Tag Archives: Mad Men
New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

New to Blu: TV > November 5-11

A TV series that’s yet to be broadcast here leads the charge on Blu-ray. Vikings is exclusive to streaming service Lightbox but won’t ever look as good online as it does on disc. Shot in HD video by John S Bartley (Lost, The X-Files), “the colour palette has the slightly desaturated look often used for […]

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HD Highlight: Masters of Sex (Season Two Premiere)

Masters of Sex: SoHo, 8.30 Sunday. Season two of this seductive Mad Men successor opened to rapturous reviews this time last week in the US. TV Guide said the careers-in-limbo crisis facing fledgling sex researchers William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) is “upstaged by the heartbreaking turns in the marriage of Bill’s tormented mentor […]

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Quickflix Signs Lion's Share of Lionsgate TV

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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More Mad Men and American Horrors Bound for SoHo

More Mad Men and American Horrors Bound for SoHo

Game of Thrones’ fourth season premiere on April 7 isn’t SoHo’s only signature drawcard next month – also debuting are seasons three of American Horror Story and Veep, two of Orphan Black and 7A of Mad Men. Mad Men’s final season will air in two parts: the first seven episodes, titled The Beginning, will screen […]

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New to Blu: TV > November 27-December 3

The final season of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray abounds in extras but the latest series of Dexter and Mad Men on disc will leave fans fuming. “For the first time, a season of Mad Men has been released on Blu-ray without any commentary from series creator Matthew Weiner or the cast and crew. “There’s no indication of why this incredibly enlightening and entertaining […]

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SoHo's Game of Thrones Massacre More Shocking Than HBO's

SoHo’s Game of Thrones Massacre More Shocking Than HBO’s

Monday’s “Red Wedding Massacre” on Game of Thrones was made more appalling by SoHo’s scant disregard for its subscribers. The most dramatic event in this season of the premium drama channel’s flagship series was sullied by Sky promoting other attractions during the bloody sequence that lay waste to key characters of the past three seasons. […]

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Mad Men and Veep Make It a VIP Week on SoHo

Mad Men and Veep Make It a VIP Week on SoHo

New seasons of Mad Men and Veep make it a Very Important Programmes week on SoHo. After a couple of months of filler programming, the premium drama channel has regained its original promise, with must-see fare like season three of Game of Thrones, British thriller Good Cop, an episode of Showrunners (8.00 Tuesday) about Todd […]

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Critics Say Thrones III Got Game

US critics are in an effusive frenzy over season three of Game of Thrones, which premieres here Monday (SoHo, 8.30) within three-and-a-half hours hours of its HBO debut. This is the medieval fantasy’s fastest turnaround yet on NZ TV — although Australia’s Foxtel will screen it even earlier. Foxtel’s Showtime will premiere the first of […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 16-22

HD Heads-Up: March 16-22

HD isn’t the only new normal on TV3 — it’s also the name of its latest gay parenting sitcom. Not surprisingly, the network is teaming it with Friday night re-runs of Modern Family from March 22. From Glee creator Ryan Murphy, The New Normal stars The Hangover’s Justin Bartha and Girls’ Andrew Rannells as a gay […]

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Mad Men and Veep Earn VIP Status

Mad Men and Veep Earn VIP Status

They won’t match Game of Thrones’ lightning-fast turnaround but the latest seasons of Veep and Mad Men also are being fast-tracked to air on SoHo. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy about a US vice-president will start its second season on April 18 and Mad Men its sixth season on April 14. SoHo’s Veep broadcasts will lag […]

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