HD Heads-Up: May 25-31

New HD drawcards for the last week of May are limited to the fifth season premiere of Castle and the network premiere of Tron: Legacy.

Castle will return to its 9.30 Monday slot on TV One, picking up from where the fourth season left off.

It opens the morning after Richard Castle and Kate Beckett’s romantic rendezvous, and while their new relationship will be a feature of the series, the focus of the premiere will be elsewhere.

“The writers have put the rest of the show on steroids, quickening the pace and ratcheting up the action and tension,” New York Daily News critic David Hinckley says.

“Specifically, they dive deeper into Kate’s obsession with finding who murdered her mother …

“There is no murder of the week. It’s all about Kate and the shadowy lethal forces she has triggered by her relentless pursuit.

“While this focus at times approaches a ‘perils of Pauline’ level of melodrama, with a showdown that pushes the credibility envelope, it’s fun to watch.”

The free-to-air HD premiere of Tron: Legacy will screen in TV2’s 7.00 Saturday Family Blockbuster slot while overnight the network will repeat in HD, from 2am, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

TV3 will repeat late-night Sunday the movie Away We Go and on Monday, Hitman, which will screen at 9.00 because of the later start for The X Factor NZ.

There also will be another chance to see the first and only season of Unforgettable from Monday (TV One, 11.00) and the first season of The Big C overnight from Friday (TV3, 12.15) while Elizabeth Banks will guest star on Tuesday’s Modern Family (TV3, 7.30) and Daniel Radcliffe on Friday’s Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30).

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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: May 25-31”

  1. Actually, it is not the only season of Unforgettable. It got renewed for a second series, which premieres in the US in July.

  2. Thanks, Sam. Appreciate the update. Fans of the show should check out this preview of the next season.

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