Tag: The Front Bar

It’s a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain

What exactly is a comedy? We’ve gone on and on here over the years about the way Australian television is happy to treat comedy as some kind of special ingredient to liven up an otherwise boring project, but it’s an approach that’s become so ingrained that there’s a boatload of shows currently on the air... Read More »

Whatever Happened to Orange is the New Brown?

It’s that most wonderful time of the year – the time when the Australian television networks proudly announce all the old formats they’ll be reviving in the new year while quietly burying all the revivals from this year that didn’t catch on. This week: Channel Seven announces a whole lot of foodie shows for 2019.... Read More »

Why is Mad as Hell So Good?

Okay, so Mad as Hell is back and it’s as brilliant as ever. What more do you need to know? The first episode back seemed slightly more desk-focused than previously – it felt like around ten minutes of Shaun talking before they cut to something else – but when the material’s this good who cares?... Read More »