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Critical Condition: Satisfaction

“At its best, it’s a well-acted, surprisingly clear-eyed look at the inconsistent relationship between passion and enduring love, and the innovative ways in which people bend their own rules to accommodate their need for pleasure. At its worse, it’s a morally and narratively contrived excuse to watch a very entitled Everyman navigate a world of […]

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Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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HD Feed: September 27

Amid all the buzz of free-to-air shows like The X Factor USA and Homeland being rushed to air within hours of their US transmission, it’s surprising to see Sky’s SoHo holding back on one of its own. This is the channel that more than any other has brought subscribers up to speed with US screenings of […]

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HD Highlights: July 19

SoHo Premiere: Weeds (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Who got smoked in the shocking cliffhanger of season seven? Bag Man Andy? Bad Seed Shane? Mellow Fellow Doug? Or Nutty Nasty Nancy herself? Find out in the premiere of the eighth and, some would argue, not-before-time final season. “Being spoiler-averse, there’s little that can be said about […]

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True Blood Fans to See Red Over SoHo No-show

“Waiting sucks” was the promotional line Prime TV used with the media to tease the return of True Blood. And while it can now be revealed that season five will premiere here on June 21, just 11 days after its US launch, don’t expect to see the vampire hit in HD until closer to Halloween. […]

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Weeds to Light Up Thursday Nights

SoHo will premiere the latest — and last — season of Weeds on July 21. It will take over Girls’ 8.30 Thursday slot and screen here three weeks behind Showtime in the US, which has just released a slew of smokin’ hot posters asking the question to which all fans want the answer after season […]

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HD Debut for White House Drama

Fans of The West Wing will be able to see it in HD for the first time when Sky’s SoHo channel strips it at 6.40 weeknights. The White House hit replaces Mad Men from January 16 and precedes another iconic drama of the last decade, Six Feet Under, switching to HD with the start of […]

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New to Blu: October 13-19

Few TV-on-Blu-ray transfers have polarised critics like season one of The Sopranos. “Fuhgeddaboudit!” essentially was Blu-ray.com’s advice on Wednesday’s release, bemoaning its inconsistency, unnatural hues and noise: “looks substantially better than its DVD counterpart, but falls far short of expectation (as well as the quality previously established by HBO’s two-stage Blu-ray release of The Sopranos: […]

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