I had previously noted my exasperation at summer free-to-air TV viewing options, particularly the continuous loop of Stephen Fry and Kevin McCloud offerings on the ABC (which continues and has been noted by others).
In desperation and because we had some free time in Queensland (you can’t lie on the beach all day long), we embarked on a past TV series viewing-fest. Our line-up was:
- Homeland, Seasons 1, 2 and 3
- House of Cards (US version)
- The VEEP
With the exception of the last one, we have had a great time and have had to apply real discipline lest we engage in too much binge-viewing. I think Homeland is my favourite but House of Cards was superb (loved Kevin Spacey).
As to Newsroom, it was really a whole lot of sanctimonious, left-wing blather. And as for the Economics Correspondent – Sloane someone, I’m not making that up – she was probably the worst tosser of them all, sprouting all the familiar progressive lines, such as debt and deficits don’t matter, we need to pay higher taxes, etc.
We have one more up our sleeves – Treme. Any views?