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Tonight in HD: December 13

SoHo Highlight: Boardwalk Empire (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Jimmy faces a decision with long-term consequences; Margaret (above) has a family reunion; Nelson defers to a new prosecutor; Owen settles a score. Episode seven is a “humdinger“, the AV Club reckons, largely because it “provided an overdue showcase for Kelly Macdonald [Margaret] … In the first half of this season, she’s […]

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Tonight in HD: December 12

SoHo Highlight: Game of Thrones (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The Lannisters press their advantage over the Starks; Robb rallies his father’s northern allies and heads south to war. “The bloodiest episode yet sees great houses going to war, dark things stirring in the north, and a character with the unfortunate name of Shagga,” wrote The Daily Telegraph. “The trouble with reviewing […]

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HDTV Ratings: December 6

NCIS and its Los Angeles spin-off helped TV3 to dominate last night’s ratings. TV2 owned the early part of the night, with the unassailable Shortland Street and The Amazing Race winning their slots. But the NCIS finals crushed The Celebrity Apprentice and TV One’s Blakey profile of Sir Peter Blake. NCIS averaged 10.5% of 25-54 […]

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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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Tonight in HD: August 25

Tonight in HD: August 25

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ When Phoebe takes a job as a telemarketer, her first call takes a disturbing turn; Rachel accidentally kills Joey’s favourite chair. Jason Alexander guest stars. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Brooke demands her life back; Jasmine flags down trouble; Vasa puts her heart on the line. Chuck (TV2, 8.30) ✫✫✫✫ Chuck’s secrets […]

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Tonight in HD: April 29

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Phoebe believes that her adoptive mother’s spirit resides in a cat; Monica goes on a date with Rachel’s high-school boyfriend, who has trouble letting go of his youth. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) Gabrielle falls prey to a master manipulator; Wendy drops a bomb; Sarah faces the fight of her life. Better […]

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Tonight in HD: April 8

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross becomes jealous of Rachel’s new colleague; Joey lies on his CV and is forced to teach a dance routine to an entire Broadway cast. Glee (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Principal Figgins teaches the student body about the danger of underage drinking, while Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste indulge in a little […]

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The One With the Not-Quite-So High Definition

Anyone who tuned into last night’s episode of Friends expecting to see it in HD based on this exclusive post will have been adjusting their set in puzzlement. Despite comments to the contrary by some readers, my TVNZ source assures me tonight’s episode will be in widescreen HD. It seems someone goofed last night and […]

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The One With the High Definition

TV2 starts another re-run cycle of Friends tonight – but with a difference. This will be the first time the most repeated series on NZ TV has aired in HD. The show resumes from episode one, season one, at 6.30pm. Meanwhile, the backstage comedy, Episodes, which stars Friends’ Matt LeBlanc as himself, is among TV […]

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