2010 in entertainment

January 10, 2010


Well, the silly season is over; the last of the champagne consumed, unwanted presents discarded and the reality of extreme amounts of food have well and truly set in. As we dive headfirst into 2010, there are already plenty of upcoming releases- music, television and cinematic- that are glimmering with promise . While so many of us seem to be still in nostalgia-town of 2009, here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2010.

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my year in lists

November 26, 2009

You’d be forgiven at the moment for thinking we were nearing the end of a decade. The interwebs have been awash of late with more countdowns, best ofs, top tens and general reminiscences of the 2000’s then you could poke a digital stick at. Suddenly everybody is a critic, and while some of the countdowns have been insightful and thought-provoking, others have been….well, like this one. For the nostalgic, these countdowns are practically memory-heaven. But for those who don’t buy into that sort of stuff, it gets a little tiring. So, what better than to list some of the best (and worst) ‘best-of’ lists currently clogging up cyber-space?

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Hungry Beast

October 1, 2009

Sandwiched between some of the biggest shows of the year, the premiere of ABC’s new current affairs program Hungry Beast last night went almost unnoticed. But for those that did manage to pry their eyes away from the Hey Hey reunion were witness to a very fresh take on news. But did they actually tell us something we didn’t know?

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Australian Idle?

September 21, 2009

Let’s play a bit of a pop-quiz. Who has watched Australian Idol lately? Personally I can’t talk, I haven’t watched a full episode since my curiosity factor ran out six years ago, but now it seems that the rest of Australia is following suit. So why now? Have we finally run out of talent? Are people tuning out because Kyle is no longer a judge? Or are people realising just how shallow and manufactured the show is?

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Tonight marks the launch of Channel 10’s new stripped 7pm show, imaginatively titled ‘The 7pm Project’. It’s being hailed (well, at least by Channel 10’s marketing department) as a new way of looking at news. And it’s got me thinking. Is Gen Y in need of a show like this? Are we so removed from ‘normal’ news, that we can only consume it in tight, comical bite-sized pieces?

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