Tag Archives: The X-Files

Critical Condition: The X-Files (S11)

The X-Files | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday ➢ “With a confidence that was lacking in the six episodes that made up Season 10, there are some intriguing mysteries, some eerie moments, solid action, and — praise the Lord and little green men — a fantastic comedy installment written and directed by the always-amazing Darin Morgan […]

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New Year HD Highlights

   Saturday The X Factor UK (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Agent Cody Banks (TV3, 7.00) MasterChef Junior USA (Prime, 7.30) The Toy Box (TV1, 8.25) Movie: Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls (TV2, 8.30, R) Agatha Raisin (Prime, 8.30) Movie: Romancing the Stone (TV3, 8.55, R) Coronation Street (TV1, 9.20) Father Brown (Prime, […]

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Spooky Summer for X-Files Fans

TVNZ 2 will screen the latest season of The X-Files within hours of the US. The 11th season will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 4, ahead of season five re-runs of Sensing Murder. “Season 11 appears to centre on Mulder and Scully’s son, William, whom Scully had to give up for adoption for his safety not […]

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Critical Condition: Lore

Lore | Amazon Prime, from today ➢ “The challenges of transferring an audio-only format to a video medium can be seen in Amazon’s Lore, based on the popular and award-winning podcast from Aaron Mahnke. Boasting a superstar team of producers including Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Ben Silverman (The Office) and Glen Morgan (The X-Files), […]

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New to Blu: June 15 – 21

“War & Peace wasn’t photographed, processed in post-production, or in any way put together to capture a razor-sharp façade or display bold, popping colours. The series plays with something of a dreamy quality about it, a soft-focus soap-opera-like presentation that favors delicate colours and gentle details.” “For a new release Blu-ray of a major television production […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 25

❏ Sunday night viewers could be mistaken for thinking TV3 was the new TV One, with a line-up that includes a landmark David Attenborough series as the lead-in to the top BBC spy drama The Night Manager. The latter starts this weekend and The Hunt will screen 7.30 Sundays from March 6. The Telegraph called […]

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HD Ratings: Love It or Loathe It?

Love It or Leave It might be a more apt title for TV One’s Thursday property hour, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, which is losing to TV2’s The X-Files in all the core commercial demographics. On Thursday it averaged a 4 rating/14.8 share of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to X-Files’ […]

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HD Ratings: Not Quite a Classified Hit

The truth is out there — not everyone was thrilled about the return of The X-Files. Thursday’s premiere won its slot in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics but only had a comfortable lead among the latter — which is why it might have been a better fit for TV1 than TV2. TV2’s younger-skewing viewership wasn’t as […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 29

Breaking news: It turns out TV3’s revamped news and current affairs won’t be in wall-to-wall HD, after all. Instead, only the studio cameras, weather and graphics will be true HD — stories will be SD but up-converted going in to the studio. In other words, an HD production with some SD elements. The good news is all field cameras should have […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 28

TV3’s new-season roll-out continues its glacial pace in mid-February, with the only new HD additions being the return of its high-rating Friday night light-net stable. Back from February 12 will be Jono and Ben, 7 Days and Fail Army while The Graham Norton Show at last resumes its 18th season. Guests on Norton’s first new episode in two months will include Ralph […]

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