GOLD LOGIE WINNER TOM GLEESON IS BETTER SUITED TO THE HALLS OF PARLIAMENT THAN ON OUR SMALL SCREENS
Iwatched the Logies the other night. Well sort of. I just wanted to see if I could catch a glimpse of locals Jett Kenny, Bachelorette’s Angie Kent and Sea FM’S Heidi Latcham, which was all fine but I managed to subject myself to hours of self-indulged waffle headlined by the Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson.
What a tosser.
I have never been overly fond of
Australian comedians as I really don’t think they’re as funny as they think they are.
And I would have to say, if there was a leaderboard for that skill, Gleeson would be the Winx or Black Caviar – unbeatable.
I now know why I usually wouldn’t watch the Logies.
I probably stopped getting excited about them when they stopped making shows like Homicide and Division 4 but I possibly turned it on when Sea Change was going back in the day to see if they won an award.
But that was nearly 20 years ago.
Well, after watching the other night I have missed nothing.
What a load of crap.
Sure there was some good spots like the tribute to Mike Willesee but as far as I was concerned that was also spoilt by the Gold Logie winner carrying on about how he beat the system, which I am sure he learnt from our major political parties.
It did remind me how the landscape of television has changed dramatically.
When I was growing up there were originally only three channels – Channel 7, Channel 9 and the ABC.
Then a few years later Channel 10 came along, and of course the test pattern that came on about midnight.
Australian television had no competition except picture theatres but haven’t things
It seems to me reality TV seems to be the lifeline for free-to-air mainstream television rather than well-made Australian dramas because I am guessing it is cheaper.
Networks are relying on people wanting to get on the box because of ego rather than actually employing actors who are trying to recoup four or five years studying drama.
Ego is a far cheaper commodity and it’s in abundance.
You only had to watch the Logies to confirm that.
The thing that amuses me is some of these reality stars, on whatever show they were on, lied, cheated and bullied their way to try win the prize.
They then end up getting jobs in the media and all of a sudden are given “star” status.
Give me a break.
Actually they are probably more qualified to go into politics than media.
A bit like buying TV Week, watching the Logies is definitely over for me, unless Jett Kenny is getting one or I get a start in the Amazing Race.
Tom Gleeson killed that for me the other night.
Why he needed to continually stick it to Karl Stefanovic in-between telling us how smart he is, is beyond me.
I guess the only good thing to come out of the night was seeing Sigrid Thornton, who is reviving a new Sea Change, which will be shown on Nine.
There is still hope that free-to-air TV has something good coming and hopefully Tom
Gleeson decides to run for Parliament, he has all the attributes.
A BIT LIKE BUYING TV WEEK, WATCHING THE LOGIES IS DEFINITELY OVER FOR ME, UNLESS JETT KENNY IS GETTING ONE OR I GET A START IN THE AMAZING RACE.