Category: Television

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RADMON RECOMMENDS: Big Little Lies

Some major spoilers for the show may be discussed!

Take a New York Times best-selling novel and adapt it for the small screen. Add an award winning director plus a Hollywood A-list cast, and what do you get?…high expectations. Did Big Little Lies live up to the hype that surrounded it? Absolutely! Adapted from Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, Big Little Lies takes place amongst the nouveau rich of the Californian town of Monterey where beautiful houses juxtapose ugly lives. The premise of the show is a murder mystery, however, it deviates from the traditional “who killed ‘x’ and why?” chase that we see again and again. Instead, ‘who’ was murdered, ‘how’ they were murdered and ‘why’ is only revealed in the final episode, though the clues are there for those looking. Given the murder mystery genre is saturated, the deviation from the usual pattern is refreshing. Read more …

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‘Girls’: Perfectly Imperfect

*Some spoilers for the show may be discussed!*

How do you say goodbye to perfection? Damned if I know.

I’ll start by saying HBO’s Girls was not perfect, not even close. Yet, the imperfections of Lena Dunham’s brain child only ever worked to highlight the perfect parts and the importance of the characters on a well-respected network. Since it’s inception, immediately the audience was introduced to characters with distinct personalities that you can envision yourself being, gone were the days of the Sex and the City girls, the new wave of Girls had hit the streets hard.

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Rove McManus on “Whovians”

Doctor Who​ returns to our screens this Sunday on ABC TV​, followed by ABC2​’s brand new companion show ‘Whovians‘ hosted by the incredible Rove McManus​ at 8:30pm every Sunday. Rove joined Morning Glory​‘s Shelbui Inglis​ and Connor Johnston​ live on air this week to give us a taste of what fans can expect from “Whovians”, debate the ethical consequences for landing a spaceship on Uluru, hear our pleas for the return of #RoveLive and much more! Catch both the highlights reel and the entire 20 minute interview below.  Read more …

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Teachers Changing Suit: The Issue with Netflix’s Riverdale

Please note that this post contains plot discussion and spoilers regarding the first episode of Netflix’s “Riverdale”

As a fan of the original Archie Comics I was surprised to find that the teacher, Ms Grundy was portrayed not as the older, proficient teacher of Riverdale High, instead she was used to market a new subplot of forbidden love between her and Archie.

The scene appears like this: Archie is chopping wood, of all things. Unbeknownst to him, the Slurpee-sipping, Julliard bound teacher is in her car watching him. With a glimpse of his abs the decision is made to invite him inside her car because “it’s far too hot” for him to be working so hard. Within seconds the frame cuts to teacher and student having sex in the back of her car. Read more …

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2016: The Year That Was

2016. A year of unexpected victories, devestating losses and of course, memes.

With a few hours left until the world enters 2017, our upcoming News Director Avanti Oberoi has taken the opportunity to collate, commentate and analyse the most influential news stories of the last 12 months. From January to December, David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, the Australian Open to the US Election – what were the events that shaped our year, both domestically and internationally, into the one that we are about to bid farewell to? This is Radio Monash’s “2016: The Year The Was” Read more …

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LIVE EVENT: Radio Monash’s 2016 Holiday Wrap Up

From our families to yours, and all of us here at Radio Monash – Happy Holidays!

It’s Radio Monash’s biggest show of the decade! 16 Presenters, a Live Studio Audience, a Heap of Free Giveaways and enough Christmas Cheer to drown a Reindeer! Join Yusuf Aly, Shelbui Inglis, Donald Shackleton, Anthony Crabb, Lola Ayeni, Connor Johnston, Paul Waxman, Sayu Umeda, Aleks Djukic, Peggie Sakwa, Avanti Oberoi, Annie Zeleznikow, Oisin Collins, Paris Balla, Sahana Kashyap, and Helen Nguyen for the ultimate treat in festive viewing. With interviews, open discussions and messages from all around – This is one RadMon special you do not want to miss!

Radio Monash would like to extend a giant amount of thanks to Rob and Leonie for the use of their space which continues to enchant and delight hundreds of locals every night with their incredible lights display. Having the absolute privilege of sitting down with the couple on the night, it was so refreshing to discover that the only aspect of their character that outweighs their creative genius is their genuine humility and selflessness – continuing to raise funds for ‘Very Special Kids’ – the Children’s Charity. You can catch Radio Monash’s interview with Rob and Leonie right here on Radio Monash from Boxing Day, as well as listening to a few highlights in the special below.

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RadMon Recommends: Please Like Me

Situational Comedies, or as they are more commonly known, “Sit-Coms”, have been through interesting phases of development since I Love Lucy graced people’s tiny black and white boxes in the 1950s. In the 66 or so years that sit-coms have been popular, shows within this genre have been fake documentaries, candid peeks into “real” family lives and tales of “nerds” trying to exist in the real world. And although these shows attempted to represent “situations” between a family or a group of friends, no other modern show comes even close to being as realistically situational as Josh Thomas’ Comedy, Please Like Me. Read more …

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INTERVIEWS: RadMon on the Red Carpet – 2016 AACTA Awards

On Wednesday Radio Monash were thrilled to to attend the 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney. Covering the event live from the Red Carpet, our presenters were face to face with some of the most iconic and celebrated personalities of the Australian Film and TV Industry. Radio Monash is the first community owned and student-run media organisation to be invited to the event in the history of awards, which is an achievement we are both incredibly humbled and excited by. You can watch a specially made highlight video, as well as all 19 of our full length interviews, below. Read more …

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Radio Monash to attend the 2016 AACTA Awards in Sydney

Radio Monash are thrilled to announce that it will be sending four presenters to attend the 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney next week. Covering the event live from the Red Carpet on Wednesday the 7th of December, our presenters will be face to face with some of the most iconic and celebrated personalities of the Australian Film and TV Industry. Radio Monash is the first community owned and student-run media organisation to be invited to the event in the history of awards, which is an achievement we are both incredibly humbled and excited by. Read more …

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Why “CLASS” should be your next TV Addiction…

What formula does a television show need to be successful; and more importantly: What aspects of a series do audiences reward?

Of course there is no standard answer for these questions, however in reflection of the current trends in the television industry some common elements naturally arise. Audiences reward accessibility, originality, energy and creativity – otherwise known as four aspects that seem to be embedded into the framework of the brand new drama from the BBC, “Class”, which marathon aired its first two episodes on ABC2 last night. Read more …

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Upon Reflection: “Black Mirror”

WARNING: DISCUSSION OF PLOT POINTS! SPOILERS!

Modern Television has been dominated by countless “quality” TV shows, with ongoing stories spanning multiple seasons, with plenty of inter-season cliffhangers, and numbers of characters names to memorise to keep up with continuity. With these epic tales like Game of ThronesThe Walking Dead and Breaking Bad being centre stage on our televisions, dramatic anthology shows are dearly missed. Anthology shows (anthology meaning a different plot and cast of characters between episodes and seasons), need no memorisations of which character is which and why that character is out for revenge and so forth. Shows like The Twilight Zone and Goosebumps scared us to death, and the more revolutionary and recent entry into this genre American Horror Story, spooked us and entertained us. But a new anthology series has arrived, albeit 5 years ago but its 3rd season has just premiered on Netflix, to change the way we view horror / sci-fi anthology series, and TV stories for that matter. This show doesn’t contain haunted houses, parallel universes or cursed masks fusing to someone’s face, nor are there supernatural beings, ghouls nor spirits, Black Mirror nosedives headfirst into the most terrifying thing in human existence: inevitability, and the future.

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