Tag: The Bachelor NZ

Why is everyone so obsessed with Love is Blind?

The Netflix reality show has been a smash hit in New Zealand, but what the hell is Love Is Blind and why is it so good? Alex Casey and Tara Ward discuss and instant classic. 

The Bachelorette NZ Power Rankings: And then there were two?!?!?

Alex Casey delivers her second batch of power rankings after the first dramatic week of The Bachelorette NZ.

The Real Pod: Art Green dissects episode one of The Bachelorette NZ

In this very special episode of The Real Pod, host Art Green joins us to yarn about The Bachelorette NZ premiere.

The Real Pod’s bumper reality TV quiz of the year

Think you know your Lings from your Zings and your Fleischels from your Brettschneiders? Take The Real Pod's reality TV quiz and prove it. 

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.

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. 

Important: Dane Rumble 3D printed Erin Simpson and Zac Franich’s wedding rings

Alex Casey dissects the most exciting pop culture news of 2019.

Compelling: I think Lily McManus will be on The Bachelorette NZ

Could beloved reality star Lily McManus be New Zealand's first ever Bachelorette? Alex Casey assesses the evidence. 

Review: The Bachelor Australia is absolutely out of this world

He's been looking for another Earth, but will Australia's new Bachelor be able to find love?

And the stars of Celebrity Treasure Island 2019 are…

Alex Casey breaks down the full line-up for Celebrity Treasure Island 2019, including two weather presenters and a mandatory Lana.

Our shortlist of names for Art and Matilda’s royal reality baby

The Bachelor NZ royal couple Art and Matilda are having a baby. Here is Alex Casey's unsolicited gift to them. 

Where did it all go wrong for Riot Foods?

Art Green and Ryan Kamins reveal exactly what went wrong over the last six months, which involves a supplier going into receivership and an entire factory rusting over.

The Real Pod: We went on The Block and Duncan went on a Segway

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: 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.

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.

Can you survive Jordan Mauger’s ‘douchey’ return to The Bachelor?

Our local Bachelor exports have finally made it to the international stage in The Bachelor Winter Games, but at what cost to the nation? 

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.

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.

The Real Pod: Holy Si Barnett, Dancing With the Stars is back?!?

The Real Pod assembles in The Spinoff boardroom of dreams to dissect the week in New Zealand pop culture, thanks to Nando's.

Sad parade confirms two more Kiwi Bachelorettes in The Bachelor Winter Games

Two more ex-Bachelor NZ contestants are headed to represent New Zealand on the international reality TV stage, and Alex Casey is bloody excited. 

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. 

The Real Pod: In which life goes on after Married at First Sight NZ

Free from the shackles of Married at First Sight NZ, The Real Pod gang talk mostly about Married at First Sight NZ, with a touch of Bachelor news and the triumphant return of Max Key Corner. 

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.

Jordan Mauger will represent New Zealand in The Bachelor Winter Games

Confirmed overnight by the creator of the show, Jordan Mauger is set to represent New Zealand on the international Bachelor stage. 

The Real Pod: Art and Matilda are engaged and we are not going to be chill about it

The Real Pod team assemble in the boardroom of dreams to talk reality TV and real life in New Zealand, including The Block disaster, Max Key's new merch and the engagement of the King and Queen of New Zealand television. 

The Real Pod: We went to see Matilda in the same room as Matilda

The Real Pod team assemble back in the boardroom of dreams to tackle musicals, social media stars and rubbish bin woes. 

The Real Pod: Mark Richardson did a poo off a jet ski

The Real Pod team are back together to discuss the shambles that is Mark Richardson, mermaid costumes, and getting drunk with Hilary Barry.