The Border Watch : December 24th 2013
The Border Watch Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Brother. Yeah, I’m a little confused about that as well, but I guess enough people tuned in for the first season to justify a second one. Hopefully everyone involved has now learned their lesson. And Ten took a chance on romance by launching an Australian version of The Bachelor, in which handsome but bland Tim Robards engaged in a bit of emotional bloodsport by building up the hopes of 25 prospective partners before breaking 24 hearts over the course of the series. Davis: ‘Ten’s The Americans was the way to go. It was, for mine, the best new series of 2013.’ Dramatically speaking, the local industry had its peaks and valleys. Nine/WIN’s House Husbands continued on its affable, competent way, and Seven’s A Place to Call Home was a mildly engaging family drama in the Downton Abbey vein. Over on Ten, Wonderland, a stylish but ultimately uninvolving rehash of The Secret Life of Us, tried hard but failed to connect. Luckily, the network had an ace up its sleeve in Offspring, even if it did traumatise its legions of loyal fans by bumping off adorable hunk Patrick (Matthew Le Nevez). Seriously, the howls of anguish could be heard around the nation. Crime and punishment continued to win over audiences, with the ABC enjoying two successful sleuth sagas in the form of Miss PICK OF THE BUNCH: Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in The Americans. Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Dr Blake Mysteries. The Singapore-set Serangoon Road had ambition and a strong international cast led by Don Hany and Joan Chen but it didn’t quite spark. And the tepid response to Underbelly: Squizzy, despite a fine central performance from Jared Daperis as the volatile gangster of the title, indicated the true-crime franchise may be on its last legs. The machinations of the media continued to be fodder for homegrown drama. Lachy Hulme went from playing Kerry Packer in I SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 I SEVEN SA TEN SA WIN SA ABC1 SBS ONE PRIME SC TEN WIN VIC 6.00 Sofia The First. 6.30 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG, CC) 11.00 Kochie’s Business Builders. (CC) 11.30 That ’70s Show. (PGls, R, CC) 12.00 That ’70s Show. (PGls, R, CC) 12.30 Dr Oz. (PGa, CC) 1.30 Heston’s Mission Impossible. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 MOVIE: The Money Pit. (PGls, R, CC) (1986) 4.30 Better Homes And Gardens. (R, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Border Patrol. (PG, CC) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG, CC) 7.30 Air Crash Investigations. (PGCC) 8.30 Bones. (Mav, R, CC) A body is found in a paintball field. 9.30 Bones. (Mav, R, CC) A new member joins the team. 10.30 Body Of Proof. (M, CC) 11.30 Whitney. (M) 12.00 Whitney. (M) 12.30 Young, Dumb And Living Off Mum. (M, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 NBC Today. (CC) 4.00 NBC Meet The Press. (CC) 5.00 Sunrise Extra. (CC) 5.30 Early News. (CC) ABC2 6.00 James Robison. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Joseph Prince: Destined To Reign. 7.30 GCBC. (R, CC) 8.00 GCBC. (R, CC) 8.30 St10: Sunday. (CC) 10.00 St10: Sunday Extra. (PG, CC) 11.00 What’s Up Downunder? (R) 11.30 Places We Go. (R) 12.00 Fraser Island. (R, CC) 1.00 4x4 Adventures. (PG) 2.00 Basketball. NBL. Round 11. Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 4.30 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Moe gets a new suit. 6.30 Cricket. (CC) Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 8. Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars. 10.00 MOVIE: 127 Hours. (MA15+a, CC) (2010) James Franco, Kate Mara. A mountain climber becomes trapped. 12.00 MOVIE: Men’s Group. (MA15+la, R, CC) (2008) 2.30 Shopping. 3.30 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 4.00 CBS Morning. (CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.50 Pingu. 5.00 Peppa Pig. 5.05 Bananas In Pyjamas. 5.15 Peppa Pig. 5.20 Rob The Robot. 5.35 Pocoyo. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Ben And Holly. 6.00 The Adventures Of Abney & Teal. 6.15 Humf. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 8.00 Would I Lie To You? 8.30 Life’s Too Short. 9.30 Portlandia. 9.50 Never Mind The Buzzcocks. 10.25 Xmas Quickie With White Black Atcha. 10.30 MOVIE: Mystic Pizza. (1988) 12.10 Portlandia. 12.35 Life’s Too Short. 1.05 Buzzcocks. 1.35 Lie To You? 2.05 News Update. 2.10 Close. ABC3 6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.55 Kid Vs Kat. 8.10 Almost Naked Animals. 