Is Better Things one of the best TV series?

In Better Things, Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) is an overstretched, slightly frazzled, somewhat cynical but incredibly big-hearted single mother raising three teen and tween daughters in LA. Better Things is one of the Broad’s favourite TV shows of all time. There’s been nothing quite like it in the way it takes

Are TV reboots doomed to fail?

TV reboots face a huge challenge in adapting to changed times while keeping to the essence of the original. So are they destined to flop? We’re not often granted second chances in life. An opportunity for a re do or a re run is like an unfulfilled wish, a yearning that

And Just Like That: Thoughts on the reboot

With the news the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That is being renewed for a second season, the Broad couldn’t help but wonder about a new opening scene. Evening, bedroom, camera zooms in on one of the trio in the final throes of passion with her bedmate. She flops

3 Scandi films to watch now

If you like a bit of Scandi TV, then the Broad highly recommends delving into some films of the Nordic and Scandi variety. Scandi Noir has been having something of a moment, although it has to be said that its moment has lasted for quite a few years. It was largely

How do we watch The Crown?

The Crown

What is The Crown and how are we to understand it? Does The Crown have a responsibility to be historically accurate, given that it is a historical drama? Are we gaining a better understanding of the people and the events? Or are we indulging in a high-brow soap opera that

Were you raised by TV?

Have you ever felt like the characters in a TV show were more your kind of people than your own family? Have you ever looked to TV parents for wisdom? Have you ever felt drawn to TV shows for company or to help with life's problems? If you’ve answered yes

Is TV fatigue killing TV?

You know that feeling when you embark on a new TV series. New storylines, new characters and the start of a new journey to become involved with. But it’s also the start of a new relationship, and like any relationship it takes commitment - time spent together, engaging in another’s

Cancel culture

Lately it feels like it’s hard to wade into a cultural debate or at least just have a quick scroll on Twitter without finding yourself knee deep in the quagmire that is “cancel culture”. It's been with us for several years but it's had a renewed focus lately. So what is

Celebrating Indigenous stories on screen for Reconciliation Week

Credit Image by jason M from Pixabay In this week’s post, the Broad lets you know about film screenings and even virtual artists markets which are part of with the week-long National Reconciliation Week event that celebrates Indigenous culture and recognises the ongoing project of reconciliation in Australia. Plus, you can

In Praise of Slacker Chicks on Screen

In a week when the brilliant ‘How To Be A Lady’ video, narrated by former Sex and the City actress and New York mayoral candidate, Cynthia Nixon, went viral, this post is celebrating slacker chicks on screen. Why? Because they give the middle finger to plenty of the ‘rules’ about