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The swerve that took Luke Mitchell from the Gold Coast to Hollywood

The swerve that took Luke Mitchell from the Gold Coast to Hollywood

A small town takes on big tech in the actor’s new series, The Republic of Sarah.

  • by Michael Idato

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A humbled Jeremy Clarkson returns to show how hard farming really is

A humbled Jeremy Clarkson returns to show how hard farming really is

The former Top Gear presenter keeps pranks to a minimum in this enjoyable series, which was filmed on his farm in the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside.

  • by Brad Newsome
Hate romcoms? You’ll find it very hard to dislike this one
★★★★
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Hate romcoms? You’ll find it very hard to dislike this one

Award-winning New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo’s six-part romantic comedy updates the genre for a modern audience.

  • by Kylie Northover
The lesson of Loki is that spinning blockbuster films into TV can work

The lesson of Loki is that spinning blockbuster films into TV can work

The Disney+ streaming service is banking on its ability to spin big-movie franchises into TV shows; the results so far are mixed but promising.

  • by Craig Mathieson
A decade later, Louis Theroux has second thoughts about Joe Exotic
★★★
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A decade later, Louis Theroux has second thoughts about Joe Exotic

British filmmaker Louis Theroux revisits the Joe Exotic story, a decade after his first encounter with him and in the wake of the Tiger King phenomenon.

  • by Kylie Northover
I don’t want to keep watching The Handmaid’s Tale but I can’t turn away
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I don’t want to keep watching The Handmaid’s Tale but I can’t turn away

The show is well past its prime, but a surprising number of us can’t turn it off. Warning, spoilers ahead.

  • by Karl Quinn
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‘Robust egos’ will take a hit in new quiz show, says host

‘Robust egos’ will take a hit in new quiz show, says host

Quiz shows have long been the domain of white males in suits, but with Alex Lee in the hosting role, Win The Week promises to shake up the format.

  • by Ben Pobjie
Why ABC ME’s Emmy-winning comedy Hardball, is a hit

Why ABC ME’s Emmy-winning comedy Hardball, is a hit

The show’s co-creator Matt Zeremes on the enduring appeal of schoolyard games.

  • by Bridget McManus
Can aerobics change your life? Rose Byrne’s unlikely comedy series thinks so
★★★★
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Can aerobics change your life? Rose Byrne’s unlikely comedy series thinks so

The gifted Australian actress dons a leotard to play a tortured woman on a quest for self discovery in Physical.

  • by Michael Idato
Rose Matafeo’s romcom Starstruck is another triumph for Kiwi comedy

Rose Matafeo’s romcom Starstruck is another triumph for Kiwi comedy

The 29-year-old comic channelled two of her obsessions into her warm and very funny show; a love of romantic comedies and a fascination with celebrity culture.

  • by Ben Pobjie
Loki is a genre-bending buddy-cop show – and it works brilliantly
★★★★
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Loki is a genre-bending buddy-cop show – and it works brilliantly

Tom Hiddleston as superhero Loki and Owen Wilson, playing a grizzled detective, are a hoot in this latest instalment of the Marvel franchise.

  • by Brad Newsome