Tonight in HD: February 4

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Encore screening of the season finale that angered critics and will surprise those who have seen the superior Danish original (which is on DVD). As Entertainment Weekly observed: “The Killing concluded its first season with an ambiguous ending that seemed less thought-out than anxious — for something that would strike viewers as worth the 13 episodes we’ve spent in the cold Seattle rain; for something that would leave us gasping with surprise (consider me un-gasped); and for something that would be so open-ended that it would compel AMC to renew it for a second season (mission accomplished).” The LA Times thought it “one of the most frustrating finales in TV history” and after weeks of telling readers to have faith in the writers, an initially enthralled Time magazine declared: “You’re off the hook, folks! I no longer counsel patience with The Killing! You may unlock the toolshed and get the pitchforks!” ✭✭✭

TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (R)/Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00/5.30) ✭✭✭

Movie: The Accidental Husband (TV2, 8.30) Griffin Dunne (Practical Magic) directed this hopelessly contrived romantic-comedy about an agony aunt talk show host (Uma Thurman) who discovers, on the eve of her wedding, she’s already inadvertently tied the knot with someone else as the victim of a vengeful prank. Rightly observed The Observer: “The feeble plot of this dull film depends on a flimsy plotting device that a single phone call or letter from a lawyer would have solved overnight.” Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy) co-star. (2008) ✭✭

Winners & Losers (TV One, 11.15, R)  Bec and Doug’s serious car accident leaves Sophie struggling with her feelings; Jenny tries to come terms with Rhys being gay. ✭✭

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (Sky 22, 5.05, 5.1) Happily, the title of this half-baked sequel about feuding dads hasn’t proved to be the harbinger of a franchise starring Steve Martin as the father who never knows best. Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Bedtime Stories) directs; American Pie’s Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt and Carmen Electra co-star. (2005) ✭✭

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