Netflix Australia

Downloading Netflix

The big news of streaming (or not streaming) is that Netflix is now offering the ability to download certain movies and shows through their app on tablet and phone. This is an absolutely huge game changer, especially for people who travel a lot, or are away from reliable WiFi services – think while travelling with… Read more »

the exorcist review

The Exorcist guest post

Just a quick note that Couch Potato Psychology has written a blog post over at The Moon is a Dead World horror blog. The post is in time for the Halloween season and is written about the horror classic The Exorcist. You can find the full post here. In staying with the theme, what is… Read more »


Westworld Episode 1

Westworld just premiered on HBO to the highest figures since True Detective! But of course it did, Game of Thrones and any number of other great HBO series set it up for them! The question is, does Westworld stack up? The answer seems to be a resounding yes (with a current 9.3 rating on imdb)…. Read more »

mad max without cgi

Mad Max without CGI is incredible

When Mad Max was released and reviewed it was known that a lot of the effects were practical effects rather than computer generated. By practical effects, we mean that the explosions actually happened rather than it being drawn and built through computer aid. Now a pre-production video has been released showing these effects in action and it… Read more »

psycholog of Stranger Things review

Psychology of Stranger Things

We have previously reviewed Stranger Things, but it is time for the psychology of Stranger Things and a little exploration of the psychological themes that sit in the background of the show. So what is there to say about an adventure series about some pre-adolescent kids and a couple of helpful adults? Well, a lot,… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

2 minute Review – Batman vs Superman

I reviewed the Suicide Squad, which I watched in quick succession after Batman Vs Superman and I have to say that I preferred the latter. They both got tons of promo, but I would say that Suicide Squad was more anticipated, especially given the Bat-fleck aspect of BvS and the fact that many people were… Read more »

psychology of Mr Robot

The Psychology of Mr Robot

Hello friend I was recently interviewed on the Ars Technica ‘Decrypted’ podcast by the awesome Nathan Matisse, looking at the psychology of Mr Robot and the theories behind what Elliot is suffering from and how well this is executed in the show. I will write more on Mr Robot in the coming few days, but… Read more »

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 Beta review

We spoke about the release video previously here and what the thoughts were on release and now the Beta has dropped for the new DICE game Battlefield 1. First thoughts are that this game looks like an amazing addition to the Battlefield franchise and will do very well in terms of sales. I was a… Read more »

suicide squad review

Suicide Squad review

Is there a movie that has been more hyped than Suicide Squad this season? Unfortunately, it got plenty of bad reviews, currently sitting at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, however I went into it with an open mind. A movie that has a star cast and a massive budget can’t be that bad, can it? Even… Read more »

psycholog of Stranger Things review

Stranger Things

Stranger Things has been yet another hit for Netflix worldwide and again seems that everything they do turns to gold. Now there are the few people who didn’t like the series and say that it was cliche, but that is exactly what was great about it and made me fall in love with it. There… Read more »

  • The Martian Review

    The Martian Review

    I wrote last week on the Psychology of The Martian, and have finally got around to seeing the film, so I thought that I would do a quick review of it and how I think that it compares to the book. I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but there may… Read more »

  • Walking Dead Season 6

    The Walking Dead Season 6 return

    Review I have to say that I am glad that The Walking Dead Season 6 is back! I have to be honest and say that I feel that Fear the Walking Dead was a poor substitute. It felt like one of those ‘Lite’ or ‘Free’ apps –  until you pay for the real thing you are just… Read more »

  • Homeland Season 5 review

    Homeland Season 5 return

    Homeland Season 5 has returned, and let’s hope it is a good one. That isn’t to say that it has been bad in the past, but the ending to Season 4 was a bit baffling, there were a few ‘family drama’ type episodes in Carrie’s life that just didn’t fit the feel of Homeland in… Read more »

  • The Psychology of The Martian

    The Psychology of The Martian

    As always due to the nature of analysis, “The Psychology of the Martian” will contain book (and movie) spoilers.  I am a big reader usually, but over the last little while work has been busy and there has just been no opportunity to read anything. That is until I read a thread on The Martian… Read more »

  • Fear the Walking Dead Review

    Fear the Walking Dead review

    This is a Fear the Walking Dead review for the entire first season, there will be spoilers ahead. Well, that was all over well and truly before I thought it was supposed to be (just 6 episodes)….but I have to say that I am glad. I have seen other reviews on imdb and elsewhere and… Read more »

  • The Psychology of Jon Snow

    The Psychology of Idealism – Does Jon Snow know nothing?

    It has been a while and I am sure that everyone is having withdrawals since the ending of Season 5, so I thought that it was time for a new installment in the Game of Thrones Psychology series. After much debate about whether he will be in Season 6 and the general love for him,… Read more »

  • Does IQ mean anything at all?

    High IQ equals Einstein! Does IQ mean anything at all?

    Recently there was a story about a young girl who had apparently beaten Einstein in an IQ test. Actually, reading it again, I see that she also beat Stephen Hawking! Woah, incredible! Or is it? These articles about gifted children always drip with the insinuation that the child/pet dog/sentient fruit that just achieved this massive IQ… Read more »

  • Netflix Australia

    The Problem with Netflix Australia

    I wrote a post a little while back on Netflix Australia, back when I was in the free trial period. I liked it so much that I signed up for a paid package and have kept it ever since. But there are some issues that are coming up for me, primarily the usability of the… Read more »

  • Mr Robot Final

    Mr Robot final delayed

    Well, it is a little frustrating but the Mr Robot final has been delayed by a week due to similarities in it’s content to a recent matter seen on television in the States. It seems that this is truly a case of art imitating life, or the other way around. The easy beat up would… Read more »

  • Hello Mr Robot

    Hello Mr. Robot

    Mr Robot aired recently on the USA Network and it is nothing like this: Ergh, I’m not sure whether I can go on after that… Anyway, if imdb and the first episode is anything to go by, this is bound to be a classic. So far the series tells the story of Elliot, a computer… Read more »