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kerry packers war - tv show about one day cricket
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34135 posts
starts tomorrow nite at 8:30 on channel 9.

should be awesome, i was too young to remember how it all started, but no doubt there was some dramas involved!

dude playing kerry packer looks to be the business.

i do surely hope my subject is acceptable, as you never know these days on the qgl.
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Red
Sydney, New South Wales
999 posts
dude who played kerry packer in paper giants was betterer imo.

(wooo 999)
07:25pm 18/08/12 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4348 posts
I have zero interest in this. To me it's nothing but a huge channel 9 circlejerk of d*** sucking for the Packer family ego.
08:19pm 18/08/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5146 posts
Most likely, but that doesn't mean it won't be alright to watch.

http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/06/17/1226398/022166-lachy-hulme-packer.jpg

Lachy Hulme from Hollowmen and the recent Beaconsfield tv movie had to pork on 30kgs to play Kerry Packer only a few months after losing the weight he put on to play Todd Russell.
09:31pm 18/08/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6261 posts
Looking forward to this
09:36pm 18/08/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
2686 posts
Cricket, meh.

Thats a great comparison of the actor weight-wise.
10:49pm 18/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9207 posts
Channel 9 is ruining Sport in this Country.

11:49pm 18/08/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20449 posts
Channel 9 is ruining Sport in this Country.


Fixed to include big brother & Big Bang Theory.

Cricket, meh.

Pretty much how I feel. Won't be watching.

i do surely hope my subject is acceptable, as you never know these days on the qgl.
Not enough capitalization and you're missing an apostrophe.
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War
11:58pm 18/08/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3299 posts
irrespective of your feelings for channel 9 or cricket it was a huge and significant time in sport in Australia and changed the way sport was run forever.

Kerry Packer was a very interesting character and if you'd like a good read about him get this.

http://shop.abc.net.au/products/rise-and-rise-of-kerry-packer-uncut

Paper Giants was awesome also.
10:20am 19/08/12 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10320 posts
I'm gonna watch it, but it's gonna be so ridiculously pro-packer it's not funny.
10:22am 19/08/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17097 posts
holy f*****g s*** that is the same guy?

gtfo
11:22am 19/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9209 posts
the Goanna would rolling over in his grave at what theyve done to his beloved TV station.

I think this will be cringeworthy stuff.
Ill be watching Breaking Bad on showcase.

11:26am 19/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34136 posts
im already up to date on breaking bad.

i hate skylar
11:49am 19/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9214 posts
hey this is pretty good.
09:02pm 19/08/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20798 posts
yeah it's pretty good.
09:23pm 19/08/12 Permalink
Alize`
Brisbane, Queensland
1672 posts
Skylar is such a b****! I watched the first Episode of the new Underbelly. Seemed pretty good. I might keep watching.
01:01am 20/08/12 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
2073 posts
i liked it. shows the ground breaking events of the time in a slightly over dramatised fashion. looking forward to the next episode.

and i don't care if anyone here doesn't like cricket. foad.
02:15am 20/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34140 posts
f***, i fell asleep before it started, will download and watch
05:24am 20/08/12 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
2314 posts
I watched.
I liked a lot.
Will tune in next week.
07:52am 20/08/12 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Sydney, New South Wales
20799 posts
just needs boobs, hopefully they come next week :p
07:56am 20/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9216 posts
I didnt realise Richie Benaud played such a big role.
The guy playing Packer is excellent.

Some good music too.
2+ million viewers last night, thats a big hit.
cant believe how little the players were paid.
11:08am 20/08/12 Permalink
spidz
Brisbane, Queensland
11105 posts
its about cricket in general, not just OD cricket
12:18pm 20/08/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17101 posts
yep it was good, i also had no idea richie or tony greig played such big parts

can kind of see now why they all managed to snag commentating gigs, greig, benaud and chappel
12:30pm 20/08/12 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9258 posts
Heads up ppl
part 2 tonight.

I see they are thinking about doing a Warnie one now.
At least it will have lots of ( . )( . ) in it.
12:11pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6271 posts
Shane warne can go f*** himself.
12:13pm 26/08/12 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10327 posts
Watched it last night.
Lachy Hulme did a good job playing packer in terms of looks and attitude, but the voice wasn't quite right.

Obviously super pro-packer, claiming that the only opponents were essentially old fuddy-duddies who were stealing from the players and punters who wouldn't know anything, and this has some truth, but I would like to see the ABC do some kind of follow-up from their side of things.

Also, why does every sentence need to have swearing in it? It is possible to do serious drama without it being f***** f***** f***** all night long. Once in a while is good to add emphasis, but not all the time.
12:25pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34167 posts
yer, i watched it this morning.

was very interesting, looking forward to watching the conclusion tonite.
12:28pm 26/08/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2239 posts
Is it only a 2-parter?
Im not the biggest cricket fan, but grew up in this era and i have to say that the show is pretty darn good.
02:19pm 26/08/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17131 posts
looking forward to watching the conclusion tonite


haha tonight bro? really?
02:21pm 26/08/12 Permalink
exo
Sydney, New South Wales
9029 posts
02:29pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34168 posts
well, probably wont be tonite, due to it being on so late.

ill end up torrenting it and watching it at a time that is convenient ot me.
04:53pm 26/08/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3321 posts
about to launch 'come on aussie come on'

how f*****g good was that !

10:07pm 26/08/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
15786 posts
looks like they might be making a second series based on warnie
10:23pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9791 posts
looks like they might be making a second series based on warnie

WSC made me love cricket.

Warnie and the current crew of bribe takers made me detest it to the point where I refuse to watch it.
10:32pm 26/08/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2240 posts
Twas brilliant. Couldnt care less about Warnie.
11:31pm 26/08/12 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6272 posts
Don't think there was enough swearing in the first episode. Don't see th need to swear every 5 words to get a point of across. Is that all aussie tv can do to make it "cool".

I liked it and will eatch ep 2 this weekend.
08:10am 27/08/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17135 posts
i could believe he swore that much

he was really the only person swearing

the guy was clearly a massive c***
12:47pm 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34173 posts
hi pave, just pointing out you just used the c-word and its a bit of a horrible word.

please refrain from using the c-bomb.

thanks bro!

love spook
07:05pm 27/08/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3125 posts
shame on you pave, using the word clearly

fyi, I find the c-words history (or perceived origin) to be much less insulting, latin for vulva is cunnis or cunnus (cant remember)

where are the word vagina (Latin vagina (sp) is a sheath, a tool to insert/protect something)

but yes the hard "K" in c*** makes it rather harsh sounding
07:55pm 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34178 posts
just been reading about other cricketers complaining about kerry packers war and how its not authentic
08:00pm 27/08/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17137 posts
f*** off c***
08:17pm 27/08/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34179 posts
oh my!
08:21pm 27/08/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21304 posts
What's this about Warnie?

Did I mention he is captain of The Stars this year? Trophy is ours.
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