среда, 31 октября 2007 г.

The Librarians - an Australian comedy - in review

Информация с блога "Связь с библиотекарем"
Tonight was the premiere of a new Australian comedy “The Librarians”. For those unaware of the show,
“The Librarians, is a new six-part comedy series from the ABC, based around the highly-strung head librarian of an outer suburban Melbourne library.“

Before the show had even begun, there had been a lot of publicity, especially in libraries. My public library received promotional literature and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has even started “The Librarians Blog“, to keep everyone in touch with launch parties, reviews etc. There is even a Second Life chat happening on Thursday night (1st November at 7.30pm) on ABC Island - the Second Life home of the television network which is screening the show.

To make the show even more accessible, you will be able to get it (as well as a lot more about the show) from The Librarians official website, after 10pm on the night of viewing - which is Wednesday nights at 9.30pm starting tonight the 31st October 2007. (wow, jokes about a librarian comedy and Halloween…. let’s not go there). All times given here are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time for our overseas visitors.

To get librarians even more interested in tuning in, the show’s creators sent out a short video, reassuring librarians of their respect for the profession. Check out the ALIA thank you at You Tube.

So, as for the show itself? I thought it was highly amusing, even to the point that I laughed out loud a number of times in its half hour length. It was interesting how Frances, the branch librarian, reminded me of someone I have worked with, in mannerisms etc, although not too closely. The situations were amusing in their embarassment. My husband on the other hand thought it was stupid. I won’t spoil the story, instead I will leave it to you to watch if you are interested, but I will be watching again next week.

I would love to hear what you thought of it, if you saw it. Did you see a character portrayed that reminds you of a workmate? Or a situation that you have experienced in your library? Let me know through the comments!