Hello, RTV watchers. Firstly, the good news. Hot cross buns have been available at my local supermarket since all the kiddies went back to school.
The bad news is that there is still nothing to watch on television. The world has fallen to a new low when we have to suffer through a resuscitated version of Wife Swap. Fftt.
Idk, déjà vu. So I can make this update quick.
I haven’t been watching much.
TAR has been such a disappointment (and I had such high hopes), and generally, the News is so depressing that I have moved into avoidance mode.
And let’s not discuss my current non-existent ability to concentrate.
Still, ever the optimist, I have a long list of TV shows that I am going to line up and fast forward through. The ads on Channel 10 assure me that I am going to have a fabulous and exciting time. I should be so lucky. Please.
Remembering that I haven’t watch any of the following, this is my To Do list.
Andy Lee’s The Cube (Ch 10): Haven’t we had something like this before and wasn’t it okay?
Mega Zoo (Ch 9): Who doesn’t love a show about zoos. London Zoo (ABC) was such a lovely show and The Zoo (ABCMe) is a delight. The antici … pation.
Miss S (SBS): This is the Chinese version of Phryne Fisher and I love Miss Fisher. Actually, I really love the fashion but close enough.
Barrenjoey Road (SBS): I’m not sure about this one. It is a true crime and it may be a bit much for me at the moment. The podcast had excellent reviews. Maybe someone else can give it a go and just tell me about it.
Why are you like this? (ABC): I was eavesdropping in a cafe on someone who liked it very much. It’s a comedy. That’s two ticks. ✅✅
Aftertaste (ABC): The same group of people liked this show. There was much discussion but the consensus seemed to be that the lead character’s behaviour bears more than a passing resemblance to Manu. Sounds good to me.
Staged – Series 2 (ABC): I enjoyed the first series very much. Mind you, I think I am the only one. No one else in my circle thought it was worth more than a passing glance. It was supposed to be a one-off so they could seriously muck it up.
Aaaand, Gogglebox: I have always loved this show. It brings me joy. ‘Nuff said.
I know it seems like a lot and I have no life, but, if this year’s viewing habits are anything to go by, I’m going to last a minute and half through each and every show. If the tv gods are kind, one of these shows will catch and hold my attention till I get to the end. Fingers crossed.
However, I consider it highly unlikely and therefore I would welcome any further suggestions.