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New to Netflix in January

Comedians of the World (1/1/2019) This global, first-of-its-kind, series will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy experience. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (1/1/2019) In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy. Ten Percent (aka Call […]

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New to Lightbox in January

Lightbox is resurrecting for new episodes a stunning Danish drama that originally aired on TVNZ 1. Season two of Ride Upon the Storm can be streamed from January 12 and last month won two of its stars International Emmy Awards. If you haven’t seen the electrifying first season, which aired 9.30 Sundays earlier this year, […]

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New to Sky Neon in January

Neon will stream season three of True Detective the same day it premieres on HBO. The much anticipated sequel will stream from January 14. Also new to Neon next month will be the SyFy series Deadly Class, about an ’80s high school for assassins, and the Chris Pine Black Dahlia thriller,  I Am the Night. Other […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in December

TVNZ OnDemand will launch season two of The Orville on New Year’s Eve. New episodes of the Seth McFarlane sci-fi comedy will stream weekly the same day as their Fox TV broadcast. Also new to the platform are the investigative documentary, TrustWHO, which goes live today, and the BBC’s 2016 docu-soap Ice Town: Life on […]

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Critical Condition: Three Girls

Three Girls | Lightbox, from Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Three Girls powerfully encompasses the real-life scandal surrounding the sexual abuse of teenage girls in Rochdale – and the authorities’ initial failure to protect them.  In 2011, an investigation by Andrew Norfolk for The Times exposed the sexual grooming, mostly of white girls aged around 12 or 13, by […]

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New to Netflix in December

The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2 (3/12/2018) As Ae-bong’s husband and father of an adorable baby daughter, Seok finds fresh inspiration from his new family and changing responsibilities. Dogs of Berlin (7/12/2018) Two cops investigate the murder of a famous Turkish-German soccer player, but their ethnic and underworld connections mire the case in controversy. […]

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New to Neon in December

Neon will premiere in HD season two of Marvel’s Runaways within three days of its Hulu return. The superhero series will stream from December 24, the same week Sky 5 screens in SD the DC crossover event, Elseworlds (The Flash, December 17; Arrow, December 18; Supergirl, December 19). Also new to Neon next month will […]

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Critical Condition: My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend | TVNZ OnDemand, from Monday ☆☆☆☆ “Admirers of Elena Ferrante’s novel My Brilliant Friend — the first in her smash series of four books about a pair of Neapolitan women moving through life — likely have two questions about the Italian-language TV adaptation. The first is how faithful it is to the source […]

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Critical Condition: The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “In the third episode of Netflix’s charming new silver-haired comedy The Kominsky Method, Michael Douglas pees in the hedges outside the home of the woman he’s dating. This could merely be an easy joke at the expense of a senior citizen with less control over his bodily […]

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Critical Condition: Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “The fourth season, given the expanded title Narcos: Mexico, gets what amounts to a total surface reboot. The action may move to Mexico and the specific law enforcement and criminal figures may be new, but the conflicts and structure and overall feel are of a piece. The result […]

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