Review with Myles Barlow

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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.5  (497)

Review with Myles Barlow was an Australian television comedy series that aired from 2008 to 2010. The show was created and co-written by Phil Lloyd, who also starred as the lead character, Myles Barlow. The series was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and featured a talented cast, including Mandy Bishop and Ivy Nehl.

The premise of the show was simple yet inspiring. Myles Barlow is a professional critic who takes on various "life experiences" suggested by his viewers. Throughout the show, Myles experiences everything from stealing a car to becoming a drug addict. After each experience, he returns to his studio to offer a review of his experience, as well as a rating out of five stars.

The reviews were often hilarious, providing a tongue-in-cheek commentary on modern culture and the state of society. The show also explored deeper themes of self-discovery and personal growth, as Myles tackled each experience with a unique perspective and approach.

The show was filmed in a mockumentary style, with Myles often breaking the fourth wall to address the audience directly. This clever approach allowed the show to seamlessly blend humor with insightful social commentary.

Phil Lloyd's performance as Myles Barlow was outstanding, bringing depth and humor to the role. He was able to capture the character's vulnerability and strengths, making him a relatable and endearing anti-hero. Mandy Bishop and Ivy Nehl also delivered excellent performances, as they played various characters involved in Myles' experiences.

The show was well-received by critics and audiences alike, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase. Review with Myles Barlow was praised for its unique tone and approach to storytelling, as well as its clever writing and talented cast.

In addition to its comedic elements, the show also delved into darker territory, exploring themes of addiction, mental health, and personal trauma. However, even in its darkest moments, the show remained true to its comedic roots, providing a balance of humor and drama.

Overall, Review with Myles Barlow was a fantastic television series that showcased the talent of its creators, writers, and cast. It was a show that was able to balance humor with deep insight, providing a refreshing perspective on modern culture and society. For those who love smart, subversive comedy, Review with Myles Barlow is definitely worth checking out.

Review with Myles Barlow is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2008.

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Christmas Special
7. Christmas Special
December 23, 2010
In this one-off special, Myles turns his critical eye to the most celebrated occasion of the year - Christmas. Myles examines the practice of giving, festive indulgence and the Christmas spirit.
Happiness, Escapism, Acceptance
6. Happiness, Escapism, Acceptance
August 26, 2010
Happiness - How does one grasp the elusive desire of happiness? Escapism - Myles inhabits the ultimate place in which to ponder the notion of escapism. Acceptance - Myles investigates the basic human need to be accepted.
Treechange, Art, Sympathy
5. Treechange, Art, Sympathy
August 19, 2010
Treechange - Myles decides to find out for himself the real consequences of getting away from it all. Art - Myles embarks on a journey to see what future there really is in being an artist. Sympathy - Myles joins a support group in search of sympathy.
Imitation, Hatred, Justice
4. Imitation, Hatred, Justice
August 12, 2010
Imitation - Myles impersonates the long lost son of the Hollington family. Hatred - Myles sets out on his own mission to be truly hated by his fellow man. Justice - Myles investigates the notion of justice after his day in court.
Killing Kyle Sandilands, Fear, Racism
3. Killing Kyle Sandilands, Fear, Racism
August 5, 2010
Killing Kyle Sandilands - Myles attempts a deed that may involve killing Kyle Sandilands. Fear - Myles sets out to uncover the fear of putting a 'hit' out on himself. Racism - Myles examines how racist's cope in today's modern 'pc' world.
B-Grade Celebrity/Bucks Party/Loss/911 Jokes/Cockblocking/Selling Out
2. B-Grade Celebrity/Bucks Party/Loss/911 Jokes/Cockblocking/Selling Out
July 29, 2010
B Grade Celebrity - Myles dances his way into B Grade celebrity status. Buck's Party - Myles turns to internet dating sites to find a bride in order to have a bucks party. Loss - Myles fast-tracks the death of a family member in order to experience loss.
1. Wanderlust/Addiction/Cult
July 22, 2010
Wanderlust - Myles reviews the freedom and cultural experiences of travelling abroad. Addiction - Myles dives head first into a life of addiction. Cult - Myles recruits less fortunate souls to join his cult 'The Barlowians'.
Where to Watch Review with Myles Barlow
Review with Myles Barlow is available for streaming on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Review with Myles Barlow on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (497)