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Critical Condition: Castle Rock

Castle Rock | Lightbox, from Thursday ➢➢ “Hulu’s creepy and captivating horror series [is] set in the ‘Stephen King multiverse’ … Castle Rock requires and rewards close attention, serving up Kingsian Easter eggs (e.g., a newspaper clipping with the headline ‘Rabid Dog Tears Through Town’) and a mood of disquiet that settles in like New England […]

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Giant of a Law Drama to Return

Season two of Amazon Prime’s 4K courtroom drama, Goliath, will premiere on June 15. Created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), Goliath was the top binged first season of a US-produced Prime Original series ever over its first ten days. It also won Billy Bob Thornton, who plays […]

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SBS Lures Pure and Jane the Virgin

Next month Sky Box Sets will premiere an acclaimed Canadian drama series about drug-trafficking Mennonites and season three of Jane the Virgin. The six-episode Pure, which will screen October 26, was inspired by a true story about a Mennonite pastor who discovers hell hath no fury like a Mexican cartel that’s using his North American […]

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Critical Condition: Tin Star

Tin Star | Three, 8.30 Monday ➢ “In the Canadian-set thriller, Tim Roth’s small-town police chief comes up against an almost comically evil oil company … Tin Star is odd, but intriguing. Having the cop protagonist be a recovering alcoholic is the oldest cliché in the book; but the fact he has an ominous reflection […]

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Critical Condition: Fargo

Fargo (SoHo, 9.30 Thursday) “The new season of Fargo might be the most Fargo that Fargo has ever been. Last year’s installment of Noah Hawley’s imaginative communion with the films of Joel and Ethan Coen was a big crime saga with a sprawling cast that functioned as historical allegory about capitalism and spiritual malaise in the dawn […]

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Game on for Thrones, Fargo, Leftovers and Badlands

   Sky will premiere season three of Fargo on SoHo and Neon within hours of the US and has confirmed it will simulcast season seven of Game of Thrones day and date with HBO from July 17. HBO this morning announced the premiere date for GoT’s penultimate season, which Sky will simulcast weekly on SoHo […]

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Critical Condition: Legion

Legion (SoHo, 8.30 Thursdays) “The first three episodes of this X-Men-styled mutant melodrama are superb, and the pilot in particular is an all-timer, but the whole thing is so aesthetically fresh that I could see myself continuing to watch it even if it suddenly became dumb as hell, just to see what new storytelling trick […]

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New to Blu: May 4 -10

“Fargo: Year Two carries a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encoding that’s even stronger than that of the first season, yet completely different in visual style. “Although shot digitally like season one, vintage lenses were used to give Year Two that classic ’70s look. Filled with pale oranges and browns, the colour palette matches the traditional look for the […]

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Critical Condition: Fargo

“From the early evidence (I’ve seen the first four episodes), the show’s second season, which debuts Monday, is even better—much better. The cast is excellent, the plotlines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache. Moreover, unlike the first season, which seemed somewhat […]

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SoHo All Go With Fargo & Co

Spring heralds a programming renaissance on SoHo, with new seasons of Fargo, Homeland, The Affair, The Knick, American Horror Story and The Leftovers. Arguably the most anticipated comeback is season two of Fargo, which will screen 8.30 Tuesdays from October 13. It’s a prequel to the original, about another so-called “true crime”, this time in […]

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