television

television 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.

television 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.

television November 12, 2016

Rose Byrne in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’

After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.

television 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.

television 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.

television October 1, 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.

television 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.

television June 11, 2016

Bruna Papandrea’s journey from Elizabeth to Hollywood

The Australian-born Hollywood producer putting women’s stories at the centre of film and television.

television June 4, 2016

'Secret City' director Emma Freeman

Director Emma Freeman's filmography includes some of Australia’s best-loved TV dramas, but her greatest challenge came at a much earlier age.

television May 21, 2016

ABC TV’s ‘Comedy Showroom’

The ABC’s sitcom incubator Comedy Showroom includes those who mistakenly believe comedy is a tool to fix the world’s problems or protect our freedoms.

television May 14, 2016

Rake actor Richard Roxburgh's adult themes

While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.