Tag Archives: Treme

Critical Condition: The Deuce

The Deuce | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ➢ “HBO’S The Deuce is a period drama about the golden days of glory holes and the big bang of porn. It’s set in the early 1970s, when Nixon was screwing the nation and 42nd Street in New York City, a.k.a. ‘the Deuce,’ was America’s most notorious sexual supermarket — a […]

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My Sky + … SoHo in August

David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, predicts no one will watch his new HBO series, Show Me a Hero, which premieres next month on SoHo. “I don’t believe anyone’s going to watch this,” he told an interviewer for Grantland. “You are not going to get zombie-like numbers for a story about 200 units […]

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Summer Glow for SoHo

SoHo will debut HBO’s anticipated crime drama, True Detective, within two days of its US launch. As predicted, the series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Louisiana homicide cops who re-open a serial killer case is among January’s highlights, along with new seasons of Banshee, Top Boy, Girls and Treme. But whereas I thought […]

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New to Blu: October 23-29

World War Z breaks out on to both 2D and 3D Blu-ray this week. “Shot with a combination of HD and traditional 35mm cameras, World War Z debuts on Blu-ray with a generally satisfying 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode … “My only gripe is that the video looks unrealistically smooth and sterile with a several instances of […]

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Treme and The Hour to Make Belated Comebacks

SoHo at last will premiere the latest seasons of The Hour and Treme. Season two of the former and season three of the latter will go to air in February. Whereas SoHo screens most of its HBO, Showtime and AMC fare within weeks of the US channels, both The Hour and Treme have had their […]

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Box Set Redux for SoHo

SoHo is repackaging its box set weekends. Starting January 12, Sky’s premium HD drama channel will screen uninterrupted a complete season of a series on a Saturday and repeat it on Sunday instead of spitting it over both days. On some weekends, shorter-run series will be double-billed as box sets. For instance, on January 12, […]

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HD Feed: September 27

Amid all the buzz of free-to-air shows like The X Factor USA and Homeland being rushed to air within hours of their US transmission, it’s surprising to see Sky’s SoHo holding back on one of its own. This is the channel that more than any other has brought subscribers up to speed with US screenings of […]

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HD Lure for Fisher Fans

Six Feet Under fans at last can look forward to seeing the Fisher family in HD when season three starts on Sky’s SoHo channel on May 4. HBO made the first two seasons of the Alan (True Blood) Ball drama available only in SD for the first two seasons. Unlike The Sopranos, which was in […]

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New to Blu: April 25-May 1

Blistering barnacles! Despite the Kiwi connection, New Zealand’s one of the last territories to explore The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn on Blu-ray. The 2D and 3D editions were released more than a month ago in the US, the UK and Europe. But those who have waited rather than imported won’t be […]

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Tonight in HD: March 29

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Season finale: Jazz Fest gives Treme residents a welcome respite from a challenging year. The AV Club club said “this thoughtful, lovely finale shrugged off virtually every apparent narrative obligation and still brought the season to a satisfying conclusion”. What’s Alan Watching argued Do Watcha Wanna illustrated “perhaps the greatest difference” […]

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