There aren’t many shows on Australian TV that are worth watching, and the few that ARE worth watching are usually years behind what is being shown in the US. Sons Of Anarchy is one of those shows. Along with Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and The Wire – Sons Of Anarchy is one of those TV shows that once it gets its teeth into you, you simply can’t stop watching it. One of the best things about having a series like Sons Of Anarchy on DVD is that you can have a marathon, and don’t have to wait a week to possibly miss the next episode. You CAN watch an entire season in one night, I’ve done it. It’s just like watching 3 or 4 really good movies in one go. Do it.
It may not be the most highbrow show on TV, but I must admit that I do genuinely enjoy How Clean Is Your House. The matronesque “getting things done” manor of Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie has really grown on me. These are the kind of birds you want around when the SHTF. Not afraid to get their hand (really!) dirty, and not afraid to call a spade a spade.
I accidentally caught Breaking Bad on ABC2 the other night, then went on to ABC iView and watched the previous episode. 2 episodes (from Season 2) were all it took to convince me to buy the Season 1 and 2 DVDs. I’m not sure what it is about Breaking Bad that makes it so addictive. It’s kind of like The Wire, the way it keeps making watch “just one more episode”. Needless to say, I watched the entire 2 seasons of Breaking Bad within a week! Loved it. I didn’t realize that Bryan Cranston also played Dr. Tim Whatley from Seinfeld, and also Hal from Malcolm in the Middle.
Although he was born in Thailand, Luke Nguyen grew up in Australia, and is great food ambassador for both Australia and Vietnam (his parents are Vietnamese). Luke Nguyen has written food books and is the host of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, a food documentary in which he travels through Vietnam, cooking in an ad hoc manner of the street vendors in the country, usually preparing the dish on the sidewalk.
Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam sees Luke return to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta, and along the coast to the world heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy.
I know it’s a totally stupid thing to do, but I’m going to buy the Henderson Kids DVDs. They’re not going to be available for ever, and it’s a piece of Australian TV history that I want to own.