You know, I’ve come to a decision. I am no longer going to watch The Secret Life of Us.
Secret Life used to be on at 8:30 on Mondays, but for some reason they’ve moved it to 9:30 on Wednesdays. This isn’t hugely inconvenient – I mean if I was feeling tired I could always tape it – but it’s enough of an inconvenience to start me questioning whether the show is actually worth it. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not.
Alex (Claudia Karvan) has gone. Miranda (Abi Tucker) has gone and – in a reversal of my usual policies regarding hair colour – I thought she looked better as a blonde anyway. Gab (Sybilla Budd is it?) has turned into a politician. Evan (Samuel Johnson – the guy who does voice overs for Hungry Jacks) has turned into a complete prat (ummm actually I think he was always a complete prat, I just hadn’t noticed before). Christian (buggered if I know who plays him) has become a Scientologist. Richie (ditto) has turned all arrogrant and keeps running around in a dog suit. The Fu-Bar’s been completely redesigned and the only character even worth bothering with anymore is Kelly (Deborah Mailman) – and as likable as Kelly is she’s just not enough to keep me watching.
Of course there’s a whole bunch of new characters to replace everyone who’s left, but I really can’t be bothered putting in the effort to get to know them. Particularly given that the only notable thing about them seems to be that one of them has a particularly large schlong.
So, I’ll just find a copy of Death Defy on CD and reclaim an hour of my life each week 🙂
Oh, and on another note I’m getting a lot of spam advertising ‘Super Viagra’ that ‘lasts all weekend’. Wouldn’t that be a bit…. um, inconvenient? 🙂