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COMMENT: The Crowd Goes Wild maybe the cheapest show on NZ television, but it retains an unmistakable exuberance that Seven Sharp has never known.

Is there still hope for Sky TV?
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Is there still hope for Sky TV?

COMMENT: Sky's new channel Viceland has launched today in hopes of bringing back younger audiences that have been stolen by streaming services.

Can Mediaworks recover after this catastrophe?
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Can Mediaworks recover after this catastrophe?

The exit of Paul Henry and the dumping of Story make for another miserable glut of headlines. But the talent that does remain, Duncan Garner and Guy Williams especially, lends hope that the darkest hour is before the dawn, writes Duncan Greive.

Is this the death of TV?
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Is this the death of TV?

COMMENT: Television has lost out to the internet, and it's time everyone - including funding body NZ On Air - acknowledged it.

Why I quit Game of Thrones
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Why I quit Game of Thrones

Despite the show becoming perhaps the signature cultural phenomenon of this era, it also had begun to suck, writes Duncan Greive.

Can TV3 survive Barry's departure?
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Can TV3 survive Barry's departure?

The shock resignation of Hilary Barry from Mediaworks represents a bigger blow than any of the other high profile TV3 newsroom departures, says Duncan Greive.

Five times Shortland St has led the way
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Five times Shortland St has led the way

Last night's episode of Shortland Street saw the debut of a trans character, played by a trans actor. But the show has tackled important social issues from day one, writes Duncan Greive.

The Nation is gourmet TV in a takeaway era
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The Nation is gourmet TV in a takeaway era

TV3's The Nation isn't that old. It was founded in 2010, but despite the flash modern set and the lively Twitter conversation which accompanies it, the show might be the most old-fashioned to air on New Zealand television.