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May 22, 2017

Recently I bestowed my sister with my Netflix password. Slightly idiotic, I know, but if it’s getting paid for out of my course related costs, I might as well spread the love around. The beauty of giving your younger sister access to your Netflix account is that she tries things I’m too afraid to. Like […]

May 15, 2017

During school holidays between ages ten and 13, I would catch the bus down to Dunedin to stay with my cousin who was studying at Otago and working as a librarian. After her shifts at the library would finish, we would catch the bus back to her flat. My favourite game to play on those […]

May 8, 2017

On September 22, 2004, the first episode of Lost aired. On March 29, 2017, Jetstar cancelled my second flight in a row in two days from Auckland to Wellington. Spontaneously, I pitched in with three strangers to hire a rental car and we made an 11 hour drive. We listened to my highschool iPod and […]

May 1, 2017

The town of Riverdale is left stunned when all-star high school quarterback Jason Blossom goes missing, presumed dead, with no clear suspect or motive. But when a group of teenagers make it their mission to find out the truth, it opens up a Pandora’s box of seemingly unending secrets and scandal upon the sleepy community. […]

April 10, 2017

After binge watching the first two seasons in approximately four days, the best thing I could come up with to describe Hulu’s Difficult People is: “Curb Your Enthusiasm, with more B-List cameos, meets a less stupidly offensive It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia meets a more diverse Seinfeld meets the best underground trashy celebrity gossip sites […]

April 3, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye, I do decree! Another season of the Bachelor NZ to be reviewed by me! Roses! Dates! Champagne! Michael Hill! Whose wildest dreams will our new leading man fulfil? Each week we’ll watch as he looks for his queen, Let’s just hope he’s more interesting than bloody Art Green.   Desperate to […]

March 27, 2017

You should watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. No really, you should, and don’t let that slightly bizarre title put you off — this is the gem you’ve been waiting to binge watch. Even better, it’s on Netflix right now. Rebecca Bunch (played by Rachel Bloom, of slight YouTube notoriety, who also created and writes the show) is […]

March 3, 2017

Lena Dunham’s bourgeois white millennial opus is back for its final season. Any discussion of Girls should begin with the disclaimer that yes, Lena Dunham is very problematic, as is the show. But with that in mind, Girls can be enjoyed for what it is — an entertaining half hour very much of its time. […]

February 26, 2017

On November 7, 2015, Donald Trump hosted the iconic American skit show Saturday Night Live (SNL) for his second time. Exactly one year and one day after, on November 8, 2016, Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States — a shock result for an election that seemed in the bag for his […]