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Critical Condition: Good Girls

Good Girls | Netflix, from Tuesday ➢ “It’s a sleek, propulsive drama starring three misbehaving women lugging around stacks of cash and the occasional firearm; the cool criminality of it recalls TNT’s Good Behavior or USA’s Queen of the South, where the messy business of breaking the law is sweetened with a set of swanky […]

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Critical Condition: Claws

Claws (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Monday) ➢ “Better in concept than execution (and higher in gloss than authenticity), TNT’s drama Claws follows the skeevier travails of an ambitious Florida nail-salon owner, Desna Simms (Niecy Nash), who, to finance her dreams of opening a fancier salon across town, helps launder the piles of cash coming out of […]

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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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Quickflix Signs Lion’s Share of Lionsgate TV

Good news for Nurse Jackie fans frustrated by the latest season airing in SD on Four: you’ll soon be able to view it in HD on Quickflix. The streaming service has done a deal with Lionsgate Television International that adds not only the hospital comedy to its inventory but also Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange […]

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HD Feed: September 18

The first reviews are in for the next series of Downton Abbey. Expect Prime to screen it within weeks of the UK broadcasts – which means that even though it will be in SD, at least the series should be out on Blu-ray in time for Christmas. It opened to an average audience of 8.6 million, which […]

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HD Highlights: August 30

SoHo Highlight: Weeds (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season eight of this drug-addled comedy’s been a bust to date, but one US blog, Honest Reviews Corner, reckons tonight’s episode is a return to form. “I hated the earlier episodes of Weeds. There were no drugs, no suspense, no surprises, nothing was right. So I took a […]

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HD Highlights: August 2

Season Highlight: The Unit (TV3, 11.35, 5.1) In part one of two, Jonas’ daughter is kidnapped while serving in Iraq, and he and the team attempt a rescue amid the growing animosity within the unit coming to a head. DVD Talk dubbed this a “powerhouse” episode and DVD Verdict said “while there were other stand-out episodes, ‘Into […]

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HD Highlights: July 26

Inside New Zealand: Inside Tattooing (TV3, 9.30)  The art of prison tattooing is illustrated through candid discussions with inked-up ex-prisoners, gang members and wardens. “Presented in a deceptively straightforward manner, Inside Tattooing accumulates complexity and a quiet power as it patiently probes beneath its subject’s surface,” Nick Grant wrote in The Herald on Sunday. “Not so […]

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HD Highlights: July 19

SoHo Premiere: Weeds (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Who got smoked in the shocking cliffhanger of season seven? Bag Man Andy? Bad Seed Shane? Mellow Fellow Doug? Or Nutty Nasty Nancy herself? Find out in the premiere of the eighth and, some would argue, not-before-time final season. “Being spoiler-averse, there’s little that can be said about […]

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True Blood Fans to See Red Over SoHo No-show

“Waiting sucks” was the promotional line Prime TV used with the media to tease the return of True Blood. And while it can now be revealed that season five will premiere here on June 21, just 11 days after its US launch, don’t expect to see the vampire hit in HD until closer to Halloween. […]

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