Mel's Latest Articles
TV Review: 'Station Eleven' champions human creativity and care
This post-apocalyptic drama series on Stan avoids the cliches of the genre. Reviewer Mel Campbell finds it fresh and inspiring.
TV Review: 'Love Me' offers lush, cosmopolitan escapism
The new Binge drama explores love at many stages. It shows Melbourne at its glossy best and treats mature characters…
TV Review: Total Control S2 brings real anger to political drama
Even stronger in its second second season, the ABC's 'Total Control' is a complex and satisfying political thriller, says Mel…
TV Review: Preppers is a raucous satire
Nakkiah Lui and Gabriel Dowrick's ABC comedy series is fully committed to its satirical targets, and it made Mel Campbell…
TV Review: The Luminaries is a knowing tale of love and fortune
Eleanor Catton's TV adaptation of her own New Zealand literary prize-winner is sparkling and cleverly crafted.
TV Review: ‘Fires’ reignites the humanity behind the devastating Black Summer bushfires
ABC iview's new six-part anthology series Fires is vividly real, writes Mel Campbell.
TV Review: 'Nine Perfect Strangers' gets lost in tasteful catharsis
Filmed in lush Byron Bay, this star-stuffed mystery is an acting masterclass. If only it would embrace its weirdness, says…
Review: The Newsreader on ABC TV is sophisticated and enjoyable
The ABC's new drama set in an 80s newsroom intelligently captures the pressure and intimacy of workplace relationships.
TV Review: The Moth Effect makes fun of hypocrisy
Amazon Prime's new sketch comedy series features an A-list cast and some sharp yet silly social satire. Mel Campbell samples…