Wanted – Series Three starts filming

Wanted Series 3 commences filming

Lola and Chelsea’s amazing adventure continues.

 Monday, June 4  2018

Credit: Seven West Media

 Channel Seven, Matchbox Pictures and R&R Productions have commenced filming a third series of WANTED.

The hit drama premiered in February 2016 with a combined series average of 1.85 million viewers watching Lola (REBECCA GIBNEY) and Chelsea (GERALDINE HAKEWILL) on the run from the law and their pasts. Continue reading

Interview – Gene Simmons

GENE SIMMONS – THE DEMON AND THE DENTON

Credit: Seven West Media

One of the last true rock stars, Gene Simmons’ reputation precedes him.

Co-founder, bass player and vocalist of KISS, Simmons is known as much for his womanising and chauvinistic ways as he is for The Demon, his blood and fire-spitting onstage persona. He’s also the relentless salesman behind the band’s 45 years of extraordinary merchandising – the KISS brand has been plastered on everything from condoms to coffins, earning hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading

Manhunt – new series on Seven Network

Tonight, Seven Network launches its newest real crime investigative show ‘Manhunt’, which focuses on manhunts that have occurred in Australia recently. The first instalment focuses on the Stocco family, father (Mark) and son (Gino) who went across various states, committing murder and other criminal offences along the way.

Like recent shows that the Seven Network have launched, this one again has the involvement of the police force (in this case, New South Wales Police), which includes interviews with police officers that crossed the paths of the Stocco family before they were finally captured in New South Wales.

Manhunt airs on Seven Network, Monday 7:30pm

Credit: Seven Network

Television Musings Throughout the Ages – Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (from a Teenager’s POV)

Gossip Girl is an American Drama series, following the lives of young, popular, New York upper-class adolescents. Gossip Girl is someone that exposes scandalous acts and heartaches experienced by the privileged young adults on an online blog. This series stars Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen and Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf. Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford are the actors of the 3 major male love interests in Gossip Girl. The Humphreys; Dan, Jenny and Rufus (played by Taylor Momsen, Penn Badgley and Matthew Settle) are the only family that live in Brooklyn, New York, and are widely associated with the van der Woodsens; Serena, Eric and Lily (played by Blake Lively, Connor Paolo, and Kelly Rutherford). Relationships both loved and hated by viewers, family issues, and social dramas are explored in this engaging, dramatic and comical series.

Television Musings Throughout The Ages – That ’70s Show

That ’70s Show (from a teenager’s POV)

That ’70s show is an American comedy for teenagers and anyone older. Containing sexual and drug references, 6 teenagers and their parents provide the audience with hilarious lines and jokes. It is a TV show where you just sit back, relax and laugh for 20mins. Set in the 70’s, these teenagers live in Wisconsin and spend most of their time in Eric Foreman’s (main character) basement thinking about school, parents, and the future, while dealing with relationship and social drama. Fez in one of the main characters, and is a foreign exchange student that loves the American lifestyle, and has a killer accent. Michael Kelso is the ‘dumb’ one of the group who gets all the girls and constantly pulls pranks on the others. Steven Hyde is the troublemaker of the group who becomes Eric’s unofficial adopted brother. Jackie Burkhart is the youngest of the 6 that comes from a wealthy background and is known to be quite vain, and has a ‘complicated’ relationship with Kelso. Donna Pinciotti is the last of the 6, and is interested in Eric. She often acts as the more mature teenager, although does find herself getting in trouble later on in the show.

From a thirtysomethibng POV

I watched That ’70s Show when it first aired and revisited it recently. I remember at the time watching it and loving that it made fun of the time period it was set in. The episodes that linked to things such as Star Wars were the absolute highlights for the show. It is a show however that did become dated after a number of viewings, unlike some of the other sitcoms that aired around the same time. In particular when they kept on going back to smoking pot scenes, at times did become repetitive. Still the most interesting thing to highlight is which cast members became more prominent years later as opposed to during the show’s successful run.

A Place to Call Home – Series Five premieres October 8 on Showcase

A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Season 5
on Showcase  and Foxtel Now
 
Starts Sunday, October 8 at 8.30pm.  (credit Foxtel)
Honoured at the 2017 TV WEEK Logie Awards as Most Outstanding Drama Series, the Australian period showpiece A Place to Call Home returns for its fifth season, premiering Sunday, October 8 at 8:30pm AEDT on Foxtel’s showcase and streaming on Foxtel Now.

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Television Musings Throughout The Ages – Full House

Full House (from a teenager’s POV)

Full House is a great TV show for anyone especially families. After Michelle (baby), DJ (10), and Stephanie’s (5) mother dies, Jesse (their uncle), and Danny’s (father) best friend Joey live with them to help Danny raise the 3 girls. Throughout the show, there a many morals taught which is good for younger audiences, although it may be more bothersome to older audiences. Michelle is played by both the Olsen twins and is a humorous and cute character ever since the start if the show. Stephanie is also quite funny and has a perky personality. She was a very curious character and tended to be the “goody too shoes” at the beginning of the show, although she later found herself to be confused about her social life. DJ was the most responsible of the 3, although she often got mad at her father for the restrictions he gave her, and his interest in her life. Overall, Full House is a very watchable show (directed towards families and children) as it is funny, family loving, and promotes wholesome family values.

Television Musings Throughout The Ages – Introduction

When thinking about how to launch this new section of my site, I had to decide whether to do an overload of television comments at once or segment them. In the end I went with segmenting them.

So every fortnight a different television show will be discussed… it will be identified who is making the comments, whether the person is in their teens, thirties or older in age. Those in their thirties will not only express what it is like watching the show now, but may include if their opinion has changed from when the television show originally aired.

Each fortnight the perspective may change, so some weeks only the person in their thirties will review the show, while other weeks, multiple perspectives will be posted. In the case of the latter, look for the different perspectives to be posted throughout the week and not all at the beginning of the week.

A big thing about this section is commenting, so feel free to raise your thoughts about the television shows in question and whether or not your opinion has changed over the years about them.

So as they say, here goes nothing!

 

TV and all that jazz

TV and all that jazz.

Turn the clock back to 1994 and Australian audiences were introduced to a show called Blue Heelers (technically the pilot aired in 1993), a show which could give the British dramas Heartbeat and Midsomer Murders a run for their money in terms of the number of crimes in a rural setting.

When Blue Heelers started it was a low rating show for the Seven Network, so much so there were concerns it would not be renewed for a second season. But Seven pursued with it and then by the time it got to its third season (1996) it was the #1 Australian drama and often the #1 show on Australian television screens.

The reason I bring this up is the show is being re-released this week on DVD, which gives those who were not around a chance to watch the show and those who were to rewatch the show again.

So this raises the question. If you watched a show years ago, would you still have the same perspective of it years later? Or if a person who is in their teens, do they have the same opinion as someone say in their 30s or 70s?

I am about to launch a new section on the site in regards to some TV shows, which depending on popularity may expand to other forms of media. Some will include perspectives of a teenager and those in their 30s and/or 70s, others will be of those in their 30s and 70s, or maybe only involve a member of one of the said age groups.

If there is a show you would like to see reviewed, feel free to suggest one or just comment on what you thought of the shows that are being reviewed!

Source: A Blast From The Past (archived Unofficial PJ and Maggie Site)