Tag Archives: The Knick

New to Sky Box Sets in September

Sky Box Sets will screen an unusual number of channel premieres in September, including Mayans M.C., Barry, Sally4Ever, A Million Little Things, The Knick and season four of Ballers. It’s also re-running all four seasons of Power ahead of its fifth-season premiere in October. Screening in order of their nightly rotations will be: Mayans M.C. S1 I’m […]

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Critical Condition: Warrior

Warrior | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Created by Banshee’s Jonathan Tropper and based on the writings of Bruce Lee, Warrior follows the story of a martial arts prodigy, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who comes to San Francisco in the 1800s with the intention of finding his sister (Dianne Doan) and bringing her back home to China […]

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Critical Condition: The Alienist

The Alienist | Netflix, from Thursday ➢ “Part Gangs of New York, part The Knick and part Mindhunter, TNT’s The Alienist pairs gruesome, serial killer carnage with horse-and-carriage charm for this psychological thriller set in 19th century Manhattan. The 10-episode limited series is as much about a murder investigation as it is about the roots […]

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New to Blu: June 29 – July 5

“Zootopia arrives on Blu-ray with the expectedly excellent 1080p presentation from Disney. The movie’s colour palette pops. There are plenty of pastels that make up the broader strokes around the city but a rainbow’s worth of variety and punchier flavors on characters, key backgrounds, and supportive elements.” “Sharpness is exceptional allowing us to see the intricacies […]

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SoHo All Go With Fargo & Co

Spring heralds a programming renaissance on SoHo, with new seasons of Fargo, Homeland, The Affair, The Knick, American Horror Story and The Leftovers. Arguably the most anticipated comeback is season two of Fargo, which will screen 8.30 Tuesdays from October 13. It’s a prequel to the original, about another so-called “true crime”, this time in […]

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New to Blu: TV > August 19-25

Who needs SoHo when you can buy on Blu-ray complete seasons of Justified, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire? All three are being released this week, along with seasons one of The Knick and Defiance. The Justified box set is cheaper than the Limited Edition US version ($195 vs $US216) but doesn’t have the gift box […]

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HD Highlight: The Knick (Series Premiere)

The Knick: SoHo, 8.30 Thursday. This sensational newcomer from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh stars Clive Owen as a doctor in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the 20th century and has been likened to the Deadwood of medical dramas. Said New York magazine: “Not since Deadwood has a period-drama production designed to a fare-thee-well and steeped […]

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SoHo Series Segue Into Second Seasons

Fans of Bates Motel and Utopia can look forward to their second seasons screening back-to-back with their first. Season two of Utopia will start on August 18 and of Bates Motel on August 21. Utopia S2 went to air this month in  the UK, where The Telegraph says it “bravely began” with a standalone prequel episode set in the […]

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HD Period Dramas Full Steam Ahead

AMC, the home of Mad Men, is tuning into period drama with a vengeance — or not such a vengeance in the case of Hell on Wheels’ third season. It premieres next month on SoHo and is abandoning its vengeance storyline for a considerably more ambitious take on the transformation of the Old West. According to […]

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