Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has written an online journal since 1998. When she is not spending time coming up with TV crossover back stories for The Good Wife's guest characters, she drinks and edits The Wellingtonista (wellingtonista.com).

Television
Jul 19, 2016

Help: I'm being held hostage by HGTV

Joanna McLeod explains why she can't break free from HGTV and the mysterious allure of The Property Brothers.

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Television
May 31, 2016

God defend our free land: A patriotic celebration of Kiwi music in international TV shows

As we come to the end of NZ Music Month, Joanna McLeod remembers the most iconic times that NZ music weaseled its way onto international prime time television.

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Television
May 3, 2016

Knope we can – How to win at life using lessons from Parks & Recreation

Joanna McLeod collates her favourite life lessons from Parks and Recreation's Pawnee, the little town built on optimism, fizzy drinks and a thousand rubber nipples.

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Television
Mar 18, 2016

Fava beans and Chianti? The most disgustingly perfect dishes to enjoy during Hannibal

Joanna McLeod takes you on a culinary journey through the deliciously disgusting TV series Hannibal, matching each episode to a challenging meal.

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Television
Jan 26, 2016

What Mark Weldon and MediaWorks can learn from 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy

With MediaWorks continuing to spiral down a strange rabbit hole full of new shubs, Joanna McLeod discovers a hero that could help Mark Weldon rediscover his path to greatness: 30 Rock's fictional network boss Jack Donaghy.

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