When I told a friend I was watching The Heights on ABC, she referred to it as ‘ABC Neighbours,’ after the long-running Channel 10 soap. I thought this was a pretty funny and pretty fair characterisation of the show, now entering its second season.
There's an accepted falsehood that films and TV shows about men are for everyone, while films and TV shows about women are for women only. Finally, that's starting to change.
used to be a major fan of The Walking Dead, but what was once an exciting, explosive, and emotional tale of survival in a post-zombie apocalypse world became an overblown, network TV-style melodrama.
In the past 5 or so years, the 1980s have been lovingly reimagined on-screen in ways that feel both familiar to people who lived through that time and exciting to those who only wished they did. But these stories don’t merely recreate the decade, they invoke its essence, and in the process, sell us the memory of a moment in time.
It seems that during these uncertain times we are all reaching for some form of comfort. Whether its comfortable clothing (guilty) or comfort food (definitely guilty), things that are familiar and homely are all the rage.