The Binge

The Binge

Australia

TV has never given us so much to talk about, but it's never been more difficult to discuss. You're either two seasons ahead or two seasons behind, you're saving last night's show to binge-watch later, or you're Team Masterchef and your office-wife is Team MKR. The Binge is a safe space for anyone who loves TV. Hosted by Rosie Waterland - an author well-loved for her recaps of The Bachelor, some of Australia's most successful TV writing - ably assisted by Mamamia's Sarah-Jane Collins and a raft of familiar on and off-screen talent, it's where you'll find frank funny and smart conversations about everything television, from I'm A Celebrity... to Netflix's most binge-worthy new shows. Cancel your plans, and settle in for The Binge. The Binge is a Mamamia Women's Network podcast. Hosted by Rosie Waterland and Sarah-Jane Collins. Produced by Holly Wainwright and Monique Bowley.

Episodes

Mariah's World, Gilmore Girls & Everything New on Netflix  

The Gilmore Girls reboot dropped on Friday. Is it everything we had hoped for? Why is Lorelai doing a Cheryl Strayed? Where was the real Chad Michael Murray? And what on earth was that ending? Yes, there will be spoilers. Plus, pass the champagne, wack on your best diamonds and play some Emotions - because Mariah Carey’s doco-series is out next week. And we reveal the Netflix schedule for Summer, because no one wants to watch cricket all day. 

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

Game of Thrones is expected to arrive next Winter, or summer for us.

Mariah’s World starts on the E Network on the 5th of December.

All of the new Netflix shows will drop next year.

You can watch ALL the Gilmore Girls on Netflix now.

Laura thinks you should be watching The Mindy Project on Presto. Rosie thinks you should be watching Embarrassing Bodies on Nine or Foxtel Lifestyle.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes at apple.co/mamamia, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

To find Rosie Waterland's book,  go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows and books by our guests in one place. 

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

 

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Neighbours, Big Bad Love & Finding Prince Charming  

There's a gay version of The Bachelor, and it has more drama than all four seasons of the Australian series, combined. We dive deep into Finding Prince Charming. The latest Kardashian series is leaving an odd taste in our mouth. New proof that iconic soapie Neighbours is making a comeback. Plus, what would you do if your friend was being abused by their partner? Comedian Becky Lucas made a documentary that every Australian should watch, and she joins us in the studio to tell us why.

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

Thanks to Becky Lucas and Josh Britt

Khloe Kardashian's Revenge Body is premiering on the E! Network on January 12.

You can watch Neighbours 6.30 Monday to Friday on Eleven or catch up on TenPlay

Big Bad Love that is airing on ABC TV 2 this Wednesday at 9.30.  You can also watch it on iView

Want to know more about Finding Prince Charming? Head this way

Laura thinks you should be watching the brain eating iZombie on Stan, and while you're there, Rosie thinks you should check out RU Paul's Drag Race.

 

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes at apple.co/mamamia, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

To find Rosie Waterland's book,  go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows and books by our guests in one place. 

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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BONUS: Rosie & Laura Recap Gilmore Girls, Seasons 1-7  

NO SPOILERS. We’ve got one week until Gilmore Girls is back on our screens, so Rosie and Laura thought it was time to look back over the seven seasons of the hit TV show in this very special Gilmore Girls themed episode. They talk fast, they drink coffee and of course they go head-to-head over who Rory and Lorelai should end up with. Plus, because Laura is a mega-fan, she decided to ring up one of the Gilmore Guys, Kevin Porter who has a cameo in the reboot, to talk about what we should expect. Grab a pop tart and some coffee and settle in…

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

Thanks to Kevin Porter

You can watch all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls on Netflix now. The Reboot drops on November 25.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

If you want to subscribe, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find all of Mamamia’s podcasts, as well as any book we ever talk about on any of our shows in one place.

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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Bonus: The Wrong Girl Finale Recap.  

Been missing Bach Chat? Need a fix of Amy and Laura adding their lols to must see TV? Then check out this taster episode of The Recap, the new podcast we are working on. Tonight, we’re talking about The Wrong Girl finale. The Aussie rom-com has divided the nation, and maybe even Coops and Laura...

