Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms
Jun21

Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms

For five weeks the audience watching Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms have borne witness to the disintegration of a motorcycle club that it’s ego-maniacal leader was too pig-headed to realise he was the reason for it’s splintering. As the Comancheros, led by Jock Ross (Matt Nable), headed west and left behind a disenfranchised, rag-tag group of men Anthony “Snoddy” Spencer (Callan Mulvey) had no choice but to step...

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A man cannot serve two masters (#Homeland S01)
Mar26

A man cannot serve two masters (#Homeland S01)

As former CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) fades into an anaesthesia-induced sleep before undertaking shock therapy to help address her bi-polar disorder, she connected the dots. She realised that Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) had been playing everyone for a fool – that he had indeed been turned and was working for Al-Qaeda, and the realisation that Brody knew the son of Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban)...

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#Revenge is a dish best served by @Channel7au
Feb14

#Revenge is a dish best served by @Channel7au

“When everything you love has been stolen from you, sometimes all you have left is revenge…” Channel 7 are on a gold mine with the new series from the US’s ABC network Revenge, which debuted in Australia last night to massive ratings (2,067,000 viewers across the five city metro markets). It’s high drama and lucious setting in the exclusive upstate New York precint of the Hamptons had hit written all over...

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Bye Bye Razorhurst (#Underbelly)
Nov07

Bye Bye Razorhurst (#Underbelly)

The fourth series in the franchise, Underbelly Razor had a lot going for it – a strong Australian story of criminals in 1920’s Sydney, a great book to base the scripts on, lots of great acting talent signed up, & none of the characters still breathing to proffer legal challenges. With promises of “the biggest story yet”, it started strongly and introduced us to Kate Leigh & Tilly Devine who owned...

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Not as angelic as you think (#CharliesAngels)
Sep29

Not as angelic as you think (#CharliesAngels)

It’s slick, fast-paced, and contains more wood than a porn film. That said the new reboot of Charlie’s Angels isn’t all bad… it just mostly is. Containing all the elements of the original series, the three ladies Kate, Eve & Abby work hard for the invisible Charlie at his dectective agency solving crimes and looking glamorous – emphasis on the latter. It’s not meant to be rocket surgery and...

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twentysomething
Sep06

twentysomething

If I lived my twenties like the characters in twentysoemthing lived theirs, it’s very likely I’d not be alive today to talk about it. While I appreciate that I’m far from the target demographic for this show, very little of it resonated as real to me. Do all Gen Y people really drink that much and avoid so much responsibility in their life? Isn’t that what your teenage years are for? To the same end, if...

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