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HD Highlights: September 5

HD Highlights: September 5

SoHo Highlight: Poster Girl (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1)  An emotionally raw, Oscar-nominated documentary that follows Robynn Murray, an Iraq war veteran who went from a poster girl for women in combat to a traumatised anti-war activist. Said The Huffington Post (which thought it the favourite to win the Academy Award): “Murray comes off as a […]

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New to Blu: June 20-26

New to Blu: June 20-26

NOT new to Blu: The Borgias. In what could be the biggest distribution gaffe of the year, season one of The Borgias is being released here only on Blu-ray DVD. What a travesty – and an extraordinarily shortsighted decision given how sensational the period drama looked in HD when TV3 screened it in 1080i. As […]

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Tonight in HD: November 30

Tonight in HD: November 30

SoHo Highlight: The Hour (Sky 10, 7.30) The effects of Tom’s death are still being felt around the newsroom where two huge stories are breaking: Freddie’s disappeared and a newly confident Hector’s leading the charge (while his affair with Bel gathers steam). “This feels like the episode in which The Hour really bedded in,” The Guardian reported. “Partly because […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: November 19-25

The Week Ahead in HD: November 19-25

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Series premiere: Keeping Up With the Joneses (TV One, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Movie: Fight Club (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) The […]

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Tonight in HD: November 16

Tonight in HD: November 16

Soho Highlight: Weeds (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Blog critics reckon episode five, Boomerang, “officially ended the slow slump the show has been in while the family was hiding from Esteban” and, some weak character moments notwithstanding, had “by far the most plot momentum of any episode this season”. It also boasts a startling, unsettling encounter between Nancy and brother-in-law Andy that provides […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: November 12-18

The Week Ahead in HD: November 12-18

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i    Saturday The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 4.00, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00) Special: 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments (TV2, 7.00) Series premiere: Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Movie: Max Payne (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) Raising Hope (TV3, […]

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Tonight in HD: November 9

Tonight in HD: November 9

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30. 5.1) There’s a new Twin Peaks in town. This 13-part, American re-make of an even longer Danish series of the same name tracks a day-by-day police investigation into a Seattle teenager’s murder. Whether it proves as broad in thematic scope as the original will be tested over the first few episodes […]

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Tonight in HD: October 26

Tonight in HD: October 26

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Joey becomes convinced that Monica’s having an affair; Rachel gives her phone number to a guy at a bar; Ross and Mike find they have nothing to talk about. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Maxwell puts temptation at arm’s length; Sarah reaches out; Gabrielle’s operation fails to have the desired effect. ✫✫✫ Underbelly: […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: October 22-28

The Week Ahead in HD: October 22-28

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00) Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (TV2, 7.30, R) Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (TV3, 7.30) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) Rugby World Cup (TV One, 7.00/TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) The Middle (TV2, 8.00) Monday Friends (TV2, 6.30, […]

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Tonight in HD: October 16

Tonight in HD: October 16

Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) ✫✫✫ After Michael and Abby break up, Joey takes Michael to Tijuana to help him get over it; Alex and Gina go to a night club. Rugby World Cup (TV One, 7.00/TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Semi-final II: NZ vs Australia (9pm kick-off). Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) ✫✫ The ‘bro-mance’ is in jeopardy: Mike and Carl […]

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