Tag Archives: Homeland

HD Heads-Up: January 21

Prime will pre-empt Monday’s 7.30 premiere of Fishing Impossible for the 60 Minutes special, Barack Obama – Eight Years In The White House. His interview with Steve Kroft was his last TV interview as President of the United States. In the US, CBS aired it five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration. Arguably, Prime should have run it last […]

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Homeland Star Anchors The Tonight Show

Two hours after resuming her Emmy-winning role as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (SoHo, 8.30), Claire Danes appears on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (Prime, 10.30), when she joins fellow guest JK Simmons and the host in a sketch that spoofs news anchors. Expect Danes to also promote season six of Homeland, which already has been renewed for […]

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Critical Condition: Homeland

Homeland (SoHo, 8.30 Mondays) “Entering season 6, Homeland faces the challenge of age. More than ever, it needs annual, rejuvenating shots of ripped-from-the-headlines zeitgeist. It’s ironic, then, that the new season’s first two episodes demonstrate the risky business of writing to the future. ‘A new paradigm’ is a thematic buzz phrase, with characters and their society chasing or […]

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Hardy Adventurers in SoHo’s Taboo

SoHo’s sensational new drama, Taboo, has some in the British press speculating it may reinvent the BBC as a UK HBO. The eight-part period drama, about a rogue who tries to build a shipping empire in the early 1800s to compete with the East India Company, will screen 8.30 Tuesdays from January 10 on SoHo. Produced […]

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New to Blu: April 27 – May 3

“Daddy’s Home features a proficient and enjoyable 1080p transfer. The digitally sourced image reveals spurts of source noise and nighttime blacks occasionally border on crush, but the image is otherwise good to go. “The colour palette looks fine and the black levels in the film are pretty consistent. Whites push a tad toward the hot side, […]

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Critical Condition: Homeland

“Homeland returns from its bounce-back fourth season playing the long game, once again almost eerily mirroring headlines while slowly unfolding an espionage plot that, even after three episodes, remains hazy in its contours. … At its best, what Homeland achieves better than most is tapping into not just the apprehensions raised by terrorism — and the […]

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SoHo All Go With Fargo & Co

Spring heralds a programming renaissance on SoHo, with new seasons of Fargo, Homeland, The Affair, The Knick, American Horror Story and The Leftovers. Arguably the most anticipated comeback is season two of Fargo, which will screen 8.30 Tuesdays from October 13. It’s a prequel to the original, about another so-called “true crime”, this time in […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Odyssey

TV Preview: Odyssey | TV3, 9.30 Monday If you’re a career soldier smart enough to know an Al Qaeda scam in a single glance at a laptop, and smart enough to quickly download it onto a memory stick before the intel guys get there, and smart enough to work out the intel guys are actually […]

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New to Blu: April 29-May 5 UPDATED

Sons of Anarchy’s sixth season at last is for sale here — eight months after its release in the US, where the seventh and final season has been available since February. Universal Pictures NZ blames the delay on production issues and expects S7 to go on sale here in August/September. The good news is S6 look even […]

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State of Affairs Ends on Eve of New Spy Odyssey’s Mission

TV3 is pulling its under-siege spy drama State of Affairs mid-season but it’s not clear if the show’s lousy ratings will dent the network’s enthusiasm for the like-minded American Odyssey. State of Affairs’ last original episode screens 9.30 tonight. Even though there’s six more to go, TV3 couldn’t justify keeping it on when viewership was […]

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