Tag Archives: Girls

Critical Condition: She’s Gotta Have It

She’s Gotta Have It | Netflix, from today ➢ “It’s a marvel to watch She’s Gotta Have It unfold. In an age when the parade of endless sequels, reboots and remakes is exhausting, it may seem odd for Spike Lee to adapt the 1986 film that put him on the map as a Netflix series. But once […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 15

SoHo debuts Girls’ sixth and final season 8.30 tonight on a new night. Traditionally it’s aired Thursdays but SoHo’s switched it to Wednesday so it could air new drama Legion (8.30 Thursdays) within 24 hours of the US. From next week it will be teamed with the Pete Holmes comedy, Crashing, and from March 8 re-runs […]

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New Girls Will Be Here in a Whirl

SoHo will premiere the sixth and final season of Girls closer than usual to its HBO launch. Traditionally, the Lena Dunham comedy has aired three days after its HBO broadcast. But as part of a scheduling revamp that will shift SoHo’s two-hour comedy block from Thursdays to Wednesdays, the gap will narrow to two. As well as allowing SoHo’s […]

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Critical Condition: Insecure

Insecure (SoHo, 9.00 Thursdays) “Issa (Issa Rae) has a job she’s ambivalent about, a boyfriend she contemplates breaking up with daily, and a best friend who’s basically a lifeline. In other words, she’s in her 20s. If the premise of Insecure sounds like scant scaffolding to hang a series on in 2016, the execution is something else. […]

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Critical Condition: Suited

Suited (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday)* “Clothes make the man and a host of other gender identities in Suited, an HBO documentary from boom operator-turned-director Jason Benjamin. Following a handful of patrons of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn clothier specialised in bespoke suits for gender non-confirming clients, the glossily if not entirely smoothly assembled feature explores how notions of fashion, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 21

Girls bows out tonight (SoHo, 8.30) with a double-episode season finale the same week the cast did its first table read for the sixth and final season. “Knowing the end was near informed the entire penultimate set of episodes, including its finale,” The Hollywood Reporter says, with tonight’s swan song featuring an “epic fight” between two of the key […]

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SoHo to Unleash Mad Dogs and Animals

The producers of a new SoHo comedy/drama considered having the killer don a Donald Trump mask but thought it would be too hard to pull off legally. The Amazon-commissioned Mad Dogs, which is a US re-make of the British series, will premiere February 1 on SoHo and screen 9.30 Mondays. In the original, the killer wore a […]

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New to Blu: December 23 – January 5

One of the year’s most panned movies looks and sounds Pan-tastic on Blu-ray. “Pan is one of those high definition presentations that looks as good in 3D as it does in 2D.” “Warner has mastered the 2D version of Pan with an average bitrate of 23.93 Mbps, which is somewhat on the low side, when one considers how […]

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Girls Get It On With Togetherness

The latest season of Girls is being teamed with a new comedy starring Kiwi Melanie Lynskey as part of a two-hour Thursday night comedy block on SoHo. People magazine called season four of Girls “an absolute delight, and possibly even better than the landmark first season” while Entertainment Weekly said “this season has astute things […]

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Big Bang Comedy Block for SoHo

SoHo hopes to get more bang for its comedy buck next year with the the launch of a two-hour laughfest block with a Kiwi connection on Thursdays. It has teamed the latest seasons of Girls, Looking and Getting On with newcomer Togetherness (above). Togetherness stars Melanie Lynsey (Heavenly Creatures, Two and a Half Men) as one of four […]

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