Alex Casey

Alex Casey is the Senior Writer at The Spinoff and host of the On the Rag podcast. Email her on alex@thespinoff.co.nz

Television
Feb 22, 2018

Can you survive Jordan Mauger's 'douchey' return to The Bachelor?

Our local Bachelor exports have finally made it to the international stage in The Bachelor Winter Games, but at what cost to the nation? 

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Television
Feb 21, 2018

Jeremy Wells went on a date with Judith Collins last night

Alex Casey recaps the first political speed date on Seven Sharp, wherein Jeremy Wells wooed Judith Collins in the TVNZ foyer.

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Television
Feb 20, 2018

A list of times The Casketeers nearly buried me alive

With the coffin lid closing on the first season of The Casketeers, Alex Casey looks back at some of the greatest comedy moments.

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Television
Feb 15, 2018

Turns out Simon Barnett’s new show is absolute mayhem (WATCH)

Simon Barnett's new show began over the weekend, and within minutes something extraordinary had happened. Alex Casey recaps the mayhem. 

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Television
Feb 14, 2018

How one dad’s emails made for a bloody charming TV show

Alex Casey watches Subject: Dad, a show that proves there's still nothing funnier or sweeter than emails from parents. 

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Society
Feb 14, 2018

Georgina Beyer still has a fire in her belly

Alex Casey talks to Georgina Beyer, ex-sex worker and world's first transgender mayor and transgender Member of Parliament, about her extraordinary life. 

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Television
Feb 12, 2018

Baby Mama’s Club is starting a representation revolution

Alex Casey talks to Hanelle Harris, creator of Baby Mama's Club, about smashing stereotypes and writing Mums who sleep around. 

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Television
Feb 7, 2018

Seven Sharp vs The Project – where do your 7pm allegiances lie?

Television saddo Alex Casey watched both Seven Sharp AND The Project on Monday night to bring you this harrowing report. 

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Television
Jan 31, 2018

The perfect cocktail of medical shows to shoot straight into your veins

To prepare for The Good Doctor arriving to Lightbox next week, Alex Casey breaks down five more of the best medical shows you can binge. 

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Television
Jan 31, 2018

In a post-Weinstein world, shows like Liar feel queasier than ever

Alex Casey watches Sunday night drama Liar, a British thriller that calls one woman's account of sexual assault into serious question. 

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Television
Jan 24, 2018

A concise list of times The Office US nearly destroyed me

To celebrate the complete boxset of The Office US arriving to Lightbox, Alex Casey lists some of her favourite moments from the show. 

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Television
Jan 24, 2018

What’s TVNZ serving up for breakfast in 2018?

Alex Casey watches the debut of a new look Breakfast on TVNZ1, and assesses the buffet of early morning news options. 

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Television
Jan 15, 2018

The bleakest moments from the return of The AM Show

Alex Casey checks in with the gang from The AM Show for their first show of the year. 

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Television
Jan 14, 2018

The Casketeers is an instant Kiwi classic

Alex Casey reviews The Casketeers, an ingenious documentary set within the four walls of an Onehunga funeral home. 

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Television
Jan 12, 2018

What’s new (or coming back) to New Zealand telly in 2018?

Alex Casey plucks out some of the more notable local telly to look forward to in 2018.

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Television
Jan 9, 2018

Like Curb Your Enthusiasm? Pour yourself a tall drink of Loudermilk

Alex Casey watches Loudermilk, a bitterly funny dramedy about staying off the sauce.

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Media
Jan 5, 2018

Summer reissue: Helen Clark is on a permanent Twitter AMA

Most world leaders are content with typing their own name into Twitter, or coining new weird words. Not Helen Clark, who solves pub arguments and affirms her past deeds, writes Alex Casey.

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Television
Dec 30, 2017

Summer reissue: Is The Handmaid’s Tale… a documentary?

Alex Casey delves into the endless relevance of The Handmaid’s Tale, available exclusively on Lightbox. 

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Society
Dec 22, 2017

The secret life of mall Santas

If you thought your Christmas mall visits were bad, how about donning a fake beard and a fat suit? Alex Casey talks to two professional mall Santas about becoming The Big Man. 

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Television
Dec 20, 2017

Meet the man making sweet TV music with Seth Rogen

Alex Casey talks to Halli Cauthery, the composer who created the synth soundtrack to Seth Rogen’s Future Man.

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Television
Dec 15, 2017

Breaking news: Mike Hosking has feelings

Alex Casey watches the last episode of Seven Sharp with Mike Hosking and Toni Street at the helm. 

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Television
Dec 13, 2017

The new show from Offspring creators puts the West family to shame

Alex Casey watches Sisters, the new Aussie dramedy from the people who created Offspring and Puberty Blues.

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Television
Dec 11, 2017

What is your favourite local TV show of the year?

It's time to make some serious calls about New Zealand television in 2017, starting and ending with this short survey. 

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Television
Dec 7, 2017

Sad parade confirms two more Kiwi Bachelorettes in The Bachelor Winter Games

Two more ex-Bachelor NZ contestants are headed to represent New Zealand on the international reality TV stage, and Alex Casey is bloody excited. 

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Television
Dec 6, 2017

You might have missed New Zealand’s drama of the year

After it cleaned up a pile of awards last week, Alex Casey watches TVNZ1's Jean to see what all the fuss is about. 

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Television
Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 TV Awards: winners, losers and all the shade in between

The TV awards return after five years away and reveal an industry boiling with rage and extremely fun to watch.

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