We've watched TV on and off for around 46 of the 50 years since the first programme was screened in New Zealand. Our parents bought our first TV just prior to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. We've seen lots of programmes come, and lots of programmes go.
We've seen some great television, and we've watched some absolute dross. And last night's TVNZ "celebration" of the 50th anniversary of the first programme being screened certainly fitted the latter category. It was, in our always-humble opinion, dreadful.
A game-show format? Give us a break! Even Jason Gunn looked embarrassed at times to be fronting such a cringe-fest. It was too much for us; we gave up just before the hour mark, and went to bed with a book.
There was one moment to remember; a full replay of the Hugo and Margot KFC commercial from 1975; a commercial which would invoke howls of outrage today from the child obesity wallahs, but was pure genius in its day. Sadly, that's about all that we could blog positively about.
Did anyone see the programme to its conclusion? If you did, you deserve a medal! This was NOT TVNZ's greatest hour (or two).