Let me put it out there – I like ‘Please Like Me‘. It’s funny yet has a serious side, plays lightly on the hipster/nerdy/gay/racial stereotypes yet knows not to be too full of itself. The characters too are likable, well written and well acted.
However, a downside to this show was how ill-timed story lines were thrust upon us. Some arcs were sped up (lead character Josh has been dumped by his girlfriend then came out as gay and ended the same episode in a relationship with a man) while story-lines involving his parents and their divorce seem to sit well timed and not too rushed. A case of too much story to tell in the space of 6 half hour episodes.
That aside, the show has slowly been building a steady fan-base, with more to come with the DVD release due soon after the end of season 1, and many fans are wanting to know if a second season is in the works and if cast member Caitlin Stasey will return after recently being attached to a new pilot in the USA.
There’s no word yet on what ABC2 plans to do with the show after tonight.
‘Please Like Me’ end it’s 6 episode first season run tonight on ABC2 at 9:30pm.
Launching on April 1st, SBS 2 is planning to target a younger demographic with bold and provocative programming that SBS says is “edgy, adventurous and fun and connects audiences with the world”.
SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid states “We know that younger audiences engage with SBS when we broadcast key content like Go Back To Where You Came From, East West 101 and Housos, but we want to give that audience a channel they can call their own and that is fully integrated with an online offering. SBS 2 will be a channel … all about giving our younger audiences content in the fast-paced way they want it, when they want it and on a device they choose to view it.”
Friday night football will be screened on the channel when the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season begins in October, with one live blockbuster match every Friday night plus the Hyundai A-League finals shown on a one hour delay.
Along with Friday night Football, SBS 2 has added “The Feed”: A 15-minute daily week-day program broadcasting at 7:30pm and will combine news of the day, topical commentary, pop culture and in-depth features plus TV series including ‘Bullet in the Face’, cult favorite ‘Community’, Dramedy ‘Threesome’ and BAFTA Award winning ‘SKINS’ for it’s seventh season.
*Bullet in the Face, a viciously funny, wildly violent, bloody and unabashedly politically incorrect action comedy series from Canada starring Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts, will premiere on the channel.
*Starring Chevy Chase and Donald Glover, Community follows a band of misfits who form a study group at Greendale Community College where together they end up learning more about themselves than they do about their coursework.
*Threesome is an outrageous dramedy about three inseparable friends on the verge of thirty, who after a wild night out end up having an unplanned threesome which results in an even more unplanned pregnancy. Together they decide it’s time to ditch the party lifestyle and have the baby – as a threesome.
*Skins will return with an edgy new season as a fresh generation of four boys and four girls love each other, hate each other, screw each other, and get smashed together. SBS 2 will also show the seventh and final season of Skins later in the year which will see the return of first and second generation cast favorites Cassie, Effy, and Cook.
SBS 2 also announced that Lion and KFC will be joining SBS 2 as brand partners for the channel’s relaunch. The brands have signed on to SBS 2 to reach its target audience for a three-month partnership period. SBS Media, Director of Sales, Andrew Cook said: “We are thrilled to announce two of the country’s leading brands as partners, as they seek to access the under-40 media audience that SBS 2 will connect with.