Dr Mumbo

A Current surprisingly fair

nine a current affair new showsYou may have been forgiven for thinking Channel Nine’s A Current Affair special report on the TV hits and flops might end up as a beat up on the network’s rivals, but you’d actually be wrong.

Despite a promo which appeared to promise plenty of promotion for Nine’s new shows and a good kicking for Seven’s failures (with Restaurant Revolution being labelled a ‘giant flop’) the interviews with TV critics Andrew Mercado and Di Butler did a pretty good job of summing up what worked and what didn’t in the last year.

However while Restaurant Revolution and The Biggest Loser got deserved kickings for poor performances Dr Mumbo was interested to note the absence of any mention of one of the biggest and most expensive flops of the year – Nine’s very own miniseries Gallipoli, which even then boss David Gyngell described as his “biggest disappointment for the year”.

And of course there was quite an indulgent look at what’s coming up next year – lingering on The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent. But then you can’t expect everything.

If you want an impartial rundown of the hits and misses of 2015 check out Mumbrella’s review here.

Watch the A Current Affair segment here.


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