Each day this week, the contestants from The Block NZ will answer one question related to the show.

What’s your most treasured possession in your house?

Rachel and Tyson:
It would have to be our collection of mirrors.

Ben and Libby:
Ben: My hard drive of photos. So many memories you could never replace.
Libby: I’m pretty fond of my vintage dressmaker’s mannequin that houses all my (many!) colourful necklaces. I also have some artwork from my travels that would be hard to replace. Continue reading »

TV interviewer tries to talk to a seemingly asleep interviewee…

Most watched

  1. One News: 709,980 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 651,470 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 595,000 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 543,240 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 524,060 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Next Underbelly to be set in Melbourne

The next season of Aussie crime drama Underbelly will be set in Melbourne and based around the infamous early 1900’s gangster Squizzy Taylor.

No Breaking Bad movie any time soon

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has played down talk of a movie spin-off, saying it is unlikely to happen any time soon. “If we’ve got enough story left over for a movie then, then who am I to say no?” he said. “But I can tell you it’s not on my mind in the least little way at the moment.” Continue reading »

Sonny Bill Williams – the most talked about person in New Zealand sport – makes a special guest appearance on Code, filmed live at Maori Television tonight, Thursday July 19 at 8.30pm.

The Code team – anchor Jenny-May Coffin and celebrity rugby and league co-hosts Glen “Oz” Osborne, Awen Guttenbeil, Wairangi Koopu, Karl Te Nana and Liam Messam find out about Sonny Bill’s career since he debuted in 2004, aged 18, for the first grade Canterbury Bulldogs teams in the NRL.

Later that year Sonny Bill’s rapid rise to sports stardom continued when he appeared as the youngest Bulldog to play in a Grand Final…a championship ring capped off a remarkable breakthrough year for the player who would soon become known simply as SBW. Continue reading »

This new Carefree ad that began screening at the start of the week is said to be the first to use the word “vagina” on New Zealand television.

The Advertising Standards Authority has received numerous complaints about the ad.

So does it bother you?

 Attitude Television will be celebrating its 300th episode on TVONE after eight years of telling unique, human interest stories.

The show raises expectations of what is possible for the more than 660,000 Kiwis living with a disability and showing perspectives rarely seen on television.

The 300th episode at 8.30am on Sunday, July 29 will feature some of the people and moments that have made an impact on the team since they began production in 2005.

From a magazine style show Attitude has developed into a powerful documentary series that has sold internationally.  Alongside that global recognition, Attitude Pictures has been nominated as one of the United Nations 2012 freelance filmmakers to tell stories of disability in developing countries. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The Newsroom and The Block NZ

Excitement time! The Newsroom starts on Soho tonight at 8.30pm. I’ve been waiting for this to start for ages, and I have high expectations. Reviews have been mixed for this show but it’s found a big audience in the US, so even if the reviewers don’t like it, the public obviously does. Here’s a preview (warning – it contains bad language):

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Ben 10 Alien Force: 94830 (TV2, 8:40am – 9:05am)
  2. The Mentalist: 46980 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Penguins of Madagascar: 41100 (TV2, 8:30am – 8:40am)
  4. Hawaii Five-O: 30290 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Suburgatory: 29900 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Charlie Sheen to be Idol judge?

In an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Charlie Sheen has that American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea genuinely appeals to him, as “so different, it could be radical”.

Bewitched director has died

Bill Asher, the director of TV classics Bewitched and I Love Lucy, has died in California, aged 90, of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Continue reading »