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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.... Continue Reading

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First Impressions: Sacha Baron Cohen gets boldly political on Who Is America?

July 15, 2018

Ultimate troll Sacha Baron Cohen is back in form for his new show Who Is America?, screening for Australians exclusively from today on Stan, and this time he’s splitting his time between four characters. You’ve got the right-wing blogger for a fictitious website dubbed “truthbay.org”; a cis-gendered liberal who is so open-minded he watches his wife have sex with sea mammals; an ex-con turned abstract artist who uses bodily fluids to create his works; and an Islamophobic ex-Mossad agent dripping in machismo and unwavering gun advocacy. It’s messy and unbalanced, but Bacon Cohen’s penchant for stripping away niceties and exposing the idiocy of his guests, through often extreme levels of satire, is still very much in tact.... Continue Reading

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

July 3, 2018

Netflix’s original series Nailed It! has returned with another batch of six episodes and it’s as hilarious as the first serving.... Continue Reading

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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, the survivors are all yielding a disturbing account of their origins. They all insist they’ve travelled from 180 years in the future – a time when the earth is controlled by a more evolved race of human.... Continue Reading

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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).... Continue Reading

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

June 13, 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 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

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

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First Impressions: Future Man is unmissable television; a keen mix of hilarity and moreish action

June 7, 2018

Future Man, starring Josh Hutcherson and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is an action comedy series that has genuinely flown under the radar since its release on Hulu in the US back in November.... Continue Reading

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First Impressions: ABC’s Mystery Road is your new favourite police drama & one that will leave you on the edge of your seat

May 9, 2018

Airing on the ABC next month, Mystery Road is a six part crime series and spin-off of Ivan Sen’s excellent films, Mystery Road and Goldstone. The show looks poised to be our new favourite mystery/thriller and a highlight of 2018’s programming.... Continue Reading

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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.... Continue Reading

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