Tag: MAFSNZ

The Real Pod: In which we pray to the towering Bake Off pastry nun

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

The Real Pod: Fantastico food and big media moves

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

Every gross sexist thing that happened on MAFS NZ this season

The final dinner party on Married at First Sight NZ brought an ugly misogyny to light. But this is far from the first time it has happened this season. 

The Real Pod: On MAFSNZ, Drag Race UK and the unhinged glory of My Restaurant Rules

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

The Real Pod: MAFSNZ is hell and My Restaurant Rules NZ is heaven

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

Please entertain my theory about the MAFSNZ universe

Alex Casey wraps on a tinfoil hat and falls down the rabbit hole of the Married at First Sight NZ universe.

The Real Pod: Celebrity Treasure Island ends and MAFSNZ kicks off

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

Important: Anna from MAFSNZ has written some absolute belters

When a Married at First Sight NZ contestant is a singer/songwriter, we simply have no choice but to listen to their entire back catalogue.

The Real Pod: Trouble in MAFSNZ paradise and the truth about Nessie

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

We went undercover to a Married at First Sight NZ wedding

What is it like to crash a Married at First Sight NZ wedding? Two brave reality TV fans went to Swanson to find out. 

Married at First Sight NZ asked professional photographer to work for free

A local photographer has posted emails from Warner Brothers NZ requesting they work "unpaid" on Married At First Sight NZ. 

The Real Pod: Has Duncan cursed Dancing With the Stars NZ?

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

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.

The Real Pod: Billy gets naked, Mick gets mucky and Jessika goes rogue

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

Why do the men on MAFS Australia wear boardies to bed?

Alex Casey rips open the velcro on Married at First Sight Australia's biggest scandal yet. 

The Real Pod: Welcome to the GC, bitch

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

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.

The Real Pod: Married at First Sight Australia is over and we are dead

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

Key learnings from an explosive final week on MAFS Australia

Alex Casey watches the final week of Married at First Sight Australia, and comes away with some important lessons for the new season of the New Zealand franchise.

The Real Pod: We are officially warming up for Dancing With the Stars NZ

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

MAFS Australia is bloated, bizarre and sometimes brilliant

There are over 350 minutes of MAFS Australia a week on Three. Should you spend almost all your spare time watching them?

The Real Pod: Married at First Sight Australia is bonkers and we love it

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

The Real Pod: New year, new us, same old celebs

The Real Pod assembles for the first time in 2018 to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture and real life, with special thanks to Nando’s.

Summer reissue: Married at First Sight and the end of a reality TV era

The contrivances of the first generation of reality shows are being overtaken by higher stakes games, writes Duncan Greive.

Counting down the top 10 local TV moments of the year

Alex Casey and Calum Henderson count down the top 10 most electric, shambolic and memorable New Zealand television moments of 2017. 

How will we remember the world of television in 2017?

At the end of every year, our Monitor columnist Aaron Yap wraps up his likes, dislikes and learnings from a shifting media hellscape. 

The Real Pod: Praise the chicken gods, we finally got sponsored!

This week Jane, Duncan and Alex bask in the glory of their new sponsors at Nando's and relive an incredible night at the New Zealand TV awards. 

Turns out the sequel to Married at First Sight is grim as hell

Alex Casey watches The Seven Year Switch on TVNZ2, a familiar-sounding social experiment that matches up married people with complete strangers.