First Impressions: The Crossing Will Suck You In

June 22, 2018

The premise of ABC Studio’s recent offering The Crossing is simple. Several hundred people wash up on an isolated Oregon beach near a town called Port Canaan. Most are dead but some have survived. The notion of an assumed shipwreck quickly evaporates as no evidence of any lost ships or aircraft can be found. And, […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 “Dragonstone” is nothing but power moves

July 17, 2017

That was one hell of a way to open up Game of Thrones’ seventh season premiere, wasn’t it? Rarely does the show dabble in cold openers, but an enormously satisfying ribbon-cutter was certainly the perfect way to usher in what is now the final 13 episodes (split into two seasons) of what has truly become […]

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Outlander Season 3 promo teases Jamie and Claire’s divide as a premiere date is released

July 13, 2017

Outlander, the historical/sci-fi/romance/drama series (basically, this show gives you all the feels) that has taken the world by storm has teased its long-awaited return, as new promos have been released for Season 3. Following from Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) return to the modern world in the Season 2 finale, the new poster and teaser video shows […]

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Natalie Dormer joins cast of Picnic At Hanging Rock television adaptation

February 20, 2017

Best known for her roles as the seductive Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and daring film-maker Cressida in the last two Hunger Games films, British actress Natalie Dormer is headed Down Under for the new television adaptation of the 1967 Australian historical mystery novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. Foxtel announced earlier today […]

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First Impressions: HBO’s Big Little Lies is rich, addictive television

February 15, 2017

Never forgive.  Never forget. If there’s one mantra the characters of Big Little Lies live by, it’s that.  Shrewdly written by TV veteran David E. Kelly, HBO’s new seven-arc mini-series is a deliciously wicked slice of suburban slaughter where it’s what’s on the outside that matters most. Based on Australian novelist Liane Moriarty’s best-selling prose, […]

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Game of Thrones mania continues with Thronecast on Foxtel

April 27, 2015

The fifth series of HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones is gaining momentum as we head into its third episode, and Foxtel is catering to the enthusiast in us all with new series Thronecast, a British series that recaps every episode of Game of Thrones’ new season. Hosted by Sue Perkins and Jamie East, Thronecast contains […]

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TV Review: Girls Season 4 Episode 7 “Ask Me My Name” (USA, 2015)

March 3, 2015

At first, it seems like Hannah is back in self-destruct mode. Yes, she’s inexplicably found herself a job as a substitute teacher at a private Manhattan school; and yes, she’s found herself a date in adorable and witty history teacher Fran (guest star Jake Lacy); but this is Hannah Horvath, and she wouldn’t be Hannah […]

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TV Review: Girls Season 4, Episode 6 “Close Up” (USA, 2015)

February 25, 2015

It’s evident from the first scene in “Close Up” that Adam hasn’t been with someone like Mimi-Rose Howard before. He cooks her brunch in her expansive loft apartment, tucking her in as she sleeps that little bit longer than him. She’s successful, self-assured, independent and not needy in the slightest – in short, Mimi-Rose is the complete opposite […]

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TV Review: Girls Season 4, Episode 5 “Sit-In” (USA, 2015)

February 17, 2015

At first glance, “Sit-In” looks like another classic Hannah Horvath temper tantrum. The difference here is that at the end of it Hannah gets up, packs her bags, and leaves Adam for good. I’d call that progress, wouldn’t you? Well, in the context of Hannah, that is. If I had returned from a month in […]

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The Iris Interview: Producer Helen Bowden talks new Foxtel series Devil’s Playground at Sydney Film Festival

June 11, 2014

Larry Heath caught up with producer Helen Bowden (The Slap) while at Sydney Film Festival to talk about the new Foxtel TV series Devil’s Playground. The six-part series, which will premiere in September, sees its first two episodes screen at the Festival tonight. They talk about the direction the series has taken, operating as a sequel […]

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Mad Men Season 7 – What Can We Expect?

April 11, 2014

Few show-runners are as tight lipped about their forthcoming seasons as Matthew Weiner is with Mad Men. For this reason, a certain amount of wild guessing is required… yet as is so often the case, this can lead to over analysis and needless extrapolation of minor plot points (let’s not forget the Megan Draper is […]

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