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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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TUESDAY JUNE 6 2017 TV GUIDE 21 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Highlights TUESDAY DAVID STRATTONS STORY OF AUSTRALIAN CINEMA COMEDY, 8.30PM, ABC David Stratton has been a part of the Australian film scene since the 1960s. This three-part series parallels his life with that of the local industry. Even if Strattons not your cup of tea, looking back at movies such as Strictly Ballroom, Crocodile Dundee and Picnic at Hanging Rock with a little help from Russell Crowe, Bryan Brown and Nicole Kidman is a welcome reminder of the impact of great storytelling. KILL BILL: VOL. 2 MOVIE, 9PM, GO! When we last parted company with female assassin The Bride (Uma Thurman), it was a case of two down, three to go in her quest to eradicate the hit squad which killed her fiance and unborn child. Master writer-director Quentin Tarantino has toned down the gore. However, that is not to say the sequel is any less exciting. WEDNESDAY RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMEDY, 9PM, ABC THE pilot episode dropped on ABC iview, but this is the first episode on TV. Comedian Ronny steers this hilarious sitcom based around life as, yep, an international student. Tonight brash shirt-dodging American Craig infiltrates the dorm and horrifies his Asian housemates. MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE DRAMA, 9.35PM, SBS Those looking for a juicy conclusion to this historical saga wont be disappointed with tonights finale. There are plenty of shock twists and revelations, and we finally get answers about Giovannis demise. While this series has been patchy in parts, its got steadily better. And fans, rejoice season two is on its way. JANET KING DRAMA, 8.30PM, ABC As if Janets job isnt hard enough now shes got to con tend with the fact her father is now a major suspect in the NCCs ongoing investigations. Awkward. Theyre estranged, but hes doing his best to ingratiate himself into her life again. But are his intentions genuine? FRIDAY UNFORGOTTEN DRAMA, 8.30PM, ABC The Brits do crime dramas exceptionally well. And Unfor gotten is no exception. Under the grey skies of North London, the body of a young man is discovered in a derelict building. His diary implicates four suspects: a devoted husband and father, a successful entrepreneur, a middle-aged disability worker and a wheelchair-bound man crippled by dementia. So who did it? CHICAGO MOVIE, 8.35PM, SBS A rousing rendition of the hit stage musical. The star pair ing of Rene Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as duelling homicidal hoofers from the jazz era is tremendous, with added oomph from Richard Gere as their showboating lawyer. Expect a jam-packed line-up of genuine showstoppers. SATURDAY FATHER BROWN DRAMA, 7.30PM, ABC In the new season of Father Brown, Lady Felicias way ward niece Bunty is on the run after a love affair gone wrong, seeking refuge in the quiet village of Kembleford. But trouble follows this lass and she quickly becomes the suspect in a murder investigation. Its down to our intuitive priest (Mark Williams) to divine the truth. ARBITRAGE MOVIE, 10.30PM, SBS Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is a wizard of Wall Street with a secret $400 million hole in his books. Hes trying to keep up appearances despite repeated visits from a very agitated detective after he is implicated in the death of a local artist. A ripping tale of high finance and low ethics. MONDAY TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH AND ANDY 7.30PM, NINE The premise of the latest small screen venture from come dians, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee is so genius, its a wonder its not been done before. Essentially, it sees everyday people tell their own yarns to the pair, while actors re-enact events with often hilarious results. Think Drunk History but Australian-style. Upper Middle Bogan director Wayne Hope directs, which gives you an idea of what to expect. Mondays premiere kicks off with a hilarious tale from Adelaide. WHEN House of Cards debuted on Netflix in 2013, it became something of a phenomenon. With stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright centre stage and David Fincher at the helm of the first two episodes, it almost seemed as though the series was set up to succeed and it did. The first two seasons were met with widespread critical acclaim, with particular praise given to the performances and the shows innovative use of breaking the Fourth Wall. The sexy scandal of it all and the fun in imagining if the Underwoods shady business was reflective of what really goes on in Washington D.C. made House of Cards a hot topic of conversation across age groups (even if a large part of the political happenings probably went over many heads). As one of the breakout Netflix original series, it was the hip thing to be watching and talking about, the show that made you feel out-of-the-loop if it was brought up and you werent caught up. Somewhere along the line, however, House of Cards started to lose its coolness. Now, when its brought up, people admit to having fallen off the wagon, lost interest, or gave up due to the stalled action of the third season. The series hasnt become bad its buzz has just decreased, and that can be attributed to a handful of factors. What happens when you get everything youve ever wanted? Well, we found out when Frank finally murdered and lied his way into the White House and was sworn in as Scene from season five of the Netflix political thriller 'House of Cards' starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Picture: NETFLIX House of Cards still has aces up its sleeve President of the United States at the end of the second season, and from there, much of the dramatic conflict was lost. How much further can you go once youve reached the top? On a show that took pride in its accuracy, the rapid escalation through the ranks felt rushed and mildly preposterous especially since we all know Frank doesnt intend on going anywhere now that hes at the top. A large component of coolness is generally a sense of apathy and effortlessness. House of Cards was cool when Frank Underwood was more of a snake and less of a lion. Before all eyes were on him, it was as if we were in on a secret he still had cards to play (forgive me for that) and we were privy to the elusive sexiness of it all. Once Franks malicious, power-hungry nature was put on blast, it became a little less fun and scandalous with him unable to charm people, its harder to root for him, because so much of the intrigue is gone. While it is fascinating narratively to watch the people who were once his biggest supporters begin to turn on him, again, it has certainly led to a loss of interest in some viewers. The handful of transgressions that have led to the lack of umph factor perhaps ditching Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) too soon, a lacklustre third season, and a couple instances of jumping the shark (like Claire insisting on being Franks running mate) still havent destroyed the series critical viability. House of Cards will never pack the same punch it did in its first season, It bounced back in its fourth season, and the fifth continues along the same strong path its just hard to reel viewers back in once youve lost them. Ignore your friends who say its not cool to be watching it anymore because if the latest seasons told us anything, its that House of Cards is still a game worth playing even without Beau Willimon. The fifth season of House of Cards screens on Netflix. Jade Budowski, NEW YORK POST The sexy scandal of it all and the fun in imagining if the Underwoods shady business was reflective of what really goes on

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