Category: Television


The Kettering Incident: Australian Television at its Finest

Take two mysterious disappearances fifteen years apart and place them in the primeval Tasmanian forest. The result is The Kettering Incident, a brooding thriller set in the small fishing village of Kettering, an hour out of Hobart. Lovers of Twin Peaks and The X-Files will be instant fans of this genre-bending series, the first full television series produced entirely in Tasmania.

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Spoilers (duh!) 

So for those of you who are new to the whole Bachelor (henceforth Bachie) franchise, the show works this way: some ‘lucky guy’, the aforementioned Bachelor, is “looking for love” and, having had some alleged ill-luck in this endeavour, is appearing on a television show to find his “perfect match” or “soul mate” – or whatever title Nicholas Sparks conjures up in his next oh-so-disgusting novel.

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Are Streaming Services Doing Anything for Australian Television?

Last Thursday saw the release of the highly anticipated television continuation of Australian horror movie Wolf Creek on on-demand subscription service Stan.

Wolf Creek is Stan’s second original series, following 2015’s improvisation comedy No Activity, which the Sydney Morning Herald praised as the “Seinfeld of cop shows” for essentially being a show about nothing and everything at the same time. However, Wolf Creek is a far more polished production than anything else emerging out of an Australian subscription video platform. Read more …