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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex and Mike are no strangers to the work of Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under, True 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"?
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?