Walking Dead Season 6

What went wrong with The Walking Dead?

Anyone else wondering what happened to The Walking Dead? Seemingly it hasn’t been great for the last few seasons, but this season seems particularly bad. There just seems to be absolutely no consequence for any action at all, the death of several main characters (SPOILERS) including Carl, have just fallen flat with seemingly no story that follows… Read more »

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What is up with Cersei’s hair?

Ok, I know that there is tons of stuff happening in Game of Thrones at the moment, but can we pause and try to work out what is happening with Cersei’s hair? Why isn’t it growing back, there has been significant time between when it was cut off and now. Sure it may be stress,… Read more »

Season 7 – Game of Thrones return

Game of Thrones is back! After a longer than ever time, due to increasing production demands, Season 7 is now with us. Foxtel, in Australia, struck a major blow against piracy by dropping the price of their streaming service and then promptly having an outage during the season premiere, yay for Australian internet! Anyway, this… Read more »

2 minute Review: Hit and Run

Time for another quick review, and if you are looking for something light but with action, Hit and Run is your movie. There is so many romance/action movies out there that are just rubbish, but this isn’t one of them. What Hit and Run does differently is it makes the relationships actually feel human. Everyone… Read more »

American Gods Review

American Gods

It’s been a while since the last post here on Couch, life happens and unfortunately this site doesn’t get the love that it needs sometimes. But we are back! If you haven’t read the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman and don’t want to spoil the series, I would highly recommend heading over to Book… Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Netflix Australia

    Down the Netflix Australia rabbit hole

    Ok, I have finally given in and decided that I will do the free trial with Netflix Australia for the month and see what all the fuss is about. I set it up last night and early signs are that it is great! I’m not one to bang on about a product, but I really feel that… Read more »

  • Wayward Pines psychology

    Wayward Pines – First episode review

    This is a brief review of the new series Wayward Pines, I also tried to watch Sense8 this week, but just couldn’t get past the initial episode, I will try again however. From IMDB: A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic… Read more »

  • Martin pushing to get new book out

    According to this link it seems that George RR Martin is pushing his hardest to get the next book out before Season 6 is broadcast. It is quite obvious that one of two things happened in the production of Game of Thrones – 1. That HBO didn’t expect it to be so popular and therefore they… Read more »

  • game of thrones psychology

                    Following in the tradition of having musical guest stars on Game of Thrones, this week saw Brent Hinds (and co) from Mastodon gracing the screens as Wildings. This photo was obviously taken behind the scenes – can’t imagine how uncomfortable that Walker must be getting around like… Read more »

  • Hannibal has returned

    Hannibal has returned

    Here is the trailer for the new series of Hannibal. I have to say that I feel that the last season got a little caught up in the ‘artsy-ness’ however it was still brilliant. I also feel that this is an incredible series which brings to life the back story of Hannibal. From the films,… Read more »