Tag: MAFSNZ

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. 

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.

The Real Pod: Our Married at First Sight NZ journey comes to an end

Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and Alex Casey drink the last of the Waiheke wines and toast the final episodes of Married at First Sight NZ for 2017.  

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings – It’s like rain on your vow renewal day

Alex Casey power ranks the final week of Married at First Sight NZ, including eyebrow lady advice and the much-anticipated vow renewal ceremonies.

The Real Pod: The real experts* weigh in on the MAFSNZ carnage

How is Married at First Sight NZ getting better and worse at the same time? Jane Yee, Duncan Greive and Alex Casey hit the therapist's couch to find out. 

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings – Feeding time at the zoo

Alex Casey power ranks the sixth week of Married at First Sight NZ, including an explosive dinner party, wank confessions and an exciting makeover.

Turns out Andrew from MAFSNZ was an absolute pig on Tinder

Messages leaked to The Spinoff reveal Married at First Sight NZ's Andrew Jury sent a series of abusive and racist DMs to another user of the service in 2015.

The Real Pod: Another Married at First Sight NZ couple gets flushed away

The Real Pod team are back together to talk about the important stuff, namely poo and poo-adjacent topics.

The Real Pod: A Married at First Sight cocktail of Fluffy tears and moisturiser

Despite having relatively dry skin and therefore dry lives, The Real Pod team still assemble to talk about a scandalous week four on Married at First Sight NZ. 

The Real Pod: The Married at First Sight NZ honeymoon is over

The Real Pod team assemble to talk about the haphazard honeymoons of Married at First Sight NZ. 

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings – Drowning sorrows at the cocktail party

Alex Casey power ranks the third week of Married at First Sight NZ, full of cocktails, baths and deep regret.

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings – It’s all gone to hell in a handbasket

Alex Casey power ranks the second week of Married at First Sight NZ, where the glow has worn off and the rot has set in. 

The Real Pod: We are head over heels for Married at First Sight NZ

The Real Pod team finally assemble to gush over the debut week of Married at First Sight NZ, house-pigs and all.

Married at First Sight NZ Power Rankings – Why won’t they stop smiling?!?

Alex Casey power ranks the first week of Married at First Sight NZ, including reindeer jumpers, house pigs and too many kisses. 

Review: Married at First Sight NZ will melt your stone cold heart

Alex Casey watches the first episode of Married at First Sight NZ, and falls hook, line and sinker for a 58 year old man named Mr Fluffy. 

I crashed a Married at First Sight NZ wedding

With Married at First NZ beginning on Three tonight, Alex Casey recounts being in the room for the holy union of two complete strangers.