This weekend will provide New Zealand with heavy rain up and down the country, so you should probably stay in and watch yourself some television.
With only a week until the general election, it’s time to get involved in politics. A great way to do this over the next few days would be to fully submerge yourself in House of Cards. Based on a UK miniseries, the show is a “chilling study of the greed and corruption that haunts the political sphere”. It’s like the Americans got a hold of Dirty Politics and made it into a way more glamourous adaptation. It will take you 22 hours to watch. What a breeze.
Elsewhere, there’s a great selection of tasty television treats. Tonight it would be almost unpatriotic if you didn’t watch The Block NZ at 7.30pm on TV3. There’s going to be a room reveal and you will be left red-faced if you can’t rate Damo’s wooden ceiling around the water-cooler on Monday.
Saturday night marks the debut episode of Happy Hour at 9.30pm on TV1. It’s a brand spanking new comedy variety show hosted by Keisha Castle-Hughes and Temuera Morrison. This episode will feature a guest appearance from Scribe. Talk about the holy trinity.
Kick back on your lazy sunday with Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem at 5.30pm on TV1. Here you will learn about their treacherous daily struggle for honey. You might even learn something about yourself. Follow that up with I Was There at 7.30pm on Heartland. A colourful journey through New Zealand’s history with the people that – you guessed it – were there.
Have a safe weekend, happy watching.