November round in progress! (If you join late, you won’t get points for episodes already aired.) ADD YOUR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TEAM HERE Here’s how the game works: You pick any four current Home and Away characters which you keep for a whole month. (You can pick the same four as other people playing the game.) Your characters earn you points each episode based on what they do. Compete against your friends to see who will get the most points at the end of the month! Points: are earned each time your character does one of the following. 100 points if your character: leaves Summer Bay (i.e. leaves the show), marries, divorces, has a baby (mother or father) 90 points if your character: starts a new job 80 points if your character: proposes, slaps/punches someone 70 points if your character: moves house, says the name of a character who has left the show 50 points if your character: sleeps with someone, goes to hospital (to get treated) 25 points if your character: goes to the city, goes swimming 10 points if your character: kisses someone (even on the cheek) 8 points if your character: is seen off set (e.g. on the beach), maximum of one per episode 5 points if your character: uses a phone or computer 1 point if your character: has a drink or something to eat Bonus points: Your first character earns you double points on Mondays! Notes: You can earn multiple points per episode for the same thing (e.g. your character kisses two people = 20 points.) You earn double points if a couple in your team kiss on the lips etc. If your character leaves Summer Bay you’re not out of the game. You have three more characters who can earn you points. If your character does something else which isn’t on the points list, they can’t get points for it (even if it’s something unusual). You don’t have to record your points, it’s all done for you! Prize: There will be a small prize for the winner(s) who are Throng members. But remember, the fun is in the playing! If you’re not already a member you can register here or click one of the links below to join the game. ADD YOUR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER TEAM HERE
HBO has announced they will screen Chris Lilley’s wild hit mocumentary, Summer Heights High in June this year.
The show is destined for a late-night slot on Fridays.
Tomorrow night we’re going to the Australian Idol Top 3 Show! It starts about 6:15pm and it’ll be great to compare everything to NZ Idol since we’ve been to heaps of those shows.
Being from New Zealand, I don’t really know the contestants too well, saw a few clips on YouTube (Matt Corby seems amazing) so it’ll all be pretty fresh but will blog about it for you all afterwards!
Do you remember the classic Aussie soap from the 70s called The Young Doctors? Channel 10 and FremantleMedia are said to be in talks to remake the show next year and run it weeknights at 6pm.
Would you tune in? Do you think it will be better than Neighbours?
After 20 – can you believe it – years of playing Harold Bishop, Ian Smith has decided to retire from full time work. Harold will be back for some guest appearances in 2008.
Ian Smith will be missed by cast, crew and of course the fans.
If you would like to be in the studio audience to watch Who wants to be a millionaire, call (03) 9517 1824 or fill in the form here.
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Shows are filmed at:
Channel 9 Studios
22 Bendigo St
The DCU Home & Away Society – a fansite based in Dublin – website is back up.
What’s extra special about the fansite is the members are all students at the same university so they get together regularly to watch Home and Away, have themed parties and more! (Wonder if they ever go for a mid-winter swim??)
At their next event, they’ll be discussing Sally’s departure and whether it’s a good or bad thing! (Personally I think it’s a bad thing but hey…)
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that Channel Seven breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice by incorrectly classifying three episodes of Home and Away as G instead of PG on 21 February, 23 March and 26 March 2007.
The 21 February 2007 episode of Home and Away had a teenage couple’s decision to have sex and the consequences of this decision. ACMA found that verbal references to sex and visual depictions of sexual behaviour contained in the episode were not brief or infrequent. It also considered that the program’s treatment of the theme of teenage sexuality was not very mild in impact.
On 23 March and 26 March 2007, Martha was encouraged by her boyfriend to take up pole-dancing, although she is reluctant to do so. ACMA determined that pole-dancing scenes contained in the programs contained visual depictions of sexual behaviour, that their impact was higher than very mild, and that the episodes were not suitable for children to watch without supervision.
Home and Away episodes are now generally rated as PG.
ABC3 – a new children’s TV channel to be broadcast between 6am and 9pm with at least 50% of content being Australian-made is expected to be proposed by Prime Minister John Howard.
Do you think it’s a good idea? Why or why not?