6 items from 2016
Oh, the evil Internet, full of evil hackers looking at the best way to steal your money or sell you to the highest bidder. It seems to be the popular tool for modern television series to create something that stands out. Does The Code: Series 2 stand out as something special though, or just another crime thriller with a technological edge?
When two Australians are killed by militia in West Papua, Internet journalist Ned (Dan Spielman) and his cyber hacking brother Jesse (Ashley Zuckerman) are called into action. Threatened with deportation by the Australian government they are forced to help in the hunt for Jan Roth (Anthony Lapaglia) whose underground website is being used to traffic a young boy.
For the first half of series two the focus is on finding the young boy that has been kidnapped, but there are other motives underneath this. Jan Roth is current fighting »
- Paul Metcalf
The Code: Season Two
Created by Shelley Birse
Two brothers, a jaded journalist and an autistic computer hacker, faced with the prospect of extradition to the Us, are forced into making complex decisions taking in political unrest, personal dealings and the mysterious ‘darknet’, all of which have the potential to bring down global powers.
Building on the tense neo-noir successes of season one and continuing the themes of political and personal intrigue, season two of The Code is a classy Australian tech-thriller.
Following the exploits of Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman) and Ned Banks (Dan Spielman) as they attempt to protect themselves from various authorities, the series is a thoughtfully constructed puzzle of conspiracy, claims and counter-claims.
Faced with the grim prospect of extradition to the Us for actions carried out in the previous season, »
- Robert W Monk
Other new local content includes Common Sense, a news-focused show from the creators of Gogglebox; The Biggest Loser: Transformed; and a new series of.Russell Coight.s All Aussie Adventures,.after 15 years away from screens..
Offspring and The Wrong Girl will return, alongside lifestyle and reality programming such as MasterChef Australia, I.m A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here!, Gogglebox, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Family Feud, The Living Room, Shark Tank, Australian Survivor, The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia..
Network Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said the 2017 slate was .diverse and deeply engaging..
.Wake In Fright and Sisters are extraordinary Australian stories. The Biggest Loser: Transformed will take a beloved brand to a whole new level, »
- Jackie Keast
An old shed on Glebe Island wharf, littered with boat-building machinery and tools, sets the tone for one of the dramatic final scenes of Sbs.s new four-part series, Deep Water, starring Noah Taylor and Yael Stone..
Stone and Taylor play detectives investigating a brutal murder case which appears to be connected to the real-life gay hate crimes that swept through Sydney in the .80s and .90s.
Dear and Dale, coincidentally were both in Potts Point, Sydney, when a particularly violent murder took place.
.He [Darren] was leaving and I was heading in and we both saw fire engines, ambulances, police cars and Darren stopped at the Atm near the building and heard from residents what had happened, »
- Brian Karlovsky
Joining them in the crime thriller are Stone's husband Dan Spielman (The Code, Accidental Soldier, Offspring), William McInnes (The Time of Our Lives, The Slap), Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries), Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Ben Oxenbould (The Kettering Incident, Old School, Rake), Simon Burke (Devil.s Playground), John Brumpton (Catching Milat, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries) and others..
Sbs are billing Deep Water as its first "cross-genre, cross-platform event which will include a four-part drama series, a feature documentary and unique online web series and content".
- Staff Writer
It’s 1980s Australia and Louise and Allen’s marriage looks set to be shattered. A corrupt political power struggle within the Australian Labor party has threatened the shared socialist worldview that brought them together; closer to home, rampant societal misogyny puts pressure on the gender equality for which they had strived.
I have concerns about the way the way the women end their stories [in the play] … it’s not a happy and empowered ending.
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- Steve Dow
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