Tag Archives: Veep

Critical Condition: Succession

Succession | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ➢ “If Succession was cut down to a half-hour comedy, it would be an apt successor to HBO’s vicious, outgoing political satire, Veep. It’s got the same satiric spirit and vulgar insults, this time applied to Manhattan’s business district, yet the added minutes bring context for its devilish characters. Jesse Armstrong’s […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in July

   Veep and Animal Kingdom join the Sky Box Sets rotation next month, ahead of their season premieres on SoHo. Also new to the channel are the second and final season of The Arrangement, season one of Netflix thriller Marcella, season three of Channel Zero and the historical drama starring Billions’ Paul Giamatti, John Adams. Screening […]

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Sky and HBO: Bond of Brothers

  Sky has tied up HBO content in this market with a new multi-year deal that puts streaming upstarts on notice and will include developing an HBO Download to Go app. The pact cements Sky’s entrenched partnership with HBO, which  began with the launch of the SoHo channel in 2011, and nixes prospects of HBO […]

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Critical Condition: Veep

Veep (SoHo, 9.00 Thursday) “Like The Thick of It before it, Veep is a series that deeply understands the comic possibilities in the hollow and venal world of politics. No matter the course it would have taken, the funny would have still been there. But Veep still would have suffered trying to be a show about an incompetent president in our […]

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Breaking News: SoHo Scoops Bill Maher

About time — SoHo at last will air Real Time With Bill Maher. The politically incorrect talk show’s 15th season will screen 11.00 Mondays on Sky’s premium drama channel from April 17 (it will start with the US April 7 episode because the show’s on hiatus on April 14). For years SoHo has opted not to […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 10

   Black-ish Emmy-ish? … Sex&Drugs rolled … Prime scores netball tests … Next Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air live in SD on Sky’s Vibe channel, traditionally kick-starts the fall season on US TV. Variety’s critics reckons Black-ish has the edge but point out Veep’s prospects couldn’t be timelier to win best comedy. They’re torn between […]

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Critical Condition: Vice Principals

Vice Principals (SoHo, 9.00 Thursday) “In HBO’s meticulously unhinged new comedy, Danny McBride and Walton Goggins play the titular seconds-in-command at a typical American high school … Episode 1 promises a slow burn — but by episode 2, fires are starting. McBride has announced that Vice Principals is an 18-episode closed saga, and there’s a clarity of purpose in […]

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Critical Condition: The Brink

“The show is a broader Dr. Strangelove for our times, as a crisis in Pakistan threatens to bring on World War III. Standing between civilisation and disaster are two men, Alex Talbot (Jack Black), a low-level bureaucrat with little on his mind but women, and Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) — a smart man who is […]

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Vote of Confidence in Veep and Silicon Valley

HBO has renewed Veep and Silicon Valley only one week into their latest seasons. The cable channel’s funniest comedies return 8.30 tonight on SoHo just a few days after their HBO premieres. The bad news is Veep creator Armando Iannucci won’t be involved with season five. “We have had conversations with Armando for some time about the […]

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SoHo Fast-forwards the End of Mad Men

The final season of Mad Men will screen here closer to its US air date than any of its predecessors. SoHo has scheduled it to screen 7.30 Tuesdays from April 7, which will be less than two days after it unspools on AMC. That’s not as swift as SoHo’s simulcast of Game of Thrones but […]

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