OPINION: If only Gaylene Preston had spared us the thrush, racism, violence and ''disaster sex".
The same old faces pop up British comedy Pramface, which just isn't that good or that funny.
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor might as well have the subtitle, Trust Us, We're the BBC.
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.
JANE CLIFTON - Wellington
The return of Jonathan Creek easily outclassed the formulaic Death in Paradise.
It's nice to see British drama back up there, with the stunningly good Broadchurch bowing out last night.
The Playhouse series is a great respite form violent dramas such American Horror Story, Game of Thrones and Utopia.
Utopia is a socks-knocking-off piece of television - but it should come with a warning about when to "look away now".
War News is an interesting take on how World War I might have been reported had modern technology been available at the time.
REVIEW: Escape to the Country's has had a series of presenters and some are worse than others.
Only those heroically strong of stomach could have failed to flinch at Game of Thrones latest death scene.
James May's new series Things You Need to Know is a witty piece of educational television.
Everybody has bumped into them at some time or another, those attention-seeking wretches who pretend to be suffering from cancer.
There are occasional advantages to being on a permanent time-lag for some overseas television series – one being, we're only now saying goodbye to The Bill, UKTV, Saturday.
New police show Babylon, SoHo, Mondays, will tell you "the current position based on the facts we have in front of us at this time" – as well as the complete shemozzle behind it.
REVIEW: The history of rail is an excellent parallel to a history of us, so deeply involved was it in the settling of New Zealand.
The Voice Australia is head and shoulders above other talent shows on television.
As traditional as Vince Martin's Christmas tyre song: a John Campbell dag-rattler aimed at the Government within striking distance of the election, as in Tuesday's Campbell Live, TV3.
Anyone led to expect intelligent viewing from TV One's new cyber-thriller, Intelligence, Mondays, on the basis of its name will quickly catch on.
What better way to spend a wintry evening than in front of a warm set on a Thursday night watching 50s nostalgia?
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