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Detective series Mare of Easttown is a hallelujah moment for TV
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Detective series Mare of Easttown is a hallelujah moment for TV

Kate Winslet investigates a murder in HBO’s deeply watchable seven-part series that upends cop show cliches.

  • by Craig Mathieson

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It’s never been an easy watch. Is it finally time to give up on Handmaid’s Tale?

It’s never been an easy watch. Is it finally time to give up on Handmaid’s Tale?

Two TV critics argue whether the fourth season of the dystopian drama has lost its way or is as gripping as ever.

  • by Craig Mathieson and Louise Rugendyke
Tina Fey does it again: Girl group comedy is one of funniest things you’ll see all year
★★★★★
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Tina Fey does it again: Girl group comedy is one of funniest things you’ll see all year

Girls5eva quickly proves itself to be one of the most charming, insightful and flat-out hilarious shows right now.

  • by Brad Newsome
Why The Rock ripped open his tough childhood and let the world watch

Why The Rock ripped open his tough childhood and let the world watch

Dwayne Johnson’s new sitcom focuses on his father’s ‘tough love’ and the moment his life began to veer off the tracks.

  • by Michael Idato
TV rewrote the rules during COVID, but are the changes here to stay?

TV rewrote the rules during COVID, but are the changes here to stay?

Actors and crews in the US have been forced to innovate while trying to create new content for a captive home audience. It has not been without risk.

  • by Matt Stevens
The new odd couple comedy with Schitt’s Creek ambitions
★★★
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The new odd couple comedy with Schitt’s Creek ambitions

Rutherford Falls is an almost achingly thoughtful endeavour, fostering compassion and understanding. It just needs more laughs.

  • by Brad Newsome
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Lincoln Younes on his nomadic life and learning to embrace uncertainty

Lincoln Younes on his nomadic life and learning to embrace uncertainty

In the years between Tangle and his recent role as Tom in the fifth season of the rural drama Doctor Doctor, the actor has learned to go with the flow.

  • by Debi Enker
A royal likeness? Why Prince Philip remained elusive on screen

A royal likeness? Why Prince Philip remained elusive on screen

No actor ever captured Prince Philip’s essence despite many attempts over the decades, one of his biographers says.

  • by Jennifer Vineyard
Menace, murder and real monsters deliver chills in this bingeable TV horror
★★★½
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Menace, murder and real monsters deliver chills in this bingeable TV horror

An African American family move to the murderously racist suburbs of 1950s Los Angeles in Them, a vivid new series in the style of Get Out.

  • by Brad Newsome
Bill Bailey is ‘qualified’ to pit Aussies and Kiwis against each other

Bill Bailey is ‘qualified’ to pit Aussies and Kiwis against each other

The British comedian has visited Australia and New Zealand for the past 25 years. It will come in handy for his latest TV role: determining which is the superior nation.

  • by Ben Pobjie
Grim business makes for extraordinarily life-affirming TV
★★★★
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Grim business makes for extraordinarily life-affirming TV

Reality series The Casketeers will wring tears and surprise you with its brilliant deadpan humour. It’s unsettlingly beautiful, heart-rending and quite marvellous.

  • by Ben Pobjie