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AuthorConall Aird and George Bulleid

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May 28, 2018

If you have yet to see the original three seasons of Arrested Development, don’t bother with this review, it’s nearly as unnecessary and shameless as remixing the television oddity that was Season 4. Go and watch the show. Cancelled after three seasons in 2006, Arrested Development remains one of the most consistently funny and unique […]

May 21, 2018

Despite coming into its 5th season, this is perhaps the best time for HBO’s continuously hilarious Silicon Valley to air. As Zuckerberg takes immense heat for the recent breaches of privacy at Facebook, the once positive societal response towards apps and tech companies, now basic components of everyday life, has began to deteriorate. The creators […]

May 14, 2018

For a moment, it was refreshing to be spared from a trailer for a teaser trailer for a full-length theatrical trailer, only to realise that JJ Abrams had pulled a fast one on us. In what was arguably a pretty game-changing marketing move, and only possible given Netflix’s accessibility, viewers of this year’s Super Bowl […]

May 7, 2018

Season one – 4.5 stars, season two – 2 stars True Detective’s first season is a strange and compelling crime tale that thrusts a pair of detectives on the hunt for a serial killer. While TD is about many things, the show stays grounded by focusing on two lead detectives, Martin “Marty” Hart and Rustin […]

April 30, 2018

With Game of Thrones noticeably absent from many of our viewing schedules this year, we thought we’d revisit the show’s latest and worst season to date. In the beginning, Game of Throne’s scale, characters, and world remained consistent. Travel took time, where events occurred on the road, not just at the destination, where there were […]

March 26, 2018

This week we took a break from our typical high-quality and insightful writing, to instead revisit some of NZ’s most absurd shows of the 21st Century. Internet Island This 2001 show featured a group of everyday New Zealanders, and one vaguely foreign Dutchman, living together in a house trying to wrap their heads around, and […]

March 19, 2018

Netflix’s Big Mouth is hilarious, challenging, vile, and charming, all at the same time. The 10-episode animated series, featuring an all-star voice cast, focuses in on the most demanding and confronting years in an adolescent’s life, displaying to the fullest extent possible just how challenging puberty can be. With a complete lack of filter and […]

March 12, 2018

Who knew one long dick joke could be so satisfying? Coming onto Netflix in the later part of 2017, American Vandal proved to be a surprising success. The show is essentially a true-crime mockumentary, though it takes itself seriously enough for the viewer to buy into the format and story as something real. Two members […]

March 5, 2018

Free from the constraints of ad revenue and network executives, cable television, through a subscription-based and commercial-free avenue, brought a new type of long-form storytelling, which elevated television to a position alongside film — no longer its tackier younger sibling. Unlike network television which generally earns its revenue from the commercials that feature in between […]