Tag Archives: House

Critical Condition: The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor | Lightbox, from Monday ➢ “The Good Doctor has something crucial to say, and it has a killer cast, and it does an amazing amount of setup in Monday’s efficient pilot hour. Young doctor-to-be Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel) is on his way to a new life in a city sure […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Rush

TV Preview: Rush | TV3, 9.30 Sunday Cast your mind back 50 years or so, to the glory days of Dr Findlay’s Casebook. What if, one day, the Good Doctor gets fed up with Tannochbrae and Janet’s home cooking – bagies and neeps aren’t to everyone’s taste – and decides to try his luck in the […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 26-29

Touch is turning into a drama that’s proving untouchable for all the wrong reasons. Sunday’s episode, opposite the free-to-air HD premiere of Valentine’s Day, was the lowest-rating yet. It averaged only 2.6%-3.3% of the key demographics, faring worst with household shoppers and ‘best’ with 25-54 year-olds. Lead-out House, once a staple of TV3’s schedule, is […]

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HDTV Ratings: February 16-19

Viewers no longer appear to be just that into House. Episode two of what will be the maverick medic’s final season rated much lower than the first on Sunday, which crippled HD lead-out The Big C’s prospects of recovering from its dismal debut. Opposite the second half of TV2’s SD movie, He’s Just Not That […]

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HD Heads-Up: The Good Wife, Come Fly With Me

Although some publications, such as the NZ Herald website, continue to report The Good Wife as screening tonight, TV3 won’t premiere season two of the HD drama until next week. It originally scheduled the premiere for 9.30 tonight, after The Gruen Transfer failed to fire, but then bumped it for a double-episode of House. US […]

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TV3 Yet to Get House in HD Order

Season seven of House opens tonight (TV3, 8.30) but it still won’t be in HD — despite MediaWorks TV resolving its HD dispute with distributor NBC-Universal. The distributor has been an exclusive supplier of TV3’s since the channel launched 21 years ago. But in TV3’s first few years as an HD broadcaster, NBC-Universal wouldn’t provide […]

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Shrek – NOT the Whole Story

Here’s a riddle even Shrek’s Donkey could solve: why buy Shrek Forever After on Blu-ray for $50 when you can import all four Shrek movies in a Blu-ray box set for about the same? Inexplicably, Universal Pictures isn’t releasing the DreamWorks dream box set, Shrek: The Whole Story in NZ. You can buy it in […]

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TV3 to Go Wall-to-Wall HD?

Expect a big jump in TV3’s primetime HD content. The network will unveil its 2011 highlights to media and ad agencies this week, when it’s also tipped to announce major management changes. One of next year’s biggest breakthroughs will be most of TV3’s US content screening in HD. Until now, one of its key suppliers, […]

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