The Almighty Johnsons
Thursday, 10.30pm, Ten My joy in the fact that Ten has acquired this excellent comedy sci-fi series from across ‘‘ the dutch’’ (New Zealand) is tempered only by the fact that the network doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, and is running all 11 episodes of season one in a fortnight. Things begin with the classic debut episode tonight, then there are two, back to back, tomorrow and on Saturday night. Frankly, The Almighty Johnsons, shown here in February on payTV’s Sci-Fi, deserves better than this. Things kick off tonight with a sexy woman in a fast car trying to murder a young man, Axl Johnson, on the way to his 21st birthday party. He is about to discover that he is the reincarnation of Odin and that his family members are all reincarnated Norse gods. They must find the reincarnated Frigg (Odin’s wife) before that murderous sheila and her pals do. Created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, who cocreated Outrageous Fortune and Go Girls, the show asks us to find wild sex in an earthquake hysterical, as only New Zealanders might.