You Can Binge Watch Chris Lilley’s ‘Jonah From Tonga’ On iView

You Can Binge Watch Chris Lilley’s ‘Jonah From Tonga’ On iView

This I like. Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, which sees the return of Jonah Takalua from Summer Heights High, starts screening on the ABC on 7 May. However, the entire series will be viewable on iView from 6pm on Friday 2 May — a full five days before its official “broadcast”.

The “release everything at once” model has been popularised by Netflix, but we haven’t seen any really prominent examples locally. It’s a sensible recognition that viewing habits are changing, so thumbs up to the ABC for this.

The one catch? The episodes will only be up for 48 hours. I know what I’m doing that weekend.

ABC offers Jonah binge on iview [TV Tonight]


  • Jonah is to Summer Heights High what Joey was to Friends. A sad attempt to wring remnants of life out of its parent show and presumably hoping to ride on the latter’s popularity. I expect it to be no more successful than it’s sibling Jamie. The character has already been done to death.

    Chris Lilley risks becoming the next Sacha Baron Cohen. A tired parade of thinly veiled rehashing of his previous work.

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