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Insatiable review

IS INSATIABLE offensive? Hell yes. But not in the way you think. When Netflix dropped the trailer for its new soapy dramedy, howls of outrage followed. Contained within its two-minutes were scenes of a fat girl turned skinny out for revenge. It was fat-shaming. But that’s not Insatiable’s problem, at …

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What’s on TV

THERE’S something so voyeuristic about discovering what your friends and families are watching, especially when they don’t know you’re looking. I share a Fetch account with a former workmate, which means I can see exactly which movies and TV shows he’s been watching. It seems like every time I log …

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The Romanoffs TV show

AMAZON Prime Video has dropped the first look trailer for anticipated drama The Romanoffs. The anthology series is the brainchild of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and will tell the modern-day stories of people who believe they’re descendants of the doomed Romanoff family. In one scene in the trailer, one …

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Maniac

“THIS is multi-reality brain magic sh*t.” That about sums up Netflix’s bonkers new series Maniac, which just dropped its first full trailer today. The premise of the show, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Jane Eyre), is about two people, Annie (Emma Stone) and Owen (Jonah Hill), who become …

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Netflix

IT ALMOST didn’t happen but House of Cards season six finally has a release date. The final season of the political thriller will drop on Netflix on November 2 — more specifically, at 6pm AEDT for those of you who want to mark it in your calendar. The shorter eight-episode …

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Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis

IF YOU don’t like extremely inappropriate jokes, you might want to stop reading right now. Celebrities including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Demi Moore, Edward Norton, Dennis Rodman and Martha Stewart lined up to take pot shots at each other and at Bruce Willis for the Comedy Central Roast of the Die Hard …

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The X-Files season 11

“I’M VERY pessimistic right now,” The X-Files creator Chris Carter says over the phone from Vancouver. He’s worried about the state of the world. This is a man whose imagination has envisioned so many apocalyptic scenarios, portrayed on his iconic sci-fi series, but it’s real-life that has him terrified. “I …

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Big Bang Theory

THERE’S good news for those hoping that Season 12 won’t be the end of the smash-hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. The network seems confident that the show will continue beyond the cast’s current contracts. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl told reporters at Sunday’s Television Critics Association summer press tour …

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Star Trek

IT’S the news Trekkies wished for but could not possibly expect to actually happen. Star Trek legend Patrick Stewart surprised fans over the weekend when he announced that he is going to reprise the iconic role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. Stewart played Picard for 178 …

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What’s on TV

IT SHOULD come as a surprise to absolutely no one that young people aren’t watching traditional TV. Roy Morgan research published by Fairfax shows that every “psychographic” demographic is watching less linear TV, especially “young optimists” with a third of them eschewing free-to-air commercial TV all together. The only group …

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