Sharp? If only

By Diana Wichtel In Television

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7th February, 2013
On the plus side, Seven Sharp lived up to its name by lurching on at seven, as promised, and by being as enjoyable as being kicked – sharply – in the head. Still, a show that began in the toilet – John Key’s toilet, to be fair – can only improve. Even that idea was hardly innovative television. Heather du Plessis-Allan is allowed into the Prime Minister’s office to be silly: this little ritual has been undertaken by everyone from Mikey Havoc and Newsboy to Paul Holmes over the decades. It worked with Helen Clark. The joke lay in seeing a normally rather ossified leader ...

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