Tag Archives: Chuck

Tonight in HD: December 1

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Antoine heads to Baton Rouge to visit his sons; LaDonna and Toni probe a case of mistaken identity; Albert’s Indians bury their Wild Man. The Guardian said episode four was a treat for fans of creator David Simon’s previous series, The Wire, because it features three more recruits from that show’s cast. “In […]

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Tonight in HD: November 24

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Albert finds the body of his ‘Wild Man’; Davis barters freedom for piano lessons; Antoine hits rock bottom; Annie (Lucia Micarelli, above) gets a birthday gig. This may be the finest drama series on SoHo but the AV Club’s Scott Tobias make a valid point when he writes: “Great as David […]

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Tonight in HD: November 17

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Of all the outstanding series on SoHo, this newcomer from The Wire’s David Simon is the best — although it’s so painstakingly executed that it needs to screen in double-episodes to reward patience with momentum. As the New York Times observed: “This is an elliptically told tale, and it takes a few episodes for the […]

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Tonight in HD: November 10

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) About the rebuilding of New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina, the title refers to a neighbourhood above the French Quarter that symbolises the city’s soul. As co-creator David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street) says on the comprehensive extras of the already-released Blu-ray, “It’s the place […]

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Tonight in HD: November 3

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) While auditioning for a Broadway play, Joey discovers he is only a good actor when he needs to go to the bathroom. Jeff Goldblum guest stars. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Maxwell is offered greener pastures; Jill and Callum struggle with fallout; Vinnie is just the ticket for Brooke. ✫✫✫ The X Factor USA (TV3, […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: October 29-November 4

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i    Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Scared Shrekless (TV2, 6.30, R) Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00) Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space (TV2, 7.00, […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 8

Is it any wonder free-to-air networks are gun shy of smart HD TV dramas, like those Sky will offer on SoHo, when they languish in the ratings? Witness TV2’s perseverance with Chuck. Midway through the fourth season, it finally acknowledged the sly spy romp was never going to build enough viewers to justify continued primetime […]

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Tonight in HD: September 1

Tonight in HD: September 1

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Joey overreacts at a daytime drama awards show; Ross sees Chandler leaving a male strip club. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Bella puts herself out there for a friend; Phoenix’s woman troubles grow worse; Jill faces a scary adversary. Chuck (TV2, 8.30, F) ✫✫✫✫ Chuck’s spy life intersects with his home life […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: August 27-September 2

The Week Ahead in HD: August 27-September 2

 New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i Saturday Under the Grill (TV3, 4.00, R) Coasters (TV One, 4.55, R) Best of Carters’ Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook (TV One, 5.25, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Chuck Gets the Heave-Ho

HDTV Heads-Up: Chuck Gets the Heave-Ho

TV2’s struggling HD spy romp, Chuck, will air 8.30pm Thursday for the last time next week. After weeks of middling to low ratings, TV2 will pull the show mid-season and resume it late-night in November. The network is replacing it with reality newcomer, Embarrassing Fat Bodies, which, mercifully, won’t air in HD. The same week […]

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