Tonight in HD: February 12


SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) In episode four, Cullen closes in on the Sergeant and Durant pursues a hidden agenda while helping Lily recuperate. “After three episodes of meeting the characters in the Hell on Wheels universe, we finally got to see them all in the same mud-caked town this week, manipulating each other, falling in love, and telling creepy stories about hacking bodies apart,” New York magazine said. “More important, we saw some layers in what previously seemed like a batch of one-dimensional clichés. Bohannon isn’t the superhero he pretends to be; Durant isn’t as in control as he’d like others to think; Elam isn’t as unrepentantly grumpy as he lets on; and Reverend Cole isn’t as righteous as his flock of one believes.” ✭✭✭✭

The Big C (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) Season premiere: Cathy seeks a second opinion, causing a strain on her relationship with Dr Todd. Newsday aptly dubbed this series about a woman dying of cancer "The Big Twee": star Laura "Linney is a fine actress, but her material here doesn't match her talents." The San Francisco Chronicle offered some hope: "The writers have calmed down a bit this season, but they still can't seem to resist the urge for over-the-top plot strings." ✭✭

Hellcats (TV2, 4.00) A store employee helps Marti uncover information about her father and Dan shoots a zombie film with the Hellcats. ✭✭

Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) Season premiere: The girls are the talk of the town – and not in a good way: Ian’s body is missing and the girls have a lot of explaining to do. ✭✭

The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, R) When Dave finds out that Hillary is asking Vicky about sex, he plans an unexpected family trip to prevent her from going out on a date on Saturday night. ✭✭✭✭

North (TV One, 7.00, R, F) Marcus Lush ends his journey with an alphabet of Auckland likes. ✭✭✭

The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 7.00, R)  Another chance to see The Big Bang Theory from the very beginning — but for the first time in HD. Everything changes for two geeks when a free-spirited girl moves in next door. ✭✭✭

Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) Season premiere: Now that they are engaged, Molly wants Mike to commit to planning their wedding, but her idea is in the way of Mike taking a fishing trip with his friends. ✭✭

Sky Movies Premiere: Unstoppable (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) The Taking of Pelham 123’s Tony Scott and Denzel Washington reunite on another train thriller, about a veteran engineer and a novice conductor (Chris Pine) who try to stop a runaway freight train carrying toxic chemicals from going off the rails. Unstoppable shows why Scott is the world’s top action director – it may be light on substantial human interest but is big on bells-and-whistles excitement and spectacle. (2010) ✭✭✭✭ 

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Old School (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1)  An A-grade cast helps this next-generation Animal House comedy to be a smarter frat house romp than most. Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn star while Todd Phillips (The Hangover) directs what The Washington Post generously dubbed “an extremely funny and, of course, socially unredeemable comedy.” (2003) ✭✭✭

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