Revealed: David Seymour has won more votes for TV dancing than he did in actual election

The leader of the ACT Party has collected more votes as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars than he did in Epsom last September

The Real Pod: In which Heartbreak Island is an absolute mindfuck

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

What’s a Real Housewife doing hosting a talk show about theatre?

A talk show... about theatre? You mean Shakespeare and shit? Sam Brooks watches the first episode of Louise Wallace's Opening Night. Theatre is a hard sell. Even for people who enjoy …

‘I Am’ is a brutally honest and revelatory documentary series

TVNZ's new series of documentaries explores the experiences of New Zealanders living with adversity. Sam Brooks reviews I Am.

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Dancing with the Stars week 7: Seeya seeya later

It was a rough week for Dancing with the Stars, with a lot of low-lights (twerking, reggaeton) and only one shining highlight. Sam Brooks reveals this week's power-rankings.

Real life read: I dated six of the Heartbreak Island contestants

Alex Casey goes on a speed dating mission to get to know the beautiful brains behind the beautiful bodies of Heartbreak Island.

Eighteen months of Coro in two hours: how did they do?

Last night Coronation Street finally cast off 2016 and made its big 18 month leap into the present day. But first we had a lot of news to catch up on.

Survivor NZ recap, week 8: The manbun alliance

This week on Survivor NZ we begin the back-half of the game as the two tribes merge into one, and the individual game really kicks off.

The Handmaid’s Tale recap: Women’s Work, and not the Kate Bush kind

A birth, a betrayal, a flogging. Things continue to get darker on this week's episode of The Handmaid's Tale, available on Lightbox. Tara Ward recaps.

All rise: in praise of Judge Judy, the original boss bitch

Feminist icon, daytime TV judge, baloney-screamer: Judge Judith Scheindlin is the true queen of reality TV.

Fucking? Fecking? Fricking? What did Angry Cop really say on Shortland Street?

The S***off panel of experts with their learned assessments of what was said on the nation’s favourite soap.

The Real Pod: In which we cannot name a more iconic trio

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

Crackpot theory: Christina Applegate and Jacinda Ardern are the same person

What if, on a short-running sitcom in the early 2010s, Christina Applegate was playing our very own Jacinda Ardern? It's unlikely, but possible! Hear us out.

Dancing with the Stars, week six: Lightning crashes, an old Robbie cries

Marama Fox is gone, god is dead, but Dancing with the Stars is still here - with TRIO dances? Sam Brooks power ranks whoever is left on this show. ELIMINATED: Robert …

Survivor NZ, Week 7: Farewell to two of the biggest characters of the season

Luke Harries dives deep into the drink of Survivor NZ week seven, including a shock exit and a tense mud challenge. 

Staying in for our Queen’s birthday? Here’s what to binge

You've got three days off work – why would you want to spend it outside being cold when you could be cosily binge-watching the best of Lightbox in the comfort of your own home?