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Critical Condition: A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Although comedy may provide the spoonful of sugar that relieves life’s bitterness, it can also be used to emphasise its cold, relentless injustice … So it is with A Very English Scandal, which tells the true story of UK MP Jeremy Thorpe’s gay relationship with Norman Scott in the […]

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New to SoHo2 in March

Next month SoHo2 will pick up the Syfy series that’s Sky’s been streaming on Neon, Deadly Class (8.30 Sundays from March 3). Based on the 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, it’s described as a coming-of-age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, heightened world […]

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New to SoHo in March

Next month SoHo belatedly will premiere the acclaimed Agatha Christie dramatisation Ordeal by Innocence (9.30 Mondays from March 20). The BBC aired the three-part mystery nearly a year ago and it’s been on Amazon’s US platform since August. Given Sky now has two SoHo channels, it’s inexcusable that series of this calibre should take so long […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in March

Sky Box Sets will premiere the final season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend over two nights next month. Younger’s fifth season also will make its SBS premiere and three of Dexter’s eight seasons will screen on the channel for the first time. And ahead of Billions’ fourth-season premiere on SoHo, SBS will screen the first three on consecutive […]

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New to Sky Movies in March

   Sky Movies Premiere Crooked House Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! 211 Tully Solo: A Star Wars Story 7 Days in Entebbe Disobedience Ocean’s 8 Gringo Rampage Action Point Kodachrome Adrift Sky Movies Extra Marrowbone Rush Super Troopers 2 Hereditary The Bachelors The Fifth Estate Before I Wake Ideal Home Walk of Shame Don’t […]

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Critical Condition: I Am the Night

I Am the Night | SoHo, 9.30 Tuesday ☆☆☆☆ “In the bleak, noirish 1965 Los Angeles of TNT’s I Am the Night, the blonde and effervescent Chris Pine doesn’t seem like he’d fit in. But putting the square jaw of Pine against the seedy, sexually degenerate and violent backdrop of Night is a winning strategy for creator […]

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New to SoHo2 in February

  There may be two SoHo channels but hopefully their programming won’t continue to be compromised by lightweight network dramas like SoHo’s A Million Little Things and one of next month’s SoHo2 premieres, New Amsterdam. The latter follows in the mould of House MD and 2017’s The Good Doctor. Said veteran TV critic Brian Lowry when […]

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New to SoHo in February

Nine months after it enraptured UK critics, A Very English Scandal at last has a NZ air date. The darkly humorous dramatisation of the Jeremy Thorpe scandal will screen 8.30 Wednesdays from February 13 on SoHo. It charts the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder: Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), […]

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Critical Condition: FBI

FBI | Prime, 8.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “FBI reworks the requisite good guy/bad guy formula as seen in every other FBI/CIA/Homeland Security network drama since 9/11 and turns the narrative inside out …  The series by Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is a fast-paced drama that’s engaging and timely but still polished and slick enough […]

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Guest Bookings: Colbert, Maher, DeGeneres

Arch conservative Ann Coulter duels with liberal comic Bill Maher on Sunday’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo2, 9.30) — and the host “triple downs” on Stan Lee fans with a “Goodbye Mr Strips” vent. Deadline reports the “frenemy” banter about President Trump was more jokey than stately. Coulter, who earlier tweeted that the shutdown-ending Donald […]

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