Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

Critical Condition: Bodyguard

Bodyguard | Netflix, from Wednesday ➢➢ “The thriller stars Game of Thrones alumnus Richard Madden as a security officer and military veteran who enters the series with no small amount of trauma and only builds up more scar tissue as it goes. Both juicy in its delving into character psychology and rippingly ready to tear […]

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Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who | TVNZ OnDemand, from Monday/TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday ➢➢ “When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th Doctor and the first female occupant of the Tardis, many fans raised their ire on social media, saying that the series was now ruined, that the Doctor should be a Time Lord, not a Time Lady. Having […]

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Critical Condition: Greyzone

Greyzone | TVNZ OnDemand, from Thursday ➢➢ “The ambitious new thriller brings a Scandi sensibility to a Homeland-style drama of international consequence … Greyzone represents the latest entry in the new wave of Danish dramas that are breaking away from the Scandi-Noir genre that shows from the region are so well known for. Gone is the […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in June

Next month Sky Box Sets will premiere the graphic novel adaptation Happy!. It stars Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni as a drunk ex-cop turned hit man who wakes up in hospital with an imaginary friend — a blue winged unicorn named Happy — who helps him to rescue his estranged daughter from a Very Bad […]

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Critical Condition: Britannia

Britannia | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ➢ “Violence it has. Also, domestic drama. Dynastic intrigue. A soupçon of the supernatural. Set in A.D. 43, during the second Roman invasion of the British Isles-to-be, the nine-part Britannia also displays what might be an unfortunate side effect of the rise of bingeable drama–the seeming nonchalance with which writers […]

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Critical Condition: Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon | Netflix, from today ➢ “The main conceit of this slow-building but satisfying series is that people can download their consciousness into a series of bodies, or ‘sleeves,’ indefinitely. These extensions are only possible for individuals with sufficient funds, of course: Living forever, which involves growing or acquiring an array of sleeves, is […]

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Critical Condition: Gunpowder

Gunpowder | Lightbox, from Thursday ➢ “This Kit Harington-starring three-parter got off to an explosive start. It might might be historically accurate but did it need to be quite so gruesome? … The first half hour is not the easiest of watches, tension followed by utter horribleness … It’s certainly historically fascinating, and genuine, in […]

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New to Blu: December 12 – 18

   One of the year’s biggest Golden Globe snubs, Wind River, heads this week’s movies-on-Blu-ray slate while season seven of Game of Thrones, which earned only one nomination, dominates the TV releases. “Films set in the dead of winter often appear drab and sterile, and Wind River is no exception, yet the excellent 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 […]

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TVNZ 2 to Fast Track Marvel’s Inhumans

TVNZ 2 will premiere Marvel’s Inhumans within two days of the US. The latest superheroes series will launch 9.05 on October 1 after the free-to-air premiere of another comic book adaptation, Ant-Man. Marvel’s Inhumans will go to air on September 29 in the US, where early reviews suggest it could be another ABC bomb (Agents […]

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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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