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Who will win at The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards? We make our predictions.

We’re just hours away from The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by former SNL cast member and current star of Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy Samberg. Do we also need to mention that he’s a member of the musical group The Lonely Island? So, chances are that we can expect some hilarious music numbers. And who do we rate as having the best chances to win the trophies themselves? Well, let’s take a look at a select number of categories that will be announced during the show: Continue reading Who will win at The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards? We make our predictions.

Seven Things I want to see happen in Season 9 of Doctor Who

Doctor Who returns to our TV screens this Sunday, and we’re a little bit excited about it. Few more so than our writer Ally Koster, who will be our resident Doctor Who writer for this season. As she gets excited for the new season, she’s put together seven things she wants to see happen in the ninth series. Some of which are a bit controversial, if we do say so ourselves… well, read on and see for yourself! Continue reading Seven Things I want to see happen in Season 9 of Doctor Who

Narcos: Our Impressions Of Netflix’s New Crime Drama

At first glance, a lot of the shows that Netflix picks up seem to be positioned to check boxes on their roster. “People like Game of Thrones, maybe they’ll go for Marco Polo?”, ”Superheroes are big on TV right now, how about Daredevil?” and so on. Following in that mould, Narcos seems like it’s supposed to fill the gritty-crime-drama-shaped gap in Netflix’s lineup.... Continue Reading

The five best episodes from the first five seasons of FX’s Archer

We’re a bit excited that the first five seasons of Archer are finally on Netflix in Australia, after making quite a name for itself on the US version of the popular streaming platform. So excited, that many here at The Iris are not doing their work and instead having a binge of entire seasons of the hilarious animation from FX. As we relive some of the now classic episodes of the series, we’re counting down our five favourite episodes from the first five seasons… Continue reading The five best episodes from the first five seasons of FX’s Archer

The best and worst of “Nostalgia”: 21 films and TV shows that brought old franchises back from the dead.

Nostalgia. It’s a powerful thing. And when handled correctly by an entertainment industry often void of new ideas, it can mean big bucks. This year’s Jurassic World, which was released almost 14 years after the last film in the series, and 22 years since the original Park, seems to have nailed it, at least commercially, becoming one of the most successful films in history. At the time of printing, its worldwide takings have made it the third highest grossing film of all time*. Continue reading The best and worst of “Nostalgia”: 21 films and TV shows that brought old franchises back from the dead.

Fox officially admits it has no new ideas; announces new Prison Break season for 2016

Hot off the heels of the announcements over the past few months of a new series of X-Files, a 24 reboot (sans Jack Bauer) and a TV version of Minority Report, it seems that Fox – the TV network who over the years have brought us the likes of game changing series like Arrested Development and The Simpsons – have finally gone and admitted what all signs had been pointing to for years: “we have no new ideas”.... Continue Reading

The Iris’ 10 Favourite Spy TV Series

Soon our cinema screens will once again be host to enormous explosions, high tech gadgetry and sneaky secretive spies. With the release of the new trailer for Spectre and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opening in cinemas this week, plus The Man From U.N.C.L.E. only a few weeks away – we’re taking a look at some of our favourite spy series that graced the small screen in no particular order.... Continue Reading

Don’t judge a TV show by its pilot: Five series that only get better with time.

Habitual TV show obsessives have often run into a problem when a new show just doesn’t cut it in it’s first 2 or 3 episodes. We’re left asking ourselves ‘is it worth it?’, either choosing to place faith in the shows creators and wait for things to ‘get better’ or giving up on it and listening with skepticism as the internet raves about season 2. This list is dedicated to those shows that have bucked expectations, dusted themselves off and picked up dramatically from humble beginnings.... Continue Reading