Tag Archives: True Blood

Critical Condition: Here and Now

Here and Now | SoHo, 8.30 Monday ➢ “Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball returns to HBO with the new drama Here and Now. It’s a family saga whose gnarled emotions give way to a surprising metaphysical twist, and it advances everything that was so special about Six Feet Under. On that show, a family’s […]

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New to Blu: TV > December 3-9

As frustrating as it is to see series like Under the Dome suffer in SD on Prime, the good news is the channel’s fast-tracking of US shows ensures their prompt Blu-ray release here. So fast in fact that Dome’s second season lands here a week ahead of the US. Similarly, Lightbox’s streaming of Black Sails […]

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SoHo Fast Tracks Second Seasons of Showtime Hits

SoHo will screen the latest seasons of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex within a week of their US broadcasts. Last year three months elapsed between the former’s US and NZ premieres while a month separated the latter’s. Season two of Ray Donovan will screen here from July 16, three days after it goes to air […]

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New to Blu: June 4-10

This year’s Oscar-winning best picture at last is liberated on Blu-ray. “12 Years a Slave receives a thoroughly impressive 1080p/AVC-encoded high definition video presentation in the movie’s original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1 widescreen. “Irrespective of the brutality of the subject-matter and substance, the scenery is utterly exquisite, and [director Steve] McQueen delivers a frequently stunning-looking feature.” […]

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SoHo Checks Into Bates Motel

Bates Motel will join a horror onslaught next month on SoHo that includes the final season of True Blood, the premiere of Penny Dreadful and the ongoing American Horror Story: Coven. The Psycho spin-off was destined for Four through MediaWorks’ deal with NBC Universal before the in-receivership broadcaster restructured its studio output deal. So while […]

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True Blood’s Last Rites to Air First on SoHo

SoHo will screen the seventh and final season of True Blood in HD ahead of its free-to-air SD premiere on Prime. Sky announced this long-overdue redress this morning after allowing the previous two seasons of the vampire drama to air first on Prime — even though SoHo HD subscribers pay an extra $20 a month […]

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Sky Raises Blood Pressure — Again

True Blood fans will rue SoHo’s scheduling of the latest season. After waiting months to see it in HD, they won’t even be able to binge on the 10 episodes as a weekend box set. That was the consolation prize SoHo offered fans last year after season five first aired, in SD, on Prime. Instead […]

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SoHo Too Slow With New Shows?

SoHo at last has announced a premiere date for Ray Donovan. It will go to air here three months after its US debut, on September 29, in The Newsroom’s 8.30 Sunday slot. By then it will have finished its runs not only on Showtime in the US but also SoHo’s pay-TV equivalents in the UK […]

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SoHo No-Shows Get Another Go

HBO and Showtime have ordered further seasons of dramas that are still weeks if not months away from airing on SoHo. True Blood, which has resumed on Prime in SD to predictably low ratings, will be back for a seventh season in 2014 and fixer drama Ray Donovan has been greenlit for a second season […]

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Truly, Prime Draws First Blood Again

Once more, SoHo subscribers will miss out on seeing True Blood in HD when season six premieres on Prime. Sky’s free-to-air channel again has first dibs on the HBO hit because it was the first broadcaster to screen the vampire drama in NZ. The latest season goes to air this weekend on HBO and, if it were a […]

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