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New to SoHo in March

The Looming Tower, an ambitious Hulu dramatisation of the FBI-CIA turf war that may have led to 9/11, will screen 8.30 Thursdays from March 15 on SoHo. “Through the first three of its 10 hours, this adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning book is the sort of slice of history that one used to find on HBO: […]

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Sky Box Sets in March

Next month Sky Box Sets will screen the NZ premieres of gangster drama Power and season three of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Power was produced by 50 Cent and spawned four seasons about a New York nightclub owner who’s one of America’s biggest drug czars. “The volatile combo of elements leads to occasionally sloppy storytelling, but the […]

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Critical Condition: Shut Eye

Shut Eye | Sky Box Sets, 7.30 Wednesday ➢ “Hulu’s new fortune teller/psychic/con man drama has fine performances from Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland, but no real identity … It’s no wonder that TV shows about con men or reformed con men have been a lucrative genre for years, with venerable hits like Psych and Leverage […]

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Sky Fast-tracks Trump ‘Toon in SD

Sky will premiere the animated Donald Trump satire, Our Cartoon President, within days of the US — but it will be in SD and available only on-demand to SoHo subscribers. SoHo will screen the Showtime series later in the year but Sky says currently there isn’t room on the premium drama’s linear schedule to accommodate […]

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Critical Condition: Homeland (S7)

Homeland | SoHo, 9.30 Monday ➢ “On a narrative level the Homeland premiere is decidedly small. Although Homeland has fundamentally been a character-driven drama, the threat of the world on the brink of cataclysm has always lingered on the surface. Assassinations. Terrorist actions. Upheavals of power. The seventh season premiere keeps the implied stakes high, […]

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Critical Condition: Here and Now

Here and Now | SoHo, 8.30 Monday ➢ “Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball returns to HBO with the new drama Here and Now. It’s a family saga whose gnarled emotions give way to a surprising metaphysical twist, and it advances everything that was so special about Six Feet Under. On that show, a family’s […]

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Critical Condition: SEAL Team

SEAL Team | Prime, 8.30 Friday ➢ “Given that a broadcast show is rarely if ever going to approach the complexity of a show like Homeland, SEAL Team makes a strong effort to bring the human element of the fight against amorphous terrorists to the broadcast audience. And to the show’s credit, the emphasis of the show […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in March

   Sky Movies Premiere Black Butterfly Spider-Man: Homecoming Couple’s Vacation Lila & Eve The Mummy Chuck The Last Word Baby Driver All Eyez on Me Wish Upon Wonder Woman Goon: Last of the Enforcers Everything Everything A Dog’s Purpose Sky Movies Extra Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Sky Movies Greats What Women Want Chronicle This Means […]

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Critical Condition: Strike Back (S6)

Strike Back | SoHo, 9.30 Sunday ➢ “The new season wastes little time introducing viewers to a new team of elite soldiers who ensure the now-familiar themes and adrenaline-fueled excitement of Strike Back remain firmly in place as Cinemax makes a strong return to its action roots … The result is yet another visually stunning but intense […]

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Critical Condition: Hard Sun

Hard Sun | SoHo, 8.30 Sunday ➢ “Featuring hacktivists, police investigating other police and global cover-ups, Neil Cross’s new drama packed more into its opening episode than most series do … The sun has gone to pot, the world has only got five years left and MI5 is trying to keep it from everyone to […]

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