So, TVNZ Cancels ‘Good Morning’, Will Sell Avalon By 2013, Fucks Up Tivo, And Yet No-One Gets Fired From Senior Management.
I do wonder who is running the asylum there.
‘Heartland’ should play on ‘Freeview’, not have to be paid for to watch on SKY. The country paid for all those shows, and now we have to pay to watch them? Fucked move.
‘Tivo’ was totally fucked up in this country. The whole reason people use TIVO is so they don’t have to watch ads. So what happens in NZ? That option is taken away and you get Ads. Great way to destroy the only point of difference of the device.
The whole ‘Paul Henry’ shennanigans was just a car crash and so badly handled. Then the head PR floozy tells us he is our fault as we are all small minded, small dicked racists. And the CUNT gets to keep her job.
So, the news ‘Good Morning’ will cease to exist at the end of the year and Avalon will be sold off should come as no surprise.
But who the hell will they think will buy Avalon? The only constant shows down there, apart from the occasional Gibson Group production, were ‘GM’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Well, they screwed up and dropped ‘DWTS’, the only country on the planet that has managed to stuff that HUGE franchise up.
And the whole point of taking ‘GM’ to Wellington was to be able to get the hell out of the studio and do some new things. But no more after December.
I lived through the whole Auckland-Wellington change 5 years ago, when everyone was told to ‘reapply for their jobs’, which they did not even known they were losing, when it was leaked to the radio that the show was moving. (Classless, Alison Leonard).
And none of them got to keep their jobs anyway, but no-one told them that.
So Avalon, or the little that is left will be sold.
Have no idea why TVNZ spent millions updating the place, just to try to sell it to God Knows Who.
But mainly really feel for the crew who have been there for years, are fucking amazing and actually make it a good place to work.
But at least all TVNZ production will be in the same place, (lets not ask how long ‘What Now’ will last in Christchurch), and the ‘POWERS THAT BE’ can ensure all production is dull, uniformly dreary, and the death of TVNZ will be sped up.
Congratulations whoever makes the big choices…..
Here is a requiem for Avalon.
On TVNZ January 23. WOO HOO.
This is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera who is probably best known for having written Whale Rider.
UPDATE – OK, just read an interview with the lead actor, who we’ll call ‘Fuckhead’.
‘Fuckhead’ did not want to audition because he heard in the novel there was really full on ‘GAY SEX’. Gasp……but when he was assured all ‘that stuff’ was gone he auditioned.
‘Fuckhead’ was worried about having to ‘full on’ pash men and explain that kind of vile crap to his children. Luckily, all that was cut out of the TV move. Phew.
Apparently there was a TVNZ P.R. person there when he said this total offensive rubbish……..One can only assume it was the worst woman at her job in the world, the truly useless Andy Bothersome…
Why should ‘actors’ get away with saying crap like that…….JESUS
He was also ‘surprised’ when a doorman at a ‘gay bar’ where they were shooting told him 60% of the clientele were married.
Well, that Numbers’s balls. But did ‘FUCKHEAD’ do any research??
UPDATED ONCE MORE 23-01-10 – READ This review….
Totally trust David. But am gong to watch and review…..Be afraid.