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Sep 9, 2011

Julia undeserving of At Home with … and so are we

Once I watched At Home with Julia, my discomfort flourished, bloomed and became generally exponential, writes author and editor Sophie Cunningham.

All prime ministers have suffered at the hands of satirists but the ads for At Home with Julia promised that this was going to be something else again.

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  1. beachcomber

    The ads were bad enough. Prefer to watch the kettle boil.

  2. LisaCrago

    Oh com on Sophie, now if Gillard saw it in advance, approved, and said it was darn funny what is your problem, lost your funny bone. I doubt Gillard feels she has ‘suffered’ at all as this kind of satire is a compliment. Not to be sent up at all is an insult.

    Phil Loyd is just 150% hysterical as T-Bone as many of the reviews have noted.
    The first show actually made more fun of everyone except Julia; how do you think Mr Shorten feels. I bet even he laughed his head off as would have katter, windsor and oakshot.

    You have broken the golden rule of political satire – you have taken it seriously.

  3. Edward James

    I watched part of it, in fact I recall switching off just as the hat of Bob Katter came to the door! Bored with waiting for something entertaining! We are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this garbage. No wonder we are being “yanked off” by TV and Movie offerings from overseas, to such an extent we are starting to speak with overseas accents and colloquialisms. Strine is dying and I believe not enough Australians are noticing! Edward James

  4. Jaryd Fletcher

    Personally I enjoyed it.

    Similarly to the Independents Four Corners piece last year it goes to highlight for the general public that people occupying positions of power are ultimately just normal people trying to get along with things. This is not a bad message to have.

    Even though I have a bit of an irrational dislike for John Howard but I still recognise that he essentially is some guy basically trying to do what he thinks is right even if I don’t agree with it or the consequences.

  5. JonoMatt

    “It certainly fails to offer any political critique of her style and offers no real analysis of why it might be that Gillard is not the PM we hoped for”

    Honestly, what did you expect? It’s a comedy, not an analysis.

    I didn’t mind it at all.

  6. Michael Duffy

    I can’t believe that someone described as ‘author and editor’ would write ‘illicit’ when they clear mean ‘elicit’. Wake up the subs desk, please. I didn’t even bother watching this lightweight tripe; the ads were quite enough for me.

  7. granorlewis

    Yes Sophie – you are absolutely right. And it was really unbecoming of the writers and the producers, to say nothing of the illustrious organisation that put it to air

  8. The Peak Oil Poet

    Silly little Julia, peculiar is Julia
    she thought that she could be a star
    prime mover and Prime Minister
    but stabbing and her grabbing
    power hasn’t seen a happy hour
    plunging popularity mistakes almost hilarity
    stupidity and perfidy and everyone can plainly see
    her enemy is is you and me
    when it should be the big money

    Silly little Julia

  9. John Bennetts

    What Michael Duffy said.

    Please, at least change the on-line spelling of the word.

  10. David

    “……………..imagining of Jeanette riding John……”

    That is really not fair. If I have bad dreams tonight and am forced to give myself a lobotomy with a dessert spoon to get that thought from my mind, I’ll be coming after you.

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