Tag Archives: The Flash

New to Blu: September 6 – 12

   The stars at last have aligned for mere mortals — ie. viewers and consumers — to buy Planet Earth II on Blu-ray or 4K-UHD. Prime delayed its broadcast by seven months, which meant the earliest the eye-popping sequel could go on sale on disc was this week. But the wait has been worth it, […]

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Critical Condition: Riverdale

Riverdale (Netflix, from Friday) “With a murder mystery and all manner of tawdry darkness, The CW’s latest comic book adaptation isn’t your father’s take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang … Riverdale is full of recognizably Archie elements, but the familiar character names and some of their superficial traits have been funneled into a creepy murder mystery […]

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Victoria a Right Royal Hit Online

Victoria ended its run on Sunday with low overnight ratings but as one of the jewels in TVNZ OnDemand’s crown. The series, which also was released this week on DVD but not Blu-ray (as it was in Australia and the UK), never developed into the hit for TVNZ 1 that it was for ITV. However, last […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 10

❏ Superhero fans will find their favourite fix on Saturday afternoons from February 20, when TV2 will resume season two of The Flash at 2pm and continue Supergirl at 3pm. They’re part of a new-look line-up that include the season three premiere of The Fosters at midday and the return of Pretty Little Liars’ sixth season at 1pm. […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 28 – December 4

Fans of new episodes of The Big Bang Theory will have to abstain for two weeks ahead of Sheldon and Amy consummating their relationship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the odd couple will have sex for the first time in the December 17 episode in the US. It should screen here on December 23, subject to […]

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This Week in HD: October 24 – 30

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Cosentino: The Magic, The  Mystery, The Madness (TV2, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Meet the Robinsons (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Marley & Me (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: Austin Powers 2 – The Spy Who Shagged […]

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HD Ratings: Undateables Untouchable

The Undatebables was unbeatable when it returned on Thursday to win the 8.30 hour in all the commercial demographics. It averaged 6.8% – 8.5% of viewers aged 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers with kids. TV1’s House Husbands averaged a season low 0.8% – 2.0% off the back of Restoration Man’s 2.6% – 7.5% while […]

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This Week in HD: October 3 – 9

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Joey (TV2, 5.30, R) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Croods (TV3, 7.00) Movie: The Patriot (TV3, 8.50, R) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30, F) Last […]

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Critical Condition: Heroes Reborn

“Surely there can be no doubt that recommitting to Heroes requires a leap of faith, considering how the show’s original run famously imploded after its first season — losing track of its characters and its story and plummeting through incoherence into irrelevance. Still, the buzz-generating energy of that first 2006 season lingers, enough to cause NBC and creator Tim […]

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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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