TV shows

Bored to Death: season premiere, Monday, May 21

Kylie Northover One of HBO's more underrated series, this is a semi-autobiographical comedy created by Brooklyn author Jonathan Ames.

Revenge, Monday, May 21

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Kylie Northover Does this series ever end? Yet another episode with everything we've come to love in what is in essence Dynasty with webcams.

The Block, Sunday, May 20

Block

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Giles Hardie It's almost as though the intervening episodes are just filler.

In fine form

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Gabriel Wilder The Killing's Sarah Lund is a terrific protagonist. She's flawed - as we all are - but she's also smart, focused and capable.

Downton Abbey, Sunday, May 20

Downton Abbey.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Giles Hardie Finally, all those wonderful characters - upstairs and downstairs, nasty and nice - are back.

New Tricks, Saturday, May 19

<em>New Tricks</em>.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Megan Johnston They might have been pulled from retirement but tonight our crew of old dogs are on their game.

The Killing, Wednesday, May 16

THE KILLING

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Along with the ordinary sorts of corpses, the political victims are beginning to pile up, too.

The Good Wife, Wednesday, May 16

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Most of this episode is middling-excellent, as we've come to expect.

Australia's Got Talent

Australia's Got Talent

Desperate Housewives, Thursday, May 10

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Debi Enker As always in Wisteria Lane, there's all manner of nasty business festering behind the neat flowerbeds and picket fences.

Grey's Anatomy, Thursday, May 10

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Debi Enker Dual celebrations are planned by the staff at Seattle Grace: a birthday and an event to mark a professional milestone.

The Office (US)

The Office (US)

Packed to the Rafters, Tuesday, May 8

Packed to the Rafters

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Coby gets a turn at narrating tonight, in an ep that's all about lurv.

Project Runway, Monday, May 7

heiki klum

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Frances Atkinson With only five contestants remaining, former model Heidi Klum sends the fashion designers to New York's Governors Island.

Revenge, Monday, May 7

Revenge.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Paul Kalina Just when you think this drama can't possibly get any kookier along comes an episode packed with more switcheroos.

The Block, Thursday, May 3

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Paul Kalina You've got to hand it to the editors for their ability to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

The Good Wife, Wednesday, May 2

The Good Wife

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Debi Enker In A solid, if not spectacular, episode, Will starts to make the most of his suspension from practising law.

American Horror Story, Tuesday, May 1

Dylan McDermott stars in <i>American Horror Story</i>.

Brad Newsome Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton star as a couple who move into a haunted house.

Packed to the Rafters, Tuesday, May 1

Packed to the Rafters

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

This sweet family show has never pretended to be anything but a lighthearted jaunt through white, middle-class life.

30 Rock, Monday, April 30

Susan Sarandon

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Susan Sarandon is the superstar cameo tonight.