Tag Archives: Strike Back

New to SoHo in February

Here and Now (3.00 Mondays from February 12) Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series focuses on a modern multiracial family – a philosophy professor, his obsessive wife, their three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia, and a sole biological child – undergoing life changes and emotional challenges. It will screen the same time as the US and stars Holly […]

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SoHo to Show 7 Days Instead of Show Me a Hero

SoHo is replacing the August 17 premiere of Show Me a Hero, which debuts next week in the US, with the Andy Samberg sports mockumentary, 7 Days in Hell. Show Me a Hero, a six-part drama from David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, will air next month as part of a refreshed Thursday line-up on […]

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SoHo to Showcase Second Channel in July

Sky will launch a SoHo pop-up channel in July with marathon re-runs of some of its top series. It will run from July 2-August 2 on Channel 210 and screen nightly triple episodes of Ray Donovan (seasons one and two), Masters of Sex (S1-2) and Hell on Wheels (S1-4). Ray Donovan will air from July […]

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New to Blu: January 7-13

Into the Storm is the most eye-popping new release in a week light on quality. “The 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode is just as pretty as you’d hope and completely void of compression flaws. “The video quality is so good, in fact, that it reveals how imperfect some of the CG work is – which I somehow […]

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SoHo Breaks the Good News to Bad Fans

All bad things must come to end, quips SoHo’s publicist of Breaking Bad’s last days — but when will the premium drama channel start to screen one of US TV’s best things? SoHo has still to announce where it will schedule crime drama sensation Ray Donovan, which goes to air this weekend in the US […]

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New to Blu: TV & Toons > December 5-11

The Miami vice drama, Magic City, heads a TV-on-Blu bonanza that includes a special edition of Game of Thrones’ first season, the latest seasons of Downton Abbey and Supernatural, and HD remasters of classics Star Trek: The Next Generation, Life on Earth and Trials of Life. “Magic City: The Complete First Season rolls onto Blu-ray with a polished and […]

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Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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HD Highlights: September 11

SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) In the season-two premiere, Agent Scott is ordered to the Kenyan desert to secure the transfer of Keemal, a Libyan functionary seeking asylum, to British Embassy officials. As the Wall Street Journal said of this high-octane action hour: “Fun even when it’s ludicrous, forgivable when the cliches fly.” But […]

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Spring Sheen for SoHo Strike Back

New seasons of Boss, Strike Back, Hell on Wheels and Dexter will spruce up SoHo for spring. After a sterling second quarter, the premium drama channel has been looking stale of late, with The Newsroom held over until after the Olympics (August 13) and too many 8.30 slots taken up with premature re-runs of shows like […]

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Tonight in HD: April 10

SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season finale: Scott and Stonebridge track a pair of suicide bombers who could bring Budapest – and the World Security Summit – to its knees. Said The AV Club of the series The Independent memorably dubbed “a terminally dim-witted bit of SAS combat porn“: “As much as the show could […]

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