Helen Razer
is a writer and broadcaster. She is The Saturday Paper’s television critic and gardening columnist.

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news July 08, 2017

‘Catastrophe’

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sharp comedy Catastrophe gets to the truth of love and marriage, in all its strain and splendour.

news June 10, 2017

The Return of ‘Twin Peaks’

As the latest Twin Peaks again pushes the boundaries of everyday morality, the viewer ponders its creator’s desire to illuminate the darkness in our souls.

news May 20, 2017

Reviving a garden for winter

The cold of late autumn can make it difficult to tend neglected gardens, but a fortifying nip can get you out improving the soil and installing seedlings.

news April 22, 2017

Big Little Lies

From the designer clothes to the covetable houses to the A-list cast, Big Little Lies is a quality potboiler. But beyond the gloss, the series explores deeper social issues in a refreshingly nuanced way.

news March 18, 2017

Married at First Sight

You may not learn anything from the lab-coated matchmaking experts of Married at First Sight, but the show captures the reality of today’s dating culture.

news December 24, 2016

Flowers for summer

Summer may not be the most agreeable season to toil in the garden, but a little bit of labour now can bring good results down the track.

news October 29, 2016

ABC TV’s ‘Rosehaven’

In Rosehaven, Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola have delivered a comedy comparable to Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, with the wit to reflect on life’s disappointments without eschewing laughs.

news October 01, 2016

Australia’s best TV drama, ‘Offspring’

At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.

news June 25, 2016

ABC TV’s ‘Cleverman’

Breaking from TV's tradition of explaining Indigenous causes, the ABC’s sci-fi drama Cleverman makes no attempt to heal or instruct.

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