Sunday, April 26, 2009


I just sat through an excruciating half hour of badly produced Australian drama.

I don't understand why there are so many BADLY written, acted, directed and produced Australian drama shows on.

Actually I do. Television seems to be a dying form here. Especially free to air television. As a result little, if any, money is spent on developing the medium.

Recently I have seen some very predictable story lines that have annoyed me to distraction.

I must say that there are very few drama shows from any country that are interesting. Last night I watched an episode of The Bill. I hadn't watched this in about 7 years. Should have left it to what I remember from 7 years ago. I was so disappointed.

Then we get imports from the US which are poor copies (word for word!) of English drama. 'Life on Mars' is an example of this. I loved the English version of this. It was quirky but I feel that the US version doesn't make the mark. I don't understand why as it is almost an exact copy.

I will have to stay with quirky comedies.


Anonymous said...

I'm weird when it comes to TV. I don't exactly like "quality" television shows, but once I find a show that interests me for some reason, I watch it nonstop. Well, first it starts with finding a show that's been syndicated and is shown in marathon form (Law & Order was the first, then CSI (all three), now I'm onto Without a Trace, House, and I even caught myself watching NCIS yesterday), and then I watch it until I've seen every episode. The story lines are the same each time with minor variations: a little mystery all tied up neatly at the end.

I can't stand comedies for the most part. For some reason, their predictability annoys me to no end.

Having said this, when we move, we aren't getting cable. It's just not worth it anymore.

River said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. thank heavens for dvd players.

Vanessa said...

I watch a ton of documentaries for this reason and have found many great ones on Netflix. Do you have Netflix or some similar in your area?