Ethan Sills

Ethan Sills writes about film and television for Debate magazine and is currently looking for a job. He was born in Auckland in 1994.

Television
May 26, 2017

How uncomfortable are superhero costumes? A chat with Legends of Tomorrow's Matt Letscher

Ethan Sills talks to Matt Letscher, star of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, about playing the villain and what it's really like to wear a superhero costume all day.

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Books
Apr 11, 2017

Why 74 staff have taken voluntary redundancy at Auckland libraries

A razor gang at the Auckland Council led to yesterday's announcement that the city's libraries are cutting 74 members of staff. Former Auckland librarian Ethan Sills reports.

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Books
Oct 4, 2016

Holy Double Standards, Batman! Examining the false diversity in modern comics

Wonder Woman is the latest and biggest star of Marvel and DC’s quest to appear as diverse as possible in an attempt at drawing in readers. But as Ethan Sills discusses, their superficial efforts leave a lot to be desired.

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Television
Sep 26, 2016

More Terry Teo, less Filthy Rich: why NZ television needs to learn from our kidult success

TVNZ's Terry Teo remake is a return to form for New Zealand family programming, says Ethan Sills, and a shining example of what our local television should be. What will it take for the rest of the industry to take note?

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Television
Jul 13, 2016

Let the people decide: Why public voting could help save local drama

Ethan Sills makes a case for how NZ on Air can rectify some of its past woes: let the public be more involved in choosing what shows get funding.

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Television
May 27, 2016

A field guide to Happy Valley, the show that isn’t even a little bit happy

A police drama set in a West Yorkshire village may not sound like a must-watch, but Ethan Sills finds that Happy Valley is a surprisingly tense and graphic thriller that packs an emotional punch.

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Television
Apr 19, 2016

A week in the Neighbours hotel death trap

In its annual tradition of blowing something up, Neighbours based a whole week around the destruction of their cursed hotel. Ethan Sills sat through five nights of deaths, shock returns and a whole lot of dust.

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Gaming
Feb 16, 2016

Still trying to catch ’em all – my life as a Pokémon obsessive

February 27 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Pokémon games ever to be released. Mega-fan Ethan Sills looks back at how a collection of outlandish Japanese creatures became a worldwide phenomenon.

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Television
Dec 15, 2015

Soap Day: A Year of Neighbours – Killer Castles, Doggy Daydreams & Blasts From the Past

Neighbours turned 30 this year with the same soapy melodrama and sense of humour that have been the show's hallmarks since 1985. Ethan Sills wouldn't have it any other way.

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