Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

New to SoHo in May

SoHo will launch the intense docudrama Chernobyl within 24 hours of its HBO premiere (9.30 Tuesdays from May 7). The five-part “real-life horror story” was directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Bloodline) and dramatises the sacrifices made to save Europe from the 1986 nuclear catastrophe. According to GQ, “The series will tell the largely untold parts […]

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Game of Thrones’ Last Watch

SoHo will screen the same time as the US the behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones swansong, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. It will premiere 1pm on May 27 and screen again that night at 8.30. The documentary will air a week after the series finale and will stream the same day on Neon. “Although not […]

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New to SoHo in April

   Game of Thrones’ final season will be the most anticipated newcomer to SoHo next month (1.00/8.30 Mondays from April 15). Today HBO released key art and a trailer for the concluding six episodes, which will be largely original rather than adapted from George RR Martin’s books. Reportedly, the first two episodes will be nearly an hour […]

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New to SoHo in March

Next month SoHo belatedly will premiere the acclaimed Agatha Christie dramatisation Ordeal by Innocence (9.30 Mondays from March 20). The BBC aired the three-part mystery nearly a year ago and it’s been on Amazon’s US platform since August. Given Sky now has two SoHo channels, it’s inexcusable that series of this calibre should take so long […]

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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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