Tag: Mother & Son

Big Swinging Dicks

“I’m not the problem today mum, you’re the problem” Well, no Josh, you’re always the problem in Please Like Me. But for a brief shining moment early on in episode two of series two, it looked like maybe that problem had been solved. Josh was the put-upon son, his crazy mum was crazy, and as... Read More »

Knox Knox Knoxing on Heaven’s Door

Respected entertainment reporter – yes, there really are such things – David Knox wonders why we don’t make sitcoms in Australia. He wonders this a lot. He wondered it in November 2013: Will anybody ever take the kind of risk necessary to achieve one, or are our writers simply not interested? Then it turned out... Read More »

The dog throws us a bone

The second episode of Wilfred (US) took a turn for the better this week with Wilfred's passive/aggressive bullying of Ryan toned down a lot, and the show generally feeling more like a reluctant buddy... Read More »

Comedy = Tragedy + A Cheap Wig

Let’s do a little basic math. The average episode length for an Australian comedy series – on the ABC at least – is six episodes. Once or twice a year there’ll be an eight-episode series, but that’s it. So if you were making a television series, you’d want your intentions (and the level of quality)... Read More »