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Our expert-led deep dive into the world of television and streaming.

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 15, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 15, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 15, 2018, 54.87 MB
Tue 15 May 2018

Our television expert might be compromising his double degree to be here but it's alllll good (or so he says). Is reviewing Safe (2018) worth the academic risk? Uhh... sure! Standing at a solid 6.5 rating from the man himself, this Michael Hall starrer (of Dexter fame) is only 10 episodes long with no future seasons in sight. A quick binge indeed - your degree will be fiiiine. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 8, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 8, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 8, 2018, 4.49 MB
Tue 8 May 2018

Television extraordinaire Sam Sinnott gives us the lowdown on the highly-anticipated second season of Netflix's Dear White People. Is Mikey a fan? Is PC culture simply taking it too far? There's only one way to find out. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 1, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 1, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: May 1, 2018, 18.23 MB
Tue 1 May 2018

It's a Blade Runner-esq pick this week. Netflix's Altered Carbon (2018) features cortical stacks, memory transplants, synthetic bodies, and a strong-willed mercenary at the centre of it all. All delivered through the filter of a delicious dystopian cyberpunk lens - don't miss it. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 24, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 24, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 24, 2018, 15.77 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

You can't have too many superhero spinoff shows, can ya? Television expert Sam sure doesn't think so. This week we delve into Netflix's new politically-charged series Black Lightning (2018), which explores themes of black pain and power through vigilante DC Comics character Jefferson Pierce. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 17, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 17, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 17, 2018, 16.71 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Television extraordinaire and absolute nerd Sam Sinnott joins us in studio to discuss Marvel Comics' Legion, featuring Parks and Rec's Aubrey Plaza and Downton's dashing Dan Stevens. Rejoice! This one superhero thing is not only good, but it's so good you can watch twice. Delicious. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 10, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 10, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 10, 2018, 54.87 MB
Tue 10 Apr 2018

Sam's chatting about a show he absolutely hates this week. Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet is an ambitious series trying to combine family values with gory zombie-lore. With its second season underway, our television expert can only pray it's not renewed for a third. 

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 3, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 3, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Sam Sinnott: April 3, 2018, 17.1 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Sam's in to chat about Netflix's ambitious new coming of age series On My Block, which looks at rivalling gangs running a Californian suburb through a comedic lense. Featuring a diverse cast of mainly POC actors, it's fresh and young and takes a lighter look at rather bleak situations. Mike ends up chatting about Annihilation for most of it. 

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 20, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 20, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 20, 2018, 30.12 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Alex and Mike are no strangers to the work of Alan Ball (American BeautySix Feet UnderTrue Blood), whose new work Here & Now is only a mere two episodes deep. Is it worthy of the HBO primetime spot? Or is it, as some critics are saying, "painfully woke and trite"?

Thanks to NEON.

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: February 13, 2018, 32.72 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Alex steps in to the ever-so-slightly Wayback Machine to feature one of New Zealand's most successful comedy exports, Flight of the Conchords. How does the humour stand up at the ten year mark? And how on earth do we still remember the words to all the bloody tunes?

Thanks to NEON.

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: January 30, 2018, 33.51 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Alex and Mike agree to disagree on the television series remake of David Michôd's Animal Kingdom. Fast paced gritty crime drama or a Fast an' the Furious fail?

Thanks to NEON.