Ep 354: Vikings

Bored of the staid, monotheistic existence of the everyday, this week we take a look at the new History Channel drama, Vikings with its enlightened love and gods aplenty.

Marian’s Crush straddles the Scandanavian and rural Victorian worlds. We take a look at a series of ads with Brett’s I Don’t Buy It. The Letters segment makes its first appearance in Boxcutters 2.0. Chris has done a bit of a reccy with ABC’s iView. Plus we’ve got Tuddy’s Angry Old Man rant, what to watch and an absence of news. There’s just too much to pack in for one episode.

Get amongst it in Boxcutters episode 354.

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All Marian's Crushes of the week

All Marian’s Crushes of the week

The article that Marian mentioned, written by Olympia Nelson, is here.

What to Watch:
Brett: The Blacklist
Marian: Sleepy Hollow
Rachel: Masters of Sex
Chris: The Tillman Story
Nicola: Homeland

Take a look at Sleepy Hollow and send us your thoughts before 7pm Monday 7/10 (AEST), when we will be reviewing it.


  1. Good morning Boxcutters,

    I have always liked your rule of three, but had never even thought of applying it to boxcutters itself.
    I do feel that after 3 shows there is a melding of the team and I really like knowing (in advance) what you planning on discussing next week. I did miss the news though.

    I don’t know that I can forgive you for putting the ‘Budget Budget’ tune into my head, I live in regional Tasmania and watch so little (live to air) commercial television that I haven’t’ heard that since i moved from Sydney. I had not missed it and have sung it all damn morning.

    Thanks Brett for your rebooting the show. (Kind of).


  2. Re: the Budget ads.

    As someone who basically never sees a TV ad at anything other than 16x speed (and even then only after hitting the “skip forward 30 seconds” button a few times) it’s quite surprising to me that I know what you were talking about.

    But then I remembered that I’d deliberately gone back to watch the ad because I’d glimpsed the alien and wondered what it was about.

    The same goes for the strange dog outside a lift (mind you, I can’t recall what the product was).

    Maybe these ads are deliberately designed to grab the attention of ad skippers?

  3. G’day.
    The dog ad starts off with two women in a lift. The doors open, and there’s a little dog (Boston terrier or similar) dressed up in gaudy clothing outside the lift. It says some sort of stupid catchphrase ( with CGI mouth a la those dreadful buddies movies my six-year-old loves) and then the women magically have some sort of snack food.

    I’ve only seen the ad once (the funny-looking dog leapt out at me while ad skipping) and whatever the product was completely failed to make any impression what-so-ever.

    • Marian Blythe says:

      Now Steve – think about this carefully – had you taken acid before seeing this elusive dog ad? lol.

      Seriously though, thanks for sharing. Will have to keep an eye out for that one! Sounds bizarre.


      • There we were tonight, watching a 3-month-old recording, and my wordy yes, Janelle, the little dog showed up in one of the ad breaks. It was a bull dog, advertising “New Cadbury Crispello”, singing “Crisp el o” to the tune out “Can’t touch this”.

        No wonder I’d forgotten the details…

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