Tag Archives: The Handmaid’s Tale

Hot Off the Press Release: Lightbox Captions Handmaid

Blessed be the day: Lightbox at last is starting to caption the programmes it streams, starting with the first three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale. It also plans to caption selected movie rentals. Curiously, among the reasons it doesn’t site for the captioning is the difficulty some of have hearing dialogue on content that isn’t […]

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Critical Condition: The Handmaid’s Tale (S3)

The Handmaid’s Tale | Lightbox, from Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “If the season 2 finale left you screaming at your screen — For God’s sake, June, why aren’t you getting on the damn truck outta Gilead with Emily (Alexis Bledel) and baby Nichole? — season 3 won’t do much to restore your confidence in that decision. Based […]

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New to Lightbox in June

Lightbox will launch season three of The Handmaid’s Tale with three back-to-back episodes on June 6 (see the trailer here). At least that will be some compensation for fans who have had to wait longer than normal for their fix (season two came out in April 2018). Reads the blurb: The third season is driven […]

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Critical Condition: The City & the City

The City & the City | SoHo, 9.30 Sunday ➢➢ “A four-part adaptation of China Miéville’s award-winning, sci-fi/detective-fiction hybrid, it’s about the murder investigation that ensues when a foreign exchange student turns up dead in the fictional European city of Besźel. Or is that the fictional European city of Ul Qoma? Or perhaps both at […]

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Critical Condition: The Handmaid’s Tale (S2)

The Handmaid’s Tale | Lightbox, from Thursday ➢ “The spectre of freedom — how we gain it, and more crucially, how we lose it — looms over Handmaid’s this season, as the writers move beyond the borders of Margaret Atwood’s source material … As a cautionary tale, Handmaid’s is never moralising or hysterical, instead constructing a […]

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New to Lightbox in April

The latest seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Path will premiere exclusively next month on Lightbox. Season two of the award-winning Margaret Atwood adaptation will stream weekly from April 26 while all of The Path’s third season will be available from April 18. According to executive producer Warren Littlefield, the two major themes in […]

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Critical Condition: The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower | SoHo, 8.30 Thursday ➢ “Hulu asserted its ambition last year with the dystopian literary adaptation The Handmaid’s Tale, a drama that resonated with viewers thanks to its congruence with certain strains in the culture in 2017. Now the streaming service is hoping for continued success with The Looming Tower, a series […]

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Critical Condition: Alias Grace

Alias Grace | Netflix, from today ➢ “After The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood’s big year in TV continues with this quietly mesmerising adaptation of her 1996 novel, which was based on the true story of a 19th-century Canadian housekeeper convicted of a double murder after a sensational trial … The story comes to the viewer […]

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Lightbox Poised to Top 300,000 Subs

Spark’s streaming service Lightbox is about to notch up its 300,000th subscriber on the eve of premiering top-rating US drama The Good Doctor. “We are incredibly proud of the progress we have made to take Lightbox from an idea to one of New Zealand’s most popular SVOD services in just three years,” Lightbox General Manager Hema […]

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Lightbox’s Vision for Blindspot

Lightbox’s deal with Warner Bros has paid off with Spark’s streaming service about to launch season three of Blindspot exclusively in this market. TVNZ 1 still plans to screen the series but Lightbox will have it first, starting November 5 with a double-episode (it will stream weekly thereafter). Lightbox also has seasons one and two […]

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