You've found WHO magazine's TV podcast, Binge List - your weekly guide to what's bingeworthy on Australian TV. From streaming, to pay TV, to broadcast, we've got it all covered.
Join TV aficionados Matthew Denby, Gavin Scott and Clare Rigden as they talk about this week's must-watch shows. So get comfortable, find the remote and tune in for everything you need to know - and a lot more!
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Back in June, we reviewed the best and worst TV for the first six months of 2018 (see episode 10 of Binge List) and now we're wrapping up by reviewing the second half of the year. What have been the must-watch shows, and what have been the big let downs? There is plenty of agreement and disagreement, and even a few fireworks! We also name our fave shows of the whole year. Do you agree? Let us know!
This week we preview the best of Christmas holidays viewing! On the agenda: Stan's upcoming Aussie drama Bloom, starring Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Ryan Corr and Jacki Weaver. We also drag up for Christmas with RuPaul's Holi-Slay Spectacular, and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4. There's dynastic drama in Foxtel's Succession, and we preview new subscription streaming service 10 All Access. We also run through the best of the rest for the holidays, including YouTube sensation Dr Pimple Popper's TV series debut.
Time references (please note these do not apply to Spotify)
10 All Access: 24:45
Best of the rest: 32:40
This week we review the return of The Blake Mysteries - without Craig McLachlan - plus the debut of new SBS drama On The Ropes. Eighties cartoon favourite She-Ra is back in She-Ra and The Princesses of Power - and she's totally down with gender fluidity! Plus there's plenty of controversy in new documentary Is Australia Sexist? We interview host Yumi Stynes. We also review Escape At Dannemora, and run through the ABC and SBS's new offerings for 2019, including big Eurovisionnews.
Time references (please note these do not apply to Spotify)
The Blake Mysteries: 1:53
On The Ropes: 8:14
Is Australia Sexist?: 17:18
ABC and SBS new shows for 2019: 26:15
Escape At Dannemora: 34:07
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: 39:20
This week we review two major reboots of smash hit 90s sitcoms: The Connors (that's Roseanne without Roseanne) and Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown. Hint - one of them is amazing and the other is absolutely awful! We also check out the tense finale of controversial quiz show Child Genius, and we review Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. And our hidden gem this week is Jon Lequizamo's Latin History for Morons.
Time references (note these do not apply for Spotify):
The Connors: 2:11
Murphy Brown: 14:20
Child Genius: 24:00
The Kominsky Method: 31:00
Jon Lequizamo's Latin History for Morons: 37:20
This week we discuss season four of Outlander, and fascinating junior reality on The Secret Life of Four Years Olds. We also talk through the ABC's four new comedy pilots for its Fresh Blood project: adult cartoon Koala Man, millenial hell in Why Are You Like This?, Bathurst shenanigans with The Angus Project, and shopping mall carry-on with Be Your Own Boss. We look at the latest take on John le Carré's Little Drummer Girl,and American comedy, Crashing. Join Who magazine's Matt Denby,Gavin Scott and Clare Rigden for lots of fun TV discussion!
Secret Life of Four Year Olds: 9:45
Fresh Blood intro: 17:00
Koala Man: 17:15
Why Are You Like This? 20:00
The Angus Project: 24:00
Be Your Own Boss: 28:30
Little Drummer Girl: 32:00
Clare is back - and she's got plenty of opinions! This week we review the final season of House of Cards, Peter Helliar and Lisa McCune in new sitcom How To Stay Married, tabloid drama and chilling death knocks in Press, and comedy-drama with You're The Worst. We also talk through the Aussie networks' new offerings for 2019. What's this about big changes for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Love Island? And you'll want to know all about Lego Masters.
This week we review movie icon Julia Roberts' transition to TV in hot new series Homecoming. Plus we take a look at the ABC's new true crime series, Barrenjoey Road, which examines the disappearance of Sydney teen Trudy Adams. And Spicks and Specks is returning with some surprises - we chat to Adam Hills all about it! Also on the agenda pure horror with The Haunting of Hill House, and we talk Spanish drama Elite.
Matt's so back, and we have a very special guest in the studio, as we discuss two new dramas, Fighting Season and Bodyguard. Also on the agenda: the very latest on The Bachelorette, plus Netflix's extremely controversial reimagination of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. We take a trip into in-law hell with the new season of reality TV hit Bride and Prejudice: The Forbidden Weddings, and we also examine Stan's All American.
