Tag Archives: Better Call Saul

HD Heads-Up: August 6

  ➢➢ Three has pulled new episodes of Chicago Med from primetime Saturday and relegated it to late-night Sunday. The changeover occurs this weekend after six weeks of persistently low ratings. Season three will bump the midnight repeat of Entertainment Tonight Weekend while replacing Chicago Med and re-runs of NCIS will be movies, starting with The […]

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New to Lightbox in August

The latest seasons of Better Call Saul and Mr Mercedes will stream weekly from next month on Lightbox while new to the Spark service will be American Woman and The Girlfriend Experience. American Woman is an Alicia Silverstone female empowerment comedy about growing up in ’70s Hollywood Hills that was inspired by the childhood of Real Housewives […]

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Critical Condition: Shut Eye

Shut Eye | Sky Box Sets, 7.30 Wednesday ➢ “Hulu’s new fortune teller/psychic/con man drama has fine performances from Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland, but no real identity … It’s no wonder that TV shows about con men or reformed con men have been a lucrative genre for years, with venerable hits like Psych and Leverage […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

   One of the year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, Wind River, heads this week’s movies-on-Blu-ray slate while season seven of Game of Thrones, which earned only one nomination, dominates the TV releases. “Films set in the dead of winter often appear drab and sterile, and Wind River is no exception, yet the excellent 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 […]

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Lightbox Poised to Top 300,000 Subs

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox is about to notch up its 300,000th subscriber on the eve of premiering top-rating US drama The Good Doctor. “We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made to take Lightbox from an idea to one of New Zealand’s most popular SVOD services in just three years,” Lightbox General Manager Hema […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 10

   Black-ish Emmy-ish? … Sex&Drugs rolled … Prime scores netball tests … Next Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air live in SD on Sky’s Vibe channel, traditionally kick-starts the fall season on US TV. Variety’s critics reckons Black-ish has the edge but point out Veep’s prospects couldn’t be timelier to win best comedy. They’re torn between […]

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New to Blu: August 31 – September 6

   It’s a Blu-ray binge-watching bonanza this week with Captain America: Civil War vs a raft of mostly top TV series: The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Better Call Saul (season 2), Blindspot (s1), Hemlock Grove (s3) and The Big Bang Theory (s9). The Blu-ray of Captain America: Civil War goes on sale here in […]

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Hot Off the Press (Release): Spark Makes TV Free to Stream

Spark this morning announced its customers would receive permanently free access to its TV streaming service Lightbox. This follows providing them with a year’s free subscription. Here’s the release in full: Spark has announced today it will be giving all of its home broadband customers a huge amount of extra value by shouting them a […]

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Critical Condition: Fargo

“From the early evidence (I’ve seen the first four episodes), the show’s second season, which debuts Monday, is even better—much better. The cast is excellent, the plotlines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache. Moreover, unlike the first season, which seemed somewhat […]

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New to Blu: September 2 – 8

Mad Max: Fury Road “Fury Road goes ballistic and erupts on screen with a magnificent and often lovely 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode that’ll leave viewers wanting to join in on the vehicular mayhem. “Shot on a variety on digital cameras, the freshly-minted transfer is a gorgeous sight to behold thanks in large part to the expert […]

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