Tag Archives: Breaking Bad

Critical Condition: Snowfall

Snowfall | SoHo, 8.30 Sunday ➢ “The hook in this broadly conceived, thoroughly compelling Los Angeles crime epic is simple enough: It’s about the birth of crack cocaine, set in the summer of 1983 … Complicated? Yes, but once again an FX series artfully demonstrates the narrative discipline it takes to launch a story with multiple […]

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Critical Condition: Claws

Claws (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Monday) ➢ “Better in concept than execution (and higher in gloss than authenticity), TNT’s drama Claws follows the skeevier travails of an ambitious Florida nail-salon owner, Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), who, to finance her dreams of opening a fancier salon across town, helps launder the piles of cash coming out of […]

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Prime Slow to Crack the Whip on Mythbusters

Mythbusters will screen for the first time in HD here when it airs 7.30 Thursdays on Prime from July 21. The channel is resuming the Discovery staple from episode two of season 15, in which Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on the opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark before trying to make an Indy whip. […]

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New Netflix Binge Scale to Savour

When watching Netflix, do you “devour” or “savour” series? The streaming giant has just released research that reveals how subscribers around the world view its content. Using100 serialised TV series across more than 190 countries, Netflix’s “Binge Scale” found subscribers “blow through” shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead but are “captivated” by the […]

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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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Better Call Lightbox

One of 2015’s most anticipated TV series, Better Call Saul, will be available exclusively to Lightbox subscribers from 8.00 on February 9. The Breaking Bad prequel opens with a two-night premiere express from the US, where a second series has been commissioned even before its February 8 premiere. Lightbox will fast-track each episode and CEO Kym Niblock predicts Kiwis “are going to love what […]

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Lightbox Calls on Saul

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will screen exclusively in HD on Lightbox. Spark’s streaming service announced this morning it had secured the prequel to the series that’s one of the signature drawcards on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will stream here when US cable channel AMC (The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels) premieres […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

A TV series that’s yet to be broadcast here leads the charge on Blu-ray. Vikings is exclusive to streaming service Lightbox but won’t ever look as good online as it does on disc. Shot in HD video by John S Bartley (Lost, The X-Files), “the colour palette has the slightly desaturated look often used for […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 27-December 3

The final season of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray abounds in extras but the latest series of Dexter and Mad Men on disc will leave fans fuming. “For the first time, a season of Mad Men has been released on Blu-ray without any commentary from series creator Matthew Weiner or the cast and crew. “There’s no indication of why this incredibly enlightening and entertaining […]

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Writer’s Room Promises to be Write Stuff

On the eve of all of the Dexter seasons at last being available on Blu-ray in NZ, the show’s writers will come under the spotlight in a new SoHo documentary series called The Writer’s Room. It goes to air on November 21, when it will premiere with a behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of Game […]

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