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DAN BARRETT | March 14, 2012 | EDITORIAL | 3 |

Goodbye. Farewell. And Amen.

This is the final post that I will be making on the White Noise blog. For almost two years, Crikey have been gracious enough to provide me with some webspace and bandwidth to natter on about television. I’ve made some good friends during this time (both at Crikey and with a handful of people who […]

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DAN BARRETT | March 13, 2012 | REVIEW | |

Danger 5: Kill Men of The Rising Sun

Japan, the land of the rising sun, is where we find this weeks instalment of Danger 5 has taken us. Following the downing of US planes by a long-believed dead pilot, the Colonel sends the Danger 5 team out to find out what’s going on, to locate Japan (which has gone missing) and to, of […]

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DAN BARRETT | March 12, 2012 | INFORMATIONAL | |

Like Snatch?

Posted 20 minutes ago on the Facebook page for the Go channel: This delicious story updates.

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DAN BARRETT | March 08, 2012 | ONLINE | |

Televised Revolution – Episode 226

With the Queensland State Election on the horizon, it got me thinking about the coverage that this receives on the night. The TV networks usually all carry dedicated election coverage and trot out interesting panels and guests to position themselves as the most reliable channel in news. I’m generally pretty impressed with the coverage that […]

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DAN BARRETT | March 08, 2012 | EDITORIAL | |

The Talking Dead

Every Sunday night on AMC in the US they air the apocalyptic zombie drama series The Walking Dead at 9pm, followed later that night at midnight by their talk show The Talking Dead. It’s an inspired TV series that really plays well to the potential of social television. Airing live at midnight, The Talking Dead […]

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DAN BARRETT | March 05, 2012 | REVIEW | 1 |

Danger 5 – Lizard Soldiers of The Third Reich

Of the six episodes of the series, this is probably my least favourite. And yet, it is still pretty charming and funny in Danger 5’s deliciously offbeat way. This week Nazi collaborating dinosaurs are making their presence known. The Colonel dispatches the team to discover the truth behind the threat and, should Hitler make himself […]

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DAN BARRETT | February 29, 2012 | ONLINE | 1 |

Televised Revolution Podcast – Episode 225

It’s pretty easy to dismiss the Telstra T-Box as a gimmick device at the same level as Telstra’s T-Hub and the various other similar devices that serve as gateway devices for consumers lacking savviness. The device does continue to evolve on a software level, providing greater functionality with each upgrade. 2012 will likely be seen as the […]

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DAN BARRETT | February 29, 2012 | PREVIEW | |

Veep and Girls: HBO Are Doing It For Themselves

After a few stagnant years, it looks like all the best TV is coming from HBO once again. Two of the shows I am most excited about are the Julia Louise Dreyfus helmed Veep and the Lena Dunham comedy Girls. Trailers for both have hit the Internet in the past week and both look like […]

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DAN BARRETT | February 27, 2012 | REVIEW | 5 |

Danger 5 – “I Danced For Hitler”

There are some TV shows you want to give a pass to just because they’re trying something different. TV is a medium that thrives on mediocrity, so any show that strives to achieve something of ambition deserves a certain amount of adulation regardless of how successful it is. Danger 5 falls into this category. Thankfully, […]

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DAN BARRETT | February 23, 2012 | REVIEW | 2 |

Waking up to Ten’s Breakfast

What the hell was that? Late yesterday, Ten issued a media release to let the world know that Ten had decided to go early in launching their new Breakfast show. It had been expected to launch this morning Monday, but with the dramatic announcement by Kevin Rudd yesterday that he was resigning as Foreign Affairs […]

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