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Arrow season 5 episode 5 review: Human Target

2 November 2016 7:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tyler McCarthy Nov 3, 2016

Jessica Jones' Wil Traval comes to Star City as The Human Target, in a frustrating episode of Arrow...

This review contains spoilers.

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5.5 Human Target

Arrow season five is only five episodes in and already it has forced itself to juggle an awful lot of moving parts. It was doing a relatively good job of balancing the characters fans love with the newbies they’ll soon cosplay, until Human Target.

Finding out that this episode was a bit of a letdown is probably extra disappointing to fans of the cult character Human Target. Although he’s plucked directly from the pages of DC Comics, he’s »

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Vivean Gray 1924 - 2016

29 July 2016 12:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 29, 2016

Actor Vivean Gray, fondly remembered as Mrs Mangel in soap Neighbours, has passed away at the age of 92...

Vivean Gray, the British-born actor whose Australian on-screen career stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s has passed away, aged 92.

Gray will be remembered for early recurring roles in Melbourne-set television programmes Homicide and Division 4, her cinematic role in Peter Weir's eerie 1975 film Picnic At Hanging Rock, a stint in soap The Sullivans and Prisoner: Cell Block H  and of course, for playing Nell Mangel in Neighbours.

Gray's time on Neighbours was short in comparison to that of some actors who've spent decades on Ramsay Street. She played local curtain-twitcher Mrs Mangel for just two years between 1986 and 1988. Those years though, were Neighbours' boom period here in the UK. Ask anyone over thirty who watched television in the eighties, and they'll remember her fondly.

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Neighbours' Mrs Mangel, actor Vivean Gray, dies aged 92

28 July 2016 10:46 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British-born actor found fame with Australian roles in Prisoner and Picnic at Hanging Rock. But it was as a meddling neighbour that she will be remembered

British actor Vivean Gray, best known as the Ramsay Street villain Mrs Nell Mangel in Neighbours, has died aged 92.

Gray was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, as Jean Vivra Gray, but moved to Australia in 1952 to pursue her career as an actor. Before she was spying on Scott and Charlene as the meddling Mrs Mangel, Gray had landed roles in Australian series including Prisoner: Cell Block H, Anzacs, Matlock Police and The Sullivans, on which she played a similar neighbouring gossip, Mrs Jessup, for the series’ 16-season run.

Related: Mrs Mangel was my TV mum. She was a perfect Neighbours villain and a total joy | Mark Little

Vivean Gray:Legend many times over.I was privileged to know and work with her.We laughed a »

- Steph Harmon in Sydney

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Orange Is The New Black season 4 spoiler-free review

13 June 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Arriving on Netflix on Friday the 17th of June, Orange Is The New Black season 4 is a deft, sharp, frequently hilarious return to form...

At the end of its second season, I was pretty much convinced that Orange Is The New Black was one of the best things on television. It managed to merge compelling plotting, fascinating characters, irreverent humour and heart-wrenching drama without ever feeling overstuffed or unbalanced. The final scene of the second season pretty much encapsulated everything that was great about the show, and I still point to it as one of my all-time favourite TV moments. So when Season Three came along I was giddy with excitement, excitement that quickly dissipated over the course of the run. It’s not so much that Season Three was bad, more that it felt rough and directionless in a way the first two seasons never did, full of subplots that were either uninteresting or never quite ignited in the ways they promised. Without the unifying factor of a Vee-like antagonist or central thread like Piper’s acclimation to prison life, the season felt meandering and rudderless, and I got to the end without a tonne of anticipation for the next instalment.

As such, it’s a huge relief to announce that Season Four of Oitnb is a complete return to form. While Season Three ended on a cheesy note that felt at odds with the cliffhangers that preceded it, Season Four bursts out of the gates with buckets of the irreverent swagger that characterised the show’s early days. The lake-set finale of Season Three, which bleeds into the opening moments of Season Four, quickly becomes a lot less earnest in the light of the immediate consequences, and with an influx of new and less than endearing inmates the show is given a ton of fresh energy and avenues to explore. Almost immediately the subplots that bubbled along last year burst out of the gates with new twists, becoming powder kegs just waiting to blow up in exciting and original ways.

Even plots that generally worked last year, like Piper’s ascension to a kind of panty-selling kingpin within the prison, are quickly subverted and lead to potentially ugly new conflicts, exacerbated by new faces that are less than content with maintaining the status quo. Piper’s general cluelessness is back in full force as her attempts to be assertive and ruthless take unexpected turns that manage to be unsettling, outrageous and totally logical all at once. It’s exactly the sort of deft, sharp writing that made this show so good in the first place, and it’s great to see it back in full force.

While the series occasionally verges on being a little preachy, Oitnb’s defining quality has always been the empathy it has for even its most despicable characters, and that is arguably more evident than ever this season. Characters like Caputo and Healy continue to walk a fine line between endearing and repulsive, and even in their worst moments the series never lets us forget that they are human. Of course, this works a lot better in some cases than others. Lolly, briefly teased as a whole new kind of threat last year, is possibly one of the most irritating characters currently on television; basically a less likable version of Suzanne (who remains a delight in every scene she’s in), and the strengthened focus on her this year is something of a detriment.

