But is it art…? Fast-car fans Maurice and Harry in the Art Gallery of New South Wales in ABC’s Everyone’s A Critic.
The ABC’s reality TV show Everyone’s A Critic puts ‘everyday’ Australians in galleries. It is a compelling premise for an art show, but a tad disappointing.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season ten.
RuPaul’s Drag Race, now in its tenth season, is an extraordinary success. But the show valorises a specific form of masculinity and is still grappling with a rapidly changing discourse around gender.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
Roseanne Barr at an event for the 75th Golden Globe Awards this year.
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The decision to cancel the series – and remove it from air in Australia – demonstrates there is a clear line that even money can’t cross.
Popular sitcoms like Modern Family avoid reflecting on wider economic realities: Roseanne has filled a void.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
In Season Two, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) reclaims the identity stripped from her by GIlead.
In the much awaited second season of the TV series, Offred is more openly defiant than she was in Margaret Atwood’s novel. Still, the first two episodes remain true to the themes of Atwood’s book.
The cast of ABC TV’s Employable Me.
Employable Me is being touted as the feel good TV series of 2018. But will it make any difference to how employers approach jobseekers with disabilities?
Jenny Agutter and Laura Main in Call the Midwife.
BBC’s Call the Midwife is a celebration of working class women’s labour. In its frank, but sweet, discussion of childbirth, it has much in common with fairy tales.
The cast of The New Legends of Monkey.
ABC’s The New Legends of Monkey puts a fresh spin on the ‘80s cult classic Monkey’ continuing a long tradition of culture crossing.
Kelly Reilly as the Briton warrior Kerra in Britannia.
The new TV show Britannia dramatises the second Roman invasion of Britain. It captures the core elements of the story (despite inaccuracies) but recent archaeological finds offer thrilling insights into this time.
‘Antifasc’ as portrayed in Romper Stomper.
Stan’s remake of the 1992 film Romper Stomper swaps skinhead culture for the complexities of contemporary Australian extremist politics. In doing so, it highlights disillusion with mainstream politicians and media.
We need media literacy not only to help us detect hoax and fake news but also to read the interest of media owners behind the news.
Disney has announced that it will be launching its own streaming service for its central brands, and another one for live sports.
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Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
This is what it’s like going to the cinema when you can’t see the screen.
Should you be worried that tech giants are making huge investments in cultural content?
The Shahrouk family bring Lebanese food to Family Food Fight.
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There are more people of Middle Eastern heritage on Australian commercial TV than ever before - in drama, cooking, and Gogglebox.
Beaming in news from far away.
The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) attempts to teach ethics to Eleanor (Kristen Bell) in comedy series The Good Place.
The Good Place is a high concept comedy about what it takes to be a good person. One of the show’s charms is the way it draws on real philosophers and philosophical dilemmas.
Self-expression from the streets.