Summary: It's TV for radio on the internet. Brett Cropley, John Richards, Nelly Thomas and Josh Kinal present Boxcutters to fulfil a very important need: Television deserves respect. At a time when TV is producing better storylines, better drama and better comedy than any other form of entertainment (we're talking about you, Movies) there needs to be an outlet for independent discussion about the medium. Boxcutters is that outlet. Every week Boxcutters brings you news about the world of television, reviews, interviews and opinions (and a lot of love).
Another documentary about Whitlam? You might be shocked to discover they’re not as common as Mad As Hell would have us believe. Penny Robins tells us about creating the new doco for the ABC. Shane Dunlop is the writer/director of new community television comedy series Leongatha. He tells us about making TV location-based narrative comedy [...]
Are you sick of films and tv shows about zombies? Then listen to this discussion of In The Flesh, a three part drama from BBC Three. Also, John reaches into the past for a Things You May Have Missed about rock’n'roll and the 80s. Notes Watch this space.
Sabour Bradley is the writer, director and host of the new ABC2 factual series, Head First, but can it be called documentary? He takes us through the mind of a daredevil in search of the truth. Also, splendid chap and Graeme Garden impersonator, Ben McKenzie comes on board with a slew of facts to be [...]
Mr Selfridge is a period drama starring Jeremy Piven and a bunch of English people. We reach deep into our reviewing hole to investigate a show that has no urgent shouting nor any blood splatter.
There’s a UK show from Channel 4 that aired earlier this year called Utopia. We review it at the risk of being discovered and chased through England. Also, is sketch comedy still as relevant as it used to be? We make a clumsy attempt to answer that question. Notes Did we miss something? News We [...]
A co-production between three countries about a small town in New Zealand that first airs on US television? It’s not some make-believe parallel universe. It’s Top of the Lake, the new TV show by Jane Campion and friends. Also, are the Logies now just the blood stains on the handkerchief that betray Australian television’s consumption? [...]
Everybody’s favourite human, Ben McKenzie talks to us about songs, singles and albums tied to television shows. Then we review the FX show, The Americans. Also, Dave Lawson continues to be hilarious. Notes New Notes 8 April 2013 Ben McKenzie has shared these links for your own investigation into songs and TV shows. TuneFind Heard [...]
Look. We’re not going to lie to you. This is the last episode of Boxcutters for the year. For the rest of the year you will have to busy yourself by playing this episode over and over again. We have a little look at the concept of the second screen and try to evaluate its [...]
In our remarkable return from the fight at Reichenbach Falls, we begin, once again, to investigate the world of television and what it’s good for. We cover the way Girls has been covered in the media. Nelly Thomas tells us all about My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef: The Professionals. Also, in our news we spend [...]
Look, I won’t lie to you. This episode might be a bit messy. We make some great points about the Kevin Bacon series created by Kevin Williamson, The Following, but they might not all be in the right order. And we say good-bye to Brenna. Sad face. Notes Glenn spoke about this article from Mess [...]
Guests and controversial discussion: that’s what you get from this episode. Kirsten Drysdale is part of the new ABC TV show The Checkout, Steele Saunders is the host of the I Love Green Guide Letters podcast and we review the Ricky Gervais series, Derek. Notes Plugs See Steele Saunders and guests live during the Comedy [...]
You’ve heard a lot about House of Cards but you haven’t heard it from us. So put your little earbuddies in and check it out. Also, Con Frantzeskos of the Penso Agency tells us all about how TV advertising works, how networks can best use the concept of the second screen and what everyone is [...]
Sure, we’re looking at Girls for the second week in a row. Maybe because we think the show is worth it or maybe it’s because we’re all out of ideas. You decide. We’re too busy concentrating on what makes good TV. Meanwhile there’s also terrible ads to talk about and letters to read out. That’s [...]
You want the laughs and good joy times? Well, we have an episode all about death and horror to knock that smile and cheer right off your face. Take that, Happy Pants. John takes you through death affected tv shows while Josh tries to look at the difficulties of horror on the small screen or [...]
We take a look back at the last couple of years and give little updates on how shows have behaved since we first cast our eyes upon them. Glenn posits that Europe is beating HBO’s pants, Brett fails to understand how calendars work and Brenna brings back some Australian classics. Listen to it or be [...]