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WHY AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION IS THRIVING 
At 'I Am Starstruck', supporting local talent is our speciality and Editor Leeshie’s television highlight of the year is the annual Logie Awards.
So when the opportunity arose to go to the Sydney Writers’ Festival and listen to some of Australia’s phenomenal TV scriptwriters explain what makes utterly brilliant Aussie TV, we were there!  
Here’s our review:
“Nina Proudman: what a mad bitch” were the first words Ruth Ritchie exclaimed at the ‘Writing Great TV’ seminar.  The television critic is referring to the highly popular television character portrayed by Logie winning actress Asher Keddie on Channel 10’s ‘Offspring’.
 Ritchie’s remarks were directed towards none other than ‘Offspring’ writer Debra Oswald who was on the panel to discuss why Australian television is thriving.  Joining her was Christopher Lee, the writer of Australian television mini-series ‘Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo’ and ‘Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War’.
Both writers are the scripting masterminds behind television series that have revolutionised the nature of recent Australian television.  And having been in the industry for over two decades, Oswald and Lee shed light on changing audience perceptions and mentalities of television networks that have carved a new era for local televised content.
Oswald’s high rating show ‘Offspring’ returned to screens last week for its fourth season, but when asked if she could have pitched the show ten years ago, she revealed, “we pitched if four years before it was wanted.  We pitched it to all of the networks and everyone said no”.
So why has it taken so long for captivating ‘dramedy’, a delightful mix of drama and comedy, to replace a television landscape historically dominated by action driven cop, legal and hospital shows?
“A large part of it is the post-HBO revolution,” said Lee.  He believes that the US network responsible for the production of the Sopranos and Mad Men has influenced Australian producers.  “The producers in Australia had a look at this and thought we can do that.”
He also attributed the high popularity of shows like ‘Offspring’ to the shift in audience’s tastes.  “The audience itself has become better educated in drama and understands the nuances of better writing and better directing,” he said.
Oswald added that this has posed a pressure on writing teams to continuously generate fresh, captivating content. “Audiences being more savvy about television does make the job sometimes more difficult… now there’s a million blogs and Facebook pages with people saying what they think is going to happen”.
Ultimately, the key attractive concept underlying a captivating script is the exploration of universal themes; life, death and sex with a speck of humour.  Oswald said that Nina’s relatable multi-dimensional life of work, family and romance is what keeps audiences watching. “I think that’s like real life and it’s fun to watch.
 When you sit and watch Offspring, you’ll be likely to laugh, likely to be moved and more likely to have sex with your partner”.
Image Source: Channel 10 

WHY AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION IS THRIVING 

At 'I Am Starstruck', supporting local talent is our speciality and Editor Leeshie’s television highlight of the year is the annual Logie Awards.

So when the opportunity arose to go to the Sydney Writers’ Festival and listen to some of Australia’s phenomenal TV scriptwriters explain what makes utterly brilliant Aussie TV, we were there!  

Here’s our review:

“Nina Proudman: what a mad bitch” were the first words Ruth Ritchie exclaimed at the ‘Writing Great TV’ seminar.  The television critic is referring to the highly popular television character portrayed by Logie winning actress Asher Keddie on Channel 10’s ‘Offspring’.

Ritchie’s remarks were directed towards none other than ‘Offspring’ writer Debra Oswald who was on the panel to discuss why Australian television is thriving.  Joining her was Christopher Lee, the writer of Australian television mini-series ‘Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo’ and ‘Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War’.

Both writers are the scripting masterminds behind television series that have revolutionised the nature of recent Australian television.  And having been in the industry for over two decades, Oswald and Lee shed light on changing audience perceptions and mentalities of television networks that have carved a new era for local televised content.

Oswald’s high rating show ‘Offspring’ returned to screens last week for its fourth season, but when asked if she could have pitched the show ten years ago, she revealed, “we pitched if four years before it was wanted.  We pitched it to all of the networks and everyone said no”.

So why has it taken so long for captivating ‘dramedy’, a delightful mix of drama and comedy, to replace a television landscape historically dominated by action driven cop, legal and hospital shows?

“A large part of it is the post-HBO revolution,” said Lee.  He believes that the US network responsible for the production of the Sopranos and Mad Men has influenced Australian producers.  “The producers in Australia had a look at this and thought we can do that.”

He also attributed the high popularity of shows like ‘Offspring’ to the shift in audience’s tastes.  “The audience itself has become better educated in drama and understands the nuances of better writing and better directing,” he said.

Oswald added that this has posed a pressure on writing teams to continuously generate fresh, captivating content. “Audiences being more savvy about television does make the job sometimes more difficult… now there’s a million blogs and Facebook pages with people saying what they think is going to happen”.

