Tag: The Block NZ

Locking up for lockdown: What happened when Covid-19 hit The Block NZ

Last night’s episode brought the sort of drama no producer could ever have dreamed of. 

Review: The Block NZ is back – and the same as it ever was

After a two year break, The Block NZ is back. Tara Ward watches the first episode of the new season.

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: The 100 NZ TV moments of the decade (60-41)

At 2pm every day this week, The Spinoff will be counting down 100 local television moments of the decade. Today, moments 60-41. 

Building houses, breaking people: The cruelty of The Block NZ

As The Block NZ fizzles to an end, psychologist Dougal Sutherland argues that the show now seems designed to destroy relationships, rather than build houses.

Finale recap: The Block NZ live auction is officially out the gate

It’s auction night on The Block NZ, and tonight the Firehouse burned with the smell of broken hopes and dreams. Tara Ward recaps the hijinks and heartbreak of this year’s live finale.

10 ways The Block NZ could be better

It's the grand finale of The Block NZ: Firehouse, but after a snooze of a season some fans are past caring. Long time Block NZ fan Tara Ward has a few ideas on how the show could get its mojo back. 

The Real Pod: Celebrity Treasure Island has gone full Lord of the Flies

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

The Real Pod: Sam Wallace is reality TV’s consummate fool

The Real Pod team assemble to discuss the brilliant Celebrity Treasure Island, The Block's descent and worrying signs for the upcoming season of Married at First Sight NZ. It's the show …

The Real Pod: In which Celebrity Treasure Island takes the biscuit

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

The Real Pod: Can we do-over all of The Block NZ?

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

The Real Pod: So you wanna be a Block Star?

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

The Block boys are hiding in wardrobes to avoid drama

On the most dramatic season of The Block NZ yet, two boys from Te Kuiti aren’t taking the bait. 

The Real Pod: Mourning the death of Love Island NZ

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

The Real Pod: Mercury is in retrograde, just ask The Block NZ

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

James Reid on The Block NZ was a huge, unrelenting mood

Last night on The Block NZ, something incredible happened: James Reid from The Feelers showed up. 

The Real Pod: Bad Block bathrooms and brave Bigfoot hunters

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

What you learn about TV from five years of ratings for The Block and Shortland St

They’re the two most important shows for TVNZ 2 and Three. And their ratings are changing radically, writes Duncan Greive.

The Real Pod: The fiery return of Gizzy Hard to The Block NZ

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

Stu and Amy are back on the Block NZ and everyone is shook

In a surprise twist that left everyone stunned, Stu and Amy returned to The Block NZ this week. But are they here to stay, and if not, who should replace them? Tara Ward has some ideas.

The Real Pod: The walls come down as the wheels come off The Block NZ

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

The Real Pod: When the dance floor closes, a firehouse door opens

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

What you need to know about The Block NZ: Firehouse

Sound the alarm, evacuate the building and douse the entire city of Auckland in flame-proof retardant, because The Block NZ is back, and this season is: Firehouse! 

‘We’re not arseholes’: Block winners Amy and Stu hit back at the haters

The Block NZ season seven champs Amy and Stu meet The Spinoff nursing hangovers, but carrying a big cheque.

The Real Pod: We run a reality marathon with JT from Survivor NZ

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

The house always wins: lessons from the finale of The Block NZ 2018

Duncan Greive watches The Block’s final nail and asks what this strange show tells us about New Zealand in 2018.