Tag: Please Like Me

Situation Unfunny: The Worst Australian Sitcoms

Let’s be honest: last week we took it easy on sketch comedy. After all, Australia used to be good at it: for decades our skill at sketch comedy was regularly held up by the experts (TV critics who hated comedy) as world class. And they weren’t entirely wrong either – Shaun Micallef’s sketch shows were... Read More »

Like a Highway at Night

Having had this article drawn to our attention, we can’t seem to look away. ABC head of comedy Rick Kalowski has a ready answer when producers complain they can’t get a show funded because they have been unable to land an international financier or co-producer. “If you can’t co-finance your scripted show internationally it’s not... Read More »

And the Logies loser is…comedy

What we said about the Logies comedy nominations back in March: with the industry so in love with Please Like Me, it wouldn’t surprise us if that won instead. What happened: Did I just win a Logie!? — Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) April 23, 2017 Facetiming my Logie! pic.twitter.com/m5i5L7NgBQ — Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) April 23, 2017... Read More »

On Your Bike

In news that surprised no-one with the slightest idea of how money works, this just happened: Hey I have news. We have decided Season 4 #PleaseLikeMe is the last. I've loved making this show for you all so much. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/QKAk5nZQLV — Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) February 2, 2017 While it’s mildly interesting to us... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2016 – The Results!

Australian comedy hit a new low in 2016, though if you’re anything like us you probably didn’t realise it at the time. Why would you? On the surface it seemed business as usual: a handful of standout shows, one or two duds and a whole lot of stuff forgotten before the end credits finished. In... Read More »

Vale Please Like Me yet again

It’s safe to say we haven’t been in tune with the critical consensus around Please Like Me from the start. Critics love it; we’re left scratching our heads. But the antics of the last few weeks have gone at least some of the way towards explaining this gap, because as we’ve read report after report... Read More »

It Starts to March Back and You Worry Like Hell

The love affair between Fairfax and Josh Thomas has been one for the ages. Occasionally though, we have to ask: maybe Fairfax is coming on a bit strong? “Almost an angel”? Have these people ever actually watched Please Like Me? Even its fans think Josh can be a bit of a prick: Time and again... Read More »

Lets Do the Time Warp Again

“I’ve got a text message here – why does the ABC bother making shows like this that nobody watches?” – Jon Faine. “Can I just say, thank goodness the ABC is making shows like this” – Debi Enker. Yes, it’s time to talk about Please Like Me – well, it was time to talk about... Read More »

For the fourth series, will you Please Like Me?

Please Like Me is back! And here we are again, having to review a series that almost no one in this country watches and that’s only on our screens once more thanks to American money. Not that this stops Fairfax’s finest saying this kind of thing about it… Perhaps there is indeed a limit to... Read More »

The Future is Uncertain But the End is Always Near

Press release time! Spring brings a great lineup of comedy, entertainment and true life stories to the ABC Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Viewers are set for a treat with the following great new shows on the ABC. Silvia’s Italian Table premieres on Thursday 6 October at 8:00pm (8×30’) Silvia’s Italian Table is a unique... Read More »