Recommendations by Andrew Mercado:
The Wrong Girl
8.30pm on Ten
It’s bang on brand for Ten’s Wednesday night, replacing Offspring, and coming on straight after The Bachelorette. But after the second episode of Doctor Doctor actually went up in the ratings for Nine last week (while Ten stupidly simulcast Scream Queens to abysmal figures), the Aussie drama audience may have already made up its mind about what they are going to watch. That would be a shame because this is cute and funny, with a beautiful performance from Jessica Marais and surprising turns from The Moody’s Ian Meadows, Cleverman’s Rob Collins and Seachange’s Kerry Armstrong. And for those of you who work in TV, there’s lots to enjoy with the show within the show, and its hosts played by Craig McLachlan and Madeleine West. So you know what to do folks – watch one live, and tape, DVR, IQ or stream the other.
9.40pm on ABC
The last all-new episode with Stephen Fry at the helm. He will be replaced by Sandi Toksvig but will live on forever – and I mean forever – in repeats.
Son of Zorn
9pm on Eleven
Following on from the 28th season premiere of The Simpsons comes this bizarre new hybrid of animation and live action. The cartoon bit is superhero warrior Zorn who returns home to California to re-connect wit his teenage wife and ex-wife (played by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines). This started off well in the US (thanks to an NFL lead-in) but lost half its audience when it settled into its regular slot (also after The Simpsons).
I Own Australia’s Best Home
8.30pm on Lifestyle & Lifestyle Home
Another night and yet another show about amazing Aussie homes. After Nine’s Unreal Estate last night, now it’s Foxtel’s turn as they go on their own quest to find the best mansion. Hosted by architect Nick Tobias and interior designers Gillian Khaw and Tim Levson, its unique point is making the hosts stay overnight in each abode. So far, so good but let’s hope they weren’t chasing the same places as Cam Knight and Kate Langbroek.