People keep defacing a London mural of Taika Waititi, thinking he’s José Mourinho

'This is a portrait of a kiwi film director Taika Waititi NOT Jose Mourinho YOU MUPPET!!!'

The Real Pod: In which the holy trinity unites once more

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Dancing with the Stars has a problem with women

Three eliminations down, three women gone – but why is Dancing with the Stars so harsh to its female contestants?

Review: Educators is a dark, hilarious take on the brutal existence of a teacher

Sam Brooks reviews Educators, a beautifully morbid and mean-spirited New Zealand comedy about high school teachers.

Television Archive

Dancing with the Stars, week four: Lifting up ladies for charity

It's week four of celebrity deadlifting competition, Dancing with the Stars. Sam Brooks power-ranks the contestants.

Review: Abby’s is breezy fun in a vintage package

Cheers for a millennial audience? A three-camera sitcom that you can laugh at without feeling guilty? Sounds great! Sam Brooks reviews Abby's.

Review: The Case Against Adnan Syed gives the Serial story a feminist slant

Adnan Syed's story didn't end after the blockbuster Serial podcast. Jean Sergent reviews Amy Berg's The Case Against Adnan Syed, now streaming on TVNZ OnDemand.

Fresh Eggs’ Danielle Cormack on playing a monster with ‘mince and cheese hair’

She's more than a New Zealand icon - she's a New Zealand star. Sam Brooks interviews Danielle Cormack about her role as Lulu in Fresh Eggs

The Real Pod: In which Jane’s dreams finally come true

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

New to Lightbox in May: The stars come out to play

Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Pierce Brosnan – they're all coming to Lightbox in May, y'all!

The fightback begins: What we learned from the new Handmaid’s Tale trailer

A close reading of the brand new, oddly hopeful trailer for season three of The Handmaid's Tale.

Dancing with the Stars, week three: Mike McRoberts’ open shirt

Only three weeks in and it feels like a thousand! Sam Brooks power-ranks the third week of celebrity sweep-the-floor-with-a-lady competition, Dancing with the Stars NZ. The theme of this week is guilty …

Hear me out: John Campbell on Breakfast is kind of iconic

Alex Casey woke up at 5.59am this morning to watch John Campbell’s Breakfast debut. Here are some of the highlights.

Anthems is a love letter to NZ’s most valuable export – our bangers

Sam Brooks reviews Anthems, a six-part documentary on New Zealand's iconic hits, which starts tonight on Prime.

The unbearable, exquisite dread of The Americans’ final season

The sixth and final seasons of The Americans drops on Lightbox today. Alex Braae writes about the unique, tense brilliance of the series.

The Real Pod: Dancing With the Stars NZ is sweeping us off our feet

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in reality television and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.