Tonight in HD: April 3

SoHo Highlight: Superheroes (Sky 10, 7.30, 5.1) Variety dubbed this HBO documentary “a so-so study of obsessive do-gooders who patrol their city streets in costume. Average Joes with hand-stitched getups and names such as Dark Guardian and Mr Xtreme appear reasonably entertaining, though the pic lets them down by promising a level of real-life action they can’t deliver. Eventually director Michael Barnett gets around to acknowledging that his superheroes mainly serve and protect the homeless with care packages, but not before an hour in which purported crime drama occurs offscreen or in comicstrips come to life.” Said The Washington Post: “Barnett employs an appealing style of comic-book panel animation to enliven the narrative transitions and give viewers a heightened sense of the ad­ven­ture that the heroes imagine themselves having — even if none of their adventures necessarily pan out.” ✮✮✮

Sky Movies Premiere: The Slammin' Salmon (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) A Miami restaurateur tries to settle a debt to the Mob by running a contest to see which waiter can make the most money in a night. Variety said it was the presence of The Finder's Michael Clarke Duncan "as a Mike Tyson-esque, malaprop-spouting ex-champion that, at least momentarily, lifts the pic out of its mediocrity" while The Washington Post said "much of the film's humour hovers around crotch level. If jokes about mental illness, terminal disease and sex with orangutans sound funny to you, go for it." (2009) ✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) April tells Heath the truth about the baby; Sid tries to wake Brax up to the danger he’s in; Roo and Harvey are on once again. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Phoebe believes that her adoptive mother’s spirit resides in a cat; Monica dates Rachel’s high school boyfriend. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Brooke and Bree form an unholy alliance; Vasa can’t think straight around Zac; Roimata uncovers a hurtful betrayal. ✮✮✮

The Middle (TV2, 7.30) When the Hecks spend a not-so-relaxing Thanksgiving at Frankie’s parents’ house, sibling rivalry arises when Frankie and her sister don’t see eye-to-eye on parenting techniques. ✮✮✮✮

Suburgatory (TV2, 8.00) On a trip to the city, Dallas and Tessa see George making out with a woman while he is supposed to be “working”; Tessa confronts George during Thanksgiving dinner at the Royces. ✮✮

Missing Pieces (TV3, 8.00) Nouvel comes to NZ to find her backpacker dad who left her mother pregnant in the Philippines; and sisters Amanda and Leteisha want answers from the dad who has not contacted them for 17 years. ✮✮✮

Nature’s Great Events (TV One, 8.30) A look into the Sardine Run, one of the greatest marine spectacles on the planet that attracts an awe-inspiring cast of ocean predators. ✮✮✮✮✮

Go Girls (TV2, 8.30) Britta fears for Leo’s big break, when his boss turns out to be the ex from Hell; Olivia gets serious when the past returns to haunt her. ✮✮✮

NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Tony’s dad’s a murder suspect when he’s found in a car with a body and no memory of his actions. ✮✮

NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The team try to clear Kensi Blye of murder charges, but their task is made more difficult when a private meeting between Blye and a CIA agent turns deadly. Part two of two. ✮✮

The Closer (TV One, 11.00) The apparent kidnapping of a rich financier under investigation for ripping off investors leads Brenda’s squad to think he may have staged his own abduction. ✮✮✮✮

Fringe (TV2, 2.30, R) When a perfectly healthy woman is found dead from a disease she never had, the Fringe team investigates the origin of this inexplicably fatal condition before it claims more innocent victims. ✮✮✮✮

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