Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

HD Heads-Up: July 17

➢ Game of Thrones returns for season seven tonight (SoHo, 8.30), with a premiere that The Hollywood Reporter reckons “sets the stage for the endgame … Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen coming together over dragon glass, full-on war against the new Lannister-Greyjoy partnership, and a White Walker war to end all wars”. The New York […]

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Critical Condition: Emerald City

Emerald City (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Saturday) ➢ “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen The Wizard of Oz, read the source material by L. Frank Baum, or come across some retelling of Dorothy’s picaresque journey. And therein lies the core problem with Emerald City. In look and tone, it does not imitate the classic […]

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Room for 104 on SoHo

Amid a slew of returning shows on SoHo in July, including season seven of Game of Thrones, is the premiere of an anthology drama about the goings-on in one room of a corporate hotel. Created by Jay and Mark Duplass (Animals, Togetherness), Room 104 taps into a variety of genres, from comedy and drama to thriller and horror, to explore […]

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Critical Condition: American Gods

American Gods (Amazon Prime, from today) “Adapted from the 2001 bestseller by erudite geek icon Neil Gaiman, the new Starz series is the latest act of aesthetic derring-do and sophisticated irreverence from Bryan Fuller, the cult TV producer-god who made Hannibal Lecter mesmerising and biting again. Fuller’s eclectic work (which includes the more whimsical but no less […]

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Neon Shines Bright on PS4

PlayStation 4 users can immerse themselves in the virtual reality of Westeros’ seven kingdoms with today’s release of Sky’s streaming service Neon on the 4K games console. The Neon app can be downloaded from the PlayStation store for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. It allows users to not only stream Sky’s TV series and […]

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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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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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Twin Premieres for Twin Peaks

  Sky will launch the Twin Peaks reboot simultaneously on its premium drama channel SoHo and streaming service Neon. Earlier it announced, “81 days, 17 hours to go” — which means it will debut here as a double-episode the same time as in the US: 2pm on May 21 (with a same-day 8.30 re-run). Like Game of […]

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Critical Condition: Frontier

Frontier (Netflix, from Friday) “Frontier is not subtle. It’s an old-fashioned action-adventure tale whose hour-long episodes play like an old-fashioned Saturday matinee. Lots of different factions, including Americans, Brits, Scots, natives, and Irish, run around the beautiful wilderness of Canada — before it was Canada — hoping to get a bigger piece of the trade. Of […]

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New to Blu: November 23 – 29

The Beatles documentary that Prime will air next year, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, goes on sale today in a two-disc special edition, complete with a 64-page booklet and more than 100 minutes of extras. They include an alternate opening to Ron Howard’s movie, the Beatles reflecting on songwriting and the influence of music from their parents’ generation, and five […]

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