Show Notes

Your hosts have been Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

And your producer is Elissa Ratliff

The show was made for the Mamamia Women's Network.

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Making a Big Bang in the West Wing.  

With everyone still in denial about the US election, we thought it was about time we dived deep into the political drama that is The West Wing. And please try to control your excitement but Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back! In huge breaking TV news, the Making a Murderer documentary's Brendan Dassey will be released from prison. How a TV show took on the law and changed a life. Plus, the show Rosie is begging you all to avoid. 

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

Thanks to Jamila Rizvi and Jo Abi

You can watch the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory on Tuesday nights from 7.30 on Channel 9.

Curb Your Enthusiasm is expected to return late 2017.

You can watch Making a Murderer on Netflix. 

If you need a break from real life politics, watch the West Wing on Showcase every Monday direct from the US at 12.30pm or again at 8.30. 

Laura thinks you should watch the documentary Big Bad Love on ABC2 on November 23rd. Rosie recommends The South Park election special.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

 

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Rosie Meets Josh, The Crown & TV Ratings 101  

What happens when Please Like Me's Josh Thomas comes on The Binge? A Tinder set-up, an inside look at the show and a lot of LOLs. Plus, should you be watching The Crown? If you ask Rosie, yes, but according to Laura, give it a miss. And we find out how TV ratings really work. It will blow your tiny mind.

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

With thanks to Josh Thomas.

Watch The Crown on Netflix now.

You can watch Please Like Me on Wednesday’s at 9.30pm or on iView

Offspring will be returning to Ten along with All Aussie Adventures and The Wrong Girl. Glitch is back for a second season on the ABC, along with Utopia.

You'll be able to watch Sisters next year. And yes, you may spot Rosie. 

Laura thinks you should watch Bates Motel on Presto and Rosie wants you to watch Seinfield on Stan.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

 

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First Dates, Black Mirror & A New MacGyver  

Everyone is talking about Black Mirror. The sci-fi anthology series is up to its third season, so how the heck did Rosie and Laura miss it? And is it really that good? Plus, there’s a new MacGyver. Except he doesn’t have a mullet. And he does not look like he could solve a crime. We need to discuss. And we finally talk about The Walking Dead in depth. Grab a blanket and a Tim Tam. You may need it.

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

With thanks to Luca Lavigne

Watch First Dates on Channel 7 on Tuesday Nights at 7.30

Find all 3 seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix.

Watch the first 3 episodes of the new series on Ten Play, or on 10 at 7.30 on Saturday nights

Watch the Walking Dead on Showcase 7.30 pm Mondays

Laura thinks you should watch Fear the Walking Dead on Presto and Rosie wants you to watch Boston Legal on iTunes.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

 

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Bach Chat Final: We've Been Burnt Twice.  

It’s over. And Amy Cooper is absolutely broken, again. Did Georgia Love choose the right person? According to Laura Brodnik, yes. We spoke to Lee earlier today, and he seems very happy. Plus, how is Matty J feeling right now? Well, there’s only one person who knows that. And that is last years runner up Michael Turnbull, so we decided to call him up.

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Michael Turnbull and Jess Clarke.

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

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Bach Chat Week 6: Anyone Can Have Chemistry In A Pool.  

We’ve got one night left, people. And things are getting super-serious. So who will Georgia Love pick? Will it be the loins in Lee or laughter in Matty J? Laura and Amy play the pro & con game to work it out. Plus, we're joined by former contestant Rhys Chilton who lets it slip that he and arch nemesis Sam are actually mates. He also spills the beans about all those 'interesting' Instagram photos.   

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Rhys Chilton.

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

Please leave a rating and review in itunes

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Westworld, Rosehaven & The Walking Dead.  

Rosie is back. And there is so much TV to talk about.

If you’re pining for the next season of Game of Thrones, you really, really need to be watching Westworld, according to Laura AND Rosie. Yes, they finally agree on something. We call up Celia Pacquola and talk to her about her new show Rosehaven with Luke McGregor. Plus you know how you always say YouTube stars should have their own show? Well that happened to YouTube character Miranda Sings, and now we’re not so sure.

