Children’s Week – Love Bites Sydney

As this past week was “Children’s Week” in Australia, it reminded me of a fantastic program called “Love Bites” that is available for young people, aged between 11-17 years of age, that primarily concentrates on Sex and Relationships as well as Relationship Violence.

Unfortunately domestic violence and bullying is on the increase in society, so these types of programs are ones that can help educate young people and make them aware of any potential signs that may occur regarding these matters.

If you are interested in learning more about this fantastic program, please visit the following links.

Website: https://www.napcan.org.au/Programs/love-bites/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovebitessydney/

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New section – Shop

For a while now I’ve wanted to bypass using eBay and sell items directly through my site.

I am finally at a stage where I have been able to do this.

At this stage, shipping will only be available within Australia, but I am hoping to expand that by the end of the year.

You will find old and new items in the shop – from second-hand items to things that are still in its wrapping.

Shop

The Blake Mysteries review (no spoilers)

“A little advice if I may. You can spend your whole life focusing on the past or you can look forward, be grateful for the people you have and the time you have with them.”

When it was announced last year that the Seven Network had picked up ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ for a series of telemovies the fans rejoiced.

Fast forward to a few months later and due to some off-screen allegations against its lead actor, it meant the show was suddenly in limbo. What would happen to the show and would it be able to move forward without its main character?

If ‘The Blake Mysteries’ is anything to go by, then the answer is yes. Continue reading

Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries

26th July 2018
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Credit: Every Cloud Productions

The Fabulous
Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries 
Set To Swing Onto Television Screens

 

The Seven Network, Screen Australia and Every Cloud Productions today announced that Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries, a glamorous new television series set in swinging 60’s Melbourne, will go into production in October.
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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.