Archive for the Australiana Category

Gratuitous nudity alert! [Underbelly]

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


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.


Surprise, surprise: crappy commercial network dumps actual good show [Gossip Girl]

Posted in Australiana, Gossip Girl, Nine, WTF? on January 6, 2009 by jetsamjr

Gossip Girl

I hope you weren’t enjoying watching Gossip Girl on Channel Nine or anything, because the network has gone and pulled the cult teen drama from their schedule, effective immediately.

To be fair, relatively few people were watching the series on free-to-air TV… which may have something to do with the fact that it aired at 10.30pm. And that all the episodes were more than a year old. Well played, Nine.

Everybody hates beavers [ad]

Posted in ads, Australiana, news on January 4, 2009 by jetsamjr

This was Australia’s most complained-about ad in 2008:

How dare a commercial draw attention to the fact that women have vaginas (and that they menstruate! Gasp!)!

’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]

I hate this message SO MUCH [WTF?]

Posted in Australiana, North Americana, WTF? on December 16, 2008 by jetsamjr

Not residing in the States, I’m tempted to commit harakiri whenever I see this screen littering my favourite US blogs:


AARGH. I hate Australia.

2008-o-rama [news]

Posted in Australiana, news, North Americana on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr


It’s December. If you work in the media, that means it’s the time of year to churn out lists of stuff that’s happened in the last 12 months! New York mag has The Year in TV, while Time rolls out The Top 10 TV Episodes (warning: mildly spoilery, if you haven’t seen the instalments in question) and The Top 10 TV Series of the year. And there’s this Australia-centric one that I did for my Real Job, too.

[Image New York magazine]

Plastic surgery disasters [Big Brother]

Posted in Australiana, Big Brother on December 13, 2008 by jetsamjr

Here is what 2006 Big Brother contestant Krystal Forscutt looks like now:


If Tori Spelling’s boobs and Lisa Rinna’s lips had a daughter, she would look like this.

[Image Holy Taco]