At home with Julia

September 16th, 2011 at 1:26 pm by David Farrar

This looks potentially very good. Anyone know if any NZ broadcaster will be showing it?

Hat Tip: Red Alert

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14 Responses to “At home with Julia”

  1. Mike Johnson (44 comments) says:

    It is surprisingly good. The first episode was excellent. It was rushed to air earlier than planned because of fears Julia may not long be in The Lodge.

    There are four episodes.

    The quality means it is unlikely to be screened in New Zealand.

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  2. Rick Rowling (813 comments) says:

    If it’s very good, TVNZ will have bought the rights already, and scheduled it to play on Tuesday mornings at 3am starting in July 2016.

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  3. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    How about Annette King and Darren Hughes in a remake of “Three’s Company”

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  4. RightNow (6,994 comments) says:

    With King as (the equivalent of) Mr Roper?

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  5. Mike Johnson (44 comments) says:

    On looking at the clip you have posted, it does occur to me though that the show would be incomprehensible for most New Zealanders because the characters portrayed are likely to be familiar only to Australians. How many New Zealanders know that Tim Mathieson is Julia’s partner? Yet he is the second-major character in it. How many New Zealanders know of Katter and co (the three stooges who arrive in the 4WD in that clip) and that they prop up the Gillard government the way Alamein Kopu propped up the Shipley government?

    So a lot of the (very current) in-jokes would be lost on a Kiwi audience.

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  6. DJP6-25 (1,388 comments) says:

    It looks close enough to a reality show that socialist TV might buy it. I hope it appears on You Tube. I haven’t actually watched my TV since September last year.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  7. TimG_Oz (862 comments) says:

    Have not watched it because, frankly can’t be arsed. The ratings are not that good though. It may be a case of the trailer having all the good bits.

    It’s also supposed to be quite sympathetic to the real Julia :-)

    So I’m sure TVNZ 7 will pick it up (if TVNZ 7 still exists?)

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/julias-popularity-slumps-on-tv-too/story-e6frf96x-1226138210353

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  8. coge (190 comments) says:

    I’d prefer a remake of the “Odd Couple” with Dr Brash & Helen Clark sharing a New York apartment.

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  9. PaulL (5,987 comments) says:

    It’s made by the ABC, and purports to be comedy. Given the subject matter, odds on that it’s a combination of lame jokes, cringe-worthy scenarios, and fawning over Australia’s first women prime minister. Haven’t watched it though.

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  10. noskire (842 comments) says:

    A work colleague has a neighbour who has a flatmate that has an uncle (twice removed), who supposedly said that apparently Episode One might be available on that Pirate Bay thingy website…

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  11. Steve (4,565 comments) says:

    My Uncle Torrent told me about Pirates, and Junk and Demons. It’s a myth I think

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  12. noskire (842 comments) says:

    Save your bandwidth. It’s lame.

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  13. trout (939 comments) says:

    Can be watched on http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/athomewithjulia.htm.
    Has its moments but generally pretty ordinary.

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  14. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    Seems like they took the Tina Fey thing too far and is more representative of Australians struggling to cope with their first female PM rather than clever satire. In saying that, the bus driver responsible for ferrying the heads of the Pacific Forum around struggled with Australia’s first female PM too.

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