Tonight in HD: November 25


SoHo Highlight: Grey Gardens (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange star as ex-high society queens Big and Little Edie Beale. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had it all — yet over 40 years their lives went from riches to rags. Then, in 1975, the Maysles brothers (Gimme Shelter, When We Were Kings) made a documentary that turned them into cult sensations. Variety thought the HBO dramatisation “an impeccably rendered piece, down to the smallest details — the kind of lush, meticulous little parcel that relatively few outlets these days have the means or latitude to cultivate.” The Los Angeles Times praised the “amazing performances” and said Grey Gardens is “like its subjects, a brilliant, moving, hilarious and mesmerising mess of a movie that miraculously captures what made the Beales such iconic characters.” But New York Magazine was less impressed: “The original documentary may have been predatory, but it captured something powerful, the face of failed optimism, the many meanings of the word ‘spoiled’. Sometimes it’s better to let strange be strange.” For more on the actual Grey Gardens, see this interior design blog. ✭✭✭✭

Supernatural (TV2, 10.30)

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Monica and Chandler’s adoption interviewer Laura is an ex-lover of Joey’s. ✫✫✫

Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) Luke sways between commitments; Gabrielle gets the wrong idea; Brooke’s chain-dragging leads to a close call. ✫✫✫

The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30, 5.1)  Find out how US viewers voted. ✫✫

The Bachelor (TV2, 8.30) In Las Vegas, Brad tries to narrow the field to eight women; a dramatic two-on-one date guarantees one woman a ticket home, Emily’s past haunts her during a group date. (Low ratings mean from next week The Bachelor will air post-10.30pm.)

The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30) With Johnny Depp, Carey Mulligan, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne and Snow Patrol. ✫✫✫✫✫

Supernatural (TV2, 10.30) Season finale: The wall comes down in Sam’s mind, and all Hell breaks loose while Dean and Bobby are powerless to help. Meanwhile, the battle for Heaven comes to a head. The season-six Blu-ray releases on December 7. ✫✫✫✫

Human Target (TV2, 11.30)  Winston, Guerrero, and Ames help out a private investigator who is in over his head; Chance and Ilsa crash land in the jungles of South America and try to escape a vengeful killer. This is the last episode for the time being — TV2 is pulling Human Target mid-season so The Bachelor can screen in this slot from next week. ✫✫✫

NCIS (TV3, 11.15, 5.1, R) When a young boy finds a murder weapon, the team must trace ownership of the gun to find who used it last and who was murdered. ✫✫

CSI: Miami (TV3, 12.15, 5.1, R) The bizarre case of a man chopped in half baffles the CSIs, while Natalia’s injury puts her and Ryan in jeopardy. ✫✫

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2 Responses to “Tonight in HD: November 25”

  1. The loss of Human Target with only five episodes to go (the show was cancelled after two seasons) confirms that TVNZ’s programmers are the most clueless bunch in broadcasting!

  2. TV2’s announcer also got it epically wrong at the conclusion of tonight’s Supernatural, it was the season final not the last episode ever, D’OH!

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