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.

The Black Dog

I have addressed in the past that I suffer anxiety and depression (something that has become more prevalent in today’s society).

After addressing the situation and thinking I had everything under control, I was hit for six back in September when a mini-relapse occurred. To make matters worse, I suffered a massive case of heat exhaustion whilst overseas. It was a tough period to get through, but compared to what others face in life, mine was miniscule. Continue reading

The Litchfield Six – credit Roadshow Entertainment

THE LITCHFIELD SIX Doughnut Time and Roadshow Entertainment combine to produce a Guilty

Pleasure in honour of Orange Is The New Black.

To celebrate the release of the third season of Orange Is The New Black (now available on Blu-ray and DVD), Doughnut Time and Roadshow Entertainment have teamed up to create a limited edition six pack of guilty pleasures (ahem) – The Litchfield Six.

The Litchfield Six, a limited edition six-pack created by Doughnut Time for Roadshow, features custom doughnuts inspired by each character. The doughnuts feature an orange vanilla-cream glaze (a reference to the iconic prison jumpsuit) topped with royal icing, sugar flowers and novelty chocolates.

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Q&A with Colette Freedman

Q&A with Colette Freedman

Colette Freedman is an author who received acclaim when her play Sister Cities became a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. Since then she has adapted the play into a film version of the same name, written novels for both adults and young adults, and has a number of upcoming projects in the works, not to mention her love for pottery. Colette was kind enough to participate in a Q&A for the site and I thank her for her time. 
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Seven Unveils Major Live and Free Sports Streaming Commitment

Seven unveils major new commitment to expanding the delivery of major live and free sports

40 days of live and free major international sports on your mobile and other devices

Seven continues development and evolution as it extends the power of broadcast television on the web and on every screen

Credit: Seven Network

22 May 2015 – Building on the success of its ground-breaking live, free and exclusive coverage of The Australian Open across broadcast television, mobile, hybrid and online, the Seven Network today unveiled the next stage in the development of its long-term strategy to deliver its market-leading content to all Australians across any connected device. Seven dominated sports coverage across January with its coverage of The Australian Open delivering extraordinary consumer engagement across all delivery platforms and driving growth in television audiences for the Open.

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Mini-review – The Best of Me

The Best of Me is a film by Michael Hoffman based on the Nicholas Sparks best seller of the same name. It stars James Marsden as Dawson and Michelle Monaghan as Amanda. Dawson and Amanda were high school sweethearts before they parted ways and the film focuses on them reconnecting years later at which point Amanda is married with a family.

Like previous Nicholas Sparks books that have been turned into films, we see the usual template emerge. Love, angst and heartbreak.

By the time the film has ended it has all of those areas covered. I haven’t read the book, so I cannot say whether or not the film stays true to it, but if you like romantic dramas then this film will interest you!

2nd AACTA Award Nominees announced

Today the 2nd annual AACTA Award Nominees were announced.

There is a great wide spread of nominees, but The Sapphires topped the feature film categories with 12 nominations with The Burning Man (10 nominations), Lore, Mental and Wish You Were Here (8 nominations each) following closely behind. Continue reading