Siena Yates is former deputy head of Entertainment for the New Zealand Herald
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Siena Yates on navigating her way through weight loss surgery.
Watching a show about a pandemic that's killing hundreds of thousands is uncomfortable.
COMMENT: It's the reality show that pushes contestants and viewers to their limits.
COMMENT: A hard out new comedy shows what life is really like for brown people.
Popular comedian Tom Sainsbury moves off social media to lead this new political satire.
Yet it's as boring as ever, writes Siena Yates.
This might be blasphemous but We're Here is -dare I say it? - better than Queer Eye...
With all that's going on right now, is the timing of this new season too far off the mark?
COMMENT: I cannot accept that. We, as a nation, must not accept that.
COMMENT: The beautiful reality TV series that is much more than a game.
COMMENT: TVNZ's new reality series is an uplifting reminder that normality is overrated.
A week ahead of Mother's Day weekend, Siena Yates reflects on going home.
COMMENT: Netflix's trending true crimes series favours the superficial over substance.
Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit is up for six awards at the Oscars today.
Like... who thought this was a good idea in 2020?
When something seems too good to be true, it often is. But maybe not this time.
We're buying into it all, but where are the original voices?
Ford v Ferrari marks a moment in sporting history, but it's not really about that at all.
This is not a drill: It's time to rejoin the Black Parade and we are truly not ok.
The bogeyman is scary because you don't see him coming, yet horror is so predictable
Netflix has a talent show like no other - but not for the reasons you might think
One of the greatest concept albums of our time is coming to the New Zealand stage
A new summit on inclusion is coming to NZ and its speakers are ready to fight.
Comment: Netflix has a wannabe-woke new teen movie.
How Thelma Plum embraced her truth to create a hit album.
Only Waititi could pull off playing an absurd and oddly lovable version of Adolf Hitler.
20 years after making history, Hinewehi Mohi is working on shaping the future.
Forget the squeaky-clean Disney image of teen life, Pen15 gets into the real stuff.
Wait... a reality TV show that actually bodes well for society? Just hear me out.
Miley's pansexuality has made way too many headlines lately. Here's why it doesn't matter.
16 celebrities, two camps, one island - and only one winner. What could go wrong?
JessB is back with a second EP and proof that she's not going anywhere.
At just 17, she's only been in the game for a year, but Zhavia could be one to watch
Booksmart is a game changer for the teen genre and I can't wait to see what's next
Billy Porter is "on the move, honey" - and he wants you to join him in the revolution.
Apple's packing money and stars in the streaming wars - can NZ survive the onslaught?
Kiwis have been watching the West family for nearly 15 years, and 150 episodes.
These shows are gripping, beautifully made and socially and politically relevant.
Megan Thee Stallion's Fever is hot as hell, but leaves you wanting - and not in a good way
Beulah Koale's world has changed in every way - but he probably never will.
Game of Thrones is over, and so is one of our biggest communal distractions.
If you're tired of hearing the same old opinions, Sooo Many White Guys is for you.
Who knew one of New Zealand's wildest cold cases involves circus animals and a PM?
For the first time, going to "grim town" doesn't sound bad at all.
Comment: Why Thrones' "uncomfortable" sex scene is actually kind of great
Billie Eilish's debut album is not what you thought was coming, and that's awesome.
Billie Eilish told Kiwi fans: "I don't know how it's gonna get better from here"
The final Avengers instalment is here and it does not disappoint.
Ella Al-Shamahi is a scientist/comedian, bringing some weird science to your TV screen
Queer-baiting has been in the headlines more recently, but it's been a problem for years.
COMMENT: We have to acknowledge all our emotions - even the uncomfortable ones.