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Post by baudrillard » Fri May 25, 2012 9:13 pm

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Post by logifuse » Sat May 26, 2012 8:34 am

Thought Mad As Hell was a cracker.

Reminded me a bit of BackBerner.

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Post by baudrillard » Sat May 26, 2012 11:06 am

Kippers wrote:Properly excited about Mad As Hell. Am slightly dreading checking back on this thread later to find the words "Well it's no Newstopia" staring back at me but!
Never fear, I think it's better than Newstopia.
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Post by Jen » Sat May 26, 2012 5:14 pm

It was a bit faster than Newstopia I thought - I hadn't stopped laughing at one joke before the next one arrived.
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Post by hegartez » Sat May 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Yup- all his "we're not quite sure what it will be yet" media pre the show must have made a few people edgy- as I'm sure was intended but it was in fact "a strzelecki" in my book!

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Post by IFMON » Sat May 26, 2012 10:21 pm

I thought it was a slower Newstopia, more accessible though. I like Shaun playing a bit more of a character than he did in MAH, but it's a nice return from TAYG.
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Post by Bean Is A Carrot » Sun May 27, 2012 8:36 pm

I loved Mad As Hell, took me back to the days of The Micallef P(r)ogram(me).

And thanks for the downloads, bauds.
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Post by baudrillard » Sun May 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Cheers guys! Love the show. There is some weird things being mentioned about the place about canned laughter though that I find a bit weird? Did anyone at the taping notice them pressing the canned laughter button live?!

One more, but of course they ask about "that breakfast appearance that just went viral in the last few days"... Shaun gets in a joke related to print news being dead in relation to another medium... pleads ignorant of the news and being mad, and any knowledge of who a well-known public media figure is, so there's a bit of something there, if ever short, before the viral video discussion.

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THE RATINGS RACE: What's with the canned laughter on Shaun Micallef's new show?
May 21, 2012
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Anybody see Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell on Friday and feel like giving us the first review? (If you missed it, go to freshly Shaun to see it.) The "sweetener" laugh track is so clumsily placed you'd have to assume it's meant to be ironic. Still, there are enough smart jokes and verbal absurdity to outweigh the irritation factor. The audience of 664,000 was pretty impressive for the ABC on a Friday, and three times the best Newstopia ever managed. The ABC should think about swapping Shaun with the failed Randling on Wednesdays.
Also: http://molkstvtalk.com/reviews/shaun-mi ... dashelltv/
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Post by Kippers » Mon May 28, 2012 2:38 am

baudrillard wrote:Cheers guys! Love the show. There is some weird things being mentioned about the place about canned laughter though that I find a bit weird? Did anyone at the taping notice them pressing the canned laughter button live?!
No idea if the laughter was canned or enhanced or whatever, but I must admit it did jar with me a bit to begin with as well. Only the smallest of gripes, though; I love Mad As Hell. So pleased to see Roz Hammond & Francis Greenslade on board as well. (Presumably Wayne Hope was otherwise engaged? ;))

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Post by stupidmeatball » Mon May 28, 2012 7:31 pm

THE RATINGS RACE: What's with the canned laughter on Shaun Micallef's new show?
May 21, 2012
OPINION

Anybody see Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell on Friday and feel like giving us the first review? (If you missed it, go to freshly Shaun to see it.) The "sweetener" laugh track is so clumsily placed you'd have to assume it's meant to be ironic. Still, there are enough smart jokes and verbal absurdity to outweigh the irritation factor. The audience of 664,000 was pretty impressive for the ABC on a Friday, and three times the best Newstopia ever managed. The ABC should think about swapping Shaun with the failed Randling on Wednesdays.
I can see why Randling is failing, as Shaun can PLAY arrogant and be hysterical, whereas Denton IS Arrogant and comes across as a twat.
Also The Chasers War on Everything started on a Friday night timeslot (10.30 if memory serves correctly) and was moved to the coveted Wednesday night comedy block, if Mad as Hell keeps these ratings and comes back next year I'd assume the same would happen.
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