Writes about television for the New Zealand Herald.
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Anna Murray: Sorry Amazon - I'm bored of the Rings
This may be very unpatriotic, but seriously, did we not hit peak Tolkien years ago?
Anna Murray: Why Women Kill a campy, frothy take on revenge fantasies
COMMENT: Desperate Housewives creator's new show on women wanting rid of their men.
Antipodean Rhapsody: Verdict on Stephen Colbert and the PM
COMMENT: America (and New Zealand) should prepare to be completely charmed.
Anna Murray: Comfortably comedic duo give Seven Sharp a lift
COMMENT: The Hilary Barry - Jeremy Wells combination has been a winning one for TVNZ.
Anna Murray: Time to say goodnight (Kiwi) to 24-hour telly
COMMENT: Return of Goodnight Kiwi a reminder of pointlessness of overnight programming.
Anna Murray: Great Kiwi Bake Off a successful recipe but are contestants up to challenge?
COMMENT: This season's premiere served up more baking disasters than triumphs.
Anna Murray: The verdict on Scotty Stevenson and Stephen Donald
COMMENT: It's not every day you get to cover the All Blacks' first RWC exit in 12 years.
Anna Murray: The Bachelorette Australia serves up a plot twist
COMMENT: New season Bachelorette's 'dogs before dudes' mantra may stand her in good stead.
Anna Murray: RuPaul's Drag Race UK funny - and filthy
COMMENT: If you're looking for something that's very funny and filthy this is for you.
My Restaurant Rules serves misogyny, mansplaining and monotony
Welcome all, to the reality cooking show absolutely nobody asked for.
Over the Rugby World Cup already? Watch this sports show instead
COMMENT: If you have RWC fatigue just a few days in, you're not alone, writes Anna Murray.
Anna Murray: Taskmaster a new platform for Kiwi's improv skills
COMMENT: Rose Matafeo's star is on the rise and it's a delight to watch.
Comment | Petty squabbling, endless filler - Why does anyone watch The Block NZ?
COMMENT: Despite a shambolic season, The Block won the ratings war, writes Anna Murray.
Grooming harm: MediaWorks should just cancel MAFS NZ
Frankly, Sensing Murder is more grounded in reality than MAFS NZ.
'Munted': Netflix's Kiwi rom-com is pure 'garbage'
COMMENT: The leading Kiwi man is an Aussie . . . and a goat steals every scene he's in.
Sam vs Matty: The TV star rivalry we never knew we needed
COMMENT: Treasure Island delivers the TV weatherman rivalry we didn't know we needed.
Why some viewers will want to sidestep TV3's Jonah special
COMMENT: Jonah crams a big life with a lot of plot twists into just a few hours.
Is this NZ's answer to Keeping Up With The Kardashians?
TVNZ's new reality series follows two Kiwi influencers as they live their best lives.
Why MKR is serving up better reality viewing than The Block
COMMENT: MKR Australia is serving up the goods when it comes to reality ratings.
Anna Murray: Undeniably, racism alive and well in NZ
COMMENT: Doco should be appointment viewing for any Pākehā who denies racism in NZ.
Anna Murray: Local zom-com trumps Kiwi-infused Scandi-noir
Kiwi TV has enjoyed a golden run for the first half of 2019, writes Anna Murray.
Euphoria presents chilling view of teen life in 2019
The show's nudity is often gratuitous, but drug use isn't glorified, writes Anna Murray.
Forget Chernobyl, this is TV's most horrifying show
The Sex Clinic reveals a truly alarming trend amongst young Britons.
I watched Love Island for the first time and I get it now
Anna Murray checks out Love Island UK's back catalogue with Urban Dictionary at the ready.
How do Kiwis really fare on 'toxic' reality show Wife Swap?
Why are we still persisting with the Wife Swap franchise in 2019, asks Anna Murray.
Why Game of Thrones wasn't the worst ever TV finale
As we digest Game of Thrones' finale, Anna Murray looks back at other small-screen wraps.
Are US billionaires really building bunkers in NZ?
A new documentary sets out to find the truth in The Hunt for the Bunker People.
NZ current affairs shows 2019: Who will be on top?
The scuffle for TV news supremacy is just starting to get interesting.
'I can't watch any more': The hell that is slow TV
Don't let anyone tell you nothing happens on slow TV. It has drama....somewhere.
Anna Murray: Why people are crazy about Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Have you been Marie Kondo-ed yet?
The good, the bad and the terrible of NZ telly in 2018
Remember the live-action Tinder session on a foot-shaped island? Yeah, we didn't think so.
Anna Murray: The best and worst of Christmas movies
COMMENT: The good, the bad and the ugly of Christmas flicks.
The Great Kiwi Bake Off serves up delicious viewing
COMMENT: New series breaks all the rules of reality television - and is the better for it.
Anna Murray: Doco uncovers brutal hierarchy of the playground
The Secret Life of Girls will make you wince - and warm your heart, writes Anna Murray.
Who is still being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in 2018?
COMMENT: It was presumed his fame would stop him from going undercover ever again.
The dance show for people who 'actually have rhythm'
Forget DWTS, The Great NZ Dance Masala is the plucky little dance show that could.