Tag Archives: The X-Files

Critical Condition: Lore

Lore | Amazon Prime, from today ➢ “The challenges of transferring an audio-only format to a video medium can be seen in Amazon’s Lore, based on the popular and award-winning podcast from Aaron Mahnke. Boasting a superstar team of producers including Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Ben Silverman (The Office) and Glen Morgan (The X-Files), […]

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New to Blu: June 15 – 21

“War & Peace wasn’t photographed, processed in post-production, or in any way put together to capture a razor-sharp façade or display bold, popping colours. The series plays with something of a dreamy quality about it, a soft-focus soap-opera-like presentation that favors delicate colours and gentle details.” “For a new release Blu-ray of a major television production […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 25

❏ Sunday night viewers could be mistaken for thinking TV3 was the new TV One, with a line-up that includes a landmark David Attenborough series as the lead-in to the top BBC spy drama The Night Manager. The latter starts this weekend and The Hunt will screen 7.30 Sundays from March 6. The Telegraph called […]

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HD Ratings: Love It or Loathe It?

Love It or Leave It might be a more apt title for TV One’s Thursday property hour, Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, which is losing to TV2’s The X-Files in all the core commercial demographics. On Thursday it averaged a 4 rating/14.8 share of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to X-Files’ […]

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HD Ratings: Not Quite a Classified Hit

The truth is out there — not everyone was thrilled about the return of The X-Files. Thursday’s premiere won its slot in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics but only had a comfortable lead among the latter — which is why it might have been a better fit for TV1 than TV2. TV2’s younger-skewing viewership wasn’t as […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 29

Breaking news: It turns out TV3’s revamped news and current affairs won’t be in wall-to-wall HD, after all. Instead, only the studio cameras, weather and graphics will be true HD — stories will be SD but up-converted going in to the studio. In other words, an HD production with some SD elements. The good news is all field cameras should have […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 28

TV3’s new-season roll-out continues its glacial pace in mid-February, with the only new HD additions being the return of its high-rating Friday night light-net stable. Back from February 12 will be Jono and Ben, 7 Days and Fail Army while The Graham Norton Show at last resumes its 18th season. Guests on Norton’s first new episode in two months will include Ralph […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 25

TV2 is relaunching The X-Files as a two-hour special on Thursday whereas Fox is airing the premiere and episode two on consecutive nights. The revival has earned mixed reviews, with USA Today advising fans to skip the first hour. “If you love The X-Files  and have been waiting for its return, keep waiting. At a minimum, wait until […]

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X-Files Reboot Ticks Off Top Critics

TV2’s anticipated premiere of The X-Files may wind up being the first big bomb of 2016 if early trade paper reviews can be believed. “In messy, tedious form, the revered sci-fi series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson limps back for a limited run,” carps The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman. He dubbed the premiere “a very […]

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TV2 Declassifies X-Files Premiere

TV2 will premiere The X-Files as a movie-length special on January 28, the same week as in the US. TV2 had earmarked the slot for hit FBI drama Quantico but that was before completing the Fox deal for X-Files, The Simpsons and Family Guy. It now looks as if Quanitco’s debut will be delayed six weeks, with […]

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