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Netflix Review: Maniac is entertaining and well done but less mind blowing than intended

September 27, 2018

Last Friday, Netflix released a new series called Maniac. Following up on Black Mirror and Stranger Things binges, Maniac has already flickered across many TV-lovers’ screens. The format is limited to ten episodes and based on the, four years older, Norwegian series with the same name. This genre-bending sci-fi drama is written by Patrick Somerville and directed […]

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First Impressions: Netflix’s mind-bending Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill from True Detective Director

September 24, 2018

With series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix has cemented themselves as a platform that regularly delivers exciting original formats to binge watch. Well known for giving their writers and directors plenty of creative space to develop new material, series like like Black Mirror and Stranger Things have flourished. And now we have the thrilling Maniac, which playfully exhausts […]

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Not just Nanette: The 7 funniest stand-up specials on Netflix

September 18, 2018

Netflix is full of more stand-up comedy than ever before; both original releases, and favourites from the stage. With Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette gaining so much attention this year, we wanted to shine a light on 6 other stand-up specials that aren’t to be missed. But we have to start with the best… Hannah Gadsby: Nanette […]

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Aussie flick The Nightingale awarded at the Venice Film Festival while Netflix win the Golden Lion

September 10, 2018

The 75th Venice Film Festival has revealed its award winners, and it proved a big night for an Australian director and the streaming service Netflix, who walked away with their first ever “Best Picture” honours. Australian writer and director Jennifer Kent saw her thriller The Nightingale being awarded the Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni nod for […]

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Netflix Review: BoJack Horseman (USA, 2018) keeps its stride in its fifth season

September 5, 2018

When any television show enters its fifth season, they can begin to suffer with the fear of repeating old storylines or struggle with finding new, compelling ones to keep audiences engaged. Luckily, this isn’t the case for BoJack Horseman. Saddle up, because the anticipated fifth season proves that the popular Netflix animated show hasn’t run […]

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Win a copy of original Netflix series Narcos Season 3 on DVD

August 23, 2018

After two seasons chasing the notorious Cali Cartel leader Pablo Escobar the DEA finally caught up with him. The rules have changed and now they’re after his successors. With Escobar out of the way business is booming for the cartel, on their way to becoming the biggest cocaine trafficker in history. Follow Agent Pena’s (Pedro […]

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Five things you need to know about Netflix’s new BuzzFeed docuseries Follow This

August 15, 2018

If you’ve ever been on BuzzFeed and wondered what a day-in-the-life of one of their reporters is like, then think no more. Netflix’s Follow This is a short-form docuseries that looks at the weird and wonderful stories investigated by this famed website while showing the journalists hard at work. Here are five things you need […]

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Five things you need to know about Matt Groening’s new Netflix series Disenchantment

August 13, 2018

Futurama and Simpsons fans rejoice! Matt Groening’s new show – his first since the former debuted in 1999 – is Disenchantment. This animation is due to drop shortly on Netflix. Whereas The Simpsons and Futurama are set in the present and future, Disenchantment is all about celebrating the past. Here are five things you need […]

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First Review: Is Netflix’s Insatiable harmful, or was the controversy premature?

August 8, 2018

The 12-episode first season of Insatiable comes to Netflix early August, but it will not air quietly. Within ten days of its release date, over 200,000 signatories have joined a Change.org petition seeking to have the show cancelled before it screens. The petitioners have rallied against the new series, intimating that the show objectifies women and […]

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Netflix Review: Matt Groening’s Disenchantment brings the laughs and an engaging story

August 7, 2018

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is back with Disenchantment, his first new animated series since Futurama dropped way back in 1999. Disenchantment is a medieval fantasy which follows the adventures of rebellious princess and self-proclaimed alcoholic Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her elf sidekick Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her trusty personal demon Luci (Eric Andre) through the kingdom […]

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Five things you need to know about NZ’s first original Netflix series Dark Tourist

July 24, 2018

A lot of travel programs follow a tried and tested formula. There’s a charismatic host. Pleasant and idyllic locations. There are the ingredients you’d typically associate with a fun holiday. But the opposite is true for the new, eight-part Netflix series Dark Tourist – New Zealand’s first original series for the streaming platform. This program prides […]

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Netflix Review: Litchfield Reinvented for Orange Is The New Black in Season Six

July 17, 2018

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to head back to Litchfield. I’ll admit to feeling a little lost toward the end of Season 5. The first couple of Orange Is The New Black seasons felt very real. They were a pure exploration of prison life. But as the series has progressed can it’s begum to descend […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About The Netflix Series, Somebody Feed Phil

July 6, 2018

The creator and writer of Everybody Loves Raymond, Philip Rosenthal is a man after our hearts because he loves to eat and travel. He enjoys this so much that he has his own Netflix series, Somebody Feed Phil where he visits different countries and samples their wares. Rosenthal resembles Homer Simpson in that episode where […]

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Watch: Queer Eye cast head down-under for “Mini Make-Better”

July 3, 2018

With the Fab Five finally back a full fifteen years after their Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the  popularity of their Netflix series Queer Eye has led down-under, in the form of a ‘mini make-better”. Their journey led them to the rural town of  Yass, bringing the style to match the name. They begun […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 10

July 3, 2018

The show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee has found its home on Netflix. The program sees comedian, Jerry Seinfeld driving around with a guest in a cool car where they chat and stop to consume coffee together. The tenth season is about to premiere and we have put together the top five things you need […]

