Tag Archives: The Americans

New to Lightbox in April

Escape at Dannemora’s Patricia Arquette next will be seen in a Lightbox exclusive, The Act. The character-driven true-crime anthology series premieres this month on Hulu and will be launched with a four-episode debut on April 4, after which new episodes will stream weekly. From writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean, it’s based on […]

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Critical Condition: The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within | Lightbox, from Monday ☆☆☆☆ “The new drama The Enemy Within marks NBC’s latest fairly unsuccessful attempt to copy whatever NBC executives interpret to be the template that turned The Blacklist into a hit. It isn’t the worst in the network’s line of dramas featuring generic intelligence operatives forced to team up with […]

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Critical Condition: The Americans (S6)

The Americans | SoHo, 9.30 Thursday ➢ “The hardest thing in all of television is making a great series season after season. And as The Americans begins its sixth and final season, the first three episodes sent by FX to critics elicited that kind of admiration, that confidence that, at least in the early going, […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 14

The Americans returns for its fifth season tonight (SoHo, 9.30). It scored a 94 aggregate  on Metacritc, with the likes of The Hollywood Reporter declaring it “continues along the same ground it always has: It’s extremely well-constructed, with slow-burning storylines that are paying off in superb dramatic depth; it boasts consistently top-tier acting from stars Keri […]

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Whatever Happened to Bette and Joan?

SoHo will premiere the latest Ryan (American Horror Story) Murphy sensation, Feud: Bette and Joan, on March 7. The first instalment in the new anthology franchise explores how Bette Davis and Joan Crawford “endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers”. It’s set against the […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 25

TV2 is relaunching The X-Files as a two-hour special on Thursday whereas Fox is airing the premiere and episode two on consecutive nights. The revival has earned mixed reviews, with USA Today advising fans to skip the first hour. “If you love The X-Files  and have been waiting for its return, keep waiting. At a minimum, wait until […]

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Top Under the Radar US Cable Drama Series Renewed

Today it was announced there would be further seasons of three of the best HD dramas series many people have never seen: The Americans, House of Lies and Bloodline. “Remarkably, this season of The Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” FX original programming president Nick Grad said of the current run on SoHo. […]

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Winter is Coming to SoHo Over Summer

An Arctic noir starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston is among SoHo’s sizzling summer attractions. Others include the sixth and final season of Justified, and new episodes of Banshee, The Americans and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. And on the eve of Game of Thrones’ fifth season launching in April, Sky will […]

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New to Blu: February 12-18

There’s nothing horrific about the latest horror sequel’s resurrection on Blu-ray. “Though its budget puts it in the company of independent films, Insidious: Chapter 2 looks every bit as polished and terrific as major new studio fare. “The Blu-ray’s 2.40:1 presentation is just about flawless, the only hiccups being the deliberate kind in segments shot […]

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I Spy in March on SoHo …

Sky’s SoHo channel will premiere season two of top spy thriller The Americans within three weeks of its February 26 US debut. SoHo will air the Cold War drama 8.30 Tuesdays, from March 18. That’s frustrating for fans who enjoyed seeing the first season on TV3 only 24 hours after its US telecast — and […]

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