Neighbours and the Climate Emergency

If the world stays on its current trajectory for warming, analysts predict that by century’s end, our planet will not support human civilization as we know it. There is a significant risk of societal breakdown by 2050. But what would this mean for the Australian drama Neighbours? The effects of global warming include rising temperatures, severe weather events… Read Post »

Around the Palins in a Year

In 2007 my parents generously gave me the box set of Michael Palin’s travel documentaries for Christmas. I took notes as I watched them and more than ten years later, I want to share my viewing experience. There are 49 travel documentary episodes in the DVD boxset spanning from Palin’s first crack at the genre,… Read Post »

Recap Insiders

Yesterday I recapped Episode 7590 of Neighbours. I’m worried that’s left me looking a little frivolous so today I’m recapping Australia’s longest-running documentary, Insiders. It’s about Barrie, who invites his friends over every Sunday but none of them get along. The main plot centres on the will-they-won’t-they tension between Gerard Henderson and David Marr. Gerard and… Read Post »

Advice Recap

Usually I fold the washing or try to touch my toes (I can’t) while watching Neighbours but today I’ve decided to type. I’m taking this step because I’ve had e-flipping-nough of the washing and my shins (knees on a bad day). In summary, Friday’s episode of Neighbours (epidsode 7590!) was all about advice, solicited and otherwise.… Read Post »

Funniest things EVA!

Last night I was horrified to read that Carly Findlay was out for a fun night and someone laughed at her face. What’s worse, this person wasn’t immediately disowned by all their friends and family. I’ve seen funny before, and that’s not part of it. This incident made me really mad so I thought I’d reflect… Read Post »

Neighbox

Brace yourselves. There’s a lot of information in this next sentence. My friend Vaya, who hosts the comedy recap podcast Neighbuzz, told me I should enter a competition to win tickets to a preview screening of Fox FM presenter Fifi Box’s first episode on Neighbours at the Jam Factory on Chapel Street. I thought it was a… Read Post »

Terrifying music

I am one of those people who change the subject when asked what kind of music I like. I don’t know. Or I kind of know but I think it’s the wrong answer and you’ll think less of me if you find out. On the other hand, I do know what kind of music terrifies… Read Post »

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