Tag Archives: Sons of Anarchy

Critical Condition: The Bastard Executioner

“Kurt Sutter creates an intriguing and vast medieval epic that surprises and entertains on a number of fronts … There’s a lot more going on in the series, which is why it kicks off with that two-hour premiere. The ensemble cast is large and strong and littered with enough character intricacies to fuel long-tailed story arcs. […]

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New to Blu: September 23 – 29

The Last Ship: The Complete First Season “This show’s 1.78:1 1080p picture quality is absolutely splendid. With a pretty effective mix of practical effects and CGI, detail rarely falters during the big ‘Wow!’ shots of the ship, or during tight quarters combat sequences. Colours are bright and beautiful – especially the colour blue considering the numerous […]

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That Glorious Anarchy Bastard’s Back

SoHo will premiere The Bastard Execution, the latest series from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, on September 30. The bloody 14th-century drama will screen 8.30 Wednesdays, pre-empting the HBO documentary season scheduled for that slot. About a warrior who becomes a journeyman execution during the turmoil that was medieval Wales, it stars Lee Jones […]

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New to Blu: April 29-May 5 UPDATED

Sons of Anarchy’s sixth season at last is for sale here — eight months after its release in the US, where the seventh and final season has been available since February. Universal Pictures NZ blames the delay on production issues and expects S7 to go on sale here in August/September. The good news is S6 look even […]

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HD Ratings: End of the Road for SOA

Sons of Anarchy ended its seven-year run on TV3 on Tuesday by beating the competition in three of the four major demographics. The bikie drama averaged 4.8% – 6.3% and was tops with viewers aged 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54. The finale’s ratings were well short of the show’s heyday (and its record-breaking send-off in the […]

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This Week in HD: December 13-19

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show – Classic Episodes (TV One, 4.55, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Annabel Langbein Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (TV One, 7.00, F) The Block Unlocked (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Charlie’s Angels 2 – Full Throttle (TV2, […]

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This Week in HD: December 6-12

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show – Classic Episodes (TV One, 4.55, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Annabel Langbein Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (TV One, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.00, 5.1) The Block Unlocked (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Charlie’s Angels (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 6-12

T’is the season for season finales. Ahead of the networks’ Christmas specials rush comes a raft of HD finals. Exiting the week starting December 6 are Nashville, Our Big Blue Backyard, Happy Valley, Secrets and Lies, Hannibal, Motorway Patrol, The Bogan Hunters, The Flash, Arrow, Neighbours and, in an hour-long cliffhanger on Thursday, Shortland Street. […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 15-21

Sons of Anarchy takes a pit stop on November 18 due to the bikie drama being pre-empted the same week on FX in the US. SOA is one of several HD series fast-tracked from the US whose runs are being interrupted by scheduling factors beyond the control of NZ programmers. Sunday’s Agents of SHIELD was […]

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HD Ratings: Tuesday Tussle Tightens

TV3’s The Blacklist and Sons of Anarchy rebounded on Tuesday but still couldn’t beat TV One’s The Mentalist and Unforgettable – although all the HD dramas largely rated higher than TV2’s reality line-up. The Mentalist, which starts its final 13-episode season at the end of the month in the US, averaged 5.3% – 10.4% of […]

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