Agony Uncles, Wednesday, April 25
Agony Uncles ... a diverting half-hour of confessional TV.
It's hard to live down Woody Allen's brilliant summation of why humankind endures the trials and tribulations of the relationship game. He relates it via a joke about two elderly women holidaying in the Catskills. One says to the other, ''The food at this place is terrible.'' To which the other chimes in, ''And such small portions.'' In the final episode of Adam Zwar's entertaining look at modern relationships, agony uncle Waleed Aly becomes similarly philosophical about the paradox of love and disappointment. ''It kinda sucks,'' he laments. In a fitting conclusion to the six-part series, the uncles deliver pithy observations about what to do when a relationship ends. The simple answer, to quote Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again, though the uncles manage to add a healthy dose of humour, whimsy and wisdom to the eternal conundrum.