Cactus Kate on Seven Sharp

It doesn’t look like Seve Sharp is winning over their chosen demographic. Cactus Kate isn’t impressed:

Mau has zero comedic timing, she is a script reader, and a pretty good one but I get the feeling she would rather strangle cats and kick puppies down the road than share the stage with Boyed and Mulligan.  She should never have agreed to the three-headed format and staying on the show will fuck up her career if the others do not disappear.  I do not know why she agreed to do it with the blokes in the first place, but should bail at first available opportunity as she is better than this.

I can’t comment, I don;t generally watch television and if I do it is when I want to watch it not when TVNZ want me to.

What do readers think?

  • ConwayCaptain

    It is gringe making. It is a further example of the dumbing down of news and it is no wonder that the av Kiwi doesnt know what is going on in the world when we have 3 over paid, over hyped talking heads presenting a ‘news’ programme.
    The only decent news in NZ now is the National Programmes Morning Report and its sister programmes.
    TVNZ should be sold off and maybe we might get a public channel with decent programmes like PBS in the US and ABC in Oz. Buy in decent documentaries and series and we might start raisning the standard here in NZ

    • StupidDisqus

      All of which we actually had last year – news, docos & a few series over from SBS – on TVNZ which Key chopped, apparently out of spite.

      Don Brash had the best TV policy last election: sell TVNZ1 & 2, put the money in a trust, us it to fund TVNZ7, RadioNZ (& MaoriTV) in perpetuity without political interference.

      (As a Conservative, of course I think it’s a great pity RNZ doesn’t carry “The Archers” anymore…)

  • Pete George

    I find the two host ping pong format on the news distracting enough.

    Three’s a crowd, and from the little I’ve seen (and what I’ve read) of Seven Sharp, lacking in substance it’s a trio of trite.

    • Bunswalla

      Pete, I think you mis-spelled shite.

      • Pete George

        No, that was carefully considered. Also in the running was tripe and trivia.

        I think this would be harsh: a trio of trite, trivial shitey tripe.

  • blokeintakapuna

    At least with Masterchef, we get some cooking tips along the way…

  • LionKing

    Spot on commentary by Cactus. Who the fuck is sitting there at 7pm with their laptop or ipad sending in comments aside from the Seven Sharp staff? Bring back Paul Henry.

  • tarkwin

    I’m trying to persevere. Not because I like the format, it’s just that I can’t stand John Campbell and pray they will some how improve enough to kick his arse. A bit like buying Lotto tickets – but you never know.

  • Travis Poulson

    Shit programme designed to compete directly with another shit programme to be the least shittiest programme: a lose/lose situation folks. 7pm is WOBH time.

    • unsol

      For us, if we are lucky 7pm is news on demand, but mostly it is eating dinner or cleaning up after dinner time…the downside of the transport industry & 12-13 hour days!

  • johnbronkhorst

    “Juvinile twitterings of the semi literate” may be a better name for this show. I would rather watch Sainsbury, a least he made a pretence at some kind of NEWS and CURRENT affairs comment. But I’m affraid we have nobody skilled in the process of analysing the news, investigating facts, interigating politicians, backgrounding the stories in such a way that is NON partisan and leaves us with the ability to decide what is true or relevant or what policies are functional……….FOR OURSELVES…instead of the warped, slanted and biased opinions of the produces and hosts of the show.

    • Cadwallader

      Agree. The radio analysis is easily better.

  • JeffDaRef

    CK is right – Ali does have fabulous legs!

  • StupidDisqus

    Fuck – I thought you meant Cactus Cate had been on 7♭

  • starboard

    seven blunt…Id rather pull me pubes out one by one..