Hit The Road (Audience Network)

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Hit The Road (Audience Network) – Premieres 17th October

Comedy about a fictional musical family, The Swallows, where after managing to get on a tour as the opening act, things take a downturn when the lead singer of the headliner dies after having sex with the eldest daughter.

This leads to the father Ken, trying his best to resurrect the tour due to him selling the family home in exchange for a tour bus as he planned this to be the last chance for them to get famous.

For what it is, the better jokes in it are usually the more gross out types, but they’re few and far between and the rest of it is pretty tedious.

2.5/10

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Loudermilk (Audience Network)

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Loudermilk (Audience Network) – Premieres 17th October

A comedy that follows Sam Loudermilk an addiction councillor who is a recovering alcoholic and self confessed arsehole.

Between giving people that attend his meetings the bluntest of advice and managing to rub the priest who lets them use the community centre room up the wrong way. Sam lives with his sponsor Ben, who is trying to to get Loudermilk to reign in his arsehole tendencies and also helping him to try and date their new neighbour Allison.

As a comedy, it’s more in the same style as Togetherness when it isn’t set up with joke after joke, but it’s not too bad a way to burn half an hour.

5.5/10

Cassandra French’s Finishing School (Audience)

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Cassandra French’s Finishing School (Audience) – Premieres 17th February

After her last relationship ended with her ex-boyfriend cheating on her Cassandra ends up hooking up with a fella after a night out with her friends. In the morning she finds out the fella had live streamed them having sex leading to a heated discussion where Cassandra ends up accidentally knock the bloke out.

In a panic she ends up tying the bloke up and after discussion with her roommate, they move him into the basement to hold him while they decide what to do. Then after talking to her mum about how her parents relationship started, Cassandra decides that she can teach to fella she has captive on how to treat women with respect and make him into the perfect boyfriend material before they release him.

While the premise is nicely unique for a comedy it’s pretty light on actual jokes though it’s not a bad way to watch 30 minutes.

4.2/10

Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network)

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Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network) – Premieres 9th August – Renewed

Two years after the unsolved mass killing outside of a Job Fair, the recently retired detective Bill Hodges is settling into the lifestyle of alcoholism and depression. All the while scaring the local kids playing hockey and resisting the advances of the widow living next door.

This is all brought to a head when Bill receives an email that’s from the murderer taunting his current state and challenging him to finished the job he started and to catch him. This leads Bill into start looking into the case where he finds that the killer has left additional videos taunting him over the internet,  showing off that he has been recently surveilling him.

It’s a slow burning opener but covers Bills backstory as well as revealing the unique lifestyle choices of the killer without getting bogged down. It’s a nicely watchable start.

7.1/10

ICE (Audience Network)

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ICE (Audience Network) – Starts 16th November

Crime drama about the LA diamond trade, where the members of a Green family business are dropped into a spot of bother when Freddy, the drug fan and diamond connoisseur of the family, ends up killing a prominent diamond dealer.

This leads to Freddy being held by a rather miffed crime lord, by the name of Sister Rah, who demands that his half brother Jake has to raise a vast amount of cash for his release. After tapping up all his contacts Jake is whisked away to a meet with the Rah where he’s told to complete a prearranged deal for some blood diamonds that the deceased dealer was supposed to complete.

At the meet Jake is reunited with Freddy who with Rainman type skills identifies the type of diamond they their about to purchase, while Jake notes something is afoot and bails out of the deal.

With them not going through with the transaction puts the already miffed Sister Rah to the point of feeding them to her Hyenas before they reveal it was a sting set up by the Feds. This doesn’t curry enough favour to settle the debt and are told in no uncertain terms that they’ll be doing more errands for her.

It’s a solid opening ep which takes a while to get going, but when it does it’s an entertaining watch where the only real annoyance in the show ends up being Ray WInstones wandering american accent.

6.0/10

Almost There (Audience Network)

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Almost There (Audience Network) – Starts 22nd March

Comedy about a single psychiatrist who meets the woman of his dreams when he is waiting to meet his blind date for the evening. After only getting her first name and what she does of a living, he and his drug dealing friend goes about trying to help him find her.

It’s like How I Met Your Mother where everything about it is in the build up to them meeting properly but without the studio audience.

3.3/10

You Me Her (Audience Network)

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You Me Her (Audience Network) – Starts 22nd March – Renewed

Romantic comedy ménage à trois action, where after wanting add a spark to the relationship the husband takes advice from his brother and meets an escort to try and improve his flirting game. He instantly feels guilty and reveals what he’s done to his missus, who in turn contacts the same escort and receives a footjob in a restaurant.

Comedy wise it isn’t great but helps waste 30 minutes.

3.2/10