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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Squinters
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'Squinters is a 6 x half hour narrative comedy series that celebrates the mundane ritual that is the work commute. The show follows a group of unrelated workers stuck in their cars each morning and afternoon as they crawl along the M4 with the sun in their eyes.' (Production summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2018
    • Darlinghurst, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Jungleboys , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 4161497345263503538.jpg
      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Extent: 6 episodesp.

Works about this Work

Daily Commute Yields Little Rays of Sunshine Justin Burke , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17 February 2018; (p. 15)

— Review of Squinters Trent O'Donnell , Adam Zwar , Ben Crisp , Leon Ford , Lally Katz , Sarah Scheller , Adele Vuko , 2018 series - publisher film/TV

'In the not-too-distant future, when people are commuting in cars that drive themselves, or delivering the kids to sporting events with Amazon drones, or perhaps even being shot at more than 1000km/h through the vacuum of Elon Musk’s Hyperloops, we may look back at the current glut of car-based TV comedies as cultural farewells to a prominent feature of our modern lives.' (Introduction)

Squinters Review – Tim Minchin and Jacki Weaver Take the Low Road in Glib Commuter Comedy Luke Buckmaster , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 January 2018;

'ABC TV delivers a healthy dose of laughs alongside frivolous word salads in this patchy and meandering gabfest.'

‘It Was Unbearable’ : Tim Minchin on Life under Trump and the Collapse of His $100m Movie Steph Harmon , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 29 January 2018;

'Back on home soil, the Australian polymath discusses politics, musicals and #MeToo – and the worst year of his professional life.' 

Daily Commute Yields Little Rays of Sunshine Justin Burke , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17 February 2018; (p. 15)

— Review of Squinters Trent O'Donnell , Adam Zwar , Ben Crisp , Leon Ford , Lally Katz , Sarah Scheller , Adele Vuko , 2018 series - publisher film/TV

'In the not-too-distant future, when people are commuting in cars that drive themselves, or delivering the kids to sporting events with Amazon drones, or perhaps even being shot at more than 1000km/h through the vacuum of Elon Musk’s Hyperloops, we may look back at the current glut of car-based TV comedies as cultural farewells to a prominent feature of our modern lives.' (Introduction)

‘It Was Unbearable’ : Tim Minchin on Life under Trump and the Collapse of His $100m Movie Steph Harmon , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 29 January 2018;

'Back on home soil, the Australian polymath discusses politics, musicals and #MeToo – and the worst year of his professional life.' 

Squinters Review – Tim Minchin and Jacki Weaver Take the Low Road in Glib Commuter Comedy Luke Buckmaster , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 January 2018;

'ABC TV delivers a healthy dose of laughs alongside frivolous word salads in this patchy and meandering gabfest.'

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