Tag Archives: Boss

Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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HD Feed: September 22

Sony NZ has still to finalise the price of its first 4K consumer TV but already CNET reckons it will be surpassed by the much cheaper XBR-HX950 HD TV. “Yes, the XBR-HX950 is smaller and lower-resolution, and yes, it’s still extremely expensive at a beginning list price of $US3,500,” CNET says. “But I expect it […]

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HDTV Highlights: September 15-21

Networks Modern Family (TV3, 7.00 Sunday, R) ✭✭✭✩ Mitchell plants the seed in Jay’s head that he thinks one of Jay’s old buddies, Shorty, might be secretly gay. Chazz Palminteri guest stars. The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 8.00 Sunday) ✭✭✭✭ Sheldon gets to square-off on the bowling alley against nemesis Wil Wheaton while Leonard’s miffed […]

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HD Highlights: September 8

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 8.35, 5.1) Better With Popcorn says episode two of the Kelsey Grammer sensation deals dramatically and emotionally with the fallout from the shooting at the end of the season premiere and whether Mayor Tom Kane’s wife, Meredith, will survive. “Politics and power grabs are mostly forgotten, at least for the first half […]

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HD Highlights: September 1

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season premiere: Power consumes everyone as the award winning drama returns. Despite nearly losing his career, his family and his mind, Mayor Kane’s grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. And so’s this intoxicating, Shakespearian, Kelsey Grammer sensation. “Season two pulls viewers back on board with intriguing plot twists, more […]

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Spring Sheen for SoHo Strike Back

New seasons of Boss, Strike Back, Hell on Wheels and Dexter will spruce up SoHo for spring. After a sterling second quarter, the premium drama channel has been looking stale of late, with The Newsroom held over until after the Olympics (August 13) and too many 8.30 slots taken up with premature re-runs of shows like […]

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New Pillar for SoHo in June

With a raft of top HD shows having started this month or due next, June is relatively quiet for notable premieres on SoHo other than the long awaited debut of The Pillars of the Earth. It will play in the Game of Thrones slot, 8.30pm Mondays, from June 18 but, like Magic City, can be […]

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HD Lure for Fisher Fans

Six Feet Under fans at last can look forward to seeing the Fisher family in HD when season three starts on Sky’s SoHo channel on May 4. HBO made the first two seasons of the Alan (True Blood) Ball drama available only in SD for the first two seasons. Unlike The Sopranos, which was in […]

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Tonight in HD: February 29

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 9.45, 5.1) “After four weeks of severely uncomfortable sex scenes, political jostling and secretly dealing with diseases, Boss took an interesting turn in this week’s episode, Remembered,” the Better With Popcorn blog said. “For most of the episode’s 52 minute runtime, we were led to believe that what was going on in the episode was an […]

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Tonight in HD: February 1

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Kelsey Grammer won a Golden Globe for playing Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, recently diagnosed with a degenerative brain disorder that’s ripping everything away from him. He can’t trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself. The Hollywood Reporter dubbed Boss “a wholly impressive new drama that comes out of the gate with gravitas, swagger, […]

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