Tag Archives: Fear the Walking Dead

SoHo’s to Die For in June

Next month Sky’s premium drama channel will premiere the latest Showtime drama series, I’m Dying Up Here (9.30 Tuesdays from June 13). It’s the stand-up version of HBO’s misjudged Vinyl, set in the 1970s when the likes of Richard Pryor, Jay Leno and David Letterman were dominating the Hollywood circuit — but with the focus still […]

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Fear the Walking Dead Nears

SoHo will air season three of Fear the Walking Dead within hours of the US. Sky’s premium drama channel is still finalising slots for the Walking Dead spin-off but has confirmed each week’s episode will go out on Monday afternoons, starting June 5. Unlike Game of Thrones, which HBO allowed to be simulcast globally, FTWD’s licensing deal […]

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This Week in HD: December 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale (TV3, 4.50) Movie: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (TV2, 5.15, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  Special: Posh Pawn at Christmas (TV1, 7.00) Grease Live! (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Night at the Museum (Prime, 7.30, R) Special: A Kylie Christmas (TV1, 8.05)  […]

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Prime Doctors Christmas Week Highlights

Prime will screen the newest Doctor Who Christmas special virtually the same day as the BBC. The Return of Doctor Mysterio will air 7.30 on Boxing Day in HD, barely within 12 hours of the UK broadcast. “What we know so far is that The Return of Doctor Mysterio will see the Doctor team up with […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 16

Dead drama walking? … Westworld goes west … Breakers back on Sky … Fear the Walking Dead will end its second season with a double-episode on October 3 (SoHo, 9.30). The spin-off zombie saga was meant to conclude the following week. This week it was reported the show has suffered a ratings slump that it can’t seem to recover from. […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 22

Fear the Walking Dead limps back on to SoHo tonight with the mid-season premiere of season two. The episode chronicles Nick Clark’s nightmare trip to Tijuana and excludes the rest of the cast, save for one character who briefly appears in flashbacks. “Expect this structure to continue as FTWD pushes through the second half of its second season,” […]

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James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine- Hap and Leonard _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: James Minchin/SundanceTV

SoHo No Longer Hap-less

The biggest mystery about SoHo picking up the “swamp noir” Hap and Leonard is why it’s taken so long. The darkly comic series, based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, went to air in the US in March. In an age when Game of Thrones can screen the same time as it does on HBO, it’s […]

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Thrones Makes Neon Shine Bright

Game of Thrones is helping to drive subscriptions for Sky’s streaming service, Neon, which is soon to go HD. The pay-TV operator, which is reeling from a sinking share price, today announced May has been its most successful acquisitions month since the service’s launch last year. Notching up more than double the number of new sign-ups coincided with […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 11

The season two premiere of Fear the Walking Dead (SoHo, 9.30 tonight) walks “a fine line between ‘calming’ and ‘soporific’ but … mostly manages to stay on the right side of it, judging by the first three episodes,” Newsday reckons. The Hollywood Reporter isn’t so sure: “The visual presentation of season two paints an intriguing contrast […]

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New to Blu: March 2 – 8

“Mr. Robot: The Complete First Season shines on Blu-ray. The 1080p transfer presents with excellent full-frame clarity, allowing the viewer to soak in all kinds of varied backgrounds … “Black levels and flesh tones aren’t problematic. Mild background banding and noise are present but never much of a serious issue. This is a quality all-around transfer […]

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