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Critical Condition: What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows | Neon/SoHo2, 7.30 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “A spin-off of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waitii’s hilarious 2014 mockumentary about vampire housemates, it transplants the idea from Wellington, New Zealand, to Staten Island, New York, where Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), her husband Laszlo (Matt Berry) and former Ottoman Empire warrior Nandor (Kayvan Novak) have […]

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New to Netflix in April

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (5/04/2019) Part 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Tijuana (5/04/2019) When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth. Persona: Collection […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Sport Beta Live

Spark has just released details of how to access its beta sports streaming service from today. Here’s the full press release: New Zealand’s newest live and on demand sports streaming service now live Spark Sport is now live this morning in beta; Kiwis can watch live and on demand sport on the service, in time […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in March

   American Gods’ troubled second season will stream weekly on Amazon Prime Video from Monday. Early reviews have been lukewarm, with TV Guide dubbing it “a pit of wasted potential“: For what it’s worth, the series looks mostly the same as it did in Season 1. It has the same tone and style, but a […]

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New to Lightbox in April

Escape at Dannemora’s Patricia Arquette next will be seen in a Lightbox exclusive, The Act. The character-driven true-crime anthology series premieres this month on Hulu and will be launched with a four-episode debut on April 4, after which new episodes will stream weekly. From writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean, it’s based on […]

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Critical Condition: After Life

After Life | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “No one does withering disdain quite like Ricky Gervais. Surveying his targets through narrowed eyes, the comedian unleashes eloquent abuse in a soft-spoken rush, like one long sigh of exasperation. Though this style of brilliant brutality is the centerpiece of After Life, the six-episode Netflix dramedy — created by and starring […]

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Critical Condition: MotherFatherSon

MotherFatherSon | TVNZ OnDemand, from Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “The headline of MotherFatherSon is that it stars Richard Gere in the first major television role of his career, playing a Rupert Murdoch figure in a series that sounds thematically similar to last year’s Succession. But the real draw is its writer: Tom Rob Smith wrote the breathtaking […]

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Critical Condition: The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within | Lightbox, from Monday ☆☆☆☆ “The new drama The Enemy Within marks NBC’s latest fairly unsuccessful attempt to copy whatever NBC executives interpret to be the template that turned The Blacklist into a hit. It isn’t the worst in the network’s line of dramas featuring generic intelligence operatives forced to team up with […]

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Critical Condition: Manhunt

Manhunt | TVNZ OnDemand, from Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “This sober, responsible production that has even managed to avoid the temptation of hyping it as Martin Clunes’s first foray into straight drama and aggrandising him or the production at their expense. Clunes does fine work as an utterly ordinary detective finding himself in charge of an utterly extraordinary […]

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Critical Condition: Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson | TVNZ OnDemand, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “This tale of marital deceit and espionage, in which Ruth Wilson plays her own grandmother, exerts a melancholy meditation … on how much and how little we can know about each other; about the traps that love and trust lay down for us and how much you can […]

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