It's not the done thing to admit you watch television. It's much more acceptable to say kinda smuggishly 'oh, I never watch television, I've never heard of such and such. What was I doing last night? Why, reading Tolstoy by candlelight of course'.
But, I like tele. I don't get to watch that much, but we recently bought a DVD recorder, which is fantastic. We were missing all the good stuff because prime time was when we are cooking, having dinner and trying to get the kids off. But now, we can just record what we want, and watch at our leisure. Much better. Not to mention being able to fast forward all the ads. Happy days!
So, anyway, here's a quick round-up of some random things I'm watching, or anticipating watching.
*You know how I work for Southern Star, well we've got some good stuff happening at the moment. Puberty Blues started last night- haven't watched it, but recorded, and looking forward to it.
* Howzat! Kerry Packer's War. Looks good. Another Southern Star production, and with lots of the actors from Offspring.
*Speaking of Offspring, a little bird told me yesterday that SS have been contracted to do another two series (series 4 and 5), so that's cool. The best Australian drama around, I reckon.
*I know that you are all probably too highbrow to watch Big Brother (come to think of it, that cockroach I killed the other night was probably too highbrow to watch Big Brother), but I'll be watching. It's gotten off to a bit of a shaky start-- after all the hype about how different the contestants were going to be, they are all the same as every other time! And though I don't mind Sonia Kruger, she is looking pretty awkward as host so far.
One interesting thing though is that one of the guys in the house has a stutter. At first I groaned when I saw it, feeling like he was going to become a bit of a joke. But he's actually one of the more likable housemates (not difficult), and I'll be interested to see what, if anything people say about his speech.
Okay, I'm done now, you can go back to Tolstoy.