We took the kids to Glow last night – St Paul’s Carols by Glowstick event at Vector Arena.  Petra Bagust once again hosted the event and also starred (excuse the pun) in their Christmas short which also featured another prop that will be familiar to many.

We’ve got a few goodies to give away this week so check back daily.  First up is this pillow.  Probably ideal for the single ladies, this pillow can hold you on those lonely nights.  I have checked, and there aren’t any teeth.


And in case you were wondering… it’s double sided! Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. A Place to Call Home: 29670 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. A Mother’s Son: 22700 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  3. The Santa Clause 2: 15330 (TV2, 7:05pm – 9:05pm)
  4. Antiques Roadshow: 13580 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Longest Yard: 12160 (TV3, 9:30pm – 11:55pm) Continue reading »

We’ve got one final week of 7pm current affairs shows and we’re done for the year.  Here’s what happened last week.

Both Seven Sharp and Campbell Live had decreases on the previous week.  Campbell Live suffered a 10% drop with the average audience down to 237,610 viewers per episode.  The percentage decrease would have been even higher had it not been for a rebound on Thursday.  John Campbell landed another exclusive interview with Mayor Len Brown on Friday which may have been responsible for the slightly higher than normal Friday numbers.

Seven Sharp fell 4% to 318,106 viewers per episode.


House of Cards was definitely the best show of 2013 and while it still hasn’t screened here (Thanks Mediaworks) the first season is available on DVD or, for those with Netflix, it’s on there as well.

The second season will be available in its entirety on Netflix from Feb 15 (NZ).  Any guesses as to whether the first season will have started screening here by then?

The sixth clue in the hunt for who has died on Shortland Street consists of an evidence report with the Ferndale Police that is classified as Victim Identification.

Light blue denim shirt. Floral singlet. Shorts. Sunglasses (red frame). Silver necklace & pendant. Silver watch. FEMALE

Yellow singlet. Blue denim jeans. Silver necklace. Silver watch. FEMALE Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 590,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. A Place to Call Home: 365,270 (TV ONE, 9:00pm – 9:55pm)
  3. Australia’s Got Talent: 351,390 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:55pm)
  4. The Santa Clause 3:The Escape Clause: 250,840 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:55pm)
  5. Coca Cola Christmas in Park: 215,420 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:30pm)

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An investment in local drama? Sure, it’s on Prime but how long before Sky start creating their own original local content that isn’t sport?

Prime Television is excited to confirm it has commissioned a brand new New Zealand drama series.

The Riverstone Mysteries*comprises four two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town’s newest resident, Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

Head of Prime Karen Bieleski says the series will be produced by South Pacific Pictures and shot on location in New Zealand.  Continue reading »

paula-bisphanYou would think that with the show over there would be nothing more to say about New Zealand’s Got Talent.  Unfortunately, there is not.  On Saturday I received an email from one of the contestants who was “deeply hurt and very upset” about the comments I’d made about their singing on the talent show.  What I wrote was:

Paula Bisphan is appalling.

That was it.  She was.  Like many of the unrealistic wannabes who present their vocals as talent to the world to be judged.  There was little context around her as far as I can recall and like many of the auditionees, I moved on fairly quickly in the search for something worth getting excited about.  However, it appears as though Bispahn is perhaps disappointed that she didn’t get to play her sympathy card like many of the others on NZGT who unfairly snuck through to the next round.

She writes:

I was deeply hurt and very upset about the comments you published Regan about my singing act on Nzs Got talent. It wasn’t my best day when I auditioned as tragically my precious son died the day before my audition from acute cardiac failure. and the nzs got talent staff only found out after I had ,my husband told them and they commended me on my bravery and sent me flowers from the judges and whole crew which I was amazed by their kindness. So please apologise to me and you should not write scathing comments about me when you don’t know the heartache and pain  that I was experiencing that day of my audition. Continue reading »

nz-on-air-logo-300This is kind of good news.  $9,750,182 in funding for more local drama in 2014.  However, this is only for 11 hours.  Compare that price tag to 13 hours of Nothing Trivial ($6,734,000) or 13 hours of Go Girls ($6,672,500) etc.  The final 18 episodes of Outrageous Fortune only cost us $8,612,010.

What would you rather see?  Short 1-2 hour long dramas/mini-series or full season drama?

Three different production houses have won NZ On Air funding for significant new drama projects. Six telefeatures will join NZ On Air’s slate of short and longer-run series currently in production. Continue reading »