Tonight in HD: January 23


Sky Movies Premiere: Faster (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Vengeful ex-con Dwayne Johnson hits the road in his 40-year-old bad-ass Chev to pay back his brother’s killers, with junkie cop Billy Bob Thornton in hot pursuit. Faster is an edge-of-the-front seat thriller with fantastic stunts, premium production values, and writing of a higher calibre than you’d expect for a B-grade action vehicle. George Tilman Jr (Notorious) directs; Carla Gugino co-stars. (2010) ✭✭✭✭

Criminal Minds (TV One, 8.30)

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) During Rachel’s birthday party, Chandler accidentally lets it slip that Ross is in love with her. ✭✭✭✭

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Brooke climbs the ladder of success; Lana is kept in the dark; Callum can’t cope with the aftermath of the crime. ✭✭✭

Drug Bust (TV3, 7.30, R) Operation Linda, a drug bust in the midst of the cannabis-growing season, is in full swing; the Tactical Crime Unit find a large marijuana-growing operation; a frantic stoner calls police for help. ✭✭

Criminal Minds (TV One, 8.30) The BAU team search rural Oklahoma for a murderer who robs women of their five senses; Reid gives Prentis and JJ the cold shoulder. ✭✭

Person of Interest (TV One, 9.30) When they are given the Social Security number of a teenager who was killed two years ago, Reese and Finch begin to question the infallibility of The Machine. ✭✭

Shameless (TV2, 11.15) Debbie convinces Fiona to get involved with her Classroom Mums, where Fiona finds a new friend in the sexy but pushy Jasmine (Amy Smart guest stars in what will be a recurring role). ✭✭✭✭

Nurse Jackie (TV3, 12.05, 5.1, R) Veteran ER nurse Jackie Peyton bends the rules to create something good from a patient’s senseless death, while concealing her addiction to a pain killer she gets from her secret boyfriend, hospital pharmacist Eddie. TV3 is re-running this Edie Falco sensation from the beginning on the eve of season three being released on Blu-ray in the US; no word on when it will go on sale here, and expect it to be DVD-only given Sony didn’t offer seasons one and two on Blu-ray outside the US. ✭✭✭✭

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