8.25 League Of Super Evil. 8.50 The Aquabats Super Show! 9.15 The Crust. 9.40 Life With Boys. 10.05 Naturally, Sadie. 10.25 The Wannabes. 10.50 Girls In Love. 11.15 Mal. com. 11.25 Really Me. 1.45 I Got A Rocket. 2.00 Sally Bollywood. 2.15 My Place. 2.40 Blue Water High. 3.10 Mortified. 3.35 WAC: World Animal Championships. 4.00 The Little Prince. 4.50 Splatalot. 5.15 Kaeloo. 5.25 Steam Punks! 5.50 Deadly 60. 6.20 Nowhere Boys. 6.50 Reservoir Hill. 7.55 Jeopardy. 8.45 Grizzly Tales. 9.00 Close. 7TWO 6.00 Bubble Guppies. (CC) 6.30 Weekend Today. (CC) 9.00 Cricket. (CC) The Ashes. Fourth Test. Australia v England. Day 4. Morning session. (Please note: If cricket coverage finishes early, alternative schedule will be shown.) 12.00 The Cricket Show. (CC) 12.30 Cricket. (CC) The Ashes. Fourth Test. Australia v England. Day 4. Afternoon session. 5.30 South Aussie With Cosi Summer Series. (CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 The Great Barrier Reef. (PG, R, CC) 7.30 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.30 The Mentalist. (Mv, R, CC) 9.30 Unforgettable. (Mv, CC) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (Mv, R, CC) 11.30 Weeds. (MA15+dlsv, CC) 12.00 Survivors. (Mav, R, CC) 1.00 Impractical Jokers. (Ml, R) 1.30 Spyforce. (PG, R) 2.30 20/20. (CC) 3.30 Danoz Direct. 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday Edition. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC) 6.00 Rage. 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Weekend Breakfast. (CC) 11.30 Praise. (R, CC) 12.00 Best Of Landline. (R, CC) 1.00 The Paradise. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 The Art Of The Steal. (PG, R, CC) 3.40 Ngaio Marsh: Crime Queen. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 Midsomer Murders. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Boomtown. (CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Australian Story: Black Caviar – Fade To Black. (R, CC) The story of Black Caviar. 8.30 MOVIE: Doors Open. (PG, CC) (2012) Douglas Henshall, Stephen Fry. A millionaire, a professor and a banker team up to steal a fortune in art, by replacing the originals with fakes. 10.10 Pina. (CC) 11.50 MOVIE: Psycho. (Msl, R, CC) (1960) 1.40 You Only Live Twice. (Mlsn, R, CC) 2.35 MOVIE: Doors Open. (PG, R, CC) (2012) 4.35 New Inventors. (R, CC) 5.00 Catalyst. (R, CC) 5.30 Collectors. (R, CC) 6.00 Home Shopping. 7.30 Leading The Way. 8.00 David Jeremiah. 8.30 Home Shopping. 9.30 MOVIE: Nell. (1994) 12.00 Tennis. Brisbane International. Day One. 4.30 MOVIE: How To Stuff A Wild Bikini. (1965) 6.30 Seconds From Disaster. 7.30 The Border. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 Revenge. 12.45 Coastal Kitchen. 1.15 Medical Rookies. 1.45 MOVIE: Step Lively. (1944) 4.00 The World Around Us. 5.00 Leyland Brothers’ World. 7MATE 6.00 Home Shopping. 6.30 Monster Nation. 7.30 Home Shopping. 9.30 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. 10.30 Xena: Warrior Princess. 11.30 Search4hurt. 12.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 2. Czech Republic v Spain. 6.30 Seinfeld. 7.00 MythBusters. 8.00 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Night 2. Poland v Canada. 2.00 The Chaser’s War On Everything. 2.30 Full Force Nature. 3.00 Unsolved Mysteries. 4.00 Search4hurt. 5.00 Dream Car Garage. GO! 6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Al Jazeera News. (CC) 1.30 ADbc. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Speedweek. (CC) 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. (CC) 5.00 In The Frame. (PG) 5.30 MythBusters. (R, CC) (US) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Lost Worlds: Myth Hunters – The Quest for Noah’s Ark. (PG, CC) Documents increasing efforts by Christians from around the world to find Noah’s Ark. 8.30 Miniseries: Restless. (M, CC) Part 1 of 2. A young woman finds out her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service, during World War II. 10.10 The President Vs The Pirates. (Ma, CC) A man’s quest to restore order in his home country. 11.10 MOVIE: Pomegranates And Myrrh. (PG, R) (2008) (Palestine) 12.55 MOVIE: The Army Of Crime. (AV15+vn, R) (2009) (France) 3.25 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WorldWatch. 6.00 Thunderbirds. 7.00 Winx Club. 7.30 Thundercats. 8.00 Green Lantern. 8.30 Scooby-Doo! 9.00 Looney Tunes. 9.30 Generator Rex. 10.00 Adv Time. 10.30 Batman. 11.00 Monsuno. 11.30 Max Steel. 12.30 Power Rangers. 1.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! 1.30 TV Shop. 2.00 Two And A Half Men. 3.00 The Bachelor. 5.00 Nitro Circus Live. 5.30 iTunes Specials. 6.30 Teen Mom 2. 7.30 The Middle. