Couch Potato with Matteo Gagliardi

Better Call Saul
This Breaking Bad spin-off series has been compared, favourably, to its uber-successful predecessor.
A prequel to the story of Walter White’s rise as a notorious drug dealer, this dry comedy/drama looks at the origins story of his base, but cunning, legal representative, Saul Goodman.

Tour de France
Wednesday, SBS, 8.30pm

It’s that time of year again for cycling enthusiasts, who will, no doubt, be spending a few late nights over the next few weeks camped in front of the television to watch the 2017 Tour de France.
Having started this past Saturday, a new stage of the tour will be featured on SBS every night, for three weeks, providing viewers with the ups and downs that only the Tour de France can provide.
Wednesday night’s action covers stage five, which ends in Planche des Belles Filles – an early, but important, battleground in the overall tour – which has become one of the most anticipated climbs of 2017.

The Checkout: Best Before
Thursday, ABC, 8pm

If you’d like to be a shrewd consumer and haven’t checked out The Checkout yet, it’s strongly recommend that you do so.
An Australian consumer affairs television series now into its fifth season, The Checkout takes a comedic look at the issues that face all of us when we open our wallets, and involves former members of The Chaser group.
Taking aim at business behaviour, the program identifies ways consumers are being taken advantage of, manipulated and ripped off, even if there’s nothing illegal about it.

Saturday, Go, 9.15pm

There should be a public service announcement whenever this classic musical is featured on free-to-air TV.
The 1978 American musical-romantic comedy is still a guilty pleasure that even the greasiest greaser won’t resist.
After good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fall in love over the summer break, but part ways only to find themselves attending the same school afterwards, will they be able to rekindle their romance?


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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