Mel Campbell

Mel Campbell is a freelance cultural critic and university lecturer who writes on film, TV, literature and media, with particular interests in history, costume, screen adaptations and futurism. Her first book was the nonfiction investigation Out of Shape: Debunking Myths about Fashion and Fit (2013), and she has co-written two romantic comedy novels with Anthony Morris: The Hot Guy (2017) and Nailed It (2019).

Mel's Latest Articles


3 Body Problem, Netflix review: it must be seen

The epic sci-fi adaptation from the creators of Game of Thrones is always absorbing ... and sometimes staggering.


Population 11, Stan review: a comedy-mystery winner

Stan's new 12-part, WA-shot series is beautifully paced and extremely bingeable.


House of Gods, ABC review: an absorbing balancing act

Dubbed as 'Succession set in a mosque' this new ABC series doesn't lack for dramatic tension.


Three Women, Stan review: with pleasure comes punishment

A non-fiction book gets adapted into a fictional series in Three Women: but does it work?


The New Look, Apple TV+ review: dressed to impress

Coco Chanel and Christian Dior are brought to life by Juliette Binoche and Ben Mendelsohn in this new ten-part series.


Ten Australian streaming dramas to watch in 2024

Australian TV has drama aplenty in 2024, and we've rounded up some of the best series to look forward to.


Most underrated streaming shows of 2023

You've read the 'best of' lists but these are the less-hyped 2023 shows that are definitely worth watching.


Master Gardener review: strangely sown seeds of optimism

The new film by Paul Schrader tackles racism, sexual power dynamics – and a touch of pruning.


The Way We Wore, ABC review: fashion is the political

Celeste Barber hosts a thoughtful three-part series about the way fashion shapes our lives.


Erotic Stories, SBS review: sexy in the right ways

The new Australian anthology series presents sex that's fun, respectful, safe ... and hot.

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