Friday, January 13, 2017

Visit with My Cousins

In my last post, I talked about my feelings towards Australia and the fact that I'd soon be visiting my sort-of Australian cousins.

Well, the visit happened.

One of the things I noticed about myself is that despite not having the intense obsession I had before, I WAS very eager to talk about Australia.  I was excited to have people around that could talk about Australia with me.

So...I'm thinking that people should comment on my blog more, so I can be gifted with Australia discussions.  Is that being greedy and demanding?  Probably.  Or maybe it's just being wishful.

I'm very involved with Twitter now.  I could probably try to find more conversations related to Australia.  A week or so ago, I tried to find Australian actors on Twitter.  I couldn't find many that have active accounts.  By active accounts, I mean people who post everyday, and don't just promote their newest projects.

I follow a few Australian politicians.  I'm not sure any are very active.  Maybe I should follow more.


In other news...I've watched some Aussie TV shows lately.  What I have is this long, numbered list of TV shows I want to try watching.  Then I use to pick my next show.  Lately, the gods have chosen Australian shows for me.  A few weeks ago I watched the first season of Redfern Now.  I liked that a lot, and loved the episode "Stand Up".  It was about singing the national anthem and civil disobedience.

Last week I watched the first season of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.  I've never been excited about that show, and didn't like the books when I tried reading them.  But I grew to like it, and now that I'm done with it, I miss it.

Now I'm watching The Kettering Incident.  I'm thinking it MIGHT actually be science fiction.  I've complained in the past about Australia not having enough science fiction/fantasy...besides the stuff that's for kids and tweens.  From what I've being seeing, though, I think that's changing.

I'm liking The Kettering Incident a lot. Although it's a bit slow at times.

By the way, if anyone reading this wants to follow me on Twitter, here's my account.  If you have an interesting account that's not mostly you self-promoting your blog, music, book, artwork, etc. I'll probably follow you back.  


Ross said...

I decided not to watch The Kettering Incident. I watch TV to relax, and not to get confused and frustrated because I can't follow the plot. :)

Dina said...


That makes sense. I didn't find the plot overly difficult to follow. It was all just very slow and depressing.

Have you watched any good shows lately?

Ross said...

Upper Middle Bogan is good.

I just searched your blog for any mention of "Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures." It's a spoof of outback adventurer shows. There was none. A couple of seasons of it were made in the early 2000s. He's returning to TV some time this year.

From the same production company comes "Pacific Heat." Think an Australian version of "Archer."

Dina said...


Yeah. I haven't managed to mention every Australian TV show!

I don't think I've heard of Coight...until this morning. So thanks for that!

What's his new show going to be like?