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Erk To The Diary Room 20 – Back To The Block

Welcome to episode 20 of Erk To The Diary Room. Erk is in Melbourne for his birthday & visits the location of Channel 9’s The Block: Sky High & chats about other TV shows he has been watching. He also goes to a Melbourne landmark for a visit.  There is a bit of a crossover between the latter part of this episode of Erk To The Diary Room & Erk’s travel podcast Erk Pod. Erk had not finished releasing Erk Pod episodes from his trip to America in January/February 2013 so featuring content from August 2013 on Erk Pod in the middle of the American content would have been strange.

 

You’ll hear the Melbourne comedy earworm that Erk had stuck in his head (see the shownotes for the video) & a lot lot more. […]

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Erk To The Diary Room 19 – Erk’s TV Watching Has Been Sky High!

Erk knows that it has been a while since an episode of Erk To The Diary Room! However, a big problem with hosting a TV & entertainment podcast is that you have to watch TV to do it. For some shows, this is easy. But if you like watching the sort of shows Erk likes to talk about, you just can’t want one episode & that’s it. While some of these shows are weekly, others are daily or at least several times a week.

 

Sneak peeks are annoying as are shows that promise so much every year but deliver nothing. Also, is social media helpful or not when it comes to watching TV?

 

Shows discussed (links to IMDB or Wikipedia):

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Erk To The Diary Room 18 – Life In Suburbia

Welcome to episode 18 of Erk To The Diary Room. On this episode, Erk takes a look at life in suburbia according to TV featuring two very different examples.

 

Opening the episode with Portlandia, Erk relates how he thinks that Portlandia falls into the “Funny because it’s true” category. Erk has been to Portland OR where the series is based & found that because he can identify with the people and places, he can relate to the show more than someone who has no idea about anything PDX.

 

Looking closer to home, Erk then talks about Housos. There’s a line of progression from pizza delivery (Pizza), couriering (Swift & Shift Couriers) and suburban living (Housos) in Sydney. Many of the cast appear on all three programs which usually feature a lot of strong language, unrealistic scenes and some low brow humour. All 3 shows do have their moments of laugh out loud humour, though. There are some B & C grade celebrities familiar to Australian viewers that might not translate well for American viewers.

 

There’s a quick update about The Block: Sky High (Erk couldn’t think of the full name of the show at the time!) and Wentworth. […]