i know for a fact i’ve probably missed a lot of shows, i’ve only written about shows that jumped out at me while i flicked through tv week. i feel like there are shows i really like that i havent written about, but i have no clue what they are.
Desperate Housewives: (seven)
”Series creator Marc Cherry isn’t mucking around with season six of his hit show. In the first episode, viewers can expect return of a past character, an attempted murder, a new housewife and of course the answer to the big finale question…”
I’m not too impressed with this whole new housewife thing, even though the way the article describes her she could be very amusing – the question is what type of housewife she is, is she like the Black Chick from season 2 that is just there to provide the mystery for this season – or is she there to become a full housewife like Kathrine (in that case, I would guess she’s a sort of replacementnow that Edie is dead). I’m not going to say I hate the idea either way, not until I really know what the character is like, cause I might end up liking her – but I’m not convinced anyone could replace Edie Britt.
Private Practice Update: (seven)
I don’t watch private practice (or Grey’s Anatomy anymore, for that matter) but TV Week points out one major thing that really annoys me about TV in Australia:
”while there are several more crossover specials in the works, Seven plans to hold back private practice in order to allow grey’s anatomy to catch up. So prepare for more spoilers”
Things like crossovers work well for the US Networks, but when it gets to australia, where half our shows are fast-tracked, half of them are months behind, and shows that were on the same network in the US are now dispersed between different networks over here, it just sort of … screws it up.
”now set at med school, JD, Turk, and Dr Cos teach students, including new narrator Lucy and Maya. JD and ELLIOT will appear in a few episodes while the Janitor bows out after just one line”
I have one thing to say about this: I don’t see this working.
Again, I’m not up to date with scrubs (I’m still back in the 3rd Season) but, just no.
”Facing off against big contenders Vocal Adrenaline at sectionals, Racheal finds herself irresistibly drawn to the groups leading man.”
More random boring crap to drag out and complicate the whole Racheal & Finn thing. What annoys me most about glee is not anything to do with the story or anything like that, but the way they are structuring seasons, like theyre putting a massive break halfway through the season… can’t they just like… start a new season? I dunno, it just doesn’t make sense to me.
Also, is that a mistake on TV Weeks behalf where it says “at sectionals” because Sectionals is where they were at in the ‘sort of finale’ thing. Maybe.. No I dunno.
Coming this year:
Cougar Town. (seven) I trust that Courtney Cox can make a good show, d!rt was heaps good, and so I’m really hoping Cougar Town will be too. I really don’t like the whole “cougar” thing, but whatever.
10 things I hate about you. (fox8) I’ve never heard of this show until I saw it in the TV Week special today. Apparently It’s loosely based on the movie of the same name. Honestly, I think it’s going to be awful, and die an early death, but I would like to see how it goes anyway.
The Real Hustle. (nine) I’m actually not excited by this at all… at all. I would just like to ask why on earth does the Chk-Chk-Boom chick actually have a career? yeah, that’s all. Apart from that It’s on channel nine, and as if I’d ever watch that channel. They are all hustlers that will actually go and scam you, and that bloke off underbelly is hosting it. Mm, I’m holding back vomit.
sleuth 101. (abc1) Finally, a show I’m actually, genuinely interested in. Again, I never heard of it until i read it in TV Week, but this looks like it could be fun. Hosted by Cal Wilson, joined by a comedian every week trying to solve a crime. I can see this working because Australian Comedians are actually good. So I will be watching this.
Hey Hey it’s Saturday. (nine) Need I say more? Oh, so I guess I will be watching something on Nine, I stand corrected.
Strictly Speaking. (abc1) It’s got that dude off the chasers, not sure if it will actually be any good though. I might give it a go, depending when they put it on, and if I’m busy. Its not really high on my list of shows.
Australia Smashes Guinness World Records (seven). your… kidding… right? This has been a show before, with a different name. It is going to be boring. I’d rather die than watch this show.
one last note: it’s been a long time since i’ve read tv week, but like.. their tv guide is actually really good, they have proper guides for all the digital channels, like one abc2, 7two etc. (like.. not just a squashed list, it’s as full as all the other freeview channels). It also has a paytv guide that is as good, if not better than the Austar Magazine. The only thing that could make it better is if they could get a monthly version – but that will never happen, because no channels have their shit together enough to plan that far ahead.