Matt's back as we discuss the latest goings on on The Bachelorette, the second season of Netflix's crime hit Making A Murderer, new anthology series The Romanoffs, SBS's controversial new series How 'Mad' Are You?, plus Toni Collette in Wanderlust, and hot kiddie show Bluey.
The first female Doctor has arrived, so what's the verdict on Jodie Whittaker's debut in Doctor Who? Plus, have we found 2018's best Australian drama in thriller Pine Gap? We also talk about the second season of the revived Will & Grace, new high-concept drama Manifest, the pointy end of The Block and hidden gem Michael Portillo's Abandoned Britain.
The Binge List tribe give their verdict on Australian Survivor as it heads into finale week and check out the latest US season. Plus - major forking spoiler alert - we talk The Good Place S3. And we get excited about the new seasons of The Good Doctorand The Resident, examine new factual series Paramedics and Emergency Call, decide whether to binge (or not to binge) Mr Inbetween and take a look at Quincy.
This week, we analyse the Heathers reboot - does it live up to the 1988 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater? Plus, we take a look at Emmy winners The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Godless. In TV news, we chat to Meshel Laurie ahead of her participation in Go Back To Where You Came From Live and get excited about the Veronica Mars revival. And we ask To Binge Or Not To Binge Netflix's cop dramedy The Good Cop.
This week we enter the world of footballer's wives and girlfriends with Playing For Keeps. We also investigate Netflix's new series Maniac with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and the ABC true crime docu-series, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane. Also on the agenda: A Very English Scandal, Black Comedy and Nude.
This week our special guest is Vanessa Sunshine - and she doesn't hold back! We also dissect some very interesting changes on The Bachelor. And it's Ryan Murphy's week with Pose and American Horror Story: Apocalypse. We also revisit the classic doco Paris is Burning. We give our Emmys tips, and also talk Schitt's Creek and American Vandal.
This week we talk Take Me Out with the hilarious Joel Creasey, who reveals all about the show, plus his upcoming Netflix special - and he shares a bizarre revelation about Kendra Wilkinson and Donald Trump. We also discuss teen romcom sensation To All The Boys I've Loved Before, and the return of Ashlee Simpson in Ashlee & Evan. Also on the agenda: Kidding, plus a special treat for retro TV fans - if you're a devotee of Buffy or Dawson's Creek you'll want to hear this!
Angie and Yvie from Gogglebox guest co-host the show with Matt, Clare and Gavin, plus we talk about Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and Aaron and David's historic same-sex wedding on Neighbours. We also review Ozark and Dark Tourist.
This week, we discuss The Bachelor, and there's plenty to say about Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, Vanessa Sunshine and more. We also talk to Cass! Also on the agenda: Netflix's Insatiable - which has recently been mired in a 'fatphobia' controversy. The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is back with Disenchantment - but is it funny? We discuss Ten's pilot week - including Dave, Disgrace, Drunk History, Taboo, Skit Happens, Trial By Kyle and Bring Back Saturday Night. Our hidden gem this week is Wellington Supernatural.
We discuss the wealth of Aussie drama returning to screens this week. On the agenda: brand new shark attack drama Bite Club, the final season of A Place To Call Home, and the returns of Doctor Doctor, Rake, 800 Words and The Letdown. We also interview Rodger Corser, Noni Hazlehurst, Todd Lasance and Outlander's David Berry.
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee join the Binge List team in our studio just off the Home and Away sound stage (yes, that is relevant - you'll find out why) to discuss this week's hottest reality TV. On the agenda: Dance Boss, True Story with Hamish and Andy, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Block and Australian Survivor and... something very new called Pardon Me. We also interview Dannii Minogue, and Russell Hantz from Survivor.
We discuss the season returns of Orange Is The New Black and Better Call Saul. Also on the agenda: Casey Donovan in new comedy Street Smart, from the creators of Here Come The Habibs. And real life terror meets blood-spattered camp in American Horror Story: Cult, plus weight wars explode on Dietland.
This week WHO's TV team talk Suits season 8 - which returns without a certain royal bride - and Rachel Griffiths' new Aussie cop drama Dead Lucky. We also look at the new season of Anh's Brush With Fame - and we get to speak to the great man himself! Also on the agenda: Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose, and plenty of drama in Marcella.
This week we have an almighty row over the season two finale of The Handmaid's Tale, plus we talk Sheldon and Amy's wedding in Big Bang Theory and Sacha Baron Cohen's ambush comedy Who Is America?.
