Catch of the Week

New Zealand Listener - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT - By FIONA RAE

AUCKWARD AND HAPPY: Web se­ries Auckward Love, a ram­bunc­tious and slightly NSFW com­edy about the dat­ing tra­vails of four sin­gle women in Auck­land, is back for sea­son three. Cre­ated by Holly Sher­vey, who plays Alice, and pro­duced and di­rected by Em­mett Sk­il­ton ( The Almighty John­sons), the se­ries has been self-funded un­til now, but won NZ On Air sup­port af­ter it was made avail­able on TVNZ On­De­mand. More info at auck­wardloveseries.com; sea­son three is avail­able from Fri­day. Another group of women con­tinue their plan for world­web se­ries dom­i­na­tion: the Can­dle Wasters from Welling­ton made their mark with mod­ern Shake­spearean adap­ta­tions, and have now pro­duced Happy Play­land, an orig­i­nal queer rom­com mu­si­cal set in a chil­dren’s play­ground: tinyurl.comNZLPlay­land.

TO­TAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: There’s a ton of footage on YouTube from live streams of the “Great Amer­i­can Eclipse” taken from var­i­ous places in the US as the so­lar eclipse moved across the coun­try. If two-plus hours is a bit long, the BBC was live in Ore­gon dis­cussing the eclipse with Alyssa Drake from the Royal Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety: tinyurl.com/NZLE­clipse. For the full Zen ex­pe­ri­ence with­out com­men­tary, the PBS live stream is the one: tinyurl.com/NZLPBSE­clipse.

Auckward Love

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