Tag Archives: Orange is the New Black

Critical Condition: Deep Water

Deep Water | TVNZ OnDemand, from Wednesday ➢➢ “Deep Water, a four-part detective drama that is essentially Home and Away meets The Killing. Set in present day Bondi Beach, the events that unfold are inspired by the spate of real-life hate murders that are a stain on Sydney. During the 1970s and 1980s scores of […]

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New to Netflix in July

The Comedy Lineup (3/7/2018) A diverse group of up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets in this stand-up comedy showcase series. Good Girls (3/7/2018) Three suburban moms orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence — together. Anne with an E: Season 2 (6/7/2018) Anne’s beloved world of Green Gables becomes a much […]

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Critical Condition: Claws

Claws (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Monday) ➢ “Better in concept than execution (and higher in gloss than authenticity), TNT’s drama Claws follows the skeevier travails of an ambitious Florida nail-salon owner, Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), who, to finance her dreams of opening a fancier salon across town, helps launder the piles of cash coming out of […]

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Critical Condition: GLOW

GLOW (Netflix, from Friday) ➢ “Lurid leotards are the new orange in GLOW, Netflix’s dramedy set against the backdrop of the camptastic 1980s professional wrestling television series … GLOW has superficial similarities to Orange Is the New Black in its excellent, multicultural female-driven ensemble — and deeper similarities in the way it uses a traditionally male space […]

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New to Netflix in June

Flaked: Season 2 (2/6/2017) Confronted with the results of his fabrications and deceptions, Chip suffers painful losses but discovers the redemptive power of honesty. Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (9/6/2017) The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to a tragedy in an explosive new season. My Only Love Song: […]

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New to Blu: June 10-16

Fifty Shades of Grey may be the week’s — if not the year’s — biggest seller on Blu-ray but the Oscar-winning Birdman soars higher with its HD specs. “Fox’s Blu-ray presentation of Birdman is one of near perfection. “Shot digitally, the film uses a variety of different lighting and colour schemes, due to the very nature of free-flowing […]

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This Week in HD: November 1-7

Saturday The ITM Fishing Show – Classic Episodes (TV One, 4.55, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Bondi Vet (TV3, 5.30, 5.1) Movie: Monster House (TV2, 5.45, 5.1, R) Annabel Langbein Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (TV One, 7.00) Special: Toy Story of Terror (TV2, 7.30, 5.1, R) Movie: The Witches (TV2, 8.05, 5.1, R) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, […]

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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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HD Ratings: TV3 Sinks Claws Into TVNZ

The combination of The Block NZ and X-Men Origins: Wolverine helped TV3 to slaughter the competition on Monday night. The X-Men re-run averaged 9.1% – 12.2% of the major demographics on the back of The Block NZ’s 11.4% – 17.6%. TV2’s 8.30 drama Grey’s Anatomy averaged 6.8% – 11.1% and its lead-out, Private Practice, only […]

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HD Ratings: Big Win Away From Home For TV2

Home and Away rated higher in its new home on TV2 than it did in the same slot on TV3. Monday’s “premiere” averaged 15.7% of household shoppers compared to 11.9% for the previous week’s episode on TV3. That made it five times more popular in this demographic than the sitcom it replaced, Hope & Faith. […]

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