Tag Archives: Mad Men

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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New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

A TV series that’s yet to be broadcast here leads the charge on Blu-ray. Vikings is exclusive to streaming service Lightbox but won’t ever look as good online as it does on disc. Shot in HD video by John S Bartley (Lost, The X-Files), “the colour palette has the slightly desaturated look often used for […]

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HD Highlight: Masters of Sex (Season Two Premiere)

Masters of Sex: SoHo, 8.30 Sunday. Season two of this seductive Mad Men successor opened to rapturous reviews this time last week in the US. TV Guide said the careers-in-limbo crisis facing fledgling sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) is “upstaged by the heartbreaking turns in the marriage of Bill’s tormented mentor […]

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Quickflix Signs Lion’s Share of Lionsgate TV

Good news for Nurse Jackie fans frustrated by the latest season airing in SD on Four: you’ll soon be able to view it in HD on Quickflix. The streaming service has done a deal with Lionsgate Television International that adds not only the hospital comedy to its inventory but also Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange […]

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More Mad Men and American Horrors Bound for SoHo

Game of Thrones’ fourth season premiere on April 7 isn’t SoHo’s only signature drawcard next month – also debuting are seasons three of American Horror Story and Veep, two of Orphan Black and 7A of Mad Men. Mad Men’s final season will air in two parts: the first seven episodes, titled The Beginning, will screen […]

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