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Critical Condition: High Maintenance

High Maintenance (SoHo, 9.00 Thursday/encore 8.00 Wednesday) “Despite the consistent presence of weed, High Maintenance is not a stoner comedy. In fact — and this is a good thing — it’s a little hard to pin down exactly what the series is: Is it a comedic drama about the eccentric, pot-smoking personalities scattered throughout New York City? […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 19

HBO showdown … Wrong vibe for Emmys? … Fall season faux season … HBO continues to reign supreme at the Emmy Awards — but only just after an unprecedented challenge by FX. It collected 22 of this year’s trophies, with more than half (12) being for Game of Thrones. FX had the next most number of wins (18), collecting half of those for The People […]

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Critical Condition: Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex (SoHo, 8.30 Sunday/encore  7.30 Tuesday) “When the show began, it was an engaging, well-acted, reasonably believable dramatisation of the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, played by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.  But MoS has always had a degree of obviousness and coy humour — nowhere is this more clear than […]

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Animal Kingdom Takes the Fall

SoHo is pre-empting Animal Kingdom to fast-track season three of The Fall. The serial killer thriller will premiere on October 4, five days after it launches on BBC Two. Animal Kingdom has been rescheduled for November 8 in the same slot (8.30 Tuesdays). SoHo will precede the season three premiere with a box set weekend of season […]

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Critical Condition: Quarry

Quarry (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday/encore 9.30 Friday) “Nothing’s better for a TV critic than falling in love with a show that didn’t sound like much on paper. Cinemax’s lean and mean new eight-episode drama Quarry, based on Max Allan Collins’s crime novels, is about Mac Conway (Prometheus’ Logan Marshall-Green), a marine who comes home to Memphis […]

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Odd Couple Sitcoms Coming Soon

SoHo will refresh its Thursday comedy block next month with odd-couple newcomers Divorce and Insecure. Divorce marks Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to series TV 12 years after Sex & the City ended its HBO run. It will screen 8.30 Thursdays from October 13, ahead of Insecure at 9.30. From Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan, Divorce stars […]

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Young US Pope to Visit SoHo

Kiwis will be among the first in the world to see a satirical drama set in the Vatican when The Young Pope premieres next month on SoHo. “Who knows where Paolo Sorrentino’s amusing, unpredictable and irreverent Vatican fantasy, The Young Pope, will lead over the course of its 10 episodes?” asked The Hollywood Reporter. “From the […]

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Animal Kingdom Let Loose at Last

The US TV version of Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom at last will screen on NZ TV. Sky has picked up the 10-part adaptation for its SoHo channel, where it will air 8.30 Tuesdays from October 4. The series, about a 17-year-old’s adventures with his criminal kin in a Southern California beach town, earned mixed reviews […]

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SoHo Rounds Up Westworld for VIP Premiere

SoHo has confirmed Westworld will screen here the same time that it does in the US. The futuristic HBO thriller will premiere 2pm on October 3 where, like Game of Thrones, it will screen first every week ahead of its 8.30 Monday showcasing in the channel’s Very Important Programme slot. Inspired by the 1973 movie of […]

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SoHo Comedy Goes to Pot

HBO’s adaptation of an award-winning online comedy about a Brooklyn drug dealer will premiere here late next month. High Maintenance will screen 9pm Thursdays on SoHo from September 29, nearly two weeks after it launches in the US. Created and written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, it stars Sinclair as “The Guy”, a friendly, nameless pot dealer with eccentric clients […]

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