­bums out on elec­tion day, Novem­ber 24. Mythbusters, 9.30pm, Dis­cov­ery Episode 82 of Mythbusters, and it’s the coolest show on record as the guys head for the high coun­try. Yes, it’s snow time. Can you yo­del your lungs out to start an avalanche? Is there an idea dumber than lick­ing a frozen pole? Adam Sav­age and Jamie Hyne­man, pic­tured, are all set to find out.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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