Tag Archives: Strike Back

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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Tonight in HD: March 6

SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) In Darfur, the kidnapping of an English doctor forces Stonebridge and Scott into an alliance with Gerald Crawford, a global-arms dealer with ties to Latif. US critics reckon this shoot-’em-up has one of the best credits sequences of the 2011 season. As TV.com said: “I don’t know a thing about Strike […]

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Tonight in HD: February 28

SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Scott and Stonebridge try to thwart Connolly’s ruthless plan to deliver ATAT’s WMD device to Latif. If you haven’t yet discovered this action-packed series, The Huffington Post has a succinct recap of the first three episodes of what it calls “one of the most explosive shows on television — really. […]

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Tonight in HD: February 7

 SoHo Highlight: Strike Back (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Not the British series that’s aired on Prime (and is out on Blu-ray) but a similar-sounding action hour made for US cable channel Cinemax. It stars Philip Winchester (Camelot, Fringe) and Sullivan Stapleton (Underbelly, Animal Kingdom, above) as globe-trotting, anti-terrorist agents. Variety thought it “reduced everyone pretty much to geopolitical stereotypes” […]

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Sky to Offer Free SoHo Weekend

All Sky subscribers will be able to access the SoHo channel for free from February 10-13. The paycaster has shrewdly programmed that weekend as an HD sampler of what the HBO-style channel has to offer, with a savvy mix of series premieres that could tempt casual viewers to subscribe. It will include the first four […]

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Luck’s on SoHo’s Side Over Summer

Amid a slew of top new dramas, SoHo will launch HBO’s Luck barely two weeks after it goes to air in the US. HBO provided subscribers a sneak peek of the high-profile horse-racing drama when it showed the pilot in December. But it won’t resume the series until January 29, with SoHo picking it up […]

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