Tag Archives: Underbelly: Razor

New to Blu: December 14-20

Yahoo! The sci-fi shoot-‘em-up, Cowboys & Aliens, is a wild blue yonder sensation on Blu-ray. The 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode is near-reference quality, “filling the entire screen with tons of beautiful panoramic shots of New Mexico. “Part of this rich, distinct clarity comes from a pitch-perfect contrast balance, extending visibility into the far distance … Taken […]

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Tonight in HD: December 7

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Sarah and Holder confront one of Rosie’s teachers; Mitch continues to struggle with the loss of her daughter. As the who-killed-Rosie Larsen? plot deepens, how much of a debt does the US Killing owe Twin Peaks? “With its Pacific Northwest locale and moody score, The Killing evokes Twin Peaks, minus the Lynchian affectations and mystical mythology,” Entertainment […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: December 3-9

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R, F) Accidentally on Purpose (TV3, 4.30, 5.1, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Keeping Up With the Joneses (TV One, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Winners and Losers (TV One, 11.10, R) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) […]

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Tonight in HD: November 23

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Sarah and Holder track down a potential witness to the murder and are led to a new suspect. By episode three, Time magazine pointed out “the most gripping—and sometimes hard to take—project of The Killing is to reverse the audience’s desensitization to murder itself as a plot device.” Whereas US crime dramas […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: November 19-25

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Series premiere: Keeping Up With the Joneses (TV One, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Movie: Fight Club (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) The […]

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Tonight in HD: November 16

Soho Highlight: Weeds (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Blog critics reckon episode five, Boomerang, “officially ended the slow slump the show has been in while the family was hiding from Esteban” and, some weak character moments notwithstanding, had “by far the most plot momentum of any episode this season”. It also boasts a startling, unsettling encounter between Nancy and brother-in-law Andy that provides […]

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Tonight in HD: November 9

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30. 5.1) There’s a new Twin Peaks in town. This 13-part, American re-make of an even longer Danish series of the same name tracks a day-by-day police investigation into a Seattle teenager’s murder. Whether it proves as broad in thematic scope as the original will be tested over the first few episodes […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 1-2

Underbelly: Razor improved in the ratings last night – by a whisker. The Aussie crime drama that last week languished below 4% of key demographics averaged 5.1% of 25-54 year-olds and 4.7% of 18-39 year-olds, which in each case was up one-and-a-half points. It also was up slightly with 18-49 year-olds (from 4% to 4.6%) […]

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Tonight in HD: November 2

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Joey and Phoebe conspire to reunite Ross and Rachel, and set them up on the worst blind dates ever. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Lana is unconvinced by a change of heart; Jonathon gets his hopes up; Jill’s best laid plans end in disaster. ✫✫✫ Bigger Better Faster Stronger (TV3, 8.00, R) Can […]

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HDTV Ratings: October 26

HD dramas Underbelly: Razor and The Borgias continue to languish for viewers, with last night’s episodes drawing fewer than 4% of TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. The former was down from last week’s low of 4%, to 3.6%, while the latter barely improved from 3.5% to 3.7%. It’s amazing TV3 is tolerating these ratings. Continuing […]

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