Review with Myles Barlow: episode guide

Stealing, Dickheads, Risk

Episode 1.1
October 16, 2008 (ABC2)

Myles reviews the consequences of stealing. Myles also reunites with his old school chum Russel Jenson to find out what it is like to have a dickhead as a mate. Finally, Myles takes on the zenith of all risks — drug trafficking in Vietnam.

Murder, Self-Belief, Divorce

Episode 1.2
October 23, 2008

This week's letter asks Myles to sink to the depths of evil and review Murder. Also, Myles has a conversation with a member of the Church of New Life and Science. Myles also divorces his wife and the love of his life, Catherine.

Voyeurism, Vanity, Heroism

Episode 1.3
October 30, 2008

Myles delving into the worries of all parents — obsession with the voyeuristic. Myles also immerses himself into the world of vanity with surprising results. Myles sets about making sure he gets his fifteen minutes of fame.

Romance, Criticism, Betrayal

Episode 1.4
November 06, 2008

Myles finds himself torn between the worlds of youth and experience. Myles explores ways in which we criticise and the effect it can on our self esteem. Myles takes us through the journey of betrayal and how it can change one's life.

Sex, Freeloading, Destitution

Episode 1.5
November 13, 2008

Myles investigates the many and varied ways of ridding oneself of the terrible affliction of adult virginity. Myles takes us on a journey of taking advantage of a friend's good nature. Myles also experiences living on the streets for months.

Stress, Loyalty, Reconciliation

Episode 1.6
November 20, 2008

Myles embarks on a harrowing mission to fill his life with myriad stresses. The question of loyalty is explored by Myles and then explores the possibility of reconciliation with his estranged wife Catherine.

Wanderlust, Addiction, Cult

Episode 2.1 (7)
July 22, 2010

Wanderlust — Myles begins the second series reviewing the freedom and cultural experiences of travelling abroad. But after meeting fellow Aussie traveller Scott, Myles' quest for enrichment goes anything but to plan. Addiction — After listening to the plight of a young mother still breastfeeding her two-year-old, Myles dives head first into a life of addiction. His addictions quickly multiply until his life is an unforgiving monster, with an appetite Myles can neither control nor satisfy. Cult — The letter of the week asks Myles the worth of setting up a club. To answer this Myles recruits less fortunate souls to join his cult 'The Barlowians'. Over time, Myles becomes consumed by his own power, with tragic results.

B Grade Celebrity, Buck's Party, Loss

Episode 2.2 (8)
July 29, 2010

B Grade Celebrity — Today's show has Myles dancing his way into B Grade celebrity status, a journey fraught with disappointment and shattered dreams. Buck's Party — After another rejection of reconciliation with his wife Catherine, Myles turns to internet dating sites to find a bride, in order to have a bucks party. Loss — The letter of the week has Myles fast-tracking the death of a family member in order to experience loss and shed light on a viewer's fear of losing her netball grand final.

Killing Kyle Sandilands, Fear, Racism

Episode 2.3 (9)
August 05, 2010

Killing Kyle Sandilands — Myles receives a letter asking him what it would be like to attempt a deed that many have contemplated: killing Kyle Sandilands. Fear — After speaking to a fisherman clinging to life on a cliff, Myles sets out to uncover the nucleus of fear by putting a 'hit' out on himself. Racism — This week's letter of the week has Myles examining how racists cope in today's modern 'pc' world.

Imitation, Hatred, Justice

Episode 2.4 (10)
August 12, 2010

Imitation — This week's opening letter takes Myles to the United States where he impersonates the long lost son of the Hollington family. But in his quest to replace the genuine article, will Myles' deception eventually catch up with him? Hatred — after speaking with Christopher on the eve of his return to confront his family after defrauding them of everything they had, Myles sets out on his own mission to be truly hated by his fellow man. Justice — The letter of the week has Myles investigating the notion of justice after having his day in court over allegations arising from leading his own cult in Episode 1

Treechange, Art, Sympathy

Episode 2.5 (11)
August 19, 2010

Treechange — After reading Salaam's concerns about taking up an offer to move to the country, Myles decides to find out for himself the real consequences of getting away from it all. Art — After listening to a worried parent about her son's obsession with graffiti, Myles embarks on a journey to see what future there really is in being an artist. After several failed attempts Myles becomes the toast of the art world after stumbling across an unusual approach to artistic endeavour. Sympathy — The letter of the week has Myles joining a support group in search of sympathy. At first his ploys for sympathy seem harmless but before long his increasing need for pity spirals out of control.

Happiness, Escapism, Acceptance

Episode 2.6 (12)
August 26, 2010

Happiness — How does one grasp the elusive desire of happiness? Myles embarks on a mission to fill his life with happiness, an experiment which ends with devastating results. Escapism — While wasting away in jail after his conviction of holding up a bank, Myles inhabits the ultimate place in which to ponder the notion of escapism. Acceptance — In his final review of the season Myles investigates the basic human need to be accepted and in doing so becomes a valued member of renegade bikie gang, the Undertakerz.

Christmas Special

Wednesday, Decemebr 22, 2010 (ABC1, 10pm)

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.