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Rosie Waterland and Laura Brodnik 

Thanks to special guest Celia Pacquola

Big Little Lies premieres in 2017, on Showcase, the home of HBO.

Rosehaven is on Wednesday Nights on the ABC from 9pm. Or find it on iTunes, Google Play or iView.

Watch The Walking Dead on Showcase on Mondays at 7.30pm.

Find Haters Back Off on Netflix.

You can watch Westworld on Showcase every Monday direct from the US at 12.30pm or again at 8.30.

Rosie thinks you should be watching Roots on iTunes and Laura thinks you should be watching The Flash on Stan.

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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Bach Chat Week 5: Georgia Love just Richie Strahn'ed Us.  

It’s hometown week. Which means things are about to get super serious. So we decided to call Alex Cameron, the very suave, very bald Englishman who made it all the way to hometowns last year to see how things work. How are they organised? What happens when you introduce your family to a girl that three others are dating? And are the cameras really in your face? He drops some surprising truth bombs. Plus, now GLove has dropped Cam (and Richie Strahn'ed us all) is Lee the winner? Amy thinks yes.

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Alex Cameron. Find him on Instagram here.

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

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This show was brought to you by Batiste Dry Shampoo and Nescafe Gold Barista Style

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The Secret Daughter, Transparent and The Bachelorette.  

If your television diet consists solely of blonde, white, conventionally beautiful women dating conventionally handsome men, we have the show for you. And if you modelled your relationship goals on Gossip Girl's Chuck and Blair, or Chandler and Monica from Friends, you may need to sit down because we have some bad news for you. Plus, is Georgia Love living up to her name? We swap theories on why this season of The Bachelorette is a bit of a letdown. And we invited Jordan Raskopoulos from Axis of Awesome to tell us about trans representation in the award-winning show Transparent.

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Jessie Stephens.

Thank you to Jordan Raskopoulos

Jessie recommends: Jane the Virgin
Laura recommends: Grey's Anatomy

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

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This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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Bach Chat Week 4: The One Where Four People Left  

Last week we said the show was getting boring We take it back. Because not only did Georgia Love send FOUR men home, we also a completely different side of her. A side that showed us she does not take things lying down. Plus, former Bachelorette contestant Ryan joins us on the show to talk about how obsessed the Bachelorette’s become with Georgia Love when they are in the mansion.

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Ryan Palk

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

Please leave a rating and review in itunes

And subscribe to the show while you're there.

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This show was brought to you by Nescafe Gold Barista Style and  Life-Space Probiotics 

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Kancelling Kardashians, Amanda Knox and Diversity in Aussie TV.  

The Kardashian Kerfuffle Kould mean the show is Kancelled. For a family whose fame was built on publicity, what now? The Amanda Knox documentary had us all mesmerised until we remembered someone actually died. Is True Crime really entertainment? And are there too many white men on the telly? Quite frankly we're sick of all the macho biopics that celebrate blokes like Peter Brock. Why can't some of our awesome women get a look in? Miranda Tapsell may be the answer. We spoke to the indigenous actress about Love Child, drama school and diversity in Aussie TV. 

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Jessie Stephens.

Jessie recommends: Mental As Week on the ABC
Laura recommends: Designated Survivor

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

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This show was produced by Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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Bach Chat Week 3: Jumping Castles, Love Armour and TWO Intruders.  

Ben Lyall may forever be known as Mr "Nervous Poo" since he made a big impression on the The Bachelorette's very first night. He may not have found love, but he has found a whole lot of strangers who want to get to know him better. Plus, while Georgia Love is wrapped up in Courtney, our hosts Laura and Amy can’t go past Todd, the new intruder guy on the show. Which is why we need to talk about him. Right. Now.

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Ben Lyall.

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

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This show was brought to you by Life-Space Probiotics and Batiste 

 

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Have You Been Paying Attention to The Block  

Suddenly, a jokey quiz show that's been on for four years already is making news. Why is Have You Been Paying Attention suddenly everywhere? The Block is filming its 12th season, and why are Australians still so obsessed with a renovation show? Modern Family just made casting history, The Wrong Girl needs some critical analysis, Rolling Stone released their top 100 shows with some surprising results, and there's two Netflix shows you need to add to your watch list this week. 

