A Debate badly in need of a Story Editor
Tony Abbott was less likeable than Jonathan. Marion would have won top office if she had been running against Julia Gillard last night.
There were three Polliegraphs on Channel Seven, and two Worms on Nine, but still the Great Debate was as dull as dishwater.
The one hour gabfest was badly in need of a MasterChef Story Editor to put in a few cliffhangers, near-disasters and tear-jerking moments. Tony Abbott was less likeable than Jonathan. Marion would have won top office if she had been running against Julia Gillard last night. As orators these politicians were bland and lacked spontanaeity.
Seven had three “Polliegraphs” going for Male, Female and an Average. Nine had two Worms: Male and Female. I kept waiting for them to get it on and give birth to a baby Worm halfway through the show but it didn’t happen. So I made a cup of tea instead. That was more interesting. For a while there I couldn’t decide between Earl Grey and English Breakfast. I was rivetted. Earl Grey won out despite some noise in the background trying to upstage it.
Seven is said to have been unimpressed that its gender-based Polliegraphs had been hijacked by Nine’s gender-based Worms. Nine should have been more worried about its most-appalling sound for the whole thing. We have to listen to dull speeches, don’t make them any more torturous please?
I couldn’t help but wonder about the irony of electoral pledges to cut Immigration while the nation’s most talked about event was being won by an Australian of Asian heritage (and another was runner up last year), but then these Pollies aren’t very in touch with the masses.
After all, they needed a lot of convincing to move their Debate in the first place.