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. 9.30 Underbelly NZ. 11.30 The Inbetweeners. 12.00 The Middle. 12.30 iTunes Specials. 1.30 Nikita. 3.30 The Middle. 4.00 Cult. 4.50 Flash & Dash. 5.10 Late Programs. GEM 6.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 6.30 MOVIE: The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery. (1966) 8.30 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 10.00 MOVIE: The Green Man. (1956) 11.35 MOVIE: Young Wives’ Tale. (1951) 1.10 To The Manor Born. 1.40 MOVIE: Roberta. (1935) 3.50 MOVIE: Northwest Passage. (1940) 6.30 The Taste. 7.30 The Great British Bake Off. 8.30 MOVIE: Oranges And Sunshine. (2010) 10.30 Nothing Trivial. 11.30 MOVIE: Ocean’s Eleven. (1960) 2.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. 4.00 Nopalea. 4.30 Enjoying Everyday Life With Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Seaway. Born in 2013? Make your child a star! 5.30 Shopping. 6.30 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 9.30 Morning Show. (PG, CC) 10.30 Business Builders. (CC) 11.00 That ’70s Show. (PGls, R, CC) 11.30 That ’70s Show. (PGls, R, CC) 12.00 Dr Oz. (PGa, CC) 1.00 Heston’s Mission Impossible. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 MOVIE: The Money Pit. (PGls, R, CC) (1986) 4.00 Better Homes And Gardens. (R, CC) 5.30 News. (CC) 6.00 Border Patrol. (PGCC) 6.30 Coastwatch. (PGCC) 7.00 Air Crash Investigations. (PGCC) 8.00 Bones. (Mav, R, CC) Brennan and Booth adjust to their new life as an expectant couple. 9.00 Bones. (Mav, R, CC) The team identifies the remains of a competitiveeating champion, just days before the start of a major competition. 10.00 Body Of Proof. (M, R, CC) A former murder suspect is killed. 11.00 Whitney. (M) 11.30 Whitney. (M) 12.00 Home Shopping. 5.00 News. (CC) ONE 5.30 Creflo. 6.00 Hillsong. 6.30 Fishin’ Trip. (R) 7.00 GCBC. (R, CC) 7.30 GCBC. (R, CC) 8.00 St10: Sunday. (CC) 9.30 St10: Sunday Extra. (PG, CC) 10.30 What’s Up Downunder? (R) 11.00 Places We Go. (R) 11.30 Fraser Island. (R, CC) 12.30 4x4 Adventures. (PG) 1.30 Basketball. NBL. Round 11. Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers. 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. (R, CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.30 The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) 6.00 Modern Family. (PGl, R, CC) 6.30 Cricket. (CC) Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 8. Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars. 10.00 MOVIE: 127 Hours. (MA15+a, R, CC) (2010) James Franco, Kate Mara. A mountain climber becomes trapped. 12.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 1.30 Home Shopping. 3.00 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 3.30 CBS This Morning. (CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 NFL: America’s Game. 7.00 NASCAR Nationwide Series Highlights. 7.30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season Highlights. 8.00 Sport Science. 9.00 Escape With ET. 10.00 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 7. Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes. Replay. 1.30 Omnisport. 2.00 Driving Wars. 3.00 Whose Line. 4.00 Adventure Angler. 4.30 Million Dollar Catch. 5.00 Golf Getaway. 5.30 Get Smart. 6.00 M*A*S*H. 6.30 Wild Racers. 7.00 Hook, Line And Sisters. 7.30 Extreme Fishing. 8.30 MOVIE: Lies & Illusions. (2009) 10.30 Hell’s Kitchen. 11.30 48 Hours. 12.30 Late Programs. 11 6.00 Toasted TV. 9.00 Infomercials. 10.00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 11.00 Mako: Island Of Secrets. 11.30 The Brady Bunch. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 Star Trek: The Next Generation. 2.00 Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. 2.30 Frasier. 3.00 Infomercials. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 The King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Fashion Star. 6.00 Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Come Date With Me. 8.30 MOVIE: Matching Jack. (2010) 10.40 Wilfred. 11.10 Everybody Loves Raymond. 12.00 Frasier. 12.30 Sabrina. 1.00 TMNT. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 ST: Next Gen. 5.00 Shopping. SBS2 5.30 Guppies. (CC) 6.00 Dora. (CC) 6.30 Weekend Today. (CC) 9.00 Cricket. (CC) The Ashes. Fourth Test. Australia v England. Day 4. Morning session. (Please note: If cricket coverage finishes early, alternative schedule will be shown.) 12.00 The Cricket Show. (CC) 12.30 Cricket. (CC) The Ashes. Fourth Test. Australia v England. Day 4. Afternoon session. 5.30 News. (CC) 6.00 The Great Barrier Reef. