What I’ve Been Watching: Michael Rowland, Lisa Millar.

Opinions are divided between ABC anchors on bingeing versus weekly episode drops.

When I recently sat down with News Breakfast‘s Lisa Millar & Michael Rowland, I asked them what they had been watching:

Lisa Millar:

“I’ve just binged six episodes of the next series of The Newsreader. It’s so good. But yeah, I’m not doing a lot of TV watching because I’m trying to finish a book for Muster Dogs. They’re border collies and not kelpies this time. We are going to be going to different parts of Australia. There are going to be a few added surprises that you might not have seen last time around.

“It was the biggest show on the ABC after Bluey.

“I had high hopes for And Just Like That, and it ended up being dreadful. Because I was a Sex in the City era girl. I aged with them and I was so disappointed.”

Michael Rowland:

“Belatedly my wife and I have been churning through The Diplomat on Netflix. I’ve just finished Hijack on Apple TV. Opinions are divided but I love the fact that you wait a week…..I enjoyed the cliffhanger aspect.

“I try to switch off from news, basically when it comes to my entertainment. Sure, I’ll watch -not religiously- 7:00 news. Maybe 7:30, maybe not. My eyelids dictate that sometimes I’m not awake.

“And just for shits and giggles, I’ll watch Midnight Oil YouTube concert videos.”

One Response

  1. Why isn’t it being reported far more (here or other media) that News Breakfast, whilst dipped from their high a couple of years ago during COVID when they were regualrly defeating Nine’s Today at one stage (and sometimes still), are actually regularly winning or coming second in certain markets (be it metro or regional subs)? I think frequently Second in Adelaide and/or Perth and sometimes outright No. 1 including their home Melbourne and I’m sure some regional sub-markets too. No doubt their producers and upper management are aware of this. Would just be good to see some ABC congrats for them every now and again, credit where credit is due and all. As seems to constantly be a Seven vs Nine or Sunrise vs Today in the news cycle.

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