Peter Douglas

Pete Douglas is an Auckland based writer stuck in the body of a corporate middle manager. When not balancing the two he raises a pair of boys with his far more talented wife.

Parents
Jan 11, 2017

For god’s sake Daddy Pig - get your shit together

Pete Douglas tries to stage an intervention for poor old Daddy Pig, the bumbling patriarch of the ever popular kids show Peppa Pig. Before we had our first son four years …

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Music
Dec 13, 2016

The glorious insanity of Train, the world’s corniest band

Pete Douglas looks on in slack-jawed bemusement at the latest song from dad-pop band Train, and wonders whether the band are serious or a brilliant troll.

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Music
Nov 22, 2016

Is this new Metallica atrocity the worst album cover ever?

Pete Douglas recoils in horror at the cover of the new Metallica record, placing it top of his worst album covers ever chart.

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Television
Nov 17, 2016

We’re with them: A salute to the ambitious women of the small screen

Pete Douglas seeks to find some light in the dark as we near the end of a horrific year, lining up some incredible TV women who have risen above the Worst Men Ever.

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Television
Nov 1, 2016

8 inspirational TV moustaches to aspire to this Movember

To celebrate the start of November, Pete Douglas gives a run-down of his favourite TV moustaches through the ages.

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Media
Oct 24, 2016

A Week of It: the epic Kim Hill airwave binge

Kim Hill fans have been in heaven for the last fortnight. Pete Douglas spends a week waking up to the doyenne of RNZ as she supplements her regular Saturday gig with a super-sub role on Morning Report.

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Television
Oct 13, 2016

Inside the Lightbox: The best popstars who tried out television

Pete Douglas presents a guide to all the best popstars who gave telly a whirl.

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Television
Oct 11, 2016

A brief history of Donald Trump being a plonker on The Apprentice

Pete Douglas holds his nose and dives into the YouTube sewer to find some more stellar examples of Donald Trump being terrible on The Apprentice.

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Television
Sep 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Ranking all of Madeleine Sami’s Super City characters

Before the new season of Funny Girls premieres with Madeleine Sami at the directorial helm, Pete Douglas revisits the characters from her brilliant local comedy Super City.

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Television
Sep 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Why Dale Cooper of Twin Peaks is still my TV hero

Pete Douglas revisits the surreal early 90’s classic Twin Peaks and the role that made Kyle McLachlan a TV star.

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Television
Sep 2, 2016

Hosking Week: The complete history of Mike Hosking’s on-again, off-again relationship with Taylor Swift

In the stunning close to Hosking Week, Pete Douglas goes on a desperate, seemingly fruitless, but ultimately cathartic search for The Hosk's true feelings about pop icon Taylor Swift.

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Television
Aug 29, 2016

Hosking Week: A public apology from the guy whose dad invented Mike Hosking

Pete Douglas delves into his complicated relationship with Mike Hosking, and interviews his Dad about the family connection which haunts him to this day.

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Television
Aug 17, 2016

Would Jack Donaghy and Donald Trump be best friends? A Spinoff Investigation

Pete Douglas looks at two of the great capitalists of modern times and wonders if they would get along like a house on fire IRL.

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Television
Jul 20, 2016

How I learned to stop worrying and love The Hoff

Inspired by the excellent mockumentary series Hoff the Record, Pete Douglas explains why it's time to start loving The Hoff.

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Television
Jul 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday: One brave man revisits the Dawson’s Creek drinking game of his youth

Pete Douglas revisits an original Dawson’s Creek drinking game he helped invent in the late 90's to see how it stacks up today.

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