Tag: Marieke Hardy

A Useful Insight

Press release(s) time! Stars come out for new ABC comedy Squinters Friday, October 13, 2017 — ABC and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney this week on Jungle’s new six-part comedy series Squinters, a series that celebrates the great Aussie ritual that is the... Read More »

Vale Growing Up Gracefully, or It Takes Money to Make Money

Here’s a blast from the past: while watching the final episode of Growing Up Gracefully, the ABC’s latest not-quite-comedy to combine interviews with relationship experts with somewhat pointless sketches demonstrating not very sexy sex stuff, we noticed Marieke Hardy listed in the end credits as script supervisor. Script supervisor is a job that, as far... Read More »

Hardy Working

Earlier this week Screen Australia announced their latest round of funding for 2015. One of the names that came up in the various reports about what was being funded was one Marieke Hardy, co-writer and creator of the memorable sitcom Laid. Being always inclined to keep track of perhaps this country’s only non-acting sitcom writer... Read More »

You Have To Wonder Who Commissions This Stuff

SBS has delayed its launch of upcoming Paul McDermott chat show, Room 101. The series sees McDermott’s return to television chatting to celebrities such as Ray Martin, Julia Zemiro, HG Nelson, Julia Morris, Matt Preston, Noni Hazlehurst, about their pet hates. Originally due to premiere next Monday at 9:30pm, it has been held by SBS... Read More »

The Right Kind of Chap

We’ve been pretty hard on Fairfax’s television reviewers these last few years, what with their blatant nepotism and incessant championing of complete shit. But of late we’ve been wondering: have we gotten them all wrong? Back when Marieke Hardy’s Laid was more than just a punchline to a joke about wasting taxpayer funds, Fairfax’s writers... Read More »

Ashes to Ashes

The Australian cricket team’s performance may have been variable this Ashes, but Warwick Todd’s output in his weekly Ashes column for the Herald-Sun has raised plenty of... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2012 – The Results

The results of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »

Vale Laid 2

By the time you read this Laid will have vanished from our screens forever and we’re not really sure how we’re going to cope. Remember what life was like early in 2010, before Laid started on the ABC? Remember how – you’ll laugh to remember this – we all thought that a comedy was meant... Read More »

Got the Love, Got the Love

Ben Pobjie would be the first to tell you he isn’t a TV critic. Rather, he’s just a guy with an opinion about television and who really cares what he thinks because everyone’s opinions are equally valid and it’s just television anyway, right? Let’s pause to salute the Fairfax press for giving someone with such... Read More »

Laid 2: Face/Off

When a series such as Laid gets renewed, the conversation around it changes a little. No longer is it sufficient merely to attack it for being a complete and utter waste of time, for clearly by being renewed the ABC have indicated that they want it to be a complete and utter waste of time.... Read More »

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