General chat – June 10

What’s everyone watching, other than MasterChef or House Rules?
Apart from the Project Runway semi-final I have been enjoying new series of Netflix’s dystopian international dramas The Rain and 3 Per Cent.

I’m watching The Umbrella Academy sporadically (mainly to see Nathan from Misfits). It’s beautifully filmed but not really emotionally grabbing. Must cost a bomb to make so not sure if it will be renewed. And I just watched the first 6 minutes of Lucifer after someone recommended it. I will get back to it eventually but I just realised Handmaid’s Tale has dropped, so I need to watch that before someone lets loose a spoiler.
What are you watching?



  1. The Amazing Race, Spring Baking Championship and Kids version, plus lots of sport. Life is pretty hectic, so I am really only keeping up with the regulars that I record. I have a few shows waiting: Five bedrooms, The Letdown, Hard Quiz and WILTY.

  2. Now that “House Rules” is past the house renovation part (and there’s only, like, one episode a week, going forward), my TV habits drop considerably.

    I never miss “Have you been paying attention?” (because it’s funny and it makes me laugh. Sam Pang does an unimpressed dead-pan stare better than anyone else in the world, and I adore him for it).

    I’ve also been enjoying “Five Bedrooms”, but this week’s episode on Harry the gay doctor, and I think it’ll just depress me. But that’s my stuff and my job to deal with that.

    Oh, and Daisy inspired me. Hi everybody! This is me, Windsong. I’m at the wedding of a friend, back in 2017. Yes, orange is my favourite colour in the world, why do you ask?

      • Thank you Bobi. I’ve been told that I wear orange well, and that it’s a difficult colour to wear. But I love wearing orange to weddings, every wedding I go to, either a bowtie, a tie, or a lovely orange formal shirt?

        Even in this photo, you can’t see my orange socks :).

    • Ooh, snazzy braces! I dress my kid in orange all the time 1) Because it looks good and 2) Because I can spot him in a busy playground from miles away because every other boy is dressed in drab colours or ridiculous camo.

  3. Love the pic Wind.
    I’ve been watching Five Bedrooms but I don’t love it the way I loved Offspring. It doesn’t seem as well written, but it is watchable.

  4. Some of my favourite shows are on at the same times tonight – Insight, Andrew Denton’s Interview (I think with Michael Caine tonight), 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Grey’s Anatomy. I’m probably one of only a few still watching Grey’s Anatomy.

    Almost makes me wish I had a recording thingy so I could watch them all.

    • I’m watching 8 out of 10 Cats and have already seen this season’s Grey’s finale. Mr Juz and I are hanging in there until Shonda stops making it. It was good, then bad, then good and now ok.

  5. Great pic Wingsong
    I’ve been watching Five Bedrooms, agree not the best ever but i have been enjoying it, The Amazing Race (off the back of the internet, not when Ch7 decides to air it!), HYBPA, House Rules and thats about it for the regulars, I have lots of other stuff i record on foxtel that i catch up on if I’m so inclined.

  6. I finally started watching season 3 of Handmaid’s Tale. While the end of last season did not really make sense. I’m always up for watching Zoe Bartlett from West Wing and Australia’s own Yvonne Strahovski and the other fabulous women actors.

    • I had no idea who Zoe Bartlett was since I didn’t watch West Wing. Had to look that up. The female actors are incredible in Handmaid’s Tale. This season seems to be moving very very slowly so far.

      Based on your recommendation, Juz, I started watching “The Rain”. It’s interesting and I am sort of binge watching.

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      • I will try to upload a pic. Somehow there seems to be a restriction with the pic size using the phone and it doesn’t upload and display the pics. -.-

          • Fab. I did one for a fourth birthday but not as pretty as yours. I find with the pix I have to email them to myself as a smaller size, save, then upload. Or sometimes I take a screengrab of a pic and upload that

          • I edit them. If I slice a bit off the edges and resave, it seems to work.
            Someone on this site gave me that piece of advice and it tends to fix the problem.

