Other TV

Frontline

This brilliant Australian satire exposes how TV current affairs really works and makes you laugh at the same time—if and only if you are paying attention as there is no canned laughter to tell you what you are supposed to laugh at. The program had to be renamed "Breaking News" in America as there is a serious current affairs program of the same name. Does "Great news! Sir Arthur is dead!" make anyone else laugh?

More: Frontline on Wikipedia

From City of Fear: "current affairs is not about facts. Facts are a pain in the arse, they get in the way of a good story "

The Chaser's War on Everything

Since we live in the US, I've not seen this on TV but the show hit the headlines with their breach of security at the APEC summit:

Their take on Fox News (owned by ex-Australian Rupert Murdock) is informative as well as entertaining:

More: The Chaser on Wikipedia

Home Improvement

We used to reruns almost daily and they are still amusing. A great family show but I couldn't get my dad interested in it.

Tim runs a cable-TV show featuring tools from his employer Binford and there is an accident on almost every episode. His able assistant Al ("We all love Al") picks up the pieces and Heidi is very decorative. Back home, Jill is the brains of the family and over the eight years that the program has run, we've seen the boys grow up. Neighbor Wilson gives thoughtful insights which Tim usually mangles

The real Tim Allen did jail time on drugs charges just as his stand-up comedy routine was becoming popular and later revelations of this nearly derailed the TV show. Disney put up the money and was very concerned that its family-safe image would be damaged. It was worth giving this criminal a second chance.

More: Home Improvement on Wikipedia

The Home Improvement team with the exception of the ToolTime girl.
I had to include a separate photo of Heidi. You will notice she was left out of the photo above. This is the only reason, it has nothing at all to do with her being attractive.
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