Tag Archives: Stranger Things

Critical Condition: Dark

Dark | Netflix, from Friday ➢ “At first glance, Dark, Netflix’s first original German-language series, might seem familiar to fans of the streaming service’s other recent hits. The show centres on a small town plagued by strange goings-on at a nearby power facility … But its creators are quick to point out that Dark isn’t a […]

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Critical Condition: Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things 2 | Netflix, from today ➢ “The much anticipated second season of Stranger Things is even stranger than the first, at least in terms of plot twists and endearing references to fantasy films from the ’80s … While others may try to imitate what the Duffers are doing, it’s harder than it may […]

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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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The Zone to Tune Into Channel Zero

Next month The Zone will premiere horror anthology Channel Zero. The Wall Street Journal dubbed it a “creepy new series” from some of the minds behind Twin Peaks, Hannibal and Child’s Play, and predicts it “will plunge viewers into an odd world of murder, obsession and mass hallucination. “The six-episode first season is based on […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 1

Prime reboots English Premiere League … Expect even stranger Things …  Great news for free-to-air soccer fans: this month Prime will start broadcasting English Premier League matches. Coverage will kick off 11.30 on September 12, with Swansea vs Chelsea at Liberty Stadium. Prime will play a featured game every Monday night and a weekly highlights package on Saturday afternoons. Live EPL […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 30

Kiwi Coro fans streets behind … TV One lifts lid on MasterChef Oz … TV2 spices up kids TV with Sesame … Stranger Things new Netflix hit … Coronation Street fans will be the biggest losers when it comes to TV One’s coverage of the Rio Paralympics. The network’s nightly highlights package means the warhorse soap won’t […]

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Critical Condition: Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire (S0H0, 9.30 Wednesdays) “Halt and Catch Fire is both a retro pleasure and a forward-looking gem … Halt picks up its third season in 1986, a few months after the gang from the tech company Mutiny made the trip from Texas to San Francisco … There are many things to love about Halt — […]

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Critical Condition: Stranger Things

Stranger Things (Netflix, from Friday) “This creepy Netflix drama about odd events in a small Indiana town in the ’80s calls upon the ghosts of Stand by Me and The X-Files, and large parts of it serve as an extended homage to the mid-career work of Steven Spielberg, especially E.T. It’s not just the banana-seat bikes […]

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New to Netflix NZ in July

❏ NETFLIX ORIGINALS Marcella: Season 1 (July 1) Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella, from  screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge), centres on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life.  Deep: Season 1 (July 1) As he grapples with a life-threatening illness, […]

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