          • I tried to cut the pics down. I gave up, mailed them to myself, switched on my PC and and edited them in Photoshop. 😛

            And thanks Juz. I leveled the cakes (there was actually not much to level, they baked extremely even), then I cut of the edges. I used a recipe by Cupcake Jemma, she has a great Youtube channel, if anyone is interested.

  7. I just watched the Project Runway finale. I really enjoyed the new direction of the series, with all new judges, host and mentor. And there were no contestants cast purely for craziness. Generally, everyone was supportive of each other and the middle-aged contestants were shown several times as they encouraged dispirited recent design school graduates.

    • So happy with the winner! The designs were so superchic and the designer is crazy talented. I hope there will be some success for the designer like Christian Siriano found it.

      What I did not get was all the hate for Hester within the fan community. She is a bit of an acquired taste, but there is not denying in her being extremely talented. Her fashion is just not for everyone. And that’s fine. The first few episodes I was annoyed by her, but she seems like a nice albeit freaky person. And as she shows talent and creativity, I cannot dislike her.^^

      The season had several designers I really disliked, especially Tessa. She reminded me of those horrid twins from Tim and Heidi’s last season…

      In general, the show was alright, but the first season of PR was quite… bad as well. Everyone had to find their feet and I think season 2 will be better. Karlie is a bit bland as a host, but I ADORE Christian Siriano. Still miss Tim Gunn though. Heidi, not so much. Her high pitched voice was rather grating sometimes (it is worse when she does German TV). But I still hope their project on Prime will be available soon and I will surely watch it.

      • Yes, Hester is talented but her designs were so freaky and weird that most people would not buy them. They turned me off (except for maybe 1 or 2). I think she should design for young adolescents except not the pasties and see through kind of clothing. Younger people would probably be more excited and interested in her designs.
        I’m also very happy with the winner. Most of those designs were both innovative and just beautiful. Very talented and will go far in the design world, IMO.
        Missing Tim and Heidi. Christian is OK but I prefer Tim. Did not like Karlie Kloss as the host. Sometimes the judges decisions just seemed so wrong but that is not so different from PR with Tim and Heidi. I’m looking forward to their new series.

        • Christian was great – a bit of snark but more practical advice than we ever saw from Tim. I enjoyed that we got to see some personality from the judges during the runway shows, leaning over to each other and whispering comments. At first I thought Hester was cast for kooky factor but she actually turned out to be a good sewer. It was obvious Garo was not going to win but he should get a tonne of clients wanting corset dresses. It was mean that in the semi final Nina asked him to make a suit, while the others had simpler tasks. Sebastien’s story and amazing technique made him the obvious winner. I would never wear an orange dress made out of leather rope but his flowier stuff was gorgeous. Heidi was always a terrible host but I do miss seeing her tacky outfits

  8. I learnt a lesson today. Do not let your tenny tiny nieces help you decorate cupcakes for their grandpa using esible silver glitter. It goes everywhere, except the cupcakes.^^ But, I have to admit, the two never looked so sparkly before!

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  9. Today, I went with some of my nerdy friends to do a high ropes obstacle course, at this local venue. Two beginner courses (which we easily knocked out), two medium courses (with shortcuts, if you just wanted to do the flying foxes and not do the really hard physical stuff. I did one of the longer courses, and I don’t regret it, I’m glad I did it) and two hard courses, which we didn’t get to. But it was so cool, climbing through the rainforest canopy. You’re on a rope bridge, and you look down? And there’s the top of a palm tree, about three metres under your shoes. It was incredible. I’m very sore and banged up, but it was incredible. At some points there, you were easily five or six storeys above the ground. I thought the height would faze me, but it didn’t, I really loved it.

    The best part was easily the flying fox sections. There was one, mid-middle-range-course, that took you from tree-top to tree-top, basically down the hill into the valley. You were so high up, and you move so quickly. It was like I was flying, it was just amazing.

    Definitely gonna go back and do it again. I do love a good adventure.

      • Tree Tops Adventure. They have a course at the Big Pineapple, here on the coast (yes, there’s a giant pineapple) but apparently they’re a franchise, they have similar courses in a few places around Australia.

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