Pirate Comedy Deserves Another Season

Cancelled after two season, Taika Waititi’s “silly comedy” Our Flag Means Death “deserves one more voyage”, according to Radio Times critic George White.

“[The hit pirate comedy] was meant to be sacred ground, an untouchable force for good. It wasn’t meant to end so soon, with the rug rather unexpectedly pulled from underneath it,” White writes.

“In a world where fellow Waititi outfit What We Do in the Shadows has coasted through to six seasons on a pretty tired concept and increasingly one-note characters, Our Flag Means Death – which encapsulates the fresh-feeling comedy-drama cocktail that Waititi and his long-term collaborators like Rhys Darby can concoct when in form – deserves better.

“At a time when properly enjoyable comedies feel on the decline, it’s a breath of fresh air.”

Original article by Radio Times, George White, February 8, 2024.

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Amy Brown’s New Novel Inspired by Women and Art

Amy Brown’s New Novel Inspired by Women and Art

Like many writers before her, New Zealand-born Amy Brown takes inspiration from the Australian feminist icon Stella Maria Miles Franklin in her captivating debut novel My Brilliant Sister – but instead…