Tag Archives: Black Mirror

Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who | TVNZ OnDemand, from Monday/TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday ➢➢ “When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th Doctor and the first female occupant of the Tardis, many fans raised their ire on social media, saying that the series was now ruined, that the Doctor should be a Time Lord, not a Time Lady. Having […]

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Critical Condition: The Purge

The Purge | Amazon Prime Video, from Wednesday ➢➢ “The Purge bills itself as a ’10-episode event,’ which at least pretends it’s not nakedly gunning for a second season of limitless violence, and that’s a good thing. That does not mean USA’s adaptation of the film franchise — which introduced us to the titular 12-hour […]

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Critical Condition: Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon | Netflix, from today ➢ “The main conceit of this slow-building but satisfying series is that people can download their consciousness into a series of bodies, or ‘sleeves,’ indefinitely. These extensions are only possible for individuals with sufficient funds, of course: Living forever, which involves growing or acquiring an array of sleeves, is […]

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Critical Condition: Black Mirror (S4)

Black Mirror | Netflix, from Saturday ➢ “The biggest accomplishment of the fourth season of Black Mirror, is that for the first time the dystopian speculative anthology series takes its manifold anxieties about humanity’s future and smooshes them together into a single thematic tube … Tech itself isn’t Black Mirror’s Big Bad. We are: a […]

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Critical Condition: Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker | Lightbox, from Wednesday ➢ “The Hood Maker was written by Matthew Graham, co-creator of back-to-the-future cop shows Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. It paired Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) as an odd couple of spooks in a post-technological society riven by prejudice […]

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New to Netflix in October

The Ranch Season 1: Part 2 (07/10/16) The Bennett men ponder the future of the ranch as Colt and Beau wrestle with conflicted feelings about the women in their lives. Haters Back Off! (14/10/16) Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an […]

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Dreaming of a Black Christmas

A movie-length episode of Black Mirror, aptly titled Yuletide, is among the Christmas Day highlights on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will also screen on December 25 in the UK and US but because of the time zone differences, will be seen here first. It stars Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin (left) […]

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Broadchurch Boss Escapes to SoHo

David Tennant missed out on a BAFTA for his work in Broadchurch (TV One, 8.30 Sundays) but perhaps he would have had a better chance of winning had he been nominated for The Escape Artist. The three-part thriller stars Tennant as Will Burton, a criminal defence lawyer who specialises in getting people out of tight legal […]

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Upside to Hi-Tech’s Dark Side

SoHo will make up for the lost time between tonight’s premiere of Black Mirror and when the Emmy-winning sensation first went to air in Britain one-and-a-half years ago. It’s announced the second series, which screened four months ago in the UK, will screen from July 3, opening with Be Right Back, in which Hayley Atwell […]

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Top UK Dramas SoHo-Bound in June

While premium British dramas like Top of the Lake and Parade’s End are paraded out only in SD on UK TV, SoHo has picked up a couple for next month that should be a must-see in HD. Of the two, Black Mirror looks the most daring. A three-part, satirical take on screen technology, it’s from […]

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