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Westworld Rides Again in 4K

Westworld may have wound up firing blanks at the primetime Emmy Awards but fans of the sci-fi shoot-’em-up can look forward to its release on 4K-UHD and Blu-ray. It goes on sale on November 8, a month ahead of season seven of Game of Thrones. “We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s […]

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Outta’ the Way, Westworld — Deadwood’s Back (Almost)

Westworld may be HBO’s new darling, with its 22 Emmy nominations, but diehard western fans will be elated to learn the cable channel’s Deadwood is poised to ride again. Today on the Television Critics Association tour, HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys said he was impressed by creator David Milch’s script for a movie-length send-off more […]

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Critical Condition: Emerald City

Emerald City (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Saturday) ➢ “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t seen The Wizard of Oz, read the source material by L. Frank Baum, or come across some retelling of Dorothy’s picaresque journey. And therein lies the core problem with Emerald City. In look and tone, it does not imitate the classic […]

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Neon Shines Bright on PS4

PlayStation 4 users can immerse themselves in the virtual reality of Westeros’ seven kingdoms with today’s release of Sky’s streaming service Neon on the 4K games console. The Neon app can be downloaded from the PlayStation store for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. It allows users to not only stream Sky’s TV series and […]

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Twin Premieres for Twin Peaks

  Sky will launch the Twin Peaks reboot simultaneously on its premium drama channel SoHo and streaming service Neon. Earlier it announced, “81 days, 17 hours to go” — which means it will debut here as a double-episode the same time as in the US: 2pm on May 21 (with a same-day 8.30 re-run). Like Game of […]

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Critical Condition: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies (SoHo, 8.30 Sundays) “Big Little Lies juxtaposes the mystery of a suspicious death with the seemingly perfect everyday lives of a group of mostly prosperous women. The main characters, all suspects in the mystery, are linked because their children attend the same progressive elementary school in Monterey, Calif., which is said to be […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 14

Not so prime 60 Minutes … When Jimmy met Megan … Wildest Westworld yet Prime has yet to confirm when President-elect Donald Trump’s first TV interview since winning office will air on 60 Minutes. It screened today in the US and should have been fast-tracked for broadcast here. Instead, Prime will tonight run the originally scheduled episode […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 10

Big Fat Gypsy lip? … Bombshell no bomb … Westworld “tips black hat” … TV3 is dumping Lip Sync Battle on Thursdays for Gypsy Kids. The three-part documentary series, which premieres 9.50 on October 20, explores what it’s like to be a child in the gypsy community. “Pick on these kids and you’ll risk a Big Fat Gypsy […]

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Critical Condition: Westworld

Westworld: SoHo, 2.00/8.30 Monday “A beautifully restored old train deposits visitors in Sweetwater, a manufactured Old West town and the central settlement within Westworld, the role-playing resort in which paying customers can bring their most elaborate fantasies to life, setting out on frontier adventures or staying in the saloons to whoop it up. But like a […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 16

Dead drama walking? … Westworld goes west … Breakers back on Sky … Fear the Walking Dead will end its second season with a double-episode on October 3 (SoHo, 9.30). The spin-off zombie saga was meant to conclude the following week. This week it was reported the show has suffered a ratings slump that it can’t seem to recover from. […]

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