Sunday, 7mate, 9.40pm, MA15+ (2012)
From Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, A Million Ways to Die in the West) comes this film about Boston stoner John (Mark Wahlberg) and his foul-mouthed best mate, a talking teddy bear named Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). After John chooses to hang out with his stuffed buddy over girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) one too many times, things start to fall apart. If you know MacFarlane’s work you’ll know the type of crude and absurd comedy to expect, though freed of the network-TV shackles MacFarlane certainly makes the most of his MA rating – the profanity coming thick and fast. Ted dishes up its share of chuckles for an hour or so before running out of steam and eventually going off the rails in the last half hour.