Television Archive

All the best and worst moments of MAFS AU’s first two weeks

Our reality TV experts at The Real Pod are obsessed with Married at First Sight Australia. Let us count the ways.

A love letter to Xena: Warrior Princess

It's Valentine's Day, so why not pay homage to the queer New Zealand icon herself, Xena: Warrior Princess. Sam Rutledge writes a love letter to the woman herself.

Five shows to watch with your kids that won’t make you lose your will to live

Emily Writes picks some kids shows you can watch without wanting to poke your eyes out with a blunt stick.

Podcast: We are deeply wedded to Married at First Sight Australia

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week on Married at First Sight Australia, with special thanks to Nando’s.

A tribute to New Zealand’s finest: John ‘Cocksy’ Cocks

New Zealand’s first celebrity builder, John "Cocksy” Cocks, died yesterday. Tara Ward takes a look back on some of his finest television moments.

Two superfans on why you need to watch A Star is Born

It's nominated for a bunch of Oscars, it's the most memed film of last year, and you can finally watch it from the comfort of your living room via Lightbox now.

Wake up, world: Season three of The Handmaid’s Tale is coming

Blessed be the fruit, we have been sent a good teaser. A new trailer for season three of The Handmaid’s Tale landed yesterday, and Tara Ward takes a look.

Why Will & Grace still matters in 2019

Will & Grace ran for eight seasons at the turn of the century and now it's been revived for a ninth. Sam Brooks explains why the beloved sitcom remains relevant today.

From crime reality to crime fiction: The strange case of the Anne Perry film

Anne Perry: Interiors, currently streaming on TVNZ on Demand, looks into the famous New Zealander's life after moving to Scotland. But how much can we learn when Perry herself seems incapable of true self-reflection?

Peter Jackson is out of control and must be stopped

The announcement that Peter Jackson’s latest project is a Beatles documentary is proof the decorated director has finally gone too far.

New to Lightbox in February: We’re far from the shallows now

The biggest meme generator of 2018, the return of a beloved sitcom favourite and a new Lightbox Original are just some of the new titles coming to Lightbox this month. Sam Brooks and Alex Casey run down the highlights.

The Real Pod: We are absolutely amping for MAFS Australia

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Holy time-travelling culottes! The top 10 moments of Outlander season 4

Outlander is over for another year, but don't let #droughtlander get you down. Tara Ward keeps the thirst at bay with a look back on some of season four's best moments. 

Outlander recap: Lightning crashes, a sad Jamie cries

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the path to the Idiot Hut is paved with trouble. Tara Ward recaps the dramatic season finale of Outlander.

Oscar Kightley’s Following Twain is a pleasantly sleepy meander around NZ

In Following Twain, which premiered on TVNZ One last night, Oscar Kightley follows the journey Mark Twain made around the country during his visit here in 1895. Sam Brooks reviews.

VIDEO: Meet New Zealand’s biggest Suits fan

He watches it while he's making dinner, while he's in the car, maybe even when he's on 'the bog'. Who is it? It's Adrian, New Zealand's biggest Suits fan.

Why is Sensing Murder’s Sue Nicholson flaming mad at Seven Sharp?

This week, a social media stoush occurred between a psychic medium and a comedian. Alex Casey reports.

Which returning 7pm news show made a stronger start to 2019?

The Project and Seven Sharp screened their first episodes of the year last night – so how did they fare upon their return? 7pm newcomer Sam Brooks watched them both.

Then and now: Comparing the casts of Outrageous Fortune and Westside

Four seasons in, with a fifth along the way, it's time to look back, and then look even further back. Sam Brooks looks at who's who on Westside, and who originally played them on Outrageous Fortune.

Outlander recap: Welcome to the Idiot Hut, population Roger

It’s the pentultimate episode of Outlander season four, and things couldn’t be worse. Or could they? Tara Ward finds out.

Our breakfast shows are back and the banter is weirder than ever

Alex Casey woke up at 6am this morning to flick between the first episode for 2019 of both The AM Show and Breakfast. Here are some of the highlights.

The Real Pod: In which the unruly tourists are spicing up our lives

The Real Pod assembles to dissect the last few weeks in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

An in-depth lyrical analysis Eminem’s theme song for the movie ‘Venom’

Last year, Marvel's Venom came out and was a huge hit, and you can watch it on Lightbox right now. But the real killer? Eminem's rap over the credits.

Queering the air: The highs and lows of LGBTQ characters on TV

In only a few decades, the depiction of LGBTQ characters on television has gone from chaste ambiguity to frank explorations of queer identities of all kinds. But how far have we come, really?