Archive for the Underbelly Category

Gratuitous nudity alert! [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, neat!, Underbelly on January 30, 2009 by jetsamjr

Underbelly

Regular transmission of this blog resumes now that I have my Macbook back from the repairnerds after it broke again.

Speaking of things that are criminal, I previewed the first four episodes of Underbelly on Wednesday, and it’s good. My official review is here, but if you can’t be bothered clicking your mouse (which, let’s face it, is a lot of work) lemme just say that it’s entertaining, compelling, and features lots and lots and lots of boobs and bums.

… one of which belongs to Matthew Newton. It’s onscreen for one continuous shot that lasts at least 10 awkward seconds. You have been warned.

’70s sneak peek [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, spoilerama, Underbelly on December 19, 2008 by jetsamjr

UnderbellyNine has unveiled what I believe is the first Underbelly season two promo, via the show’s official site. Looks like the series still has plenty of its trademarks: dirty sex, and cameos from every Australian actor ever!

[Image ninemsn]

Underbelly 2 promises plenty of pubic hair [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, news, Nine, Underbelly on November 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

UnderbellyThe writers of Underbelly have promised that the upcoming second season will live up to the raunchy, steamy standard set by the first, despite protests from prudes at the Nine Network:

“I got an email that just said ‘omit pubic hair’,” [Screentime’s Peter] Gawler said. “I sent a one-word email back – ‘no’.”

Fellow Screentime bigwig Greg Haddrick added that there will be female and male nudity… which I’m not sure is a good thing, given that season two stars the likes of Matthew Newton and Roy Billing.

[Via TV Tonight]

It’s official! [Underbelly – Barbarians at the Gate]

Posted in Australiana, drama, Underbelly on April 24, 2008 by jetsamjr

Last night’s episode of Underbelly starred Angus Sampson in a bit part, while the promo for next week’s episode included scenes with Kim Gyngell. What this means is that Underbelly has now officially featured every Australian actor ever! Hurrah!

Victorian judge loves banning stuff [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, hee!, news, Underbelly on April 21, 2008 by jetsamjr

Justice Betty King must ban something every time she bangs her gavel and waggles her wig: after banning Underbelly in Victoria earlier in the year, she’s now gone and banned an Underbelly-related Today Tonight segment from going to air:

“Being the queen of banning things, it is, obviously, my role,” Justice King [said] before imposing the ban.

Ha! You gotta love someone with the power to get Today Tonight off the airwaves.

[Link]

Vince Colosimo loves good Neighbours [gossip]

Posted in Australiana, gossip, Neighbours, Underbelly on April 21, 2008 by jetsamjr

Underbelly‘s briefest guest star Vinco Colosimo is reportedly dating Neighbours actress Kym Valentine, news which prompts me to react with an Arrested Development-esque “her?”, but here’s the kicker: Vince’s ex-wife is Jane Hall, who’s Kym’s Neighbours co-star, and they’re all heading to the Logies next month. Awkward!

Jane and Kym actually look freakishly alike:

I guess we know Vince’s type.

[Link, image Neighbours official]

Christians want to whack gangster drama [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, drama, Underbelly on April 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

A Christian family group has got their sensible underpants in a twist over Underbelly‘s raunchy stories.

A Christian family group?! Complaining about something on television?!?! That never happens!

[Link]