Tonight in HD: December 7

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Sarah and Holder confront one of Rosie’s teachers; Mitch continues to struggle with the loss of her daughter. As the who-killed-Rosie Larsen? plot deepens, how much of a debt does the US Killing owe Twin Peaks? “With its Pacific Northwest locale and moody score, The Killing evokes Twin Peaks, minus the Lynchian affectations and mystical mythology,” Entertainment Weekly argued five episodes in. “In fact, it seems to me that with Rosie Larsen, the writers of the show are riffing rather knowingly on Laura Palmer. The iconic murder victim of Twin Peaks was also a bright, promising student full of secrets. But the investigation into those secrets revealed that Laura Palmer was full of darkness. Rosie Larsen’s secrets reveal so much light … Laura Palmer was used to indict the phony, corrupt culture of her time and place by making her phony and corrupt, by rendering her victim and participant. Rosie indicts the phony, corrupt culture of our time by being revealed as an antidote for it.” But The AV Club reckons despite their obvious narrative similarities, the series have “virtually nothing in common, tone-wise. Twin Peaks grabbed viewers with an irresistibly simple narrative hook but sucked them into a universe that was, by turns, dark, weird, funny and sweet. The show’s mood was at least as engrossing as its central mystery. So far, The Killing has piled on the atmospheric gloom and hinted at all kinds of dark secrets in everyone’s past, but it doesn’t have the same kind of magnetism as Twin Peaks.” ✭✭✭✭

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Joey’s agent, Estelle, dies; Chandler and Monica discover Janice is bidding on the house next door to theirs. ✭✭✭

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Murray tightens family ties; Hunter’s paranoia grows; Nicole can’t deny the truth. ✭✭✭

Bigger Faster Better Stronger (TV3, 8.00, R) Greg Page creates a juicer with an industrial-size electric engine and a barrel while James Coleman harnesses gunpowder to make juice. ✭✭

Winners and Losers (TV One, 8.30) On the day of Sophie’s trial, Doug makes an impassioned plea to the court while Jenny, Bec and Frances reel from Sophie’s shocking secret. ✭✭

Underbelly: Razor (TV3, 8.30, F) Double-episode finale: Phil shows off his flash new Darlo nightclub to Kate. But Kate tells him she’ll still be walking the lanes of Razorhurst long after he’s feeding the maggots. The Blu-ray goes on sale on December 15. ✭✭✭✭

Harry’s Law (TV One, 9.30) Harry steps in to convince a war veteran to stop the imprisonment of his wife; Adam takes on his first divorce case. ✭✭

V (TV2, 10.40) Erica heads to Hong Kong hoping to strike a blow against Anna — who learns Tyler might become useless to her; Lisa and Diana begin to form an alliance. ✭✭✭

CSI (TV3, 11.15, 5.1, R) When a band member of Rascal Flatts is electrocuted by his own guitar during a concert, the CSI team investigates if it was a case of foul play. ✭✭

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