Tag Archives: Mr. Robot

HD Heads-Up: October 12

➢ TVNZ 2 is giving its Friday night make-out marathon a make-over, with two October 27 premieres sandwiching Take Me Out: Love Connection at 7.30 and Naked Attraction at 9.45. The former is a revival of theChuck Woolery classic, with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, who’s just been announced as Kathy Griffin’s replacement for CNN’s New Year’s Eve show, […]

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Critical Condition: Queen of the South

Queen of the South | Sky Box Sets, 7.30 Thursday/Monday ➢ “Although the show’s title might sound like a Bravo reality show about a sorority mom in Alabama, it actually follows a tough-as-nails Mexican woman named Teresa (Alice Braga) as she gets swept up in the drug world after hooking up with a cartel member, Güero (Jon […]

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Lightning-Fast Lightbox Premieres in October

Next month Lightbox will fast-track the latest seasons of Mr Robot and Chance within hours of their US premieres but fans of Trans-parent will have to endure a month-long gap between its US and NZ streaming. Lightbox also is holding back the Channel 4 sci-fi anthology Electric Dreams until October 18. The Philip K Dick (Blade Runner) adaptation went to air […]

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Electric Dreams Do Come True

October is a red letter month on Lightbox for sci-fi buffs with the streaming service premiering season three of Mr Robot and Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams. Lightbox announced this morning that the latter, which it describes as a “hugely ambitious” 10-part anthology series based on the stories of the Blade Runner author, will stream from October […]

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Critical Condition: Mr. Robot

Mr Robot (Lightbox, from today) “The much anticipated second season picks up about 30 days after the cyberattack on E Corp/Evil Corp by hacktivist group fsociety has erased everyone’s debt and, not surprisingly, thrown the world financial markets into chaos. The fallout has begun and it’s safe to say that season two will delve heavily […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 11

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show a no show … Barack Obama slow-jams with Jimmy Fallon … Mr Robot “hacked” … Beyond Borders beyond belief? … TV3 is pre-empting Sunday’s 9.30 premiere of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show for the documentary special, Black Power: America’s Armed Resistance. According to the billing, “Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets members of the Black […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 24

? Prime says it has fixed a problem that led to episodes of The Five, Modern Family and Doctor Thorne screening in SD rather than HD. Last week’s SD transmission of The Five revealed just how big a difference HD can make to a show’s enjoyment: the premiere was cinematic in execution and dazzled with its production […]

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Hot Off the Press (Release): Spark Makes TV Free to Stream

Spark this morning announced its customers would receive permanently free access to its TV streaming service Lightbox. This follows providing them with a year’s free subscription. Here’s the release in full: Spark has announced today it will be giving all of its home broadband customers a huge amount of extra value by shouting them a […]

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New to Blu: March 2 – 8

“Mr. Robot: The Complete First Season shines on Blu-ray. The 1080p transfer presents with excellent full-frame clarity, allowing the viewer to soak in all kinds of varied backgrounds … “Black levels and flesh tones aren’t problematic. Mild background banding and noise are present but never much of a serious issue. This is a quality all-around transfer […]

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Golden Globes a FTA Disgrace

Rarely have the programming priorities of NZ’s free-to-air networks been shown up as shamefully as with this year’s Golden Globes results. In a ceremony that surprised many pundits, only two major prizes went to FTA series: TV2’s Empire and the yet-to-screen My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Everything else was won by series that screen on Sky’s SoHo channel (American Horror Story: Hotel, […]

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