Back in June, we reviewed the best and worst TV for the first six months of 2018 (see episode 10 of Binge List) and now we're wrapping up by reviewing the second half of the year. What have been the must-watch shows, and what have been the big let downs? There is plenty of agreement and disagreement, and even a few fireworks! We also name our fave shows of the whole year. Do you agree? Let us know!
This week we preview the best of Christmas holidays viewing! On the agenda: Stan's upcoming Aussie drama Bloom, starring Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Ryan Corr and Jacki Weaver. We also drag up for Christmas with RuPaul's Holi-Slay Spectacular, and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4. There's dynastic drama in Foxtel's Succession, and we preview new subscription streaming service 10 All Access. We also run through the best of the rest for the holidays, including YouTube sensation Dr Pimple...
This week we review the return of The Blake Mysteries - without Craig McLachlan - plus the debut of new SBS drama On The Ropes. Eighties cartoon favourite She-Ra is back in She-Ra and The Princesses of Power - and she's totally down with gender fluidity! Plus there's plenty of controversy in new documentary Is Australia Sexist? We interview host Yumi Stynes. We also review Escape At Dannemora, and run through the ABC and SBS's new offerings for 2019, including big Eurovision news.
This week we review two major reboots of smash hit 90s sitcoms: The Conners (that's Roseanne without Roseanne) and Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown. Hint - one of them is amazing and the other is absolutely awful! We also check out the tense finale of controversial quiz show Child Genius, and we review Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. And our hidden gem this week is Jon Lequizamo's Latin History for Morons.
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This week we discuss season four of Outlander, and fascinating junior reality on The Secret Life of Four Years Olds. We also talk through the ABC's four new comedy pilots for its Fresh Blood project: adult cartoon Koala Man, millenial hell in Why Are You Like This?, Bathurst shenanigans with The Angus Project, and shopping mall carry-on with Be Your Own Boss. We look at the latest take on John le Carré's Little Drummer Girl,and American comedy, Crashing. Join Who magazine's Matt Denby, Gavin...
Clare is back - and she's got plenty of opinions! This week we review the final season of House of Cards, Peter Helliar and Lisa McCune in new sitcom How To Stay Married, tabloid drama and chilling death knocks in Press, and comedy-drama with You're The Worst. We also talk through the Aussie networks' new offerings for 2019. What's this about big changes for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Love Island? And you'll want to know all about Lego Masters.
This week we review movie icon Julia Roberts' transition to TV in hot new series Homecoming. Plus we take a look at the ABC's new true crime series, Barrenjoey Road, which examines the disappearance of Sydney teen Trudy Adams. And Spicks and Specks is returning with some surprises - we chat to Adam Hills all about it! Also on the agenda pure horror with The Haunting of Hill House, and we talk Spanish drama Elite.
Matt's so back, and we have a very special guest in the studio, as we discuss two new dramas, Fighting Season and Bodyguard. Also on the agenda: the very latest on The Bachelorette, plus Netflix's extremely controversial reimagination of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. We take a trip into in-law hell with the new season of reality TV hit Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings, and we also examine Stan's All American.
Matt's back as we discuss the latest goings on on The Bachelorette, the second season of Netflix's crime hit Making A Murderer, new anthology series The Romanoffs, SBS's controversial new series How 'Mad' Are You?, plus Toni Collette in Wanderlust, and hot kiddie show Bluey.
The first female Doctor has arrived, so what's the verdict on Jodie Whittaker's debut in Doctor Who? Plus, have we found 2018's best Australian drama in thriller Pine Gap? We also talk about the second season of the revived Will & Grace, new high-concept drama Manifest, the pointy end of The Block and hidden gem Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain.
The Binge List tribe give their verdict on Australian Survivor as it heads into finale week and check out the latest US season. Plus - major forking spoiler alert - we talk The Good Place S3. And we get excited about the new seasons of The Good Doctor and The Resident, examine new factual series Paramedics and Emergency Call, decide whether to binge (or not to binge) Mr Inbetween and take a look at Quincy.
This week, we analyse the Heathers reboot - does it live up to the 1988 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater? Plus, we take a look at Emmy winners The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Godless. In TV news, we chat to Meshel Laurie ahead of her participation in Go Back To Where You Came From Live and get excited about the Veronica Mars revival. And we ask To Binge Or Not To Binge Netflix's cop dramedy The Good Cop.
This week we enter the world of footballer's wives and girlfriends with Playing For Keeps. We also investigate Netflix's new series Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and the ABC true crime docu-series, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane. Also on the agenda: A Very English Scandal, Black Comedy and Nude.
This week our special guest is Vanessa Sunshine - and she doesn't hold back! We also dissect some very interesting changes on The Bachelor. And it's Ryan Murphy's week with Pose and American Horror Story: Apocalypse. We also revisit the classic doco Paris is Burning. We give our Emmys tips, and also talk Schitt's Creek and American Vandal.
This week we talk Take Me Out with the hilarious Joel Creasey, who reveals all about the show, plus his upcoming Netflix special - and he shares a bizarre revelation about Kendra Wilkinson and Donald Trump. We also discuss teen romcom sensation To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and the return of Ashlee Simpson in Ashlee & Evan. Also on the agenda: Kidding, plus a special treat for retro TV fans - if you're a devotee of Buffy or Dawson's Creek you'll want to hear this!
Angie and Yvie from Gogglebox guest co-host the show with Matt, Clare and Gavin, plus we talk about Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and Aaron and David's historic same-sex wedding on Neighbours. We also review Ozark and Dark Tourist.
This week, we discuss The Bachelor, and there's plenty to say about Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, Vanessa Sunshine and more. We also talk to Cass! Also on the agenda: Netflix's Insatiable - which has recently been mired in a 'fatphobia' controversy. The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is back with Disenchantment - but is it funny? We discuss Ten's pilot week - including Dave, Disgrace, Drunk History, Taboo, Skit Happens, Trial By Kyle and Bring Back Saturday Night. Our hidden gem this...
This week WHO magazine's Matthew Denby, Clare Rigden and Gavin Scott discuss the wealth of Aussie drama returning to screens this week. On the agenda: brand new shark attack drama Bite Club, the final season of A Place To Call Home, and the returns of Doctor Doctor, Rake, 800 Words and The Letdown. We also interview Rodger Corser, Noni Hazlehurst, Todd Lasance and Outlander's David Berry.
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee join Binge List host Matthew Denby and WHO magazine's TV experts Clare Rigden and Gavin Scott in our studio just off the Home and Away sound stage (yes, that is relevant - you'll find out why) to discuss this week's hottest reality TV. On the agenda: Dance Boss, True Story with Hamish and Andy, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Block and Australian Survivor and... something very new called Pardon Me. We also interview Dannii Minogue, and Russell Hantz from...
WHO's Binge List team discuss the season returns of Orange Is The New Black and Better Call Saul. Also on the agenda: Casey Donovan in new comedy Street Smart, from the creators of Here Come The Habibs. And real life terror meets blood-spattered camp in American Horror Story: Cult, plus weight wars explode on Dietland.