Here’s the one Julia Louis-Dreyfus show you haven’t seen

Sam Brooks uncovers Watching Ellie, a Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom that got buried somewhere between Seinfeld and Veep. 

The One Where I Rewatch Friends And Give The Episodes Honest Titles

Over the break, Sam Brooks rewatched Friends in its entirety. Ten seasons, 236 episodes, and as many cutesy episode titles. But what if those titles were just a bit more honest?

Like Curb Your Enthusiasm? Pour yourself a tall drink of Loudermilk

Alex Casey watches Loudermilk, a bitterly funny dramedy about staying off the sauce.

The greatest Golden Globes live blog you will see on The Spinoff today

We'll be here from 12pm to cover the highs and lows of the 2018 Golden Globe awards, for all of you poor folk stuck in the office pretending to work. 

Television Archive

Summer reissue: Why you haven’t watched The Good Wife – and why you absolutely should

The Good Wife is one of those show that has always seemed to be around, but you’ve probably never seen. Sam Brooks tells you why you haven’t watched it yet, and why you should fix that immediately.

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.

Summer reissue: Is The Handmaid’s Tale… a documentary?

Alex Casey delves into the endless relevance of The Handmaid’s Tale, available exclusively on Lightbox. 

Summer reissue: The Barefoot Bandits is New Zealand’s answer to The Goonies

Liam Maguren talks to the Mukpuddy team about season two of The Barefoot Bandits, Māori MacGyver in space and getting adults excited about cartoons again. 

Summer reissue: A chat about the debut of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Alex Casey and José Barbosa try to piece together the meaning behind the unique, mind-bending tales of anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Contains spoilers and trippiness. 

The Spinoff guide to watching free-to-air TV this Christmas

Sam Brooks picks out what you should watch this Christmas when things get too stressful and you just need to curl up on the couch.

It’s time to indulge in all the Christmas TV specials you can handle

Tara Ward rounds up some of the most delicious Christmas TV specials for you to feast upon this holiday season.

Meet the man making sweet TV music with Seth Rogen

Alex Casey talks to Halli Cauthery, the composer who created the synth soundtrack to Seth Rogen’s Future Man.

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. 

The 10 best local TV shows of the year, as voted by you

Alex Casey and Calum Henderson count down the top 10 local TV shows of the year, as voted by esteemed readers of The Spinoff. 

The Real Pod: In which Matilda Rice drops by for Christmas

In an unprecedented Christmas miracle, The Real Pod is joined by ex-Bachelorette and bona fide celebrity Matilda Rice, with special thanks to Nando's.

The Shortland Street Christmas cliffhanger just left us at sea

Tara Ward watches the power-chucking, beard-itching, blood-soaked finale to Shortland Street. Contains spoilers.