We also dissect the Wentworth cancellation drama, and talk about UnReal season four - check out our interview with star Adam Demos! And finally, in the wake of movie star Tab Hunter's death, we examine Netflix's Tab Hunter Confidential. If you want to read's Matt's article on Handmaid's, which is discussed in this episode, you can check it out here.
We talk exclusively to reality TV favourite Robert Mills about the darkest night of his life. Plus, we review deeply unsettling new thriller Sharp Objects, and talk about hit renovation show House Rules. We also discuss the headline-grabbing return of the ABC's controversial interview series You Can't Ask That and examine Get Shorty and 80s crack cocaine drama Snowfall. Be warned that this episode features some explicit and sensitive content. If you or anyone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
In this episode, Matt and Gavin discuss Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, Netflix's highly controversial Anne of Green Gables remake, Anne With An E, some truly historic changes on Home And Away, the return of Ninja Warrior, plus GLOW and JK Rowling's CB Strike. We also interview Wilmer Valderrama - and he doesn't hold back!
With 2018 half gone, the Binge List team decided the time was right to sort out the best from the rest! Matt, Clare and Gavin name their top 5 shows so far, their biggest disappointments, their favourite Aussie dramas, and the best of reality TV. They also cast a surprising spotlight on the shows everyone thought were axed years ago but are still going strong!
Last season Wentworth delivered one of Aussie TV’s most shocking moments, after Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson was buried alive. Now the hugely popular show is back on Foxtel, and the Binge List team have plenty to say about it! In episode 9 of WHO’s weekly TV podcast, we talk about how that massive cliffhanger will be resolved and discuss the major changes that are going on in Australia’s most notorious women’s prison.
Also, we’re all over the return of Seven’s reality TV hit First Dates. Which one of the team admits to a secret urge to appear on the show? Plus, we talk about how The Doctor Blake Mysteries is returning after Craig McLachlan’s recent scandal, and we examine the returns of TV favourites Poldark and The Affair. This week’s hidden gem is Claws
If you love Stan's rom-com Younger, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, chances are you're firmly in one camp or the other: Team Josh or Team Charles. In Episode 8 of Binge List, we discuss the series and why the love triangle at its centre is one of the best things about it. But does everything about the show work?
Also in this episode of Binge List, we tell you what to expect second time around from the new season of Queer Eye. Plus, we debate the merits of Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0, and ask To Binge Or Not To Binge spy drama Condor and crime procedural Instinct. Spoiler alert: we hate one of them. And, this week’s Hidden Gem is dark comedy Barry.
In a jam-packed episode of WHO magazine’s TV podcast, Binge List, we discuss the returns of Arrested Development and The Karate Kid (as spin-off series Cobra Kai). Plus, what’s the verdict on Love Island Australia? We also take a look at hilarious spy thriller Killing Eve, crime docuseries The Staircase and comedian Ali Wong’s Netflix specials. Listen below, or on iTunes: http://po.st/syE3JF or OMNY: http://po.st/28BGXd
True-crime drama American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, ABC series Mystery Road and Netflix food doco The Magic Pill. Plus, we ask To Binge Or Not To Binge The Good Fight and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and delve into Hidden Gem Dead Boss.
Episode 5 - Teen Drama Special
Does Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why deserve all the hype and controversy? Is Riverdale too dark? And what about teen series of years past – do Dawson’s Creek, Gossip Girl, The OC and Beverly Hills, 90210 still hold up? Plus, we look at under-the-radar series Veronica Mars, Scream and The 100, and millennial mystery Search Party.
Netflix's Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist covers one of the most bizarre cases of all time and we can't binge it fast enough. Plus, what's the verdict on Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted to You? We also discuss Atlanta, Harrow, Young Sheldon and I'm Dying Up Here.
Jon Snow is back on TV. Well, Kit Harrington is. What is the Game of Thrones star’s new series, Gunpowder, like? Plus, is Modern Family as funny as ever in its ninth season? We also discuss Eurovision, dissect Lost in Space and Love, and shine a light on hidden gem Next of Kin.
Is the new series of Picnic At Hanging Rock as good as the classic movie? Is Roseanne as funny the second time around? We look at these shows, as well as what’s coming on Wentworth, Imposters, Santa Clarita Diet and Bad Banks.
Is the second season of The Handmaid's Tale as good as the first? We also discuss all the action on that other dystopian TV epic, Westworld. Also in this episode: we dissect The Crown, Unreal, Rise and Netflix hit Wild Wild Country. Join our TV experts Matthew Denby, Clare Rigden and Gavin Scott in the first episode of WHO magazine's new TV podcast, Binge List.