Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: All or Nothing: Accidentally Great

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  • Russell Brown,

    One further note: the series completely ignores the All Blacks' 2017 northern hemisphere tour – presumably because they couldn't get footage rights – and skips straight to the World Rugby Awards.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    cool, will watch as soon as.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Was rung up Morning Report last week, to give an opinion on this. Will have to watch it now. My hope is that it would give more exposure to rugby in North America, given the growth in professional rugby in the US.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2521 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Was rung up Morning Report last week, to give an opinion on this. Will have to watch it now.

    I'll be interested to know your thoughts. The main reason I loathe most reality TV is that it hinges on generating the worst, most petty aspects of human nature. And while this uses the same format, it doesn't do that. This may not have been entirely intentional.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    Good to know that it's worth checking out, I was worried it'd be as bland and unedifying as that recent Richie McCaw hagiography.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 755 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I will do, once I get an opportunity (Netflix seems to have swallowed our TV). It sounds interesting and could be considered as a riposte to the local screen industry, given its long neglect of rugby as a source of interesting stories.
    I will be interested in how Steve Hansen performs; he is not the most telegenic or articulate of blokes 🙄

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2521 posts Report Reply

  • Deep Blue,

    Wasn’t it Fozzie and Hansen talking about switching wings ?
    Yes, nitpicking, I know.
    I have to say I enjoyed the program for its entertaiment value

    Te Awamutu • Since Sep 2014 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I have been able to watch the first three eps. Pretty good really, with Steve being surprisingly philosophical. There is some fun to be had if you watch it with subtitles, when they mangle some local lingo.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2521 posts Report Reply

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