What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (27th – 29th October)


By Kimberley Veart


The Full Monty, One, 9:30 pm AEST

Brace yourself for British humour at its best with the 1997 comedy classic about a group of unemployed steelworkers in the industrial city of Sheffield, who decide they have nothing left to lose and perform together in a male strip tease troupe.


Dancing with the Stars, Ch. 7, 7:30 pm AEST

If you are a ballroom dancing fan, feel free to tune into Dancing with the Stars again now that Mark Holden has thankfully been voted off. His antics were so outrageous that the hosts made no effort to disguise their visible relief at his exit last week. After Holden appeared as a creepy clown and rather inexplicably as Vladimir Putin, it is going to be a relief to get back to regular routines and television that isn’t a train wreck waiting to happen.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ABC 2, 7:40 pm AEST

Get a double dose of Robert Downey Jr. this week beginning with his charming interview with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon and Downey Jr. engage in an ‘intense staredown’ in strange outfits; the kind of skit only these two could pull off.

Horrible Bosses, Ch. 9, 9:30 pm AEST

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day star in the hilarious Horrible Bosses about three employees who have finally had it with their bosses. It is worth watching just for Jennifer Aniston’s turn as a dentist making unwelcome sexual advances on her assistant. Get ready for the sequel due at the end of the year.


Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, ABC, 8 pm AEST

This satirical comedy news show is essential viewing for anyone who is regularly annoyed, like Shaun Micallef, with the media circus and the state of politics. Together with a talented supporting cast, Micallef’s on-point humour reliably rips apart the headlines of the week.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, GO!, 8:30 pm AEST

Keep up with your Sherlock Holmes viewing and catch the sequel to last week’s Holmes offering. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law team up again as the famous English sleuth and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson, this time up against Professor Moriarty. They are aided by, Stephen Fry starring as Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s older brother.