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MICHAEL LALLO 1:00am Halfway into a TV binge-a-thon, you realise you don't love show. So why do you keep watching?
JENNA CLARKE 9:11pm The NRL's grand final pre-game entertainment starring Cold Chisel and Jessica Mauboy trumped the efforts by the AFL on Saturday.
MICHAEL IDATO 3:30am Flash floods on the French Riviera killed 16 people and five others were reported missing on Sunday, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region.
BEN POBJIE 2:14pm Garry McDonald's battle is the focus of Monday's Australian Story part of the ABC's "Mental As" week of mental health awareness programming.
David Dale Sigrid Thornton says Judy Garland had a lucky life but was repeatedly attracted to gay men, like Peter Allen.
NICK GALVIN Actors who have transitioned from the small screen to become musicians – or vice versa – are surprisingly thin on the ground. Here's our line-up of some of the better-known TV actor/musos among a rare breed. Whether they should even have given up their day jobs is up to you to decide.
David Dale Rahel Romahn relishes his opportunities in new murder-mystery The Principal.
Channel Seven axed its game show Deal or No Deal last month because it had fallen behind Nine's Hot Seat and was passing very few viewers on to the 6pm news.
David Dale Brainiac Issa Schultz says he doesn't want to be kept waiting for the answers in TV quiz games.
JENNA CLARKE Bad acoustics, brain fade and glitchy technology are becoming more common at the grand final pre-game show than meat pies.
MELINDA HOUSTON Melinda Houston's TV picks.
MELINDA HOUSTON Frankness and beautiful characters make Changing Minds' study of mental illness in young people completely engaging.
MELINDA HOUSTON The Secret World of Lego is a wry, interesting look at the almost cult-like enterprise that is Lego.
MELINDA HOUSTON Scorpion has a nuclear sting, The X Factor maintains some of its charms and Dr Who looks set to continue a great season so far.
MELINDA HOUSTON Top viewing on Tuesday, October 6: Broadmoor, 800 Words and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert