Thursday night – the last weeknight of the week – seems to be the night that features all the long running series – those that have been on TV for years – including Grey’s Anatomy in its 8th season, Desperate Housewives in its 8th and final season and Private Practice season 5. All on Seven – then there is 30 Rock taking you right up to midnight – one of those critically acclaimed shows that has never been given a real chance earlier in the night.
Nine kept a week of double episodes alive with double CSI – now in its 12th season, followed by new CSI: NY hanging in there on Nine still, after new episodes last year were played on GEM on Saturday nights. Meanwhile, Law & Order: SVU – season 13 [updated] – is Ten’s Thursday night mainstay.
Another classic episode of My Kitchen Rules last night (recap here) – with a new twist – an elimination round of more instant kitchens coming up over the next 6 episodes – who wants to guess which team will be eliminated? If those Victorians from the first group – Thomas & Carla – make another purple dessert, it could well be them!
Here’s an idea for a twist for season 4 – as each season they have to do something different – right? Mix up the bottom teams after the first instant restaurant rounds. Imagine Princess paired with Peter or Gary?!
Biggest Loser saw contestants having to run up a 60m hill of sand in their latest challenge (read more here) – it is hard enough walking on sand at the best of times, let alone up a hill in a competition environment. But note how easy it was for the trainers though. Like Leigh Westren last year, I think Hamish will hit a turning point and be one of the more successful contestants of this season.
Nine last night premiered Earth Flight – every time I flicked past it I saw birds flying. Oh – wait – that’s essentially what the show was about wasn’t it? Its one of those highly visual shows that would look mad in HD – I’ll wait for a reply on GEM for that one! Additional sound effects and 7.1 surround sound provided by the neighbours’ new budgie.
On ABC1 its The Straits is the only Australian drama offering for the night – well other than MKR which is becoming like a drama this season.
If there was one channel to leave on in the background last night, for me it was GO! They replayed 2 Broke Girls at 8, followed by two classic Big Bang episodes, then the classic 80′s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day off - so many lines and memories from that movie. GEM aired the movie Birdcage – not a fan of that movie.
7TWO had more Frost than you could poke a stick at with over two hours of hit British series A Touch Of Frost while 7mate was all about Swamp People, more Pawn Stars – which seems to be sneaking into their schedule on more and more nights lately and American Pickers – also on more than once a week now.
Speaking of 7mate – looking at the schedule for new Foxtel channel A&E I can’t help feeling this is Foxtel’s attempt to grab some of 7mate’s (and also ONE’s for that matter) blokey documentary audience. Even the fact the channel number is 607 may not be purely coincidental.
I am now officially going to put a call out to anyone who watches or drives up their phone bill by contributing to Psychic Live & Interactive – as seen on TV 4ME and Aurura and sometimes even on GEM. Just one question: Why?
Twas American Idol night on FOX8, with two hours of continuing Hollywood Week (part 3) – ” where some dreams will come true and others will come to an end.” It continues tonight. Meanwhile, showcase is replaying the complete series of Tangle – a brilliant Aussie drama – in the lead up to its season three premiere soon.
What did you watch last night, what did you enjoy, like, dislike, what would you recommend, advise against or generally just talk about? Let us know!