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New to Amazon Prime Video in October

Modern Love Inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, this romantic comedy anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms. The cast includes Sofia Boutella, Olivia Cooke, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel and John Slattery. Watch the trailer here. (October 10.) Goliath: Season Three The unexpected death of an old friend […]

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Critical Condition: The Hunting

The Hunting | SoHo, 8.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “The new SBS drama The Hunting achieves something that’s sadly rare right across scripted Australian television: it treats teenagers as complex and complete characters, capable of the best and worst their lives allow for … Situated at the intersection of sexuality and digital privacy, The Hunting isn’t afraid to depict a […]

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Critical Condition: The Politician

The Politician | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan return to high school for a Netflix comedy starring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange that fails to deliver any real satirical spark … Messy though it is, The Politician isn’t a hard show to watch.” — The Hollywood […]

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Critical Condition: Emergence

Emergence | TVNZ OnDemand ☆☆☆☆ “A new network show that puts forward a big supernatural-adjacent mystery expanding outward into potential conspiracy or mysticism. It’s the sort of show that they don’t much make anymore … With real tension, uncommon curiosity, and a knockout, chilling final shot, it’s a network pilot whose strength on its own merits […]

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Batwoman Bound for TVNZ OnDemand

One of the new US TV season’s highest profile shows, Batwoman, will be fast-tracked for streaming on TVNZ OnDemand. The premiere also will be broadcast on TVNZ 2 the week of its October 7 launch but the series will continue only on TVNZ OnDemand. Reports Variety about anticipation of the latest Gotham City variation: “If […]

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Critical Condition: All Rise

All Rise | TVNZ OnDemand ☆☆☆☆ “Finding a new way to do a legal procedural is such a difficult prospect at this point that it would be hard to blame TV for giving up entirely and just going on autopilot. All Rise, however, both indulges the basics of the genre and finds some refreshing ways […]

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Critical Condition: Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son | TVNZ OnDemand, from Tuesday ☆☆☆☆ “Fox’s newest crime procedural that has a delicious twist: Our titular hero Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) is a brainy, frenetic serial killer profiler who also happens to be the son of one of New York’s most infamous murderers, Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), aka The Surgeon … Together, they are […]

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Critical Condition: Criminal

Criminal | Netflix ☆☆☆☆ “This gripping 12-part series is set entirely in the confines of a police interview suite, where detectives grill suspects in intense Line of Duty-style interrogations … The first episode stars David Tennant as Dr Edgar Fallon, who is tight-lipped while being questioned about his stepdaughters murder … A truly mesmerising watch.” […]

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New to Netflix in October

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (11/10/2019) Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, this sequel follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past. El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (04/10/2019) To replace his grandfather as head of a cartel, a Tokyo financier returns to […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: RWC Streaming Made Simple

While Aussie Foxtel subscribers can look forward to leaning back and watching all of the Rugby World Cup in 4K, Spark is still trying to encourage Kiwis to familiarise themselves with streaming the games in HD. This is its latest reminder of what you need to know and do in time for kick-off: Here’s the […]

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