The Block is a crock

The block

What a bore the first episode of The Block was as we howdy-doed the four chosen couples.

No Emmy for Kiwi writer

Neil Cross

New Zealander who created BBC crime drama Luther has missed out on an Emmy today.

Seven Sharp needs sharpening

Seven Sharp

Someone at TV One should tell the Seven Sharp hosts to knock off the gag-level mutual admiration.

Campbell interview a public service

john campbell

Campbell Live' did us a great service by interviewing the father whose dead son was starting-point for the Dirty Politics furore.

Criminal minds keep going

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds is still pulling the audiences when it should, on paper, have been pensioned off.

Good golly, Miss Molly

Molly Quinn

After five seasons of playing Alexis Castle, actress Molly Quinn can’t imagine life without her.

Tough act to follow

Danielle Cormack

Danielle Cormack, like many Kiwi actors, took a leap of faith to Australia. It's a gamble that's paid off.

Knick not for squeamish

Knick strap

Steven Soderbergh's conjuring of 1900 New York makes Martin's Scorsese's Gangs of New York look lurid and over the top.

'Reflecting the truth'

Louise Nicholas on set

Robert Sarkies has filmed the story of Louise Nicholas, the woman who said she was raped by police.

Don't knock Surviving Jack

Surviving Jack

It's enough to make even Gens X and Y feel old: now it's the 90s being lampooned on television sitcom.

Ripping and real

Pirates of the Airwaves

Pirates of the Airwaves has some great advantages, but it would have been better as a movie.

The Dome's knives are out

The Dome

After a promising start, Under the Dome is now getting silly.

Harsh Georgian justice

Garrow's Law

Before Judge John Deed, before Boston Legal and even before Perry Mason, there was Will Garrow, and he was real.

A granny knot of a plot

Line of duty

The final of SoHo's Line of Duty seemed designed to leave the view gasping.

Scars left by an Antarctic mountain

Erebus doco

The Erebus doco on TV One took a harrowing, but thoughtful look at the gruelling job of cleaning up the wreckage site.

Viewers polarised

Tributes left on the CTV site's wire fence

OPINION: If only Gaylene Preston had spared us the thrush, racism, violence and ''disaster sex".

Familiar faces fail to save Pramface


The same old faces pop up British comedy Pramface, which just isn't that good or that funny.

Trust us, we're the BBC

Trust Me I'm a Doctor

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor might as well have the subtitle, Trust Us, We're the BBC.

Hope and Wire sapped of potency

hope and Wire

In its attempts not to offend, a series about the Canterbury earthquakes seems to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Paradise lost to Jonathan Creek's charms

Jonathan Creek

JANE CLIFTON - Wellington

The return of Jonathan Creek easily outclassed the formulaic Death in Paradise.

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