Summer Glow for SoHo

SoHo will debut HBO’s anticipated crime drama, True Detective, within two days of its US launch.

As predicted, the series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana homicide cops who re-open a serial killer case is among January’s highlights, along with new seasons of Banshee, Top Boy, Girls and Treme.

But whereas I thought it would be a natural for Sunday nights, in the Ray Donovan slot, SoHo is teaming it with the NZ season-three premiere of Justified (just as season five goes to air in the US)

Not only does this make for a stand-out double-bill but also means it True Detective will screen here days earlier than it would have had at 8.30 Sunday.

Pulp drama fans will get another dose on Monday nights, when Banshee begins its second season on January 13, three days after its US premiere.

SoHo reports Banshee, which stars Kiwi Antony Starr as a small-town sheriff with a dark and dangerous past, was the channel’s most popular series of 2013 after Game of Thrones (season four of which probably will replace it in March).

If you missed season one, it’s just been released on Blu-ray and will be repeated as a SoHo box set on January 11.

There also will be box set re-runs of Girls’ first two seasons on January 4, ahead of its third-season premiere on January 16.

From January 23, it will be paired with HBO’s new comedy, Looking, which revolves around a group of gay thirtysomething friends in San Francisco.

New episodes of the East London drama, Top Boy, will screen 8.30 Sundays from January 19 and Treme begins its final five-week run January 31, in an 8.30 Friday slot (season three will have a box set re-run on January 25).

Other January highlights include seasons three of Damages (January 22) and two of Queer as Folk (January 23), and two HBO documentaries about sex in the Masters of Sex slot (8.30 Wednesdays): Americans in Bed (January 22) and The Out List (January 29).

In the former, 10 couples discuss what makes their relationships tick, and in the latter, public figures like actors Cynthia Nixon and Neil Patrick Harris, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, San Antonio Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Ellen DeGeneres talk about coming out.

Band of Brothers is being recruited for another re-run (9.30 Mondays, from January 13) and Luck’s first and only season will have a box set showcasing on January 25.

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One Response to “Summer Glow for SoHo”

  1. I couldn’t be without SoHo. Vast majority of TV series that we watch are on SoHo.

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