Tag Archives: Mad Men

Critical Condition: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “Just in time for Halloween, Netflix has welcomed back Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) in a fresh take on the iconic character you might remember from ABC’s saccharine 1990s sitcom Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. Like CW’s Riverdale (Sabrina shares its creative team), this Archie Comics adaptation is darker than you’d […]

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Critical Condition: The Romanoffs

The Romanoffs | Amazon Prime, from Friday ➢➢ “Early word on his new anthology was that Jeff Bezos sent down a thundercloud of million-dollar bills and no obvious network notes. So Romanoffs is the kind of TV series that used to exist in only in magical realist novels: Eight episodes, with all different casts, shot on […]

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Amazon Prime’s First Weekly Series Soon to Launch

Amazon Prime’s first weekly series, The Romanoffs, will stream Fridays from October 12. Created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), the anthology features eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. It was shot on location in seven countries across Europe, the Americas, […]

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Critical Condition: A Very Secret Service

A Very Secret Service | Netflix, from Monday ➢➢ “This droll spy parody pokes fun at the grittier world of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, using Cold War Paris as an unsuspecting backdrop for its depiction of inept bureaucracy and eye-rolling office politics. Even the  dealing with Nazi generals or torturing prisoners, the action is always […]

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All or Nothing Touches Down at Last

  Amazon Prime Video subscribers in New Zealand at last will be able to see one of the streaming service’s most acclaimed original series — one that’s soon to feature the All Blacks. A real-life Friday Night Lights take on the NFL, All or Nothing goes behind the scenes of the coaches, families and players working towards competing […]

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Critical Condition: The Son

The Son | Lightbox, from Saturday ➢ “A brash American epic filmed with cruel enervating tastefulness, The Son suggests a Faulkner novel adapted into a second-rate BBC drama. Adapted from Philipp Meyer’s 2013 book, AMC’s new series doesn’t lack ambition … I’m intrigued by The Son’s possibilities. The opening credits seem to promise an even more expansive […]

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New to Blu: November 4 – 10

“The final seven episodes of Mad Men offered the perfect send-off to one of the greatest television shows that ever aired. “The video and audio presentations are both excellent, and the extras are amazing. This is a Must-Own!” “This has consistently been one of the nicer looking series on television (and on subsequent Blu-ray), especially […]

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Mad Men Makes Sterling Return

Dapper Don Draper starts his last season as Madison Ave’s must-have ad man in Tuesday’s premiere of Mad Men (SoHo, 7.40). Entertainment Weekly said it “powerfully launches Mad Men toward a final statement” while Indiewire dubbed it “a tremendous start — as though anything less was an option”. According to Variety, “The first of the four-time Emmy winner’s […]

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SoHo Fast-forwards the End of Mad Men

The final season of Mad Men will screen here closer to its US air date than any of its predecessors. SoHo has scheduled it to screen 7.30 Tuesdays from April 7, which will be less than two days after it unspools on AMC. That’s not as swift as SoHo’s simulcast of Game of Thrones but […]

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Dreaming of a Black Christmas

A movie-length episode of Black Mirror, aptly titled Yuletide, is among the Christmas Day highlights on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will also screen on December 25 in the UK and US but because of the time zone differences, will be seen here first. It stars Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin (left) […]

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