Category Archives: Features

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

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.... Continue Reading

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

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 the latter turned into a food critic. Everything is delicious and you lose count of how many times Phil has a huge grin on his face and says something is the best thing he’s ever eaten. As the second helping of this enthusiastic food show hits Netflix, we bring you five things you need to know about the program.... Continue Reading

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

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 2001 after her body was found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs. The Iris’s Natalie Salvo has put together the top five things you should know about this program.... Continue Reading

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

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 on Netflix this month. The Iris’s Natalie Salvo has put together the top five things she learned.... Continue Reading

5 things we learned from Romesh Ranganathan’s new series Just Another Immigrant on Stan

British comedian Romesh Ranganathan has entertained audiences as the Asian Provocateur with his travels to Sri Lanka and America. His latest series, Just Another Immigrant, will premiere exclusively on Stan and takes a leaf out of these previous books. It sees Ranganathan coming to America to crack the U.S. comedy scene with his quirky family members in tow. The show is another hilarious docuseries and we share the top five things we learned:... Continue Reading

Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding (Yellow) Fingers: Behind-the-scenes where The Simpsons and Planet Earth II are scored in Los Angeles

It’s a hot afternoon in Los Angeles. The Oscars just passed by a few days earlier. I’ve jumped into an Uber to an address given to me in Santa Monica. Like so many buildings in Los Angeles, I arrive at something of a non-descript location; nothing but a door in front of a building that could be anything from an apartment complex, to an insane asylum.... Continue Reading