Tag Archives: Fringe

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: Devil’s Playground

“If you’ve struggled to understand how it was that chaplains or parish priests who abused boys for decades were not stopped or why the church covered it up or why the victims took two decades to disclose the offences, a searing new television drama Devil’s Playground will bring you closer to an understanding. Arguably Foxtel’s most […]

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New to Blu: TV & ‘Toons > November 13-19

Monsters University gets a monster release with two Blu-ray discs: one for the movie, audio commentary and short, the other for more than 90 minutes of HD extras. “Monsters University is a Blu-ray stunner … While I may personally prefer the 3D version, the film’s 2D incarnation is another example of reference quality high definition.” […]

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This Week in HD: September 28-October 4

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Duck Dynasty (TV2, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) MasterChef Australia (TV One, 8.30, F) Blue Bloods (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Outrageous Fortune (TV3, 10.25, R) The Finder (TV3, 11.25, 5.1, R) The […]

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HD Ratings: Go Girls Goes Backwards

The new-look Go Girls appears to be losing old fans rather than gaining new ones. The re-cast fifth season struggled out of the gate last week and last night shed more viewers, despite a celebrity guest turn by One News anchor Simon Dallow. It averaged 6.9% – 8.9% of the major demographics, which is a […]

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This Week in HD: May 4-10

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) MasterChef MasterClass (TV One, 7.30) Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV2, 7.30) Saving Gen-Y (TV3, 7.30) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: Limitless (TV2, 8.45, 5.1) MasterChef NZ (TV […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 4-10

TV3 will launch its latest NZ drama series Harry the same week The X Factor NZ faces its stiffest HD competition yet: hour-long episodes of Shortland Street. TV2 will begin its “winter season” of the serial on May 6, when 60-minute eps will overlap Mondays with the first half of TV3’s top-rating X Factor NZ. […]

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This Week in HD: February 9-15

NZ’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Once Upon a Time: Magic is Coming (TV2, 7.30, 5.1) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Revenge: The First Chapter (TV2, 8.30, 5.1) Season premiere: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: New York (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) Series premiere: Law & Order: […]

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TV2’s 666 is Deep-Sixed

Only days after TV2 promoted them in its new-season line-up, Partners and 666 Park Avenue have been cancelled. Partners was from the creators of $#*! My Dad Says, which also was canned after only one season. Its axing didn’t stop the William Shatner comedy from becoming one of TV2’s most popular shows last year but […]

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HD Feed: October 4

Fringe ends its fourth season tonight (TV2, 10.35) ahead of its postponed Blu-ray release. The set was meant to have gone on sale this month but has been rescheduled for November. Said Entertainment Weekly of the season closure: “Fringe has taken risks, repeatedly over the seasons, with the riff of bringing characters back to life, if […]

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