Tag Archives: Big Little Lies

Critical Condition: Big Little Lies (S2)

Big Little Lies | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “Through its first three episodes, the new season of HBO’s Big Little Lies may not be as cleanly structured as the first season or have its carefully varied shifts in tone — both possibly positives for some viewers — but TV this summer will offer few pleasures […]

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Critical Condition: Bad Mothers

Bad Mothers | TVNZ 1, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “The title of this glamorous suburban thriller is as big a clue as any as to its inspiration. Aside from the accents and the glorious lifestyle shots of bayside Melbourne (and a slightly underdeveloped script), it could be mistaken for HBO’sBig Little Lies. The cocktail scenes are […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Offers TV-Only Neon

Within months of Spark’s Lightbox adding movie rentals to its TV streaming platform, Sky’s adopting the reverse strategy of launching a TV-only Neon service. By removing movies from the package, Sky has nearly halved the monthly subscription cost to $12. You can still choose the combined TV and movies service for $20 a month. But […]

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Critical Condition: Mr Mercedes

Mr Mercedes | Lightbox, from Wednesday ➢ “Mr. Mercedes is a fine example of Stephen King working in his frequent supernatural-free ‘Human darkness is the true horror’ mode … On the page, Mr. Mercedes is primarily a two-hander, a game of cat-and-mouse between initially suicidal retired detective Bill Hodges and increasingly homicidal tech guru and […]

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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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Critical Condition: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies (SoHo, 8.30 Sundays) “Big Little Lies juxtaposes the mystery of a suspicious death with the seemingly perfect everyday lives of a group of mostly prosperous women. The main characters, all suspects in the mystery, are linked because their children attend the same progressive elementary school in Monterey, Calif., which is said to be […]

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A Legion of First-Class Shows Due on SoHo

  The fast-tracking of Legion, the latest series from Fargo creator Noah Hawley, will spearhead an X-cellent line-up on SoHo in February. Spun off the X-Men franchise, it stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the son of Professor Charles Xavier, a diagnosed schizophrenic who discovers the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Legion also stars […]

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