Jane By Design is what the Carrie Diaries should have been. A fashionista with creative flair who doesn’t have a mother and wants to transform her life – yes, sounds familiar doesn’t it. The only difference here is that this is great TV. The familiar fish out of water story is prominent but we are on Jane’s side from the get go. This is very much Sex and the City meets The Devil wears Prada for teens and fans of these shows. I loved it. Continue reading »
Congratulations to Nine for showing the entire 26th season of Survivor on GO! on Thursday nights hours after the US, without a single timeslot change. Continue reading »
In over four years of being closely involved with TV, this right now has to be one of the worst periods ever for last minute programming changes and amendments. Continue reading »
Switched At Birth tells the story of two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing as a child due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls. Continue reading »
Bates Motel , well it’s slow, monochromatic and the first 15 minutes almost sent me to sleep – BUT WAIT! It does get better. You don’t need to have seen the movie Psycho at all and know who the characters represent, but it might help. To me this show is creepier than the movie though. But this is based now and not 53 years ago, when it was shocking.
Even if it’s a modern re-imagining and prequel to the movie Psycho (1960). This story begins with the earlier years of a teenage Norman Bates and his mother Norma who live in an old house overlooking the adjoining motel which they are renovating. This comes after a pretty grim earlier look at Norman’s life that will take some thinking sbout. Continue reading »
Fans of the iconic Prisoner series which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still today boasts a loyal following worldwide, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. The new show Wentworth, showing you where it all began will premiere on Wednesday May 1st at 8.30pm.
But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Continue reading »
Channel Ten is bringing out it’s big guns in the next two months. Offspring, Touch, New Girl and MasterChef are all returning while the highly anticipated new shows The Americans, Reef Doctors and The Truth Is with Hamish McDonald will hit our screens. Mr and Mrs Murder, Bondi Rescue, The Biggest Loser and American Idol will all have their finales to make way for the new fresh programming. Bring it on Ten!
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This season continues to follow Nina’s struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her passion fuelled love life and her tendency to over-think and fly off into fantasy. Continue reading »
OMG! If you have never seen the TV show “My Strange Addiction” on Gem – you have to watch it! I had seen it mentioned on Ellen and The View, but this show had me rolling around on the floor laughing. I guess I should be sympathetic but these people have chosen to do their freaky stuff on TV! On Monday there was a guy who LOVED his car, both intimately and sexually! Then there was a woman who snorts talcum powder! It’s sad but friggin’ hilarious. Here is a clip of the car lover! My Strange Addiction airs at 10.30pm Mondays on Gem.
Seven are now ramping up their coming soon and sneak peek ads for their new renovation show – House Rules. House Rules is Seven’s version of Nine’s The Block where complete strangers renovate poeple’s houses room by room over 6 weeks. Seven have now also thrown in “state vs state” into the advertising.
Sound familiar? It is – Nine’s first promos for 2013′s regular season of The Block – The Block Skyhigh – promoted the show as “state vs state” as well. In Skyhigh, there will be 5 couples competing instead of the usual four. Continue reading »