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New to SoHo2 in January

Three drama premieres, a new HBO doco season and the return of Bill Maher in a more prominent time slot distinguish next month’s coming attractions on SoHo2. Only one of the drama series, Black Monday, which will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 24, is being fast-tracked within days of its Showtime launch. It’s billed as the […]

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New to SoHo in January

Season three of SoHo’s True Detective will open with a double-episode on January 14 and screen the same time — 3pm — as its HBO premiere. The eight-part series will explore the mystery around a macabre crime in the Ozarks that deepens over 30 years. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Stephen Dorff (Immortals), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Josh Hopkins […]

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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 Sky Movies in January

   Sky Movies Premiere Honey: Rise Up And Dance LBJ Tomb Raider Mom And Dad Death Wish Ready Player One Love, Simon Avengers: Infinity War Finding Your Feet Game Night Sky Movies Extra Hibiscus and Ruthless The Strangers: Prey at Night Sky Movies Greats Iron Man 3 Non-Stop Taken 2 This is 40 Life of […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in January

Sky will screen The Wire in HD for the first time when the ground-breaking police drama returns next month on the Sky Box Sets beat. The original 4:3 series was remastered in HD for a stunning Blu-ray release a couple of years ago and is one of several HBO series that first screened in SD […]

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Critical Condition: Condor

Condor | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Condor takes the story of Three Days of the Condor, the 1975 Robert Redford thriller adapted from a novel, and adapts it into a standard-issue spy drama … The storytelling, here, is workmanlike and efficient … less adapted than retreaded.” — Variety. ☆☆☆☆ “Condor can be a little too blunt and it hasn’t made any […]

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Critical Condition: The Bisexual

The Bisexual | SoHo2, 9.00 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “The equal-opportunity script is not afraid to call out the idiocies of other groupings: straight women who go in for lesbian tourism, straight men whose lesbian fantasies crumple on impact with a living breathing representative. It’s witty and pleasingly literate, with savvy jokes about Zadie Smith, Alain de Botton […]

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Critical Condition: Camping

Camping | SoHo2, 8.30 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “Girls collaborators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have adapted the British version of this comedy into a wickedly funny, unnerving eight-episode romp about an anxiety-ridden control freak, Kathryn (Jennifer Garner, in her first series work since Alias), who organises a weekend camping trip among friends to celebrate the 45th birthday […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Serves One Back

Amid Spark’s advances into its live sports domain, Sky has just announced it’s aced the rights to Australian Open tennis for three more years. Here’s the press release in full: SKY SPORT EXTENDS AUSTRALIAN OPEN DEAL PAST 30 YEARS Sky Sport is excited to announce that it has signed a three year extension and expansion […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in December

   Next month Sky Box Sets will screen the first two seasons of True Detective as a curtain-raiser to season three’s January 14 premiere on SoHo. Says Esquire of S3: “With Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in the lead role, the first trailer for new season appears to deliver everything that made the first season such a […]

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