Tag Archives: Riverdale

Critical Condition: Legacies

Legacies | TVNZ OnDemand, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “Julie Plec borrowed from Twilight to make The Vampire Diaries on CW. That show was such a hit, it spawned the spinoff The Originals. Now she cribs from the Harry Potter and X-Men franchises in her latest spinoff, Legacies, about a school for the cursed. The new series features several characters […]

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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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New to Netflix in October

MeatEater: Season 7 (2/10/2018) Steven Rinella returns for more hunting and cooking expeditions in rugged locales with friends that include the likes of comedian Joe Rogan. Big Mouth: Season 2 (5/10/2018) Carnal urges and teen angst abound as Nick, Andrew and friends pursue new crushes, tangle with the Shame Wizard and sample pot for the […]

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New to Netflix in October

Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 (5/10/2017)    A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenge and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy. Suburra: Season 1 (6/10/2017) A seaside town near Rome becomes a gambling paradise – and a battleground for a powerful family, the mafia and corrupt […]

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Netflix Adds New Generation Dynasty

The network TV reboot of ’80s soap Dynasty will stream here on Netflix. It’s the latest deal Netflix has done with The CW network, after landing another of its shows, Riverdale, earlier this year. Deadline Hollywood reports the streaming giant was involved early in Dynasty’s genesis because of its global appeal and serialised storytelling, making […]

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Sky Nabs Exclusive Rights to New CBS Shows

Sky has expanded its deal with CBS Studios International to include exclusive rights to programming from CBS, The CW and Showtime. It’s unclear if the new “long-term volume deal” will affect shows that stream on Netflix NZ and Lightbox, or if Sky will launch another channel to accommodate the extra content. At the very least it will make […]

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Critical Condition: Riverdale

Riverdale (Netflix, from Friday) “With a murder mystery and all manner of tawdry darkness, The CW’s latest comic book adaptation isn’t your father’s take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang … Riverdale is full of recognizably Archie elements, but the familiar character names and some of their superficial traits have been funneled into a creepy murder mystery […]

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New to Netflix in January

   Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 (3/1/2017) Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine’s new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World. (Weekly episodes.) Degrassi: Next Class: Season 3 (6/1/2017) In the wake of the bus accident, Degrassi’s students find different ways of coping and the school […]

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Riverdale to Surface on Netflix NZ

The Archie Comics dramatisation Riverdale is the latest Warner Bros series to bypass TVNZ for Netflix. It will premiere on the streaming service on January 27, where it will stream in weekly episodes within hours of going to air on the CW network in the US. Normally, a WB series would automatically be picked up by […]

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New Shows Windfall for Prime

Prime’s output deal with CBS Studios International looks like landing it with a bumper slate of new series next year. CBS Television Studios is one of the biggest winners of the new TV season in the US, with the networks commissioning nine of its pilots as series. The only production house to win more orders was […]

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