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  1. Why is sbs showing a john candy film, Uncle Buck at 9pm on a thursday night? I mean, channel 10 or one of the other commercials, but sbs? I thought sbs showed mostly european films and some arthouse UK and US films, but on it’s main channel even, viceland should of been at least showing this. A rather strange choice of a film for what I thought was a “multicultural ” channel, that showed diverse world cinema(including the great australian films).

  2. Working from home, I usually watch TV while having lunch. It used to be prerecorded H&A Early years, but now that’s been dumped, I just put on Foxtel and look for something that’s broadcasting right there and then. Terrible decision. I’ve noticed more and more that commercials are being placed mid scene of a program rather than where the producer intended it to be. Worse than this, I am sure Foxtel are aligning commercials to be on at the same time no matter what channel. I can go from 111, Fox8, Comedy, LifeStyle, Home, Food, and a +2 channel, and consistently flick to a commercial on each one. And the commercial breaks are so long, that I finish my lunch during the commercial break, and have to press ‘i’ to remember what show I was actually going to watch. Now I have series link on classic Simpsons so I can watch that during my lunch break.

  3. Just thought I’d pop a list of what free to air dramas I’m watching at the moment. Unfortunately its a pretty small list. Bull, Orphan Black, Poldark, Janet King. Three of them have the same timeslot which is annoying. This is Us finished last night and I will be watching offspring next week.

      • I don’t use iview much but I have watched a couple of episodes of Janet King recently and had no issues. I like that abc iview offers closed captions. Its also good of abc iview to make a point in letting viewers know that they don’t have to create an account to access iview.

  4. I have a bit of a problem with the current poll – I think my partner voted Todd Sampson for “Most Over-Hyped Show” just so I couldn’t vote for “Twin Peaks” 😉

  5. I would just like to acknowledge ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ so far this season (only 4 eps but I’ve seen enough to make the judgment). It’s been middling at best in the past… especially season 2… but so far Series 3 has been stronger than the first 4 episodes of its mother show in its recent season. Last nights Daniel centric episode was everything a ‘one character’ episode should be… (I hope the main show is taking notes!) it was a surprise to see he was still alive at the end of the last episode (as he was one of my favourite characters)… but an even bigger surprise to see what he’s been through… really well done.

  6. any chance 11 will buy back the rights for So You Think You Can Dance, now that it’s gone back to its normal format?

    Do we have an official date for Australian Ninja Warrior?

  7. Signed up to Stan free trial on Friday so I could watch Wolf Creek (TV Series). It was great, very impressed with the cinematography, acting, and overall quality. Looking forward to the next season. Also stumbled upon iZombie, it’s pretty cool too, a blend of Veronica Mars and Tru Calling. Not much else to offer on Stan though. I’ll be cancelling after the free trial. I can’t believe we don’t have a streaming service which provides The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, in addition to the vast number of Australian television shows. I’d love to watch The Wayne Manifesto or Newlyweds again!

    • Agree – Wolf Creek was excellent. Everyone’s tastes are different but, for me, there has been a lot of content on Stan I have watched. Highly recommend Better Call Saul – both seasons have been outstanding and the final ep of season 2 airs tomorrow.

      • Hate to be “that” guy… but it’s Season 3’s finale airing tomorrow of Better Call Saul.. and my God have they built the tension up ready for this final! Can’t wait!

          • All the cast are brilliant but Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks as the taciturn, methodical Mike are standouts.
            Jimmy’s accelerating metamorphosis into the scheming, master-manipulating hustler, “Saul Goodman”, is almost complete. Fascinating to watch…

    • Are you a comedy fan? Stan is great on this genre. There is the locally made No Activity & One Night Stan comedy specials. Also a range of UK comedies. I personally much prefer the more subtle, less obvious UK humour over US slapstick (Just have to look at the two versions of The Office).

  8. 7Flix did it again last night, nine episodes in a row of The Big Bang Theory, with the last four episodes being a repeat of the first four. This is really lousy programming.

  9. I have a Socceroos team tag set up on the fetch box which is supposed to record any match on any channel that involves the Socceroos. For the second time in the last week it has not activated. It didn’t activate for the friendly against brazil on Go and and it hasn’t activated for the confederations cup match again Germany tomorrow morning on sbs. What’s the point of offering the team tag option on the fetch box if it doesn’t work?

      • It’s odd that it’s only been noticed now cos it has happened before, the voice always goes on for longer towards the end of the comp. Why be annoyed? Just record and watch later, it’s not that hard to do.

          • I think it was earlier this year Nine said 60 Minutes would remain in a consistent 7pm timeslot all year. It’s annoying, but it does allow me to watch both current affairs shows consecutively now, with SN at 8.40 then 60 Minutes anytime after 9.20

          • Not quite. “We will aim to have consistency where possible, at 8:30. But I can’t sit here and guarantee it will be 8:30 on the dot for 52 weeks,” -Hamish Turner.

  10. Not impressed with the commentary on last nights Gold Coast vs Carlton match. If I wasn’t watching the game with others I would’ve put the TV on mute. Did not like the positioning on the camera right on top of the Carlton coach. If you want to put things like cameras in the coaches box you need to find a better position then above the person.

  11. Your newsletter came through this week. Not always a given with my email for some reason.

    Not sure I quite agree with your sentiment about the FixNetworkTen hashtag. While the wording of the hashtag might be a bit harsh I think a lot of the responses that it received showed that people had a lot of love for the Ten brand and that they all have their favourite shows from the network over the years. Problem is that most of the fondness for Ten’s shows is historic and not a lot of comment on the current line-up. Although personally even now I would still watch Ten way more than I watch Nine or Seven.

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