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Now finishing its fourth season, Rake is one of Australia’s most interesting TV dramas. ABC

Bloody good TV: how Rake changed Australian television

The ABC’s Rake is about to air its final episode. This smart, postmodern show ushered in a new kind of Australian satire: with less caricature than Front Line, more politics than Kath and Kim, and a fluid connection to high and low culture.
Christos Tsiolkas' provocative Barracuda is his latest novel to be adapted for the small screen. ABC

Christos Tsiolkas, the ‘blasphemous’ artist and Barracuda

Barracuda is the latest of Christos Tsiolkas' novels to come to the small screen. As his characters grapple with anger and isolation, Tsiolkas celebrates community and the power of literature.
Jason Watkins and Jane Horrocks, as Gavin and Julie in Trollied, elevate anxiety to an art-form. Sky1

Trollied: serves you (just) right

For the comic protagonist, the literary critic Northrop Frye once observed, life is something you get through. While tragic characters die in plangent splendour, and Marvel superheroes vanquish tech-spangled…
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’ Nick Lehr/The Conversation

Obsessed with reality TV? You may be a narcissist

Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
DNA Nation raises questions of genetics, identity and race. DNA Nation/SBS

DNA Nation raises tough questions for Indigenous Australians

The SBS documentary DNA Nation tracks three people on their 'individual genetic journey'. But for Indigenous Australians in particular, genetic testing is a can of worms - politically, ethically and technically.
Deals between metro and regional television networks are paving the way for future mergers if the media reach rules are changed. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Television agreement a WIN for Network Ten

A new affiliation between Network Ten and WIN may have been forced, but it opens the way for possible future mergers.

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