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)

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

Upcoming Mini-Site Hiatus + January / February Information

This site will be going on a mini-hiatus.

I’ve got some reviews which will be queued up between now and when I leave for my USA trip on January 13.

Come January 21, check out the site as I will be at the Sundance Film Festival spending  time watching some films. So I’ll post daily updates of the films as the Festival is on here during January 21-31.

Help raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

I’ll start this post by saying I am not a celebrity and never will be one. That is why to do something like this and to raise funds for me is so difficult, because I do not have the pull that those people have.

My birthday was on March 13 and I aimed to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. I had very little response so I am putting a plea out again.

The goal I was setting out to achieve was $3,105 to be met by June 1. Why $3,105 and June 1? 32 years ago this year I had open-heart surgery and the date of the surgery was on 31 May, 1983.

If you could help me reach the goal by then it would be greatly appreciated with all funds going to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

https://give.everydayhero.com/au/nadine-s-birthday-2015

Subscribers’ Section

Since the Subscribers’ Section will be closed on 30 June 2014, I have cancelled any recurring payments that would have been activated after that date.

Instead what I am offering for those people who would like a short-term subscription until 30 June 2014, $5 for 3 months ($10 for 6 months until closing date).

You’ll still come out cheaper than buying a year’s subscription at Showfax, etc.

Site Update

A quick note, it has taken five months, but I’ve finally restored the posts that had been lost when my site was hacked in July and August.

One of the posts that has been restored is the Night with the Actors of Our Town (Sydney Theatre Company – 2010). I have scanned the programme for the show, since it starred two of this year’s AACTA nominated actors in Ashleigh Cummings and Susan Prior.