Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson
Craig Mathieson is a television critic for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, an author, and the creator of the Binge-r streaming newsletter.

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War for attention


The launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ raises the stakes in the streaming wars

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Streaming highlights: October 2019


The anthology makes a comeback with ‘Modern Love’ and ‘Criminal’; new ‘Harlots’; and ‘Living with Yourself’ delivers low-key high-tech farce

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Streaming highlights: September 2019


‘Unbelievable’ and ‘Murder in the Bayou’ expose cultures that devalue women; ‘Shrill’ warmly challenges prejudice; and ‘The Politician’ takes student politics to another level

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Streaming highlights: August 2019


Heroes and villains take many forms in ‘Mindhunter’, ‘The Boys’ and ‘Bosch’, and the Obamas make their Netflix debut with ‘American Factory’

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‘Lambs of God’


Director Jeffrey Walker blends ripe melodrama and Gothic thriller in his TV series about three wayward nuns

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‘The Loudest Voice’: a nightmarish portrait of a monster


The sheer scale of Roger Ailes’s wrongs defies the medium of television

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Heirs unapparent: ‘Succession’


The HBO comedy-drama returns for another gleefully toxic season

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Streaming highlights: July 2019


Low-profile comedies ‘Flowers’, ‘Workin’ Moms’ and ‘Derry Girls’ beguile; ‘Veronica Mars’ revived; and Netflix and Marvel break up

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Streaming highlights: June 2019


‘Dark’ makes a wild return, ‘Good Omens’ approaches the apocalypse lightly, ‘City on a Hill’ moves beyond the crime genre’s prerequisites, and new ‘Black Mirror’