Tag Archives: Dynasties

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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New to Blu: March 27 – April 2

  Mortal Engines ➢ “The HDR and wide colour grading of the Mortal Engines 4K Blu-ray is gorgeous. As usual with a Universal release, the film has been mastered to 1000 nit peaks, so it’s not the most aggressively punchy image I’ve seen. It combines its peaks, though, with some beautifully deep and rich black […]

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HD Ratings: Fantastic Beasts Beat Furry Beasts

TVNZ 1’s Dynasties was dethroned on Sunday when it was out-rated by TVNZ 2’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Three’s Married at First Sight Australia. Fantastic Beasts dominated in the 18-39 demographic and MAFS with 25-54s and household shoppers with kids; both see-sawed in the 18-49 and 18-54 demos. Overall, Fantastic Beasts […]

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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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HD Heads-Up: January 19 – 25

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will beef up its new season slate with the premieres of Dynasties (7.00 Sundays from January 20) and The Split (8.30 Fridays from January 25), and live coverage of the T20 clash between Kiwi cricketers and rugby players (from 4.30 January 25). Dynasties is the latest Sir David Attenborough blockbuster (the Independent thought it “as enjoyable as anything […]

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New to TVNZ OnDemand in January

A troubled sci-fi conspiracy thriller about a virus that could cure disease or wipe out the human race will stream on TVNZ OnDemand from January 15. Variety reports The Passage was meant to launch as part of Fox’s 2018 fall season slate but had to undergo reshoots with a new director after “the original pilot […]

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