It’s safe to say it is an end of an era for Australian television. The ABC has announced that much beloved duo of Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton will be recording their final ever episode of At The Movies on December 9th of this year. A part of me has died a little. The two have been appearing on television screens for the better part of 28 years, originally co-hosting The Movie Show on SBS for 14 years, before swapping to ABC for At The Movies in 2004.
For many of us, they provided the guidance similar to what a Jedi Master would provide their Padawan in what movies to watch and also those to stay clear off like a big stinky pile of Bantha Fodder. Their often staunchly opposing opinions on films have provided endless hours of entertainment and cementing themselves as Australia’s most prolific film critics.
It’s highly likely that once the two retire, someone cash crabbing cow will attempt to revive the show once the world realises how great a loss it is, but lets be honest no one will ever match those two.
Here’s a brief video of the two saying goodbye.
So much feels right now.