television reviews.
September 13, 2021

The Panthers

Inspired by the American Black Panther movement, a group of young, radical, and newly educated Pasifika teenagers unite to create a more organised, non-violent portrayal of […]
August 2, 2021


Everyone’s favourite anti-hero is back. For like, the fourth time? The newest Marvel television series, Loki, sees the show’s titular character explore an entirely unseen realm […]
July 26, 2021


When it came to New Zealand television in the 2000s era, the Naked Samoans were in their bag. Written and voiced over by Oscar Kightley, David […]
July 26, 2021

The Ring-Inz

Documenting the highs and lows of Kapa Haka drama, The Ring Inz is a modern-day Māori comedy for the kids raised on the marae. Filmed in […]
May 24, 2021

What Now

Growing up in Aotearoa, I watched What Now at 8am every Sunday. The live studio audience children’s programme was chaotic in the best way, with green […]
May 24, 2021


Superhero fatigue is a real problem for the media world. After tuning my ears to the hype around Invincible, the superhero premise had my eyes rolling. […]
May 17, 2021

Stars in their Eyes

This show is one locked deep in the vault. It ran for two seasons, in 2008 and 2009, playing on TV One every Tuesday. For those […]
May 17, 2021

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Childhood channel surfing could never be beaten by a show that was quite so soaked in colour, yet utterly terrifying. John Dilworth’s Courage the Cowardly Dog […]