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Netflix Review: Nailed It! Season Two is the perfect recipe to bake up a storm

July 2, 2018

Netflix’s original series Nailed It! has returned with another batch of six episodes and it’s as hilarious as the first serving. Nailed It! sees three amateur home-baker’s attempts at recreating beautiful edible masterpieces in two competitive rounds for a chance to win a $10,000 prize. Don’t be fooled by the simple premise because the kitchen […]

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The seven best new films and series to stream this July

June 29, 2018

It’s almost July already, half a year passed and the coldest days of winter fast approaching. In a matter of weeks you’ll lose the will to venture out into the Antarctic winds and frosty nights, resigning to the comfort of a warm bed. But your confinement need not be spent watching re-runs of Friends or […]

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Nvidia Shield TV is finally coming to Australia

June 21, 2018

Nvidia’s popular Shield TV set top box is finally on its way to Australia. Built for both gaming and on-demand 4K streaming, the Shield has been a successful venture overseas, and now looks to dominate the market locally.   Beyond the news that the device is coming to Australia, there’s been no official release date […]

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Five things you need to know about Nailed It! Season 2

June 19, 2018

In a world where everyone wants to be a MasterChef it’s so refreshing to see a show like Nailed It! This is a program where three amateurs try to make complex cakes and confectionaries. No surprises that individual results may vary. The show’s second season is coming to Netflix so we have put together the […]

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TV Review: Season 2 of Netflix’s Luke Cage packs quite a punch

June 15, 2018

After the success of his first season and his recent stint in The Defenders late last year, Luke Cage (Mike Coulter) returns to protect the people of Harlem caught in the middle of an explosive gang war between the nefarious Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and the new kid on the block, Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir). Luke […]

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Netflix’s new true crime series The Staircase: Five things you should know

June 12, 2018

The Staircase is a new true crime series streaming on Netflix. It will appeal to fans of Making A Murderer and The Jinx. A total of 13 episodes were released at different times and span the 16 years covering the trial of Michael Peterson, a man accused of killing his wife Kathleen on 9 December […]

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Five Things We Learned From Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix Special Nanette

June 12, 2018

The best kind of comedy is the one that makes you laugh and cry. It’s the stuff that’s funny but also makes you stop and think. This is precisely the environment that Tasmanian-born comic, Hannah Gadsby’s final swansong, Nanette occupies. This award-winning show was filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 2018 and will premiere […]

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5 Shows To Watch On Netflix Before Queer Eye Season 2 Lands

June 4, 2018

Thanks to the revival of Queer Eye and the soon to land Season 2 we are all living for more of that wholesome positivity. And there is no doubt that we could all do with a little more self-care and self-love. The Fab 5 will be touching down in Australia this week to promote the […]

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YAAAASSS Queer Eye Is Back & The Fab 5 Are Heading Down Under!

May 25, 2018

Netflix’s global sensation Queer Eye is back to transform some of the stylistically challenged into fresh new selves and along the way spread the message of encouragement, self-care and uplift us all, and to celebrate the launch of Season 2, the Fab 5 will be heading to Australia! Fifteen years ago Queer Eye For The […]

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In need of Assistants? The First Official trailer for Netflix’s Set It Up is here to help

May 21, 2018

Need help falling in love? Well the newest trailer for the upcoming Netflix original film Set It Up shows us that sometimes, love needs some assistants. The trailer introduces us to Harper and Charlie, played by Zoey Deutch (Before I Fall) and Glen Powell (Hidden Figures) respectively, two young, underpaid  and overworked executive assistants who hatch an ideal plan to […]

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Has a Cinco de Cuatro remix fixed Arrested Development’s fourth season?

May 8, 2018

The Bluth family are back on our screens… sort of. Inspired by Arrested Development’s fictional holiday Cino de Cuatro, series creator Mitchell Hurwitz celebrated with the Netflix release of Arrested Development Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences, a remix version of the original season four. Described by Hurwitz as a “comedic experiment” the remix returns to […]

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First Impressions: Netflix series Safe unveils hard truths behind a quaint, gated community

April 23, 2018

Set to hit Netflix soon is Safe – a drama television series set in a gated community where people are not as they seem. The series stars Michael C. Hall of Dexter fame as a father of two daughters, widowed after the passing of his wife from cancer. His character, Tom, juggles his profession as […]

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First look at Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Netflix series Maniac

April 23, 2018

Streaming service Netflix has recently released global first look images from Cary Fukunaga’s directing debut for the upcoming exclusive series, Maniac. Starring Superbad duo Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Maniac follows the story of two strangers partaking in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial that inevitably goes awry. Sally Field (Mrs. Doubtfire), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Julia Garner (Ozark) and Jemima Kirke (Girls) co-starring, […]

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Netflix announces two new True Crime Documentary Series

April 23, 2018

Following the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country, comes two brand new true crime original documentary series, in Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, and brand new episodes of the critically acclaimed series The Staircase, which will expand upon the exisiting original ten episodes. The Staircase will premiere […]

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Stranger Things Season 3 Adds Cary Elwes and Jake Busey To Cast

April 20, 2018

Netflix favourite Stranger Things is set to get a little stranger with some new additions to the cast for its third season. Adding to the adult cast contingent will be Cary Elwes and Jake Busey who have been given some intriguing characters to play. Cary Elwes will be playing the character of Mayor Kline and […]

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