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The definitive guide to what to watch on telly this Christmas

Stuck for something good to watch this Christmas? We’ve picked the television highlights for everyone this festive period.

Review: Netflix’s The Witcher isn’t the new Game of Thrones – and thank god for that

Sam Brooks reviews Netflix's The Witcher, a wildly fun adaptation of the Polish fantasy novels of the same name.

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (20-1)

Around 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff counts down the 100 most iconic local television moments of the 2010s. Today, moments 20-1.

The Real Pod: In which The Great Kiwi Bake Off goes teats up

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

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (40-21)

Around 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff counts down the 100 most iconic local television moments of the 2010s. Today, moments 40-21.

All the wrong notes played right: The sly, subversive genius of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Musical-theatre sceptic Anna Knox writes about her conversion to the hilarious Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, as the fourth and final season drops on Netflix

How Josh Thomson became Satan for Christmas

Alex Casey talks to Josh Thomson about his satanic transformation in tonight’s Wellington Paranormal Christmas Special on TVNZ2. 

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (60-41)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade. Today, moments 60-41. 

No more yuks: Falling in and out of love with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

With the arrival of season three of the Emmy award-winning Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Tara Ward explains her topsy-turvy love affair with the show’s infuriating heroine.

Decade in review: How reality ate NZ television

Alex Casey looks back at 10 years of reality television in New Zealand, a genre which reflected both our viewing habits and the good, bad and ugly sides of our national character. 

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (80-61)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade. Today, moments 80-81. 

First, clench your jaw: The perfect recipe for a quality British crime drama

Another British drama, another moody small town with more murders than actual people – but what makes a truly great one? Drama masterchef Tara Ward has the recipe down.

Decade in review: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (100-81)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade.

The Real Pod: Colin Mathura-Jeffree tells us the story of the decade

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

Where are the McDonald’s Young Entertainers now?

The greatest show to ever air on New Zealand TV screens, and arguably any screens ever, had a tenure of just three tragically short years.

10 New Zealand celebrities that defined the decade

Our pop culture superfans at The Real Pod look back at the local celebrities who defined the last decade in Aotearoa.

Review: Netflix’s Marriage Story wrenches an authentic heart out of an ugly divorce

Sam Brooks reviews Marriage Story, the latest Netflix movie that tackles that universally horrible experience: Divorce.

Should What Now be encouraging kids to use Instagram? 

It’s been a Sunday morning staple for Kiwi kids for decades, but What Now may be facing new challenges in the era of social media. 

10 of the most bonkers acts to ever grace Britain’s Got Talent

Before Britain's Got Talent: Champions hits our screens tonight, let's take a fond look back at some of the show's weirdest and most wonderful acts.

All the wildly stupid moments in Netflix’s A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

It's that time of year again when, for the third year running, a new A Christmas Prince movie is released. Sam Brooks watched the latest instalment last night, and is still recovering.

The Real Pod: In which the bread is dead and the top sheets divide us

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

How to get your NZ film education without leaving your house

Looking for the best of our local film content? Look no further than TVNZ OnDemand. Tara Ward catches up on the service's New Zealand movie selection.

What’s new on Netflix NZ and every other streaming service in December

The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Disney+, AppleTV, Neon, Amazon Prime, Acorn and TVNZ on Demand.

The Spinoff’s guiltiest pleasures on TVNZ OnDemand

Our writers confess their guiltiest streaming pleasures on TVNZ OnDemand. But is it really guilty when the pleasure is this good?