Thank God for nostalgia
We need entertainment more than ever, and here are a few titles that could be worth revisiting.
Nostalgia is big right now, as we look to happier times and a distraction from grim news.
When this is all over we will really be wanting shows to make us smile.
Tom Gleisner tells TV Tonight, “I think it would be a great show to return to. We never end a series by declaring ‘This is our last, thank you, good night.’ We don’t just stop making something because we’ve moved on to something else.
“Probably the reason we stopped making Thank God You’re Here was we just felt the talent pool was exhausted. We’d used everyone who was really good. It wasn’t for lack of ideas. It was more (having) people who were good enough to stick through that door.”
But Gleisner agrees that in the last decade the comedy ranks have boomed with fresh talent.
“But there’s no doubt there’s been so much talent to emerge, so I’d love to see a series like Thank God take advantage of those sorts of people.”
Here are a few other favourites and obscure shows worth another look…
Love My Way, Foxtel
Going Home, SBS
Pictures of You, Seven