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
Apr 20, 2018

The greatest hits from the Anika Moa and Hilary Barry era of Seven Sharp

Alex Casey looks back at two glorious weeks of Anika Moa guest hosting on Seven Sharp alongside Hilary Barry.

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Television
Apr 19, 2018

'You look like my brother' and more crushing awkwardness from First Dates NZ

Alex Casey watches the charming, awkward return of First Dates NZ, including a famous radio host and a Lannister situation for the ages.

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Television
Apr 17, 2018

Meet the woman bringing The Muppets to Wellington

Alex Casey talks to Nic Marshall, director of the Jim Henson Retrospectacle, about her decade-long mission to bring The Muppets down under. 

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Television
Apr 16, 2018

‘Would you like me to also be a different skin colour and male?’ – Anika Moa claps back at tattoo criticism on Seven Sharp

It only took a week for the Anika-era of Seven Sharp to get its first fiery moment, writes Alex Casey. 

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Television
Apr 9, 2018

NZ Bachelorette claims producers banned her from eating dessert

An ex-Bachelorette has opened up about her experience on The Bachelor NZ, claiming that producers monitored her weight and banned her from eating dessert.

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Television
Apr 6, 2018

Here’s why everyone is mad about the rude bum show

Alex Casey reads through the complaints against Naked Attraction, the very rude show that aired on TVNZ last year.

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Society
Apr 3, 2018

Does cosplay in New Zealand have a consent problem?

Conventions like Armageddon Expo allow cosplayers to celebrate their biggest pop culture passions. But, as Alex Casey found out, they can also be an opportunity for unwanted photography, groping and harassment.

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Television
Mar 31, 2018

Raised by Wolves celebrates howling, hilarious working class women

Alex Casey introduces Raised by Wolves, a coming-of-age sitcom created by UK feminist firebrand Caitlin Moran.

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Television
Mar 29, 2018

Key learnings from an explosive final week on MAFS Australia

Alex Casey watches the final week of Married at First Sight Australia, and comes away with some important lessons for the new season of the New Zealand franchise.

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Society
Mar 27, 2018

Everything the movies taught us about sex is a lie

Alex Casey talks to the women behind Body Double, a show in the Auckland Arts Festival that seeks to destroy traditional ideas of sex, desire and female passivity in the bedroom.

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Media
Mar 26, 2018

In plain sight: the fashion industry responds to Pavement revelations

We collate some of the strongest responses from people involved in the fashion industry and the Pavement scene at the time.

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Television
Mar 23, 2018

How a kids’ show about a sentient roller coaster might just be the future of NZ TV

International co-production Nori: Roller Coaster Boy is one of two new Lightbox Originals, representing the TV service's first foray into original programming. Alex Casey talked to the NZ creatives behind it.

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Television
Mar 18, 2018

Keeping Up With The Champagne Lady is a real show now

Alex Casey watches the Anne Batley-Burton spinoff show the country has been waiting for.

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Society
Mar 8, 2018

Meet the retired women who refuse to stay in, dress down and fade away

Alex Casey has lunch with The Red Hat Society in Auckland, a group of retired women who don't give a hoot about growing old. 

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Media
Mar 6, 2018

‘I’ve already had my heart broken multiple times’: Ali Mau on hearing the stories of #MeTooNZ

Alex Casey talks to Ali Mau about the launch of #MeTooNZ, a nationwide investigation into sexual harassment. 

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Music
Mar 5, 2018

I finally got to tell Pete Wentz how much he meant to me

Ahead of Fall Out Boy returning to New Zealand on their MANIA tour next week, Alex Casey fulfils her teenage dream by getting one-on-one time with Pete Wentz. 

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Television
Mar 4, 2018

Five hidden gems tucked away on TVNZ Ondemand

Over the years, TVNZ’s Ondemand service has spat out some pretty weird offerings. Alex Casey brings us the best of whats hidden on the homegrown streaming service.

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Society
Feb 28, 2018

The best of David Seymour defending the mythical sexy meat Minotaur

Alex Casey rounds up the highlights from a very funny RNZ interview with David Seymour about his very stupid t-shirt.

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Television
Feb 27, 2018

Bargain: cancelled TVNZ drama Filthy Rich has joined Trademe to sell some very fancy stuff

The Filthy Rich TradeMe account reveals an embarrassment of riches, discovers Alex Casey. 

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Television
Feb 26, 2018

A villain from The Bachelor US dishes the dirt on UnREAL

Ahead of UnREAL season three arriving exclusively to Lightbox tomorrow, Olivia Caridi from The Bachelor US takes us behind the curtain of reality romance.

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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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