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This Week in HD: October 6-12

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday NZ’s Got Talent (TV One, 5.00, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Special: Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space (TV2, 6.00, R) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: October 6-12

As predicted, HD Broadway drama Smash is exiting stage right from primetime after weeks of persistently low ratings. It will screen after TV3’s Sunday night movie, starting October 7 with episode six. The series struggled in the US, too, but won a last-minute reprieve after analysis of its consolidated ratings (which include PVR viewing) compensated for […]

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New to Blu: February 8-14 > TV

New this week are Blu-rays of two TV series that have just finished and a third that’s about to start. The movie version of Steve Coogan’s cross-country cuisine odyssey, The Trip, comes out just days ahead of the Rialto Channel screening the original, six-part series unedited in three hour-long double-episodes. (Sky 25, 8.30pm Monday). If […]

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Tonight in HD: February 2

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) LaDonna confronts the return of the crime problem; Sofia channels her father’s YouTube rants; Toni takes the Abreu case; Janette and Albert apply for Road Home money; Sonny barely escapes arrest. “The return of crime to New Orleans is one of the key subjects of Treme season two,” notes critic […]

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Tonight in HD: January 26

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Antoine decides to form a band; Vincent Abreu drops a suspicious death case on Toni; Hidalgo makes lucrative connections; Sonny realises playing music on the street is a dead end. “We’re now 15 months after the storm, and the consequences keep rolling in,” the AV Club said of the post-Katrina New Orleans […]

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Tonight in HD: January 19

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Second-season premiere: Antoine contemplates a move while LaDonna resists one; Colson contends with the return of crime to New Orleans; Annie returns from a national tour; in New York, Delmond debuts his new album. As Newsday pleaded: “Please watch this show. Really. It’s excellent on far too many levels to enumerate here, but […]

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Tonight in HD: January 12

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Season finale: Toni’s concerns about Creighton turn to anger; a funeral procession offers its mourners a chance to reflect on the events of the last year in New Orleans. Said Time: “Treme finished its first season with a finale that very much mirrored its pilot: sprawling, wide-ranging, deliberately paced, and — at about […]

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Tonight in HD: January 5

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Davis concocts a remedy for the post-Mardi Gras blues; Annie makes a decision that Sonny takes personally; Colson warns Albert to avoid trouble on St Joseph’s night. The AV Club dubbed Wish Someone Would Care, in which a key character dies, “a hell of an episode“. It was written by George […]

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Tonight in HD: December 15

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Toni tracks down a former cop in search of clues about Daymo; Janette considers suspending operations; the Bernettes make a splash at the Krewe du Vieux parade. As The AV Club said of this series six episodes in: “[Creator David] Simon and his writers are unsparing in drawing out the instances of corruption, inefficiency, […]

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Tonight in HD: December 8

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Albert presses Councilman Ron Singleton to reopen housing projects; Annie fails to embrace Sonny’s houseguest; the city celebrates the return of displaced residents with a second-line parade. “Five episodes in, what started as a rambling, atmospheric show is developing a definite thread and focus,” Time said, “while still widening its scope in this very […]

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