Television Archive

Survivor NZ recap, week 2: Some melons, a cheeky bum and a tight five

It’s week two of Survivor NZ and Luke Harries is jumping back in the drink to see what our Kiwi castaways got up to in the Thai jungle.

The Dancing with the Stars NZ Power Rankings: The first seven

They challenge you to a dance-off. No trash talk, no back walk. Dance off. These are the power rankings for the first episode of highly anticipated celebrity-moving show, Dancing with the Stars NZ.

The Handmaid’s Tale is back to burn everything to the ground

Alex Casey reviews the return of The Handmaid’s Tale, available exclusively on Lightbox with new episodes every Thursday.

The mysterious case of Auckland’s upwardly mobile celebrity cats

As revealed on The Real Pod this week, cats Brian and Christine Rice-Green are having a second chance at living with New Zealand TV royalty.

The Real Pod: Survivor NZ is back and these celebrity cats have a secret

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

Seekers was the bonkers high-concept drama that 80s New Zealand deserved

Long-lost siblings? A high-stakes and seemingly pointless quest? A fake death? Sounds like a good time. Sam Brooks celebrates the forgotten Kiwi drama Seekers.

All the ways you can get hyped for The Handmaid’s Tale season two

With The Handmaid's Tale season two arriving exclusively to Lightbox on Thursday, Alex Casey assembles a handy list of ways you can bide your time. 

Survivor NZ returns with literal bangs, bad rice, and mispelled names

It's the OG, the king, the grandaddy, and it's back – New Zealand-style. Luke Harries recaps the first episode of season two of Survivor NZ.

Why Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison is one of TV’s greatest ever characters

All seven seasons of Prime Suspect drop on Lightbox today, and Sam Brooks is here to tell you why its central character Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is one of television's most significant characters – ever.

The greatest hits from the Anika Moa and Hilary Barry era of Seven Sharp

Alex Casey looks back at two glorious weeks of Anika Moa guest hosting on Seven Sharp alongside Hilary Barry.

‘You look like my brother’ and more crushing awkwardness from First Dates NZ

Alex Casey watches the charming, awkward return of First Dates NZ, including a famous radio host and a Lannister situation for the ages.

Haydn from MAFS joins The Real Pod to talk hidden cameras and behind-the-scenes chaos

In his special guest appearance on The Real Pod, Haydn Daniels from Married at First Sight NZ covered everything from the secret tapes to what happened to his wedding ring.

Doggie cops, rollercoaster boys and Ariana Grande: The best of kids TV on Lightbox

There's a whole heap of brilliant kids television on Lightbox. But where to start? Anna Gowan runs down the best shows to watch with your kids these school holidays.

Ranking the Dancing with the Stars NZ contestants based on their promo videos

With all 12 contestants now announced, Sam Brooks already knows who is going to win based on their promo videos alone. These are his absolutely correct predictions.

Meet the woman bringing The Muppets to Wellington

Alex Casey talks to Nic Marshall, director of the Jim Henson Retrospectacle, about her decade-long mission to bring The Muppets down under. 

‘Would you like me to also be a different skin colour and male?’ – Anika Moa claps back at tattoo criticism on Seven Sharp

It only took a week for the Anika-era of Seven Sharp to get its first fiery moment, writes Alex Casey. 

Buck House was an edgy cable drama wrapped up in a 70s sitcom

Buck House was an edgy sitcom from the 70s that manages to still be edgy and different now, though not for the right reasons. Sam Brooks muses upon the distinct pleasures of Buck House.

The icons, the eyebrows: Who is playing who in Feud: Bette and Joan

The new show by Ryan Murphy, Feud: Bette and Joan, hits Lightbox next week. Sam Brooks runs down which great current-day actor is playing which star of Hollywood's golden age, and where to check out their best work.

The official Spinoff predictions for The Great Kiwi Bake Off

This week, TVNZ announced our very own local version of The Great British Bake Off, The Great Kiwi Bake Off. Tara Ward comes in hot with her predictions of what it could possibly be like.

The weirdest and wildest things that happen to the characters on Modern Family

After seven seasons, the characters of Modern Family have gotten themselves into some wild, wacky and straight-up weird situations. Sam Brooks collects the best of them.

The Real Pod: Mike Hosking crashed his car and Max Key is lying to us

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

NZ Bachelorette claims producers banned her from eating dessert

An ex-Bachelorette has opened up about her experience on The Bachelor NZ, claiming that producers monitored her weight and banned her from eating dessert.

Killing Eve is a weird gem of a show and a triumphant comeback for Sandra Oh

A spy thriller by the woman who wrote Fleabag starring the woman who made you cry as Cristina Yang. Why wouldn't you want to watch that? Sam Brooks reviews.

Here’s why everyone is mad about the rude bum show

Alex Casey reads through the complaints against Naked Attraction, the very rude show that aired on TVNZ last year.