Behind the Reviews

Behind the Reviews is a weekly series that will explore my reviews content and the reasons behind my reviews content choices. The first run of the series will focus on each TV show and web series I’ve reviewed, with each edition being released in Alphabetical order, and will run from 1 August 2022 until 3 April 2023. After this first run, the series will continue to complement reviews content as it’s published.

You can read the editions by clicking on the links below, which will be updated as each edition is released.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #18 (Playing for Keeps)

The eighteenth edition of Behind the Reviews explores Australian TV series, Playing for Keeps, which focuses on the wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of the players of fictional AFL club, the Southern Jets. The edition also looks at the two spin-off web series of the show, and how the show ended on a low note.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #17 (My Life Is Murder)

The seventeenth edition of Behind the Reviews explores the Australian/New Zealand TV series, My Life Is Murder, and how the show managed to maintain its quality even after having to make major cast and location changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #16 (Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries)

The sixteenth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Seven Network crime drama, Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, a spinoff of the ABC crime drama, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #15 (Mr. Black)

The fifteenth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Network Ten comedy, Mr. Black.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #14 (Love Child)

The fourteenth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network drama, Love Child, and how it was based on real-life forced adoption that happened in Australia between the 1950s and 1980s.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #13 (Hyde & Seek)

The thirteenth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network drama thriller, Hyde & Seek, and how it worked with its limited premise.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #12 (How to Stay Married)

The twelfth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Network Ten comedy, How to Stay Married, and my thoughts of the show over its three seasons.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #11 (House Husbands)

The eleventh edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose the Nine Network comedy drama, House Husbands, as the very first show I reviewed.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #10 (Here Come the Habibs)

The tenth edition of Behind the Reviews explores one of the first new shows I reviewed when I started writing reviews content in 2016, as well as the controversy the show attracted before it even aired.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #9 (Harrow)

The ninth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review ABC crime drama, Harrow, and my thoughts on its three seasons and its story arcs.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #8 (Five Bedrooms)

The eighth edition of Behind the Reviews explores my thoughts on Network Ten drama, Five Bedrooms, its progression over the three seasons that’s aired and its move from Network Ten to Paramount Plus.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #7 (Fisk)

The seventh edition of Behind the Reviews explores my thoughts on ABC comedy, Fisk, a show that was recommended to me by a family member.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #6 (Doctor Doctor)

The sixth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network drama, Doctor Doctor, and explores its international popularity as well as being the first Australian show to be renewed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #5 (Charmed [Reboot])

The fifth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review the Charmed reboot series and my thoughts on the reboot as a fan of the original series.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #4 (Bite Club)

The fourth edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network crime drama, Bite Club, which revolves around a serial killer story arc and two detectives who survived a near-fatal shark attack.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #3 (Bad Mothers)

The third edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network drama, Bad Mothers, another show that was based on a limited premise, a season-long murder mystery.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #2 (Amazing Grace)

The second edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to review Nine Network drama, Amazing Grace, and how it was based on a limited premise.


Behind the Reviews – Edition #1 (Why I review + Aftertaste)

The first edition of Behind the Reviews explains why I chose to write reviews content, and why I chose to review ABC show, Aftertaste.