Not To Be Missed
Top Gear – Prime: Great fun, even if you aren’t interested in cars.
Q and A – TV1: Intelligent examination of social and political issues.
Sunday – TV1: Quality investigative journalism.
House – TV3: The man’s awful and the plots silly beyond belief. Wonderful!
QI – Prime: Quirky intellectual panel show with Stephen Fry
Native Affairs – MTS: Public service broadcasting not just for Maori
Media7 – TVNZ7: High quality debate on the New Zealand and international media with Russell Brown.
Campbell Live – TV3: Crusading local current affairs with a conscience.
HARDtalk – BBC World News: Stephen Sackur demonstrates the art of the interview.
Monroe – Prime: Medical drama possibly better than House
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings – TV1: Breathtaking. You will be amazed.
The Graham Norton Show – TV3: The ultimate talk show. Norton leaves Parkinson for dead.
7 Days – TV3: Crass. Vulgar. Obscene. Foul-mouthed. Cruel. Brilliant!
The Gruen Transfer – Comedy Central: Informative and highly entertaining Australian programme on advertising.
The Daily Show (Global Edition) – Comedy Central: The only version you can see in New Zealand of the fabulous Jon Stewart satire show.
The Colbert Report – See The Daily Show.
The Chaser’s War on Everything – Comedy Central: Brilliant Aussie comedy/satire show.
Entourage – Comedy Central: I’ve never seen it, but friends assure me it’s great viewing. Read the rest of this entry »