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From Norman Bates to Nurse Ratched: the villains we're not quite over

From Norman Bates to Nurse Ratched: the villains we're not quite over

The latest origin story recasts the ogre of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But do we always want to know more?

  • by Jake Wilson

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Emmys 2020 as it happened: Schitt's Creek, Succession major winners as awards go virtual
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Emmys 2020 as it happened: Schitt's Creek, Succession major winners as awards go virtual

Succession won seven awards from 18 nominations, including the biggest award of the night, outstanding drama series. Schitt's Creek did even better.

  • by Karl Quinn and Michael Idato
From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix
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From B student to billionaire: the man who built Netflix

Radical honesty. Dispassionate sackings. “Sunshining” failure. Reed Hastings, the man who built the world’s most successful TV streaming service makes no apologies for Netflix’s extreme – some might say extremely odd – workplace culture.

  • by Konrad Marshall
'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas
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'Australian content is super important': Netflix CEO rejects calls for streaming quotas

Global Netflix boss Reed Hastings says the streaming giant plans to produce more Australian shows and does not need quotas to do so.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you
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Looking for a Nurse Ratched origin story? Ryan Murphy's got one for you

Ratched is a twisted origin story for the controlling head nurse who serves as the villain in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Meet the 13-year-old 'Koala Whisperer', Australia’s new conservation superstar
TV & radio

Meet the 13-year-old 'Koala Whisperer', Australia’s new conservation superstar

Izzy Bee and her family, and their efforts caring for Magnetic Island's koala population, are the focus of the new Netflix series Izzy’s Koala World.

  • by Robert Moran
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The TV host inspiring a new generation of women in STEM
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The TV host inspiring a new generation of women in STEM

Emily Calandrelli is single-handedly blowing up science stereotypes.

  • by Clare Rigden
TV has entered a new 'space race'. Why now?
Pop culture

TV has entered a new 'space race'. Why now?

A spate of space shows like Netflix's Away and HBO's Raised By Wolves appear to be preparing us for a future beyond Earth.

  • by Robert Moran
The tech stock bubble is deflating, but will it burst?
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The tech stock bubble is deflating, but will it burst?

Technology stocks have had more than 10 per cent of their value wiped off in the past three days of trading. Is this the start of something bigger?

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
‘You tell me’: Australian Netflix boss wants your programming ideas
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‘You tell me’: Australian Netflix boss wants your programming ideas

The streaming giant says it wants to 'invest assertively' in local stories.

  • by Michael Lallo
Prince Harry and Meghan sign deal with Netflix to produce programs
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Prince Harry and Meghan sign deal with Netflix to produce programs

Britain's Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan have signed a multi-year contract with Netflix to produce different types of programs, the company said.