Here we go, here we go, here we go . . . well, if you've got Cable television, you can. The second week of the English soccer season is underway and those unfortunate enough not to be able to 'get connected' may already have noticed the extent of Cable's admittedly impressive monopoly. This year, Pearl-watchers can't even enjoy their week-late-but-better-than-nothing highlights package on Saturday evenings. The 50-minute programme has been replaced by French League action. The limited French expat community must be in seventh heaven, but the rest of us know there's no substitute for the excitement of the English league. Anyway, this week's Cable treat on Channel Six includes West Ham against Southampton live on Saturday and Manchester United versus Blackburn on Sunday - Cable has hinted that the champions from Old Trafford will be on the box frequently. The regular ESPN Monday match features rebuilding Leeds United at home to the 'Crazy Gang' in the form of Wimbledon. My sympathy goes out to those fans who will, once again, have to trek to hotels and bars across the territory in order to watch their beloved game. You only have to look at tonight's offerings to see how little effort is made to please viewers by terrestrial channels. ATV World offers the outdated World Sport Special (7pm), Macau Racing (8.30pm) and J. League Weekly Special (12.40am). Is it surprising that Lee Lai-shan is the first Hong Konger to win a medal at the Olympics? The only sport here given serious consideration as a healthy pastime is the sport of making money. Watching Hong Kong's golden girl may have taught a few parents, and hopefully a few programmers, that there's more to life than dollars. Off the field, there are more stretched emotions in ER (Pearl, 8.30pm). Jeanie's husband discovers some discouraging medical news; Hathaway testifies in the investigation of Shep's violent behaviour; Lewis overreacts when she encounters an abused child and Ross' suspicions are confirmed over his father. It's bad viewing for the majority of us who find Macau Racing as exciting as a wet Sunday afternoon. The only good thing about Knight Rider 2010 (Pearl, 9.30pm) is that David Hasselhoff, having grown too big for his boots following the success of Baywatch, isn't in it. This time, the hunt is on for fugitive Jake McQueen, who is wanted for smuggling illegal aliens across the border. What a ridiculously politically-correct world we live in. Eddie Murphy has been accused of being fattist over his portrayal of professor Sherman Klump in the film the The Nutty Professor, which is highlighted in E! Features (STAR Plus, 2.30am). The film, a loose remake of Jerry Lewis' 1963 comedy, features the normally svelte Murphy as a 190-kilogram scientist who drinks a serum and suddenly becomes a thin womaniser called Buddy Love. The film contains fat jokes, from portly slapstick to waistline repartee, with Sherman getting stuck in a chair and being sneered at by a disco bouncer. Criticism has been led by the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. 'Eddie Murphy clearly doesn't understand how hurtful the world can be to people who are large,' said a group spokesman. 'Somebody as big as Sherman certainly didn't get that way by sitting around and eating. They got that way by being born with a different metabolism.' People talking in hushed tones or behind closed doors about people who are overweight - as I am - is more offensive than a fat joke among friends.