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HD Highlights: September 12

Series Premiere: Underbelly: Badness (TV3, 8.30) When a prisoner is abducted and murdered, police embark on a 10-year man-hunt for the killers that leads them to an under-the-radar underworld boss. The Slap’s Jonathan LaPaglia stars. “With a new format that’s not-so-much cops and robbers as cops and psychopathic crime lords, Underbelly gets a rewarding murderous makeover,”said the […]

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HD Highlights: September 8

HD Highlights: September 8

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 8.35, 5.1) Better With Popcorn says episode two of the Kelsey Grammer sensation deals dramatically and emotionally with the fallout from the shooting at the end of the season premiere and whether Mayor Tom Kane’s wife, Meredith, will survive. “Politics and power grabs are mostly forgotten, at least for the first half […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 5

HDTV Ratings: September 5

TV3’s penultimate episode of The Block NZ helped the network to win Wednesday night but couldn’t stop viewers from deserting its new drama series, The Killing. The whodunit that originally aired on SoHo averaged 5.6% – 7.7% of key demographics, which is a strong result for a 9.30 drama on TV3. But viewership halved over […]

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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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This Week in HD: September 8-14

This Week in HD: September 8-14

NZ’s definitive fee-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday What Would You Do? (TV One, 4.25, R) Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV One, 4.55, R, F) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Smash (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) The Killing  (TV3 9.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Waitress (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, R) Sunday Operation Hero (TV2, […]

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This Week in HD: September 1-7

This Week in HD: September 1-7

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday What Would You Do? (TV One, 4.25, R) Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV One, 4.55, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Movie: Premonition (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R) Nothing […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: September 1-7

HDTV Heads-Up: September 1-7

TV3 will use two-hour specials of The Block NZ to launch HD dramas The Killing and Smash. The Killing, both seasons of which already have aired on SoHo, will screen 9.30 Wednesdays from September 5 and the musical drama Smash, 9.30 Thursday from September 6. From September 13, Smash’s lead-in will be The X-Factor USA, […]

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Killing Spree for SoHo

Killing Spree for SoHo

SoHo will follow season two of The Killing, which continues tonight at 8.30 on Sky 10, with the subtitled Danish original, Forbrydelsen.  The bad news is it won’t screen in HD but the good news is it’s much better than the US re-make. It was released here on DVD last year and series two comes out […]

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Tonight in HD: April 25

Tonight in HD: April 25

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Double-episode season-two premiere of a whodunit that polarised many viewers with its inconclusive season-one finale. “If you’re moving on with The Killing, you’re either a sucker for punishment or a hopeless fan of Detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and her Scandinavian sweaters,” declared the Philadelphia Daily News. “The good […]

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Still Mad About Mad Men -- and SoHo

Still Mad About Mad Men — and SoHo

Early reviews for Mad Men, which resumes next month on SoHo (along with Game of Thrones and The Killing), suggest season five is as sharp as dapper Don Draper’s wardrobe. Entertainment Weekly said the two-hour premiere — the first new Mad Man episode in 17 months and the first to be directed by star Jon […]

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