But it’s hard to quibble when you also get new characters as immediately brilliant as Judy King, the Martha Stewart-esque celebrity chef who entered Litchfield at the end of last season. Blair Brown makes her both charming and mildly terrifying, a character who you never quite trust but want to be on screen as much as possible for that very reason. She’s not exactly an outright Machiavellian monster like Vee and in the six episodes provided for review she never quite acts in ways that are specifically villainous, but there are enough hints that she isn’t quite what she seems to keep her fascinating. With her folksy accent and seemingly amiable nature, she’s basically the Frank Underwood of Litchfield and the glimmers of conflict between her and Red are gearing up to be something thrilling down the line.

While Season Four is frequently hilarious, Oitnb has never shied away from darkness and certain moments in these first six episodes are among the bleakest yet seen on this show. Nicky’s return delivers some heartbreaking and powerful stuff and one particular moment in episode six is pretty much guaranteed to be Natasha Lyonne’s Emmy tape this year. However if there was one flaw that carried over from Season Three it’s the show’s tendency to drop a gut-punch moment then one of levity immediately after, expecting you to laugh while you’re still screaming at the television. It’s not the biggest flaw in the world and it’s probably inevitable for a show that balances as many tones and genres as Oitnb, but when the darkness is this dark you need a little more time to come down from it.

But really, that’s a quibble, and none of my issues with the six episodes I saw were ever any more than that. On the evidence of Season Four so far, Oitnb has reclaimed its place as one of the best dramas going around at the moment and if this standard maintains going forward then that’s not changing anytime soon. 

Orange Is The New Black season 4 comes to Netflix UK on Friday the 17th of June.

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Reg Grundy: the man behind Neighbours dies, aged 92

9 May 2016 4:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Reg Grundy, the man behind the likes of Neighbours and Prisoner: Cell Block H, has died.

The man who helped bring the world shows such as The Young Doctors, Neighbours and Prisoner: Cell Block H has died.

Reg Grundy was 92, and passed away at the end of last week at his Bermuda home. His career took him from radio presenting through to his television work. He also got involved with films, and produced Abba: The Movie back in 1977.

But it’s his Australian soaps, that he made under the banner of the Reg Grundy Organisation, for which he will remain the best known. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Rest in peace, Mr Grundy.

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Reg Grundy Dies; Australian TV Mogul Behind ‘Neighbours’ Was 92

9 May 2016 3:52 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Reg Grundy, the Australian media mogul and entrepreneur who was responsible for such seminal TV soaps as Neighbours and Prisoner: Cell Block H, has died. Australian media reports he passed away on Friday at his home in Bermuda. He was 92. Grundy started his career in radio, hosting a local version of Wheel Of Fortune and moving with it to television in 1959 when he founded production company the Reg Grundy Organisation. Other shows that were produced by the company… »

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Reg Grundy, Creator of Australian Soap ‘Neighbours,’ Dies at 92

8 May 2016 9:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Reg Grundy, a veteran TV executive best known for creating the long-running Australian soap opera “Neighbors,” has died at age 92. He died at his home in Bermuda, where he has lived since 1982 with his wife, actress Joy Chambers, according to the BBC. Grundy’s production company created many of Australia’s biggest TV hits, including “The Young Doctors,” “Sons and Daughters” and “Prisoner: Cell Block H.” He also co-produced the 1977 documentary “Abba: The Movie.” Also Read: Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in 'The Mummy' Opposite Tom Cruise In addition, he picked up several U.S. game shows »

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Colin Friels joins Jessica Mauboy in The Secret Daughter as filming begins

17 April 2016 5:34 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jessica Mauboy.

Channel Seven's The Secret Daughter, starring Jessica Mauboy, has begun filming in Sydney and country Nsw.

Mauboy leads the cast as Billie Carter, a part-time country pub singer whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with wealthy city hotelier Jack Norton, played by Colin Friels.

The drama will also star Bonnie Sveen (Home and Away), Matthew Levett (A Place To Call Home, Devil.s Playground), David Field (Catching Milat, No Activity), Rachel Gordon (Winter, The Moodys, Blue Heelers), Salvatore Coco (The Principal, Catching Milat) and Jared Turner (The Almighty Johnsons, The Shannara Chronicles).

Supporting cast members include former Miss World Australia Erin Holland, Jr Reyne (Neighbours), Libby Asciak (Here Come The Habibs), Johnny Boxer (Fat Pizza vs Housos), Terry Serio (Janet King), Waapa graduate Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Jeremy Ambrum (Cleverman, Mabo) and Amanda Muggleton (City Homicide, Prisoner).

.Seven is the home of Australian drama and we.re immensely »

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Wentworth season 4 set for May 10 premiere

29 March 2016 4:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Wentworth season 4.

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Wentworth season 4 is set to make its Australian premiere on May 10.

The show, adapted from Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 to 1986, is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel and has been sold to more than 90 countries.

The story resumes four months after the events seen in the fiery season three finale..

The women of H block are returning to Wentworth Correctional Centre to find a new dynamic is in play which will have immediate ramifications for Bea as Kaz Proctor has established a power base..

On the outside, Franky is trying hard to be a productive member of society..

As always, no-one should underestimate .the Freak..

Notions of love and obsession will underpin the 12 episode season.

Wentworth season 4 stars Danielle Cormack as Bea Smith, Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Shareena Clanton as Doreen Anderson, »

- Staff Writer

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