 

Show Notes This episode was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Jessie Stephens.

 

Jessie recommends:Easy on Netflix
Laura recommends: Luke Cage on Netflix

This episode was brought to you by Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – the No.1 no light gel system

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Bach Chat Week 2: Will You Accept This Robe?  

What happens when you call up a male stripper who just happened to be on The Bachelorette last week? Surprises, that's what. Former contestant Carlos from Magic Men (he of the Tiffany bracelet fame) was portrayed as a bit of a playboy, but after talking to him, we realise he is no such thing. So what is it like when you are completely misrepresented on national TV? He lets us know. Plus, were you paying attention during this week's episode? Amy has a quiz for you.

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Carlos from MagicMen.com.au or find him on Instagram and Facebook at @magicmenaustralia

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

Please leave a rating and review in itunes

And subscribe to the show while you're there.

Show your love and support by OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

This show was brought to you by Batiste and NESCAFE Gold Barista Style 

 

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The Wrong Girl, Glee and Our Bing Bang Theory.  

The Wrong Girl premieres this week, does it live up to the hype? Laura has had a change of heart and seems to think it does. Plus we need to ask you a question: is the Big Bang Theory the best or worst show on TV? Because Jessie believes that it is the worst show that has ever been made. And she has a theory about the people who watch it. And the gritty behind the scenes of Glee: turns out it wasn't the sunshiny happy Glee club we thought. 

Show Notes This episode was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Jessie Stephens.

The Wrong Girls airs Wednesday night at 8:30pm on Channel 10, and the first episode is available now on Tenplay.

You can watch The Big Bang Theory on Netflix

You can watch Glee on Netflix

Jessie recommends: Googlebox on Ten and the Foxtel Lifestyle Channel
Laura recommends: Masters of Sex on Stan

This episode was brought to you by Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – the No.1 no light gel system

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by  Monique Bowley, Elissa Ratliff and Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network.

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Bach Chat Week 1: Nervous Poos. Donkeys. And a JLaw moment.  

We have a brand new Bachelorette. A whole new group of Bachelors. And a whole lot of awkward first impressions. So to find out what it’s like showing up at the Bachelorette mansion, we decided to ask last year's contestant Dave 'The Plumber' Billsborrow, and yes, it really is as nerve-racking as it looks. But not before we talk about all the Bachelors of course. Oh, and Georgia Love. Plus, what the hell is the First Impression Rose? Let Amy explain. 

Show Notes

Bach Chat was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Amy Cooper

With thanks to Dave Billsborrow

And produced by Elissa Ratliff for the Mamamia Women's Network.

Contact the show thebinge@mamamia.com.au

Please leave a rating and review in itunes

And subscribe to the show while you're there.

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This show was brought to you by NESCAFE Gold Barista Style and Life-Space Probiotics – everyday  health for all your family.

 

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The Emmys, Survivor and the Next Top Model.  

Australia’s Next Top Model is back, so we thought we’d invite former winner Demelza Reveley on to tell us what really goes on in that terrifying model house. And after a whole lot of fuss, it appears Survivor is not surviving. Should we be worried? Plus the votes are in for the best Aussie TV show of all time and the results are, um, a little surprising….

Show Notes

This episode was hosted by Laura Brodnik and Jessie Stephens.

Laura's shows to watch from the Emmys are:

Blackish & Mr. Robot

You can find seasons 1-7 of McLeod's Daughters on Stan

Australia's Next Top Model returns to Foxtel on the 20th of September

Jessie recommends: Grace and Frankie on Netflix

Laura recommends: Starting From Now on Mamamia

This episode was brought to you by Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – the No.1 no light gel system

Tell us what you're watching via email: thebinge@mamamia.com.au or OUR VERY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE.

Please leave a rating and review in iTunes, subscribe to the show while you're there, and if there's a TV lover in your life, share this show with them!

This show was produced by Holly Wainwright, Monique Bowley, Elissa Ratliff and Rachel Wagner for the Mamamia Podcast Network. 

 

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