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 60 Minutes. (CC) 8.00 The Mentalist. (Mv, R, CC) 9.00 Unforgettable. (Mv, CC) After an Afghani taxi driver is found murdered, Carrie and Al investigate and learn the victim was an informant. 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (Mv, R, CC) 11.00 Weeds. (MA15+dlsv, CC) 11.30 Survivors. (Mav, R, CC) 12.30 Impractical Jokers. (M, R) 1.00 Spyforce. (PG, R) 2.00 20/20. (R, CC) 3.00 Danoz. 3.30 GMA. (CC) 4.30 News. (CC) 5.00 Today. (CC) 6.00 WorldWatch. 8.00 Maltese News. 8.30 Macedonian News. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.15 Portuguese News. 11.00 Hungarian News. 11.30 Dutch News. 12.00 The Code. 1.00 Survivorman: Ten Days Later. 1.50 Kill Arman. 2.15 Iron Chef. 3.05 Sinae Choi’s Korean Food Cult. 4.00 PopAsia. 6.00 G * Wars. 6.55 Iron Chef. 7.45 The World Of Jenks. 8.30 South Park. 9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News. 9.35 South Park. 10.00 Bunk. 10.30 MOVIE: Lovestorming. (2010) 12.20 MOVIE: Angel-A. (2005) 2.00 WeatherWatch. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News. ABC24 6.00 Big Ideas. 6.30 News. 7.00 State To State. 7.30 Weekend Breakfast. 11.00 One Plus One. 11.30 News. 12.15 The Quarters. 12.30 Big Ideas. 1.30 News. 2.00 Inside Edge. 2.30 News. 3.00 The World This Week. 3.30 News. 4.00 Compass. 4.30 News. 5.00 State To State. 5.30 News. 6.00 Aust Story. 6.30 News. 7.00 Media Masterclass. 8.00 Inside Edge. 8.30 News. 9.00 One Plus One. 9.30 News. 10.00 Faithlines. 10.30 Best Of Landline. 11.30 The World This Week. 12.00 Late Programs. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks. Rating advice: (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Suitable only for Mature Audiences (AV15+) Adult Violence. Consumer advice: violence – v, language – l, sex references – s, nudity – n, drug use – d, horror/supernatural themes – h, adult themes – a, medical practices – m, war scenes – w, (R) Repeat, (CC) Closed Captions. In February 2014 we will be releasing our Limestone Coast Kids full colour gloss magazine with plenty of helpful hints on child raising. There will also be a section dedicated to babies born in 2013 with a photo and short message from Mum and Dad. You can also email or call Janet on 8724 1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org 637558 If you would like your child to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity simply contact The Border Watch for an order form and return it with your photo and payment of $55. Howzat to playing Packer’s father Sir Frank in Power Games, while Rob Carlton reprised his role as Packer in Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, although the media tycoon was very much a supporting character in the feud between magazine editors Nene King (Mandy McElhinney) and Dulcie Boling (Rachel Griffiths). With a lot of programming seeming somewhat familiar in one way or another, Ten should be applauded for its commitment to thinking outside the square, even when its gambles don’t quite pay off. tvwatch| 7 Perhaps the best example of this is the network’s early-morning line-up of Wake Up and Studio 10. The shows haven’t exactly gotten off to a flying start, and the abrupt departure of Wake Up co-host Natasha Exelby after only a couple of weeks was a necessary but jarring course-correction. But The Project has established itself as a viable news alternative and, given enough time and nurturing, perhaps these shows will too. Internationally speaking, there were the usual highs and lows, with some programs making bold impressions. Breaking Bad came to a truly satisfying conclusion, while Game of Thrones’ “Red Wedding” stunned even those viewers who thought themselves accustomed to the pay-TV drama’s violent nature. But TV demonstrated a bit of a violent streak in 2013, with serial killers coming out of the woodwork. The Following was rather ridiculous, but the nastiness of Luther gave plenty of viewers the willies. And Seven’s Hannibal, which reinvented The Silence of the Lambs’ murderous psychiatrist for a new generation, was a magnificently nightmarish drama that was also one of the best new shows of the year. In terms of superheroics, Arrow had the pulpy kick that the heavily hyped Agents of SHIELD lacked. And when it came to spy games, well, Homeland kind of went off the rails in its third season, while The Blacklist made up its general sense of silliness with the occasionally inspired episode and a deliciously hammy star turn by James Spader. For espionage with unexpected levels of emotion and intelligence, though, Ten’s The Americans was the way to go. It was, for mine, the best new series of 2013.
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