Tag Archives: Blue Planet II

Critical Condition: Our Planet

Our Planet | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “With a Hollywood-scale budget (Netflix isn’t divulging how much but we can assume it is gargantuan), an Ellie Goulding theme song and the support of the World Wildlife Fund, Our Planet is epic in scope and visually dazzling. But in other ways the eight-part series falls down. It is […]

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Critical Condition: Dynasties

Dynasties | TVNZ 1, 7.00 Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “A lot of scripted dramas don’t have the emotional impact and, yes, dramatic arcs, that are on display in the latest stunning natural history documentary series from the producers of Planet Earth II and the BBC … The five-part series has the same stunning visual panache of Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, but […]

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New to Blu: April 4 – 10

  It’s a lonely Blue Planet II this week, with the BBC blockbuster being the sole newcomer on Blu-ray. The seven-part series is out on both Blu-ray and 4K-UHD but, unlike the British release, the latter doesn’t include the Blu-ray discs as well. That will frustrate collectors seeking the highest picture quality as the making-of […]

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This Week in HD: November 11 – 17

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  5 Star Family Reunion (TV1, 4.55) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog […]

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Critical Condition: Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II | TVNZ 1, 7.30 Sunday ➢ “The sequel, 16 years on from the original, now technology has made it possible to go down further, get closer, see clearer, see for the first time whole new worlds. And as the oceans are changing faster than ever before, never has it been more important […]

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Blue Planet Earth II Due Soon

The latest BBC wildlife blockbuster, Blue Planet II, will premiere here much quicker than last year’s Planet Earth II. TVNZ 1 will air the seven-part sequel 7.30 Sundays from November 12 — two weeks behind the BBC. Compare that to Prime’s disgraceful programming of Planet Earth II, which lagged seven months behind the UK to […]

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