TV News Wrap: Thursday May 19
Here’s what’s making news today.
The Age’s Craig Mathieson gives a nice little explanation as to why Australia’s Got Talent bested MasterChef on Tuesday night;
“Right now, Channel Ten’s culinary extravaganza looks like an overly long journey, a forced march of a show that’s become a massive brand that vigorously spruiks multiple brands and is hosted by various brands who judge contestants who are very keen to launch their own brands. Apparently, there is some is food involved, too.”
I don’t exactly agree with his glowing appraisal of Australia’s Got Talent, as it can seem overly contrived at times, but the continual flogging of products, as well as the machine-like way it is going about its business every year will eventually contribute to its demise.
Did Lisa Edelstein (who recently exited Fox show House) jump or was she pushed? The TV Guru asks the question. Either way, it’s gotta have a detrimental effect on the show, doesn’t it?