Airdate: Review with Myles Barlow
David Stratton attacks a new ABC comedy as 'excruciatingly tedious drivel' and a 'pointless exercise in banality' But is he just 'avin a laff?
The ABC is plugging one of its upcoming ABC2 shows with a novel approach, drawing in David Stratton to “review” the show with a scathing attack.
Stratton has called Review with Myles Barlow ‘excruciatingly tedious drivel’ and a ‘pointless exercise in banality and self indulgence’. The scene has been added to YouTube as part of viral marketing for the show. But what’s real and what’s not here?
The controversial six-part comedy has host Myles Barlow reviewing real-life experiences such as being a drug-mule, paying for sex, committing murder and living on the streets.
InsideFilm seemed to think the spat was real, but TV Tonight isn’t so sure.
Another clip with Stratton and Barlow can be seen here. Call the AFI’s for Best Actor nominees!
The new comedy premieres 9:30pm Thu Oct 16 on ABC2 and is repeated at 11:20pm Fri Oct 17 on ABC1.
At the Movies host David Stratton today launched a scathing attack at a new satirical comedy show set to screen on the edgier ABC2 early next month.
The dark and degenerate comedy, Review with Myles Barlow takes aim at review-type programs. The publicity notes for the show says “while other critics waste time with trivial matters such as film, food or art, one man dares to review all facets of life.”
Stratton, in an online review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhcNXCkor5I called the program ‘excruciatingly tedious drivel’ and a ‘pointless exercise in banality and self indulgence’. In the scathing review he urges people to avoid it at ‘all costs’ and ends in a biting no star rating.
The controversial six-part program has Barlow reviewing real-life experiences such as being a drug-mule, paying for sex, committing murder and living on the streets.
The low-budget black comedy which was shot in Sydney earlier this year was specifically commissioned for ABC2 and online and is sure to upset ABC’s traditionally conservative viewers.