TV shows

The Vampire Diaries, Tuesday, April 10

Brad Newsome Klaus and Stefan murder a couple of girls who look like Sookie and Tara from True Blood in a big old southern mansion.

Dexter: series final, Tuesday, April 10

Dexter

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Thrilling, funny and ultimately deeply poignant.

Being Human, Tuesday, April 10

Being Human.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Melinda Houston Mitchell is dead. Nina's dead. George is in pieces. Pretty grim stuff, but in a sparkling script.

Raising Hope, Monday, April 9

Raising Hope

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Paul Kalina Amy Sedaris makes a return appearance tonight playing Virginia's viciously competitive cousin Delilah.

Waking the Dead, Sunday, April 8

Waking the Dead

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Tim Elliott This is one of the better police procedurals - but that's like saying Canberra is one of the better inland capitals.

A foolproof formula

Misfits

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

George Palathingal Best start with the special features before getting into the latest series of this reliably fantastic show.

Tangle, Sunday, April 8

Justine Clarke in Tangle.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Brad Newsome It's a pity this season is just six episodes long, especially since there are so many new threads.

New Tricks, Saturday, April 7

New Tricks

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nick Galvin In the past, New Tricks has veered dangerously into formulaic territory, falling prey to lazy writing and acting.

Unforgettable

Unforgettable.

Unforgettable

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Bondi Vet, Tuesday, April 3

Dr Chris from <i>Bondi Vet</i>.

Larissa Dubecki The Bondi Junction Veterinary Clinic this week contends with the usual motley crew of sick animals.

Revenge, Monday, April 2

Revenge.

Bridget McManus This melodrama marks a welcome return to the sort of high-quality escapist TV not much seen since the 1990s.

Gossip Girl, Monday, April 2

Gossip Girl

Brad Newsome Five long seasons in, none of the main characters is remotely likeable and the storylines keep getting sillier.

Raising Hope, Monday, April 2

<i>Raising Hope</i>

Bridget McManus The arrival of a hirsute stranger at the Chance household provides the catalyst for a series of flashbacks.

Tangle, Sunday, April 1

Catherine McClements stars in <i>Tangle</i>.

Brad Newsome Christine embraces the idea of running for election in the seat vacated by her husband.

The Shadow Line, Friday, March 30

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Jonah Gabriel in Shadow Line

Tim Elliott This seven-part conspiracy thriller seems plausibly tangled, with sophisticated performances.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

The Good Wife, Wednesday, March 28

<i>The Good Wife</i>.

Larissa Dubecki The defence attorneys for a convicted murderer pursue a mistrial by focusing on the machinations of the jury room.

2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls, Tuesday, March 27

Paul Kalina Sadly, 2 Broke Girls isn't in that class but strives hard to be.

The Walking Dead, Tuesday, March 27

Brad Newsome Shane embarks on a dangerous mission to retrieve medical supplies from a school overrun by zombies.