Category Archives: TV

Interview: Greg McLean & John Jarratt talk Wolf Creek Season Two, survival horror and the Aussie outback

This Friday Australian viewers will dive right back into the chilling world of Wolf Creek as Stan plans the second season to their successful miniseries adaptation of the horror franchise. Director Greg McLean is back on board, creating this six-part outback horror epic exclusively for Stan with John Jarratt reprising his role as self-righteous backpack-killer Mick Taylor along with a diverse cast that includes Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Underbelly, Rake), and Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom).... Continue Reading

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 “How It’s Gotta Be”

I’m not quite sure what I just watched, and I find it hard to imagine a team of writers turning that script in and thinking that it would make for a satisfying, entertaining or even reasonable Mid-Season Finale. I love The Walking Dead, honestly, but “How It’s Gotta Be” was truly poor form for a show that desperately needs to win back viewer confidence. Let’s first start with the big reveal in the final seconds of the episode. Spoiler warnings are implied.... Continue Reading

First Impressions: Season Two of The Grand Tour returns to its irreverent high octane roots

So in Season One of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May traversed around the world to various locations, hosting a show about cars, talking about cars, bickering about cars, getting into car-related shenanigans, and basically attempting to be serious car journalists when we all know that’s a bit of a lie. It seems utterly wholly unfair that they get paid to do what they do.... Continue Reading

No Activity receives its US remake; so is it any good?

When streaming service Stan launched in Australia in 2015, one of the first great originals we received was the all Australian comedy No Activity, written and directed by Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). It was a bloody good selling point for the then, limited content streaming service… well, that and the Wolf Creek TV Series! As with anything great, the mighty U.S of A needs a good old fashion remake of their own right?... Continue Reading

Twin Peaks: An In-Depth Revised Theory of Season 3

As we approach the release of Twin Peaks Season 3 on DVD and Blu-Ray, we mark three months since the somewhat controversial finale of season 3 which divided a fanbase into those who admired the ending and those who most definitely disliked the way it all played out. But whether you liked how it was handled or not, there is no doubting that David Lynch’s auteurist triumph of a series created a tonne of discussion and a lot of theories that I for one haven’t been able to stop thinking about.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 7 “Time for After”

Eugene is a broken man. With his loyalty and decisions a major focus of “Time for After”, the penultimate episode before the Mid-Season Finale, we get to explore this character in a much more meaningful way than before. There’s some real depth here as he visibly struggles against his own conscious and deals with the decision he has made to stay loyal to Negan; it’s a surprise something like this didn’t come sooner – it certainly would have made more sense to – but Josh McDermitt sold it all incredibly well, portraying a man who is clearly trying his damn hardest to convince himself that he is Negan despite appeals by a feverish Father Gabriel and memories of his friends “travelling companions”.... Continue Reading