Tag Archives: Peaky Blinders

Three More HD Channels for Sky

On the eve of Sky upgrading three more channels to HD, there’s no sign of Sky 5 screening the latest seasons of the Arrowverse series that were pivotal to its HD conversion. Arrow will return for its final season in November but Supergirl and The Flash will screen first on Neon. The former streams weekly […]

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Critical Condition: Warrior

Warrior | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Created by Banshee’s Jonathan Tropper and based on the writings of Bruce Lee, Warrior follows the story of a martial arts prodigy, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who comes to San Francisco in the 1800s with the intention of finding his sister (Dianne Doan) and bringing her back home to China […]

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New to Netflix in March

Northern Rescue (1/3/2019) After the sudden death of his wife, search and rescue commander John West relocates with his three kids to his rural hometown of Turtle Island Bay. Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians (1/3/2019) In the world’s toughest cricket league, every game is a battle. Can Mumbai Indians come together and bring home another trophy? Secret City: […]

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New to Netflix in May

   Sense8: Season 2 (5/5/2017) Scandals and celebrations deepen the Sensates’ bond as they rebuild their lives and try to outsmart Whispers. Master of None: Season 2 (12/5/2017) Dev pursues a new passion in Italy, dives back into the New York dating scene and wrestles with big questions as he seeks to reboot his life. […]

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Critical Condition: Taboo

Taboo (SoHo, 8.30 Tuesdays) “The parable of the prodigal son takes on a whole new and darker meaning in the unsettling miniseries Taboo. This time the prodigal returns to a dead father and may wind up that way himself if he isn’t careful. Tom Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney, who returns to England in 1814 after a […]

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Critical Condition: The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent (SoHo, 8.30 Monday/encore, 9.30 Sunday) “The BBC can’t seem to leave The Secret Agent alone — it’s commissioned four adaptations of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel about the social and psychological underpinnings of a bomb attack. That probably says less about Conrad than it does about the continuing relevance of terrorism as a subject […]

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Critical Condition: Jericho

Jericho (Prime, 8.30 Tuesday) “The weather has finally turned … Now we can … get down to … hunkering under a blanket in front of the telly with a bowl of thick soup and consuming dramas as hearty and satisfying as the food. Enter – with sturdy step, not flourish – Jericho, an eight-part series about people […]

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Prime Trumpets Jericho as Game of Thrones Stablemate

Prime will premiere the British western drama Jericho on a double-bill with season six of Game of Thrones. The two will air back-to-back on Tuesdays, from 8.30-10.30, starting August 9. Set in 1870s Yorkshire, the eight-part ITV series stars Call the Midwife’s Jessica Raine as a schoolteacher’s widow struggling to keep her family intact in a remote shanty town […]

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New to Blu: January 28-February 3

Two series that were broadcast here in SD and a reboot of a 30-year-old TV hit dominate this week’s Blu-ray slate. Peaky Blinders, which airs on UKTV, is the BBC’s answer to Boardwalk Empire, a violent gangster drama set in 1919 Birmingham. “Without wanting to give anything else away, this is simply a gorgeous series […]

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