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# 208643 21-Feb-2017 08:57
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Caught a few minutes of this last night.

 

What were they thinking?

 

Purportedly a news show... that they are trying to make a comedy talk show... with a studio audience to laugh at the terrible jokes.

 

I guess it's not the same old song and dance, but as George Takei would say "Oh My!"


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  # 1723569 21-Feb-2017 10:42
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Its modelled off of the very successful show of the same name in Australia, so I guess thats what they were thinking.  Haven't seen it yet, but I would give them a week or two to settle in. 


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  # 1723603 21-Feb-2017 11:45
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I was pleasantly surprised, the AM show is definitely heading in the right direction so who knows

 

Not sure how such a show will deal with serious matters or will it only associate with topical news that is lighthearted 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1723607 21-Feb-2017 11:50
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I watched Project until I saw the live audience then switch off.  Quite like AM though.. 





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  # 1723615 21-Feb-2017 11:54
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It's just completely the wrong time slot for that type of show. It belongs at 10:30pm or later.

 

The 7pm slot is better suited to in-depth coverage of the more important stories of the day.

 

 


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  # 1723632 21-Feb-2017 12:00
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Paul1977:

 

 

 

Purportedly a news show...

 

I don't know where you get that idea. I don't believe it was ever intended to be a current affairs / hard-newsy type show.


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  # 1723634 21-Feb-2017 12:02
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I gave up the 7pm horror shows on all networks a few years back. They are universally bad. The last one of any worth was Mark Sainsbury's 





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  # 1723643 21-Feb-2017 12:09
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Journeyman:

 

Paul1977:

 

Purportedly a news show...

 

I don't know where you get that idea. I don't believe it was ever intended to be a current affairs / hard-newsy type show.

 

 

Its tagline is "News Delivered Differently".


 
 
 
 


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  # 1723659 21-Feb-2017 12:35
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old3eyes:

 

I watched Project until I saw the live audience then switch off.  Quite like AM though.. 

 

 

Would that be the small live audience that was surrounded in mirrored walls to make it look much bigger?

 

Their automated laugh track was insulting that they ran behind the news "packages".  I ended up recognising the same pattern of laughs with totally different acoustics to the live audience including one boisterous female laugh in a very not funny item of news.  It's NEWS, not a build up to a punchline!

 

I get their budget is a fraction of the original Australian version and it was their first episode but a laugh track was too much.


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  # 1725456 23-Feb-2017 23:16
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Is it not live? You're suggesting a producer is sitting out back and pressing the laugh track button frequently throughout the show??

 

NB. have not seen show.

 

 


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  # 1725514 24-Feb-2017 09:06
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It was so bad I actually tuned in to (not necessarily watched) seven sharp.


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  # 1726154 25-Feb-2017 16:14
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...and one hour on a Friday evening will make the show even more compelling!!


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