Ultimately, the key attractive concept underlying a captivating script is the exploration of universal themes; life, death and sex with a speck of humour.  Oswald said that Nina’s relatable multi-dimensional life of work, family and romance is what keeps audiences watching. “I think that’s like real life and it’s fun to watch.

When you sit and watch Offspring, you’ll be likely to laugh, likely to be moved and more likely to have sex with your partner”.

Image Source: Channel 10 

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ADAM HILLS APOLOGISES TO STEVE PEACOCKE
'Home and Away' fans will be super stoked to hear that Aussie comedian Adam Hills has apologised to actor Steve Peacocke for saying he had never heard of him when presenting the Most Popular Actor award at this year's Logies. Click HERE to see what went down on stage.
Adam told TV Week, “Steve knew it was a joke… And he won the Logie, so it turned out nice.”
And the news keeps getting better… Mr Hills has yet another surprise in store for fans of Peacocke’s River Boy character, as he intends to invite Steve onto his ABC show ‘Adam Hills Tonight’ as a guest.
Adam said, “Apparently he’s a big fan of the ABC generally, so I’d love to have him on the show… I think he’d be amazing. He seems like a genuine, down-to-Earth bloke that I think he’d be ideal.”
We love Steve and Adam so this seems like a win-win in our eyes.. 
What do you think?  
After all, more Daryl Braxton airtime is always a good thing.
Other posts you may like: 
- Steve Peacocke turns Ryan Gosling on us
- Romance war: CHAX vs BRATALIE
- River Boys on the Logies red carpet
Image Source: Zimbio, Channel 9

ADAM HILLS APOLOGISES TO STEVE PEACOCKE

'Home and Away' fans will be super stoked to hear that Aussie comedian Adam Hills has apologised to actor Steve Peacocke for saying he had never heard of him when presenting the Most Popular Actor award at this year's Logies. Click HERE to see what went down on stage.

Adam told TV Week, Steve knew it was a joke… And he won the Logie, so it turned out nice.”

And the news keeps getting better… Mr Hills has yet another surprise in store for fans of Peacocke’s River Boy character, as he intends to invite Steve onto his ABC show ‘Adam Hills Tonight’ as a guest.

Adam said, “Apparently he’s a big fan of the ABC generally, so I’d love to have him on the show… I think he’d be amazing. He seems like a genuine, down-to-Earth bloke that I think he’d be ideal.”

We love Steve and Adam so this seems like a win-win in our eyes..

What do you think?  

After all, more Daryl Braxton airtime is always a good thing.

Other posts you may like: 

- Steve Peacocke turns Ryan Gosling on us

- Romance war: CHAX vs BRATALIE

- River Boys on the Logies red carpet

Image Source: Zimbio, Channel 9

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET FASHION ROUND UP

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: DAN EWING & CHARLES COTTIER

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: BROOKE SATCHWELL 
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: BROOKE SATCHWELL 

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: DEMI HARMAN & SAMARA WEAVING 
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: DEMI HARMAN & SAMARA WEAVING 

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: CATHERINE MACK
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: CATHERINE MACK

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: DEMI HARMAN
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: DEMI HARMAN

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: HANNAH MARSHALL & GEORGE HOUVARDAS
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: HANNAH MARSHALL & GEORGE HOUVARDAS

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: LACHY HULME

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: ANNA MCGAHAN
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: ANNA MCGAHAN

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago

2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: THE CAST OF OFFSPRING

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: NEIGHBOURS STARS EVE MOREY & RYAN MALONEY

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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  • 1 year ago
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - RED CARPET: ERIC THOMSON & REBECCA GIBNEY

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - AWARDS ROOM: GOLD LOGIE WINNER ASHER KEDDIE
At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!
So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!
This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?
Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at ‘I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!
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2013 ‘LOGIES WITH LEESHIE’ SPECIAL - AWARDS ROOM: GOLD LOGIE WINNER ASHER KEDDIE

At ‘I Am Starstruck’, the TV Week Logie Awards is Editor Leeshie’s annual television highlight of the year!

So to be blogging live and presenting to you the latest, hottest and best content from the prestigious Australian television awards is our absolute pleasure!

This is the annual event which celebrates and embraces the diversity of the Australian television industry …. so what are you waiting for?

Check out all of the hot frocks & shocks from the red carpet and all of the action from the awards at Melbourne’s Crown Casino… right here at I Am Starstruck’ : Your No. 1 Online Destination for the 2013 Logies !!

Image Source: Zimbio

  • 1 year ago
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