Tag Archives: This Is Us

Stupid Crazy US Election Usurps This Is Us

NBC’s pre-emption of This Is Us on November 8, which will be election day in the US, means TVNZ 2 will replace the episode that it would have aired a week later with the movie, Stupid Crazy Love. This Is Us’ ratings have declined steeply since its September 27 premiere, when it averaged 6.3% of 25-54 […]

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Critical Condition: This Is Us

This Is Us (TV2, 8.30 Tuesday) “The current vogue for dramedy is raw, slightly absurd, shaky cam sitcom subversions – the indie film aesthetic of ‘authenticity’ that has become cliché to the point of bogusness. This Is Us ain’t that. In some ways, it typifies the big turn, big feel sentimentality that neo-grunge tries to deconstruct. I […]

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This Week in HD: September 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Africa (TV3, 4.55, R) Movie: The Sword in the Stone (TV2, 5.25, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) […]

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New US Season Triggers TV2 Revamp

   The start of the fall TV season in the US will see a slew of new dramas fast-tracked on TV2. Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory premieres next week and in the last week of September the network will launch Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and This Is Us. The movie spin-offs will replace […]

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