I am often left with the distinct impression of having been born in the wrong place.
Locally produced soap opera Shortland Street is a hotbed - in fact, a veritable hotbed - of passion and drama.
In the world of the quietly desperate, a planet that orbits the home of the unutterably sad, Carolyn is struggling.
A year of television is a thing of beauty. The year 2009 again took the joy of that most excellent medium to new heights, and before 2010 tops it, let's look back in gratitude at what we have been offered.
The problem with grand political ideas formulated to ameliorate the sufferings of humans is that they invariably end up being perverted, spoiled and brought undone - by humans.
When the Government of the United States of America decided to kill Angel Diaz three years ago, it did not do a particularly good job.
David Loughrey's take on Christmas-time television.