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The Bachelor report card: the getting-to-know-you episode

Blake Garvey with mother Andrea.

Candice Barnes The bachelor's straight-talking grandma is by far the most exciting and interesting woman on the show.

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The Voice Kids 2014 report card

the voice kids

Andrew P Street It's basically The Voice with smaller contestants, providing a valuable service for an entire generation of stage parents.

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The Real Housewives of Melbourne is vacuous navel-gazing that is bound to please

Savvy lawyer ... Gina Liano.

Caroline Zielinski The latest addition to the Real Housewives franchise is so meaningless you'll want to gouge your eyes out.

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There's something smelly about My Kitchen Rules and it's not the cheese

Married cheesemakers Jason and Annie Chesworth of New South Wales.

Caroline Zielinski Newlywed cheesemakers, twins who 'share the one brain', a pair of bitchy princesses and a couple of herd animals who faded into the barnyard background are enough to send anyone to the (un)funny farm.

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Girls season 3 kicks off with possibly the worst diatribe from an ex-girlfriend ever

Girls S3 Ep2: Hannah and Adam at Jessa's rehab.

Jenna Clarke The now-together Hannah and Adam cop an expletive-filled, graphic picture of just how messed up Natalia feels at being dumped by 'an off-the-wagon, Neanderthal sociopath'.

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Boardwalk Empire: Return to Empire

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in 'Boardwalk Empire'.

TV Report Cards Boardwalk Empire is back with its customary bang.

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The Bachelor's kiss from a rose causes feminism to wilt

The Bachelor's Tim Robards.

Natalie Bochenski What is it?

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Report card: The Great Australian Bake Off is only half baked

The Great Australian Bake Off.

Giles Hardie Unfortunately, like ingredients, the various elements of GABO don't just work by being thrown together in the same place.

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Back to the future for My Kitchen Rules

my kitchen rules

Aja Styles Seven's attempt to recapture audiences by trying to spice up a formulaic recipe was as dated as the first contestants' instant restaurant.

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Scandal-ously misrepresented

Scandal

Giles Hardie Though Seven seemingly couldn’t conceive of a show with a female lead that wasn’t about sex and revenge, Scandal is actually a promising variation on a procedural series.

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More please

Next time, can we have a bigger shot of Jack?

Jack Irish

TV Report Cards Like the titular character, Jack Irish: Bad Debts wasn't perfect, but ended up squaring the ledger.

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Homeland verdict

Carrie on up the Qaeda

Danes

Karl Quinn Season two promises to be as frenetic, edgy and paranoid as ever.

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Verdict

Diverting crime drama puts mind over matter

simon baker

Andrew Murfett Of all of the American cop procedurals, The Mentalist is often one of the most genial. Although only five years old, it is the kind of show that feels like it has been around forever.

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Underground

Telemovie dials into Assange's past and rings true

Underground: The Julian Assange Story

Karl Quinn A considered yet gripping look at the crucible in which Julian Assange was formed and, arguably, deformed. Brilliant.

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Brynne's bedazzled banality is blindingly bad

Brynne

TV Report Cards Brynne: My Bedazzled Life was so bad it warrants criminal charges and biblical ramifications.

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Boldly going where no moll has gone before

Puberty Blues.

Karl Quinn Puberty Blues didn't revel in the image in the rear-view mirror so much as quietly rebel against it.

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Transformation

Age becomes her: Kidman shines in Hemingway love story

Nicole Kidman in <i>Hemingway & Gellhorn</i>.

Natalie Hambly Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman flip between comedy and drama in this portrayal of Ernest Hemingway's marriage to war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.

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A real step back in time on new Dr Who

The new <i>Dr Who</i> episode created a new record for the ABC's iView platform.

Michael Idato The new Doctor Who is a coming of age, the new season and its dark themes, doubly so.

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Lowdown review

Man bites news

Adam Zwar stars in <i>Lowdown</i>.

Giles Hardie Adam Zwar returns for a second season (two years on) of his tabloid journalism comedy series.

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Midwife crisis: A period drama that really delivers

Call the Midwife

Karl Quinn Dirty realism and sentimental nostalgia are locked in perpetual battle in Call the Midwife.

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