Opinion

Entertain Us (12-4-2016): Get ready to Groove

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 13:09

Roll up, roll up, it’s time for a story about a girl, a music festival, and a pair of white shoes.

Entertain us: Waiting for TV shows

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 15:58

IN a world where most things are accessible at the touch of the button, why are we waiting weeks to see some of the big US television shows?

Is it any surprise online piracy is a huge issue when we have to wait weeks or even months before we get to see the latest instalment of our favourite shows?

Fast-tracking television shows can easily be done with today's technology and Foxtel quite often broadcasts shows within hours of the US.

I can't understand why it takes free-to-air channels so long.

Channel 10 screened the fourth episode of my favourite show at the moment, American Crime Story: The People v O. J. Simpson, on Sunday.

However, in the US, the ninth episode went to air on March 29 with the final episode airing today (April 5).

Similarly, Channel 7's Criminal Minds is nearly 20 episodes behind the US!

I have been told, predominately by people from the Baby Boomer generation, that my complaining is simply "impatient".

I may be impatient; however, it's frustrating knowing something can be done quicker but nothing is being done.

I can send an email to someone on the opposite side of the world and they will receive instantly. 

It can be done by the click of a button but how would you feel if it took weeks or months to hit the receiver's inbox?

It's a strange comparison; however, you would be frustrated!

This is why so many people are taking things into their own hands and illegally downloading television shows.

Perhaps if Australian television networks were more proactive we could deter people from going down this road.

There's no reason in today's technologically-advanced world that our distance should disadvantage us in any way.

 

Our View (5-4-2016): Court too complex

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:14

ON television program Sunday Night, I watched the devastating story of 10-month-old baby Chloe Murphy who died after spending the night with a babysitter.

Entertain Us: Turning TV into movies

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:22

TAKING a successful television show and turning it into a movie is a huge risk and quite often turns into disaster.

Our View (30-3-2016): Hard work pays off

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:21

ANOTHER Easter long weekend has come and gone on Yorke Peninsula.

Our View (22-3-2016): Embrace the tourists

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:11

IT’S that time of year when tourists flock to Yorke Peninsula for the annual four-day Easter holiday.

Entertain Us: Reboot-arama

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:10

IS it just me or have television producers run out of ideas?

Our View (16-3-2016): The messenger

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 14:04

AS the main media source for the region, the Yorke Peninsula Country Times is